Elizabethtown Lifestyle: January 2020

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JANUARY 2020


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HAPPY NEW YEAR! LOCALS WEIGH IN ON TOP 2020 RESOLUTIONS Page 16 2020 VISION: FINANCES Page 25 KEVIN ADDINGTON: DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION Page 36 ELIZABETHTOWN LIFESTYLE ISSUE 1: LAUNCH PARTY Page 44 M. CLAIRE BROWN, D.M.D. ON NATIONAL CHILDREN’S DENTAL HEALTH MONTH Page 50 LOCAL FASHION INSPO BY TYPE A STYLE Page 54 BOURBON’S BACKYARD Page 63 BLESSINGS IN A BACKPACK Page 64 SPRING IN ELIZABETHTOWN Page 70 WEDDING PLANNING FOR MODERN BRIDES Page 76 ETOWN WAX & LASH BAR Page 87 SAVOY FITNESS: HEALTHY RECIPES Page 93 ELIZABETHTOWN VALENTINE’S GIFT GUIDE Page 99 PRIZE-RIBBON WINNING VALENTINES Page 100 BEST PRACTICES FOR 2020: MAKING BREAST CARE A PRIORITY BY ASHLEY KEREKES, M.D. Page 104 TAILS & TA-TAS 5K Page 106 PURSES, PUMPS & PREVENTION Page 108 BLOGGER SPOTLIGHT: LIVING ETOWN Page 112

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ISSUE 2 I JANUARY 2020

PUBLISHER EDITOR IN CHIEF CREATIVE / STYLE DIRECTOR Giselle Smith

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Can I just say, “WOW, Elizabethtown!” — Giselle Smith here, your friendly, local magazine maker. I am amazed by and grateful for your response to Issue 1 of Elizabethtown Lifestyle and THRILLED that you picked up a copy of Issue 2! As before, the magazine is full to the brim with content created right here in Hardin County. The features highlight the talents and know-how from so many residents and business owners. I am so thankful for those who contributed, whether it be through advertising, photography or submitting an article. This issue nods to the New Year; 2019 was a remarkable year for everything local, and we can only imagine that 2020 will be even better. Article topics range from resolutions to downtown revitalization to eyelash extensions and everything in between. Immediately following engagement season, Issue 2 includes Wedding Planning for the Modern Bride overflowing with inspiration from local vendors for vows that really wow. Beginning this issue, we are featuring local events from our very own launch parties to Purses, Pumps & Prevention and many more. To have your event considered for publication, please reach out 90 days prior to your event for feature guidelines.

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Get a Hobby

Many Americans aspire to learn a new skill or get a hobby in the new year; there couldn’t be a more Kentucky hobby than bourbon tasting. Local favorite, Bourbon Barrel Tavern makes making a hobby out of tasting bourbons fun and easy. Owner Stacy Reynolds tells how to get started tasting bourbons locally in 2020: Back in 2015, my partners and I decided to begin our bourbon journey and opened Bourbon Barrel Tavern. We wanted to provide a venue that would be a gathering place for locals to come and enjoy themselves while taking in Live Music, Craft Beer and Kentucky Bourbon. It was Hardin County’s first bar in over 70 years and we had just over 50 bourbons on the shelf our first day. Four years later, we now have over 500 bourbons and whiskeys behind the bar. I guess you could say we’ve embraced the bourbon tasting hobby ourselves, and we’ve certainly learned a thing or two about it over the past four years. The number one thing a person can do to expand their bourbon knowledge is to meet and talk to other bourbon drinkers. Put a bourbon drinker in front of a group, and they are going to tell you all about the bourbons they like and maybe even a little about the ones they don’t. Everyone’s pallet is different, but outside of tasting each bourbon yourself, talking bourbon is the number one way to learn more about it. Meeting other, more experienced, bourbon drinkers will expose you to a vast assortment of readily available and sometimes hard to find gems of the bourbon world. This is actually how we picked those first fifty bourbons we started with, and to this day, that’s how we continue to expand our offerings. Tuesday nights are our official “Bourbon Nights” at BBT. It’s the perfect night to meet, drink and discuss bourbons with other bourbon fans in our community. Our head bartender, Brandon, knows a thing or two about bourbon himself and will spotlight a different selection of bourbon and whiskey every Tuesday night. Brandon is quick to point out specifics about each one from age statements to proof and mash bill. He will help you figure out how each one was produced and might even give you a little history of the distillery during your visit. If you or someone you know wants to get into bourbon tasting as a hobby in 2020, the best thing you can do is drink a little bourbon, talk a lot of bourbon and then drink a bit more bourbon. We hope to have you over for a tasting and some lengthy bourbon conversation soon. Always remember: Please drink responsibly. Cheers!

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Happy Ne w Y ear! 2020 is here and whether you’ve started on your New Years Resolutions or not, we met with some locals and pulled together tips and tricks for staying on track with your goals all year long. We chose from the top resolutions every year and have a bit of everything from Exercising & Losing Weight to Traveling More. Best of luck from us in your 2020 goals—We’ll be over here cheering you on!

Spend time with Family

While spending more time with family is arguably the most worthwhile resolution, finding fun, local activities that invite actual interaction and don’t involve staring at screens has been challenging until now. Axe Play is NEW to Elizabethtown. Owner Parth Patel chimes in on what the local entertainment venue has to offer families looking to spend more time together in 2020: Growing up in Elizabethtown, there was very little to do in the area with family and friends. We always found ourselves driving to Lexington or Louisville for leisurely fun. That’s why we wanted to create something in our hometown where we could provide a space to get together and make memories. With that, Axe Play was born. Axe throwing was chosen as the center of our business given it’s thrilling, yet enjoyable experience. We understand that anything with axes demands safety, and that is our main priority. We have certified throwing coaches to guide guests along the way. Reservations can be made online at www. axeplayetown.com or by calling us at (270) 600-7007. You can book by the hour at $20 per hour per thrower. The minimum age to throw is 14; please call for group discounts. We’ve gotten great support from the community, and we look forward to welcoming more of our neighbors in ETown and surrounding counties to be a part of our adventure!

