The disease of addiction, whether it be to alcohol or prescription or illegal drugs, brings suffering not just to the addict, but to his or her family, as well. Family members often are left to pick up the pieces and clean up the messes and adjust their own lives to accommodate the addict, according to Matt Lipe, cooridinator of Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County.
Family members can feel as though they are all alone in this, Lipe said. There are classes and groups for the addict to receive help but often there is nowhere for family members to turn.
Gregory Mears, MD, FACEP, was a recipient of the annual Dr. Jeff Clawson Leadership Award presented during the Navigator 2012 conference sponsored by the National Academies of Emergency Dispatch, held April 18-20 in Baltimore, Md.
The award, named for Jeff Clawson, MD, inventor of the Priority Dispatch System (PDC) and co-founder of the NAED, is given annually to one or more individuals or to a group making a significant contribution to the emergency dispatch profession.
Charities in Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen and Trimble Counties have until noon on May 31 to apply for funding through the Ohio Valley United Charities for 2013 year projects.
Non-profit organizations with an IRS 501-c-3 approval letter that serve the general public in the five counties are eligible for funding, fund raising vice-president Malcolm Carraco said. To apply, the charity must complete an application and provide supporting documentation on its financial operations and the programs or projects that it is requesting funding for.
Rick and Radonna Thornton, of Bardstown, Ky. announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Felicia Marie Smith of Port Royal, Ky. to Michael Dale Rabourn of Port Royal, son of Rodney and Nicole Rabourn of Carrollton Ky.
The bride-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Henry County High School and currently attends Jefferson Community Technical College in Carrollton where she is majoring in nursing. She is employed part time by both Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton and Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville as a nurse’s aid.
Bill and Dianna Koerner of Lebanon, Ind. would like to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Lisa M. Koerner of Carrollton, to Bryant W. Hunger of Carrollton, son of Renee Hunger of Madison, Ind. and James and Jennifer Hunger of Scottsburg, Ind.
The bride-to-be is a 2006 graduate of University High School in Carmel, Ind. and a 2010 graduate of Hanover College in Hanover, Ind. with a major in chemistry and minors in biology and communications. She is currently employed at Dow Corning as a Quality Assurance Technician.
Our friends from Virginia stopped in to visit us while on their way to Indiana. Since I haven’t been home too long, I hadn’t really caught up on my grocery shopping and just getting things back in order.
I wanted to fix something really nice for their dinner the night they arrived and I came upon a really nice pork tenderloin at the grocery.