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  • Keep your family fit this summer

    With summer break approaching, most of us can only think about vacation. However, we also need to think of ways to keep the family fit and healthy this summer. Kids who do not move or engage in activity can gain an average of seven pounds just over summer break. Weight gain like this results in long-term damaging health effects.

  • Ky. revenue up thanks to tourism; Mammoth Cave a top destination

    Last week, state tourism leaders unveiled the latest annual study on the positive impact this industry has in Kentucky.  In a word, the news was good.

    Overall, tourism generated nearly $14 billion in direct and indirect sales in 2015, a 5 percent increase over 2014’s total.  It supported 186,000 jobs and provided nearly $1.5 billion in state and local tax revenue.

  • Library to spread its summer reading programming throughout county
  • Stumbo, end fight on vetoes

    By The Courier-Journal

    House Speaker Greg Stumbo is grandstanding. Plain and simple. And it’s time to bring an end to it.

  • State makes strides on education issues

    A quarter-century ago, Kentucky had nowhere to go but up when it came to the education levels of adults 25 and older.

    Only two-thirds had graduated from high school, and less than a sixth had earned a bachelor’s degree.  No state had a lower combined percentage.

  • Rand: Bevin’s vetoes limit educational opportunities

    Other than constitutional amendments, which go before the voters, every bill the General Assembly passes has to clear one final hurdle before becoming law: The governor’s pen.

    The governor has the authority to sign or reject bills, or to let them become law without a signature.  He or she can only approve or veto bills in their entirety – except in budgetary matters, which can be line-item vetoed without affecting the rest.

  • Legislative session successful for Ky. agriculture

    The 2016 session of the General Assembly has come to an end, and we are thankful that this session was successful for agriculture in Kentucky. We worked together in a bipartisan fashion to pass legislation that will assist farm communities, agribusinesses, and consumers from all areas of the Commonwealth. 

  • Who is Bernie Sanders?

    “We let men take wealth which is not theirs; if the seizure is “legal” we call it high profits and the profiters help decide what is legal.” - W.E.B. Dubois in “The Nation,” October 1956.

                              

  • Is my DNA sabotaging my results?

    It’s tough. It is tough to sometimes understand when you see friends, colleagues, enemies, etc. getting in phenomenal shape … If you are finding things difficult and perhaps not achieving the results you believe you should be, it is easy to blame your genes.

    Guess what? You don’t have to! Take control of your genetics and here is how!

    The three most important misconceptions about how you might think your DNA is sabotaging your results and what you can do about it!

  • Stress: Fact of life, Fact of fat

    For most of us, stress is a fact of life. Unfortunately, research reveals that it is also a fact of fat. Stress can cause many health issues, as well as affect your weight.