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Exercise & Lose

Exercising & Losing Weight may be two of the top New Years Resolutions every year and the most sought after goals throughout the year. Still, loving staying active and being consistent is sometimes easier said than done. We interviewed two locals, William Savoy of Savoy Fitness and William Rivera of Running Soles on setting and achieving work out goals you’ll stick with for a healthier lifestyle:

William Savoy, the owner of Savoy Fitness and Hardin County native, aims to help local families reach and maintain their fitness goals by building healthy training and nutrition habits. Understanding the demands of your schedule and setting realistic goals for working out and eating healthy will help you stay on track throughout your exercise and weight loss journey. The Savoy Fitness objective is to help you reach your goals in less than 4 hours a week, leaving you 164 hours to focus on other aspects of life. Culture is the invisible bond that ties all different people together. The Savoy culture focuses our core values including Holding Yourself Accountable First, Divergent Thinking (exploring many possible solutions), You Are Your Routine—Shaping Your Mind & Body, Relentless Work Ethic and “If” Rudyard Kipling (a piece written in 1895 by the English writer and poet). Considering your own core values when creating a fitness plan will set you on a path to success.

Eat Healthier

For more information on Savoy Fitness or their Game of Fitness 6-Week Challenge beginning in January, visit their website at www.savoyfitness.com. Follow along on Instagram and Facebook at @SavoyFitness as they post weekly workouts plus healthy recipes such as those shown on pages 93-95.

Whether you’re wanting to lose weight or just feel good, eating healthier is a popular resolution amongst most Americans. Molly Willis, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Licensed Dietitian, gives easy-to-follow advice on eating healthy and staying hydrated: Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to mean dieting, giving up foods you love or exercising hours on end! Simply making better choices day-to-day can have a significant impact on your health. Adding color to your plate with fruits and vegetables can be an easy way to incorporate vitamins and fiber that we need. A good rule-of-thumb is to organize your plate with 25% carbohydrates, 25% protein, and 50% fruits and vegetables. Another healthy tip is to choose more fresh foods vs. processed foods to prevent excess sodium and preservative intake. We can’t forget to hydrate! Whether it’s bottled or from the tap, water does the body good. It helps our muscles stay hydrated for optimal physical and mental performance. How much water you need depends on your gender, size and physical activity level, but a good thing to remember is to drink enough for your urine to be pale or almost colorless. Last but not least, get moving! The American Heart Association recommends that adults get 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic exercise per week to help prevent heart disease (heart.org). Even lightintensity movement can prevent some of the risks of a sedentary lifestyle.

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Ultra Marathon Winner and owner of downtown business Running Soles, Will Rivera gives seven tips on staying active throughout the new year to reach your 2020 exercise goals: 1. Create a consistent exercise/running plan. Consistency is the key to improving fitness and sticking with something. While you’ll experience some fitness gains from exercising, lasting and life-changing benefits come about after developing a healthy habit routine that becomes a healthy lifestyle. 2. Train with a group. We’re stronger together. Here at Running Soles, we are dedicated to growing a fitness community in Elizabethtown. We understand first-hand the importance of finding your tribe. According to many studies, when you work out with a group, your levels of emotional, mental, and physical stress are much lower than they would be if you worked out alone. Join our free weekly training/social groups every Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm and Saturday mornings at 8am; we can help you achieve your fitness goals. 3. Incorporate strength work into your weekly training. Running is a repetitive forward motion. Without incorporating a balanced strengthtraining plan, it’s easy to experience muscular imbalance and injury. But weight training doesn’t mean throwing around heavy weights in the gym; a group fitness class might be exactly what you need. Join us as we conduct classes, seminars and invite local fitness instructors to keep us educated on the benefits of strength training. 4. Set at least two exercise/race goals. If you want to accomplish your goals, you need to set specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-focused goals. We recommend setting a PR goal in a race distance you’ve already completed and then setting a new distance goal for later in the year. Perhaps you’re shooting to break your 5K PR in the spring and then working to complete a half marathon in the fall. 5. Get the right gear. Having the proper gear to help you achieve your fitness goals is essential. At Running Soles, we specialize in helping you find the right gear. We specialize in fitting you by conducting a full analysis that includes; 3D digital foot scan and gait analysis that will pinpoint the exact footwear and orthotics to keep you balanced while you exercise. We also carry many other essentials like apparel, socks, nutrition, hydration and more to keep you healthy. 6. Perform self-massage after every hard exercise/run. Massage feels good and helps us recover faster by improving circulation, decreasing inflammation and reducing muscle tightness. Here at Running Soles, we carry a wide variety of deep-tissue gear to help you recover more quickly so that you can stay healthy and on pace to meet your fitness goals. 7. Create or participate in a fun weekly group run to spice things up. Like we mentioned in number two, it’s beneficial to our health to exercise/run with other people. Take that one step further and join our social group runs. We host monthly social events as part of our regular weekly gatherings finishing our events at one of our local neighbor establishments where we socially gather post-runs/walks. We aim to keep training fresh and motivating, so you’re more likely to stick to it.


