April 19, 2014

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World Stroke Day is Tuesday, October 29: One in six people worldwide will have a stroke in their lifetime Print E-mail

Crystal Wall was having a typical chat on the phone with her sister Chassity Anderson - until her sister’s phone abruptly crashed to the floor and her words suddenly became slurred.

Anderson, 37, was having another stroke.

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Staying well during the cold winter months Print E-mail

Cooler temperatures often bring along the season's sniffles and colds.  With a few winter wellness tips, you can prepare for a happier and healthier season, regardless of your budget, with the following tips:

• Preventive care. A nutritious diet and plenty of rest can help you stay strong this winter so consider keeping juices, vegetables and fruits in your fridge all winter long.

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Combat winter blues by creating comfy days this winter Print E-mail

Your house serves as a safe haven from whipping winds during the long chill of winter. When the days are short and the nights are long, making your rooms warmer and more inviting can brighten the mood of the whole house.

Warm up cold days with these tips:

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Are you seeing deer in the headlights more now than usual? Print E-mail

To everything there is a season, and Kentucky’s drivers must once again brace themselves for the annual three-month surge in roadway encounters, and collisions, with the most dangerous animal in the United States – the white-tailed deer.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) estimates that each year white-tailed deer cause car accidents across the nation that are responsible for tens of thousands of injuries and the deaths of approximately 200 Americans. Those collisions also carry the hefty price tag of $4.6 billion in insurance claims annually.

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BBB tips on Breast Cancer Awareness donations Print E-mail

October is designated as National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Many Americans embrace this cause by purchasing pink-ribbon products and services to support a cure for breast cancer. Your Better Business Bureau offers tips to avoid being scammed.

Over the last year, millions of inquiries were made to BBBs across the US and Canada about charities. When donating to charity, people need to be aware of where their money is going. Remember, if you receive solicitations for donations, be cautious of people claiming to represent national breast cancer charities. According to the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month organization (NBCAM), the group doesn’t solicit contributions and hasn’t authorized the use of its name for solicitation purposes. Contact charities directly to confirm solicitations.

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Teens encouraged to pay attention while driving Print E-mail

National Teen Driver Safety Week observed Oct. 20-26

The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is helping raise awareness of distracted driving in teenagers during the National Teen Driver Safety Week - October 20-26.

Inspired by the loss of classmates and friends, high school students throughout the nation have formed teen-led organizations and promoted educational opportunities that are shaping driving attitudes and behaviors.

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Volunteer Fire assistance grants awarded Print E-mail

Funds help local fire departments reduce wildfire risks

The Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) recently awarded $195,000 in grant funds to 62 rural fire departments across the state including Northern Pendleton Fire Department through the Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) grant program.

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Beware of any Affordable Care Act scams Print E-mail

Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about an increase in fraudulent activity related to the launch of the Affordable Care Act. The open enrollment period began October 1 and scammers understand that many Americans are confused about their rights and responsibilities with the new program.

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Obamacare applications aren't as easy as you might think Print E-mail

Several months ago agents started to receive training materials and began to attend classes and seminars to learn how to assist citizens to complete the Affordable Care Act (ACA) application on www.kynect.com. After several hours of classes and passing several levels of testing, agents could become certified to assist.

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Conservation District Board of Supervisors to hold meeting Print E-mail

The Pendleton County Conservation District Board of Supervisors will hold their regular October meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15. Meeting place has been changed to the Pendleton County Extension Office located at 45 David Pribble Drive, Falmouth.

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