self care Taking care of oneself in the New Year can look different for many people. Whether it is focused on making time for oneself or trying new methods of relaxation and pampering, self care is essential for health and happiness. Some of our favorite women-owned businesses, Raja Wellness and Herb & Olive, offer great options for self care in 2020. Respective owners Jenny-Marie Greenough and Serena Erizer weigh in on the benefits of self care and options offered at their businesses: 2020—New Year. New Decade! New You? In the year 2000 if you had told me in 2020 I would be running a busy holistic medicine clinic in Kentucky with massage, acupuncture, herbal medicine and functional medicine, I would have told you that you were crazy— but here I am. I have an amazing team: fellow acupuncturists, a licensed massage therapist/gifted aromatherapist and a family nurse practitioner. I came into the world of alternative health care in little steps. I was skeptical of almost everything that I now use in my practice and for my self care, so I get it when people question if acupuncture works. It does, and quite well, but it takes years of training to get the basics. I have over 3300 hours of instruction in East Asian Medicine. I started yoga when I was in the Navy, and I quickly became a believer in its importance for healing the body and calming the mind. Soon after that, I got certified to teach yoga because I found myself using it to help my riding students. I was really inspired by the idea of raja yoga—a level of practice where mind, body and spirit are working together in alignment. That same integration of mind, body and spirit is also a part of my horsemanship program, and to be honest, our full name is Raja Riding and Wellness because part of the vision for what I want to create includes a branch of equine healing programs. When I was working for the Navy, I was not aligned. I was a successful professional, but my health suffered. I had to find my own alignment; this led me to the practice of East Asian Medicine. It’s a fantastic blending of science and ancient knowledge. It does not harm the body, it is not painful, and we can help people to feel better by helping their bodies to work better. I often tell people that unless you have a medical emergency we can see you for anything you would see a doctor for. We specialize in those difficult things biomedicine struggles with—migraines, fibromyalgia, endocrine disorders, neuropathy, tick-born diseases such as Lyme Disease, anxiety, depression and PTSD just to name a few. I’m not a fan of sweeping resolutions and changes. Rarely do people succeed with them. I am a big fan of little steps—pick one thing at a time that you can do for yourself to help you feel better. One thing I recommend to all of our patients is meditation. It costs nothing but your time and the benefits could fill several books. Beyond that, massage and acupuncture are great ways to help your body feel better and stay healthier. Prevention is a huge part of East Asian Medicine. I’m always happy to answer questions. You can reach us at (270) 506-3853 or online at www.rajawellness.com.

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Quitting smoking as a New Years Resolution is a no brainer. There are so many benefits to quitting smoking from your health to your wallet to the safety of those you love. Everyone is different. There is no easy solution to quitting smoking. Ask your primary doctor for advice that is right for you if you need help kicking the habit. We’re rooting for you!


Get a New Job

Getting a new job seems straightforward enough, but taking the leap or even starting to look for a more fulfilling career can be scary. Megan Stith from Boss Lady Coaching gives insight on putting your goals down on paper, setting expectations, preparing for finding a new job and being brave in 2020: Working full-time means you’ll spend approximately 2,000 hours on the job in the new year. Are you in a position that is challenging you and pushing you to grow? While you may be comfortable in your current role, a new job can help you find new talents and potential you didn’t know you had. Get started by finding a mentor and work with them to update your resume or practice interviewing. Instead of only looking through job ads to see what openings are currently available, identify companies or leaders you would like to work for and ask them about future opportunities at their organizations. If you can build some savings or keep your current job until you have another offer, removing financial pressures from the situation will help you make a better decision. Set small goals throughout the process, like challenging yourself to do one thing each day that scares you, and write it down so you can see your bravery become a habit. Push yourself outside your comfort zone by attending a networking event, asking for introductions to possible employers, or negotiating a higher salary. Each time you overcome your fears, you will have more confidence to face the next challenge! Surround yourself with people who will help you stay motivated and encourage you until you find the right fit. You don’t have to go through this alone, and our support system at Boss Lady Coaching is here to help! Our podcast, inspiring social media presence, coaching services, Braver By the Day bullet journal, and free tools give women flexible options for taking control of their lives and showing fear who’s the boss. For more tips on personal and career growth, visit bethebosscoaching.com/blog.

self care (COnt.) Serena Erizer and Lori Smith, partners at Herb & Olive Market, sellers of natural foods, premium olive oils, balsamics and health supplements, began researching and selling CBD oils in 2016. They chose two companies that have exemplary products, processing and training. Supporting local businesses is important to them, so they naturally decided to work with the company that was instrumental in legalizing hemp here in Kentucky and a best selling national brand. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a phytocannabinoid found in agricultural hemp. It has been recognized for its benefits on human and animal health and is capable of helping restore hormonal balance and physiologic homeostasis by “talking” to just about every major organ system in the body. Studies show that CBD may help with: • Pain and Inflammation Reduction • Stress and Anxiety Relief • Sleep and Immune System The options in both their Green Remedy and CV Science product lines are a great way to help you better care for yourself in this new year. No matter your preference, we’ve got your remedy. Herb & Olive Market is now serving daily: Wine, charcuterie and cheese boards along with soups and sandwiches in a hip, inviting environment. Join them for a lovely afternoon or evening out with friends!

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Get Organized

Getting organized in the New Year is one of the main goals on many resolutions lists. Ange Deaton from FINE House & Garden shares her tips on decorative organizing for the new year: Does getting organized top your 2020 resolutions? Chances are it’s somewhere on your list—and has been time and time again! Ange Deaton here from FINE House & Garden with a few simple ways to get creatively collected for the new year. My husband and I grew up in Elizabethtown, and we raised our family not far from the store at 104 North Mantle Ave. Since we opened FINE last year, we find ourselves challenged keeping two “houses” organized. We also find ourselves inspired, however, by unique ways of keeping tidy. In addition to our furniture and gifts, we have a tailored selection of baskets, boxes, and trays. Corralling clutter with an attractive tray or a set of deep baskets gives relief to overloaded shelves or a crowded kitchen counter. Today’s must-have mud rooms overflow with shoes, bags, and pet provisions. To think outside the box (or basket), repurpose a found metal bin or crock to keep those items in order—and now you’re on track to a space that’s Pinterest-worthy. 2020 feels more organized already!

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Travel More

Who wouldn’t want to travel more? Traveling seems like a fail-safe New Years Resolution, but taking the time to schedule a vacation in today’s fast-paced world is many times easier said than done. While we didn’t have a local expert to weigh in on this resolution, we do have a few trips for the wishful traveler. First and foremost, ask off at work, mark your calendar and book the plane ticket. Leave yourself enough time to get the necessary travel documents in place (90 days is safe for a passport). Once tickets are booked, the commitment is in place. After your tickets are booked and you’ve begun working on travel documents, get excited. Instagram and Pinterest are both fantastic search engines, tools for finding vacation inspiration. On Instagram, you can search hashtags for your destination, and on Pinterest, you can explore blog posts from others who have recently traveled to your set destination. Make a list of must-see attractions, but don’t forget that it never hurts to schedule a couple of days to relax. Booking hotels and tours is next on the list: Do your research before booking to ensure the best experience. If you procrastinate and don’t book a hotel immediately, don’t stress. Remember, this is supposed to be fun. That’s it. Once you take the plunge, book tickets, hotels and activities, the only thing left is to pack your bags and hop on a plane. You’ll be jet-set in no time and on your way to achieving your goal.

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NEW YE A RS R ESOLUTIONS CONTINUED

2020 vision: Finances Photography: Katie Rhodes Photography

I t ’s e a s y t o s e t y o u r s e l f u p f o r f i n a n c i a l success when you create a savings plan. Once y o u k n o w w h a t y o u ’r e s a v i n g f o r, r e s e a r c h to figure out which type of account will work bes t to help you reach your financial goals. Dif ferent savings accounts of fer various benefits that may af fec t your financial o u t c o m e, s u c h a s d i f f e r e n t i n t e r e s t r a t e s , minimum balances, and limitations. Get in the habit of paying yourself firs t by set ting aside money each month to build a c a s h b u f f e r. F o r e x a m p l e, w h e n y o u s e t u p a n a u t o m a t i c t r a n s f e r f r o m y o u r c h e c k i n g i n to your savings, you don’t have to think about i t , a n d y o u w o n ’ t m i s s i t w h e n i t ’s g o n e . A cash buf fer can also protec t you from get ting b o g g e d d o w n b y d e b t d u e to e m e r g e n c i e s and other unexpec ted expenses. Ta ke a d v a n t a g e o f s a v i n g s f e a t u r e s t h a t c a n g r o w y o u r s a v i n g s a c c o u n t f a s t e r l i ke d i r e c t d e p o s i t a n d r o u n d u p s a v i n g s . A l s o, s p e c i a l t y s a v i n g s a c c o u n t s l i ke Va c a t i o n C l u b s , Christmas Clubs and Health Savings Accounts (HSA) are great options to consider when saving for special circums tances. Creating a plan with the right account and following good savings habits will help you stay on track and be more successful in at taining your savings goals. — Carissa Eagin, The Cecilian Bank

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Are you making financial resolutions t o h e l p p u t y o u o n t h e p a t h to a r e t i r e m e n t t h a t ’s r i g h t f o r y o u? H e r e are two ques tions that can help you d e c i d e:

A m I r e a d y t o r e t i r e? D e p e n d i n g o n t h e y e a r y o u w e r e b o r n , y o u ’r e generally eligible for full Social Security benefits once you reach a g e 6 6 o r 67. B u t h i t t i n g t h a t “m a g i c r e t i r e m e n t a g e” d o e s n ’ t n e c e s s a r i l y m e a n y o u ’r e r e a d y t o s t o p w o r k i n g; o n l y y o u c a n d e c i d e t h a t . W h a t ’s impor tant is to have a firm vision of what you want to do for what c o u l d p o t e n t i a l l y b e t h e n e x t 2 0 to 3 0 years, so you don’t end up with regrets about leaving the work force b e f o r e y o u ’r e r e a d y.

What expenses c an I cut to increase m y f i n a n c i a l r e s o u r c e s i n r e t i r e m e n t? T h e N e w Ye a r i s a n i d e a l t i m e to A ) Ta ke i n v e n t o r y o f y o u r m o n t h l y expenses and B) Determine what is n e c e s s a r y (u t i l i t y b i l l s , p r e s c r i p t i o n s , e t c .) a n d w h a t c a n b e e i t h e r c u t a l t o g e t h e r o r m i n i m i z e d (c a b l e b i l l , c e l l p h o n e b i l l , p r e m i u m c o f f e e, e t c .) t o a d d m o r e m o n e y t o y o u r p o c ke t . I t ’s e s s e n t i a l t o d e v e l o p a r e t i r e m e n t plan that will help you optimize your resources and maintain your desired lifes tyle throughout your nonworking years. — J u s t i n J e n k i n s , L e g a to Financial Group

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T h e b e g i n n i n g o f a N e w Ye a r i s a p e r f e c t t i m e t o d o a f i n a n c i a l c h e c k- u p. D i d y o u m a ke p r o g r e s s l a s t y e a r ? A r e y o u s t i l l o n t r a c k to m e e t y o u r f i n a n c i a l g o a l s , o r d o y o u n e e d t o r e - e v a l u a t e a n d s e t n e w o n e s? O n e o f t h e e a s i e s t w a y s t o d o a f i n a n c i a l c h e c k- u p i s t o s t a r t w i t h a b u d g e t . F r o m t h e r e, l o o k a t w h e r e y o u a r e s p e n d i n g t h e m o s t m o n e y, a n d m o s t i m p o r t a n t l y, w h e r e y o u a r e w a s t i n g it. The nex t s tep is financial planning for the future by looking at your assets and liabilities. And l a s t l y, f o r a l a r g e p o r t i o n o f A m e r i c a n s , e q u i t y i n t h e i r h o m e m a ke s u p t h e m o s t s i g n i f i c a n t p o r t i o n of their personal net wor th. In 2020, s tar t the new year of f and look for oppor tunities to maximize the equit y in your home. Over the las t few years, interes t rates were rising, and many people either p u r c h a s e d o r r e f i n a n c e d d u r i n g t h a t t i m e . N o w, i n t e r e s t r a t e s a r e b a c k a g a i n t o h i s t o r i c l o w s , w h i c h p r e s e n t s o p p o r t u n i t i e s to r e f i n a n c e a n d r e d u c e y o u r i n t e r e s t r a t e, h e l p i n g y o u p a y o f f t h e p r i n c i p a l q u i c ke r, t h u s i n c r e a s i n g y o u r n e t w o r t h f a s t e r. I t i s e s t i m a t e d t h a t o v e r 6 m i l l i o n A m e r i c a n s c o u l d s a v e b i g b y r e f i n a n c i n g t h e i r h o m e l o a n . C o u l d y o u b e o n e o f t h e m? — B r a n d o n F o g l e, S o u t h C e n t r a l B a n k

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E v e r y b u s i n e s s a n d f a m i l y ’s insurance program is a vital piece of financial protec tion and necessar y in developing overall peace of mind. W h e n p u r c h a s i n g a p o l i c y to c o v e r y o u r b u s i n e s s , h o m e, a u to m o b i l e o r o t h e r a s s e t s , i t ’s o b v i o u s t h e c o s t o f t h e p o l i c y n e e d s to f i t i n to y o u r budget. Price is an impor tant piece of our finances, but in order to avoid an even more c o s t l y f i n a n c i a l m i s t a ke, i t ’s i m p e r a t i v e t o m a ke s u r e t h e appropriate coverages are in place. Reviewing your insurance program in the new year is a great s tar t to making sure a financial mishap doesn’t occur d u e t o a c o v e r a g e d e f i c i e n c y. Having an insurance agent you t r u s t i s e s s e n t i a l to a c h i e v i n g t h i s . We w e l c o m e t h a t o p p o r t u n i t y. -Justin Howard, Curneal H i g n i t e I n s u r a n c e, H o u c h e n s Insurance Group

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Creating a lis t of goals for your future and the future o f y o u r f a m i l y i s i m p e r a t i v e to l a y o u t y o u r f i n a n c i a l r o a d m a p. W h e t h e r y o u w a n t to r e t i r e e a r l y o r g e t i n v o l v e d w i t h the community through giving, an experienced financial planner can help you. K nowing your goals will help determine how your decisions will impac t your plans going f o r w a r d . H a v i n g a r o a d m a p i s a g r e a t g i f t to g i v e y o u r s e l f and will help create peace of mind. - J i m O w e n & B e n L a R u e, O w e n L a R u e Financial Group

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Kevin Addington:

DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION Local business developer, owner of Addington Transportation Inc. and the Haycraft District complex, Kevin Addington: One who has not visited downtown Elizabethtown in a few years may find some welcoming changes have taken place. In medical terms, you could say our urban inner city has undergone a much needed “facelift.” As you stroll down any of the streets leading to our town square, you’ll find several new businesses have eagerly opened their doors to a variety of choices in clothing, dining, human services and libations. And guess what? There’s more on the way. After a successful effort to serve alcohol was achieved a few years ago, it allowed a few individuals to take a risk with their time and effort to start a revitalization that has slowly crept it’s way through our streets to produce some wonderful shops and events that bring patrons eager to see what our community has to offer. Some may not realize it, but our downtown footprint really isn’t that big. It’s very walkable and allows events such as the BBQ, Blues & Bikes Festival and Cruisin’ the Heartland to operate in a compacted area where outside vendors can set up and sell alongside our established storefronts.

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The parades and music festivals that are coordinat-

breathe life into a well-used structure to where the ap-

ed by the combined efforts of the city, the Heritage

pearance generally remains recognizable, but the oper-

Council and volunteer clubs allow us to enjoy a variety

ations are user-friendly and dependable.

of entertainment, history appreciation and holiday celebrations.

We can also turn back the clock and return the building to a likeness of its origin much like the one I just

All of these activities require enormous preparation

completed in the newly renovated area of the Haycraft

and volunteers from our community. The enthusiasm

District just over the tracks on east Dixie. This some-

from our city leaders is paramount and evident as we

times overlooked community provides comfortable,

continue to cultivate new ways of engaging our youth

safe and affordable living to its close-knit inhabitants.

and paying tribute to our heritage. Since becoming involved with the changes going on, I’ve been asked several times why I chose to become engaged in the movement. The motivation behind revitalizing downtown was two-fold for me. To take a vacant building and give it a second or third chance at life fulfills me internally. Sure, we can greenfield and start from scratch with all new, but what “turns my crank� if you will, is to repurpose space with updated, safer infrastructure (plumbing, electrical, and HVAC) alongside handicap accessible convenience. I want to

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My mother was an antique dealer, and I learned so much from her with regards to preservation and historical appreciation. If we do not respect the design and craftsmanship of our past, how can we expect the same from those who follow us? Modernizing a city doesn’t mean only building new; it also means taking something you already have and making it come alive again. When we restore the older and forgotten buildings, we bring our community closer to its beginnings. We can keep the history of our town alive by also embracing a modern and current way of life. We do so by revamping what has always been there. The second reason behind my motivation is giving opportunities for individuals who want to open their own business. Providing up-to-date, affordable and attractive spaces for someone to open a storefront only fuels me to do more. My benefit comes from watching a fledgling business come into one of my buildings, witnessing the smiles of the patrons as they leave and seeing the pride on the faces of the business owners as they watch their dreams come to fruition. I find much gratification in being a part of that. The goal was to make our downtown more appealing: Appealing to out-of-towners to come and visit, appealing to our community to have local businesses to frequent, and appealing to those who are ready to open up their own business. You may ask, “how can I be a part of this new energy and effort? That’s easy! You can start by spending locally and patronizing these shops who welcome you. Encourage others to do the same or invest yourself in volunteering with festivities and organizing. Share your suggestions with city leaders, the Heritage Council, or even better open your own store and share the enthusiasm that spreads the pride across our wonderful community. The downtown is the heartbeat of any city, it’s the congregation of one’s community that allows everyone to feel part of something, a sense of unity, and that’s why it is important to restore our downtown. — Kevin Addington

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Thankful and grateful are the words that best describe my feelings about the Issue 1 Launch Party. We are so thankful for each and every attendee; we hosted roughly 150 guests on a perfect Kentucky fall Tuesday night. We are so grateful for all of our event sponsors: Something Borrowed Event Rentals, Morgan Worley Photography, The Brown Pusey House, Elizabethtown Florist, The Bailey Bakery and Kendall Ratchford - Shelter Insurance for sponsoring non-alcoholic drinks. In addition, Pizza Mavens and Raja Wellness contributed to our giveaways, and the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce did an amazing job with the ribbon cutting. Lastly, the swag bags were a huge hit! So many of our advertisers put in neat items—the only thing we would have changed was only having bags for the first 50 guests.

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With a background in events, bringing people together for any occasion has always meant so much to me. Launch parties are near and dear to my heart and quite possibly one of my favorite parts of the magazine. If you missed our first launch party, don’t worry. We will be hosting quarterly events when the magazines release over the next year. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates; watch for links to RSVP in advance on Eventbrite. We look forward to meeting you at an upcoming launch!

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Photography: Morgan Worley Photography I Venue: The Brown Pusey House I Tent Rental: Something Borrowed Event Design: Giselle Smith I Floral Design: Elizabethtown Florist I Cookies: The Bailey Bakery

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HAPPINE SS IS A HABIT. SO IS YOUR DENTAL H YGIENE .

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N AT ION A L CHILDR E N’ S DE N TA L HE A LT H MON T H We all want our children to grow up to be happy and healthy adults. Oral health is an essential part of everyone’s well-being, so right now is a great time to make plans for improving or maintaining your child’s oral healthcare. January is a time for creating new habits, February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, March usually begins new sporting activities, so start today by making plans to incorporate your family’s dental health into new routines. Nearly one in three children ages two to five years old in the U.S. are affected by tooth decay. While all parents know baby teeth eventually fall out, it’s important to keep them healthy. After all, they’re the blueprint for your child’s permanent teeth! Some of the most common causes of childhood cavities are diet and oral home care. Unfortunately, the typical American diet includes frequently eaten snacks or treats that are high in carbohydrates and sugars which can make cavities grow. With proper dental hygiene, tooth decay is nearly 100 percent preventable. And, since baby teeth are vulnerable to decay from their very first appearance, children’s teeth should be brushed for two minutes two times a day and flossed as soon as they start touching.

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Remember to brush your child’s teeth until he or she is 8 or 9, even though they are brushing themselves. Brushing before bed is the most important time to brush. Always encourage your child to drink water instead of juice, soda, or sports drinks. If they drink that occasional sugary drink, make sure they brush or swish with water soon afterward. There are small yet important changes you can make today to ensure your child is set up for a lifetime of healthy habits and good dental health. Here are some tips you can implement right away: Create a Dental Home by Age One Starting regular oral care at a young age will lead to healthy oral health habits for life, so take your child to a dentist by age one, or at the sign of his or her first tooth. Brush Together Brushing habits make an impact as kids get older when they choose to implement the practices they learned from mom, dad or their caregiver. Make sure you brush with your child for two minutes, twice a day. If children observe parents practicing good daily dental habits, they will follow your example. It’s How Often, Not How Much How often, not how much your child eats and drinks throughout the day is a significant factor in causing tooth decay. Don’t let your child snack or drink apple juice or orange juice all day. Stick to designated meal times, with water in between, and limit snacking to no more than three times a day. Toothaches Can Talk It is crucial not to ignore toothaches at any age. This is especially true with young children, as toothaches can be a warning sign for several ailments, including cavities or infection, which can be treated and prevented if caught early. Preventing Dental Accidents Active children sometimes have accidents that involve their teeth. If your child participates in sports, make sure that they use safety equipment properly and encourage them to wear athletic mouthguards during practice and games. Unfortunately, accidents sometimes happen; if they do, be sure to have a dentist evaluate any dental injuries as soon as possible to minimize the risk of longterm problems. Now is a great time for everyone in your family to start working towards a lifetime of better oral health. A bright, healthy, happy smile is contagious! Pass it along!

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Make warm and cozy fun and flirty with an off-the-shoulder sweater. A simple off-theshoulder look can take all the frump out of any chunky knit. Pump up this casual look by adding booties and a suede fedora.


Denizen

Don’t be afraid to push the boundaries with a basic jumpsuit. Any good jumpsuit can transcend through all the seasons. Pair it with a fun cardigan and suede loafers and you’re ready to jump from the cold winter into the crisp spring.

Swanky Shoppe

Mixing textures, like tweed, patent leather and faux fur is totally acceptable, even after the holiday season. A faux fur stole can add so much class (and sass) to your winter look. Add some pearl accessories for that extra sense of stylish sophistication.

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However you celebrate, rock this Valentine’s Day with a fun ruffle dress, blinging accessories and a bold lip. Don’t be afraid to mix pink and reds or add a little pop of leopard for some extra glam. Blush is a perfect transition color into spring.

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A graphic sweatshirt isn’t just for messy buns and yoga pants. This comfy (and relatable) sweatshirt pairs perfectly with a fringe poncho and leather earrings for a casual look on a chilly day. Plus it is multi-functional for a cozy day at home.

Raiment + Boon

A black leather jacket is such a fun piece to have when you want to add an element of edge to any outfit. And adding a pop of leopard with a knotted headband is the cherry on top to a trendy look.

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Transform your business casual attire with a pop of leopard. Pair a fun cardigan or jacket with a pencil skirt and you’re ready to kill that presentation. Not to mention, a black pencil skirt is a staple item every girl needs in her closet.


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Nothing screams class like a black and white tweed coat. This classic piece is so stunning alone, all it needs is a strand of pearls. It’s the perfect transition look from a day at work to a night out on the town.

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Blessings in a Backpack


This coming Friday, when school dismisses, 13 million children will leave their classrooms uncertain whether they will have enough food to eat over the weekend. One in five American children face food insecurity; sometimes the meals at school are the only ones they will get. Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across the United States. The organization sends kids home on Fridays with backpacks full of satisfying and nutritional food for the weekend, so they don’t go hungry.

Legato Financial Group sponsored a local fall festival event this past November to raise money for Blessings in a Backpack. One hundred ten members of the community attended the event which included barbecue, desserts and entertainment by Ryan Rikes. Children enjoyed face painting, cotton candy, popcorn and a bouncy house. The annual event raised enough money to feed 25 children every weekend throughout the school year.

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Elizabethtown has it all. Whether you’re looking to experience bourbon, history or stay active—we have it.

There are so many great attractions to visit and see in Elizabethtown, but you can’t forget about the most important attraction—food. Elizabethtown has a wide array of restaurants.

You never know what the weather will be in Kentucky, so it’s important always to have a back-up plan. Lucky for you, Eliz-

You will find what you’re looking for, whether it be pizza, southern home-cooking or something quick to eat.

abethtown has plenty of great indoor activities. Spend some time letting off some steam by throwing axes at Axe Play. Test

Elizabethtown is Kentucky’s first urban trail town. With trails

your escape skills by trying out ETown’s Escape Room, get

interwoven throughout ETown, you can go anywhere. The trails

some of your friends and try to beat the clock as you escape!

are inclusive; the trail around Freeman Lake Park is handicap accessible. There are multiple activities on Freeman Lake: You

If you want to take a walk down memory lane, we have

can go kayaking, paddleboarding, paddle boating and fishing.

multiple museums for you to visit. Swope’s Cars of Yesteryear

Freeman Lake even has a handicap accessible loading dock so

Museum is full of rich automobile history or visit the Kentucky

that everyone can enjoy it!

High School Basketball Hall of Fame to re-live your high school basketball glory days. Movies are a staple in America: Stop by the Historic State Theater and catch a show! Originally built in

No matter your interests, you are sure to find something you enjoy in Elizabethtown.

1942, the State Theater shows movies and hosts concerts nearly every week. End your day of indoor exploring by visiting Elizabethtown’s first brewery, Flywheel Brewing. Did you come to Kentucky to drink bourbon? No worries, we have you covered there

For more fun things to do in ETown, visit Elizabethtown Tourism or go online to www.touretown.com

too! Visit Bourbon Barrel Tavern, named one of the best bourbon bars in America, located in the heart of Historic Downtown Elizabethtown. You won’t want to miss this stop!

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WEDDING PL A NNING FOR MODER N BR IDES Engagements galore happen over the holidays every year. We loved watching all of the proposals on social media. After the New Year and basking in some engagement bliss, wedding planning gets serious; most brides kick it into high gear. If you’re newly engaged, options may seem endless, but there are some key items you need to focus on before actually booking vendors for your big day.

BUDGET The first question you need to ask yourself is how much can you afford to spend on your wedding? Consider how much you have saved, how much you can contribute each month and how much your parents will be adding in. After you know how much you can spend, you can determine how much you will spend on each element of your day. We like to divide the elements up into percentages and calculate from there. Assign a percentage to each element based on normal weddings and multiply that by your overall budget. An example percentage scale looks something like this: Ceremony & Reception Venues 17%, Photography 18%, Planning / Coordination 8%, Wedding Flowers 10%, Catering 12%, Cake 2%, Alcohol 6%, Rentals & Decor 7%, Bridal Gown 5%, Groom’s Attire 2%, Officiant 2%, Entertainment 5%, Stationery 2% and Wedding Day Hair & Makeup 4%. This doesn’t include additional events such as a rehearsal dinner, a welcome dinner, etc. and fun things like lounge areas, favors, or photo booths are nice, but they are not must-haves and are not included in this outline. GUEST COUNT

Maybe you have always dreamed of a massive wedding and inviting everyone you know. Less is more in today’s economy, and many couples are opting for more exclusive events. Sometimes couples make the mistake of assuming that they can, or even should, invite everyone they know and interact with, have known in the past, are related to or work with to their wedding. Your day is special, and not everyone can be a part of it unless you have unlimited funds. When you think of guest count in terms of budget: Do you like this couple enough to buy them dinner? Or, more so, enough to sacrifice upgrading your own experience (or to downgrade it) to celebrate with them? Create your list accordingly keeping budget in mind considering you will be footing the bill for not only dinner but drinks, seats, tables and centerpieces; all of those items add up.

WEDDING DATE & VENUE SELECTION

Once you have your budget lined out and know how much space you need for your guest count, you can choose a venue to officially set your wedding date. Some of our fav venues are showcased over the next few pages, including The Garage, The Historic State Theater, Thurman Landing and The Brown Pusey House. Style is important when choosing a place to say your vows. Each venue is paired with inspiration to give your ideas and tips for carrying through your style. Consider budget and guest count when setting your date: Choosing an off-season date versus a peak wedding season date and potentially having a wedding on a day of the week other than Saturday are options if your budget needs a bit of help. If you have the opportunity to get married on your own property and have access to electricity and restrooms, tented weddings are IN and can save you big in terms of cost assuming temperatures permit. Our favorite for local tents is Something Borrowed Event Rentals. Weather should always play into the equation; rain plan tents are a MUST in Kentucky if you plan to wed outdoors.

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Choosing a warehouse venue such as The Garage will give you a blank canvas with endless options. Often spacious, these venues are excellent for large guest counts and original floor plans. For this look, we chose a bright white base with linens and chairs plus black accents. Olivia at Denizen added in a lush greenery installation with bright pops of red and orange throughout seamlessly tying in with our vision. We love all of the colors and texture.

It is important to remember that all of the details in your wedding style create an overall look. Everything should be consistent in style: Your entrance, ceremony, personal attire and florals, stationery, catering, bartending and signature drinks, cake, reception florals, table decor, lounge areas, lighting and installations.

Photography: Morgan Worley Photography I Venue: The Garage Gown: Modern Trousseau Louisville I Floral Design: Denizen I Decor: Emerald Oak Events

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Perfect for the bride who always imagined a traditional wedding with an extraordinary white dress, The Historic State Theater offers spaces for both ceremony and reception. The neutral color palette of white and ivory paired with gold and grey is sure to stand the test of time when looking back through your wedding photos. One can never go wrong with florals: This table runner from Elizabethtown Florist is sure to impress guests as they swing by your head table to give you their well wishes.

With hydrangeas and roses draping down the table, it only makes sense for blooms to cascade around the white wedding cake. It is vital to choose the right vendors who are not only within budget but who can work together to create a design that carries through the romantic feel from your decor to your desserts.

Photography: Clagett Photography I Venue: The Historic State Theater Gown: Modern Trousseau Louisville I Floral Design: Elizabethtown Florist I Decor: Emerald Oak Events

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The natural landscape of a venue can set the stage for vows that wow every time. Whether you’re looking for rustic romance or living in a bohemian dream, Thurman Landing is beautiful in every season. We planned this inspiration with a boho feel using muted brown and tan tones paired with blush, peach, mustard and pops of orange to tie in with the season. A floral headpiece and pies made the look, and we couldn’t be more in love with the berries.

All eyes are sure to be on the bride with a whimsical, textured bouquet and a dress like this one from designer Modern Trousseau—especially in front of a lakeside arch like this one from Emerald Oak Events covered with florals and dried elements by Denizen.

Photography: Elaina Janes Photography I Venue: Thurman Landing Gown: Modern Trousseau Louisville I Floral Design: Denizen I Decor: Emerald Oak Events

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The Brown Pusey House and Cunningham Gardens are located downtown; guests can enjoy dinner and dancing under the stars in this historic garden setting. For this romantic garden look, we chose a sweet buttercream cake with gold accents and stationery with torn edges. Roses, larkspur, lisianthus with textured greens pair well with the idyllic garden scene and dreamy, flowing ball gown. The pearl and jewel hairpiece finish the bride’s soft look.

These low, lush centerpieces designed by Danelle at Elizabethtown Florist are lovely whether stand-alone or combined with dreamy place settings such as gold-rimmed plates and glassware like those shown here, available for rent locally at Emerald Oak Events.

Photography: Morgan Worley Photography I Venue: The Brown Pusey House Gown: Modern Trousseau Louisville I Floral Design: Elizabethtown Florist I Decor: Emerald Oak Events

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New Year, new you? There are so many options on the market right now to enhance your natural beauty. We interviewed the owner of ETown Wax & Lash Bar, Marilyn Delgado, on everything you need to feel like your best self in the upcoming year.

LASH EXTENSIONS & LASH LIFTS

Two top-rated services in the beauty industry are lash extensions and lash lifts. Lash extensions are faux lashes that are added to your natural lash for a look that can be very natural or extremely glamorous. A lash lift service gives your natural lash a boost by adding a sumptuous curl making your natural lash more visible. You can even add tint to your lashes during your lash lift service for a pop of color. Whatever service piques your interest, always plan 2-4 weeks before an event.

PERMANENT MAKEUP, POWDER BROWS OR MICROBLADING

Permanent makeup and microblading have been trending for quite some time now. Permanent make up includes eyeliner, lip brush and powder brows done with a machine; microblading is the technique of adding hair strokes for a natural, more full brow with a hand tool. These looks will last anywhere from 1-3 years, depending on what treatment you have. All will save time in your daily makeup routine. If you’re looking to have these services, plan 3-6 months before any major event to allow for healing time and touch-ups regardless of which service you think is best for you. We offer consultations by appointment.

SKINCARE TREATMENTS, ADDITIONAL SERVICES AND SCHEDULING

Customized to meet your skin’s needs. We recommend facials seasonally to keep skin vibrant and glowing, but facials may be done every 4-6 weeks. Specialty treatments that work on correcting pigmentation, scarring, fine lines or acne can be done as often as weekly. If you have questions and don’t know which treatment/service is right for you, booking a consultation will help give you the information you need to book the best service. All treatments and services are by appointment only so that we can give you the attention you deserve. Online booking is available. While occasionally we have a last-minute opening, we recommend booking weeks in advance as we are typically booked 3-4 weeks out.

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Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowls Ingredients 2 Sweet Potatoes (Peeled) 1 12oz Bag Kroger Riced Cauliflower 1 Can Black Beans ½ Cup Corn 6-8 Cherry Tomatoes 1 Avocado ½ Teaspoon Chili Powder ½ Teaspoon Cumin Powder Salt & Pepper to Taste Garnish: Sliced Jalapeños and Cilantro Your Favorite Salsa / Hot Sauce Instructions Roast Sweet Potatoes at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until tender flipping the potatoes halfway through. Heat the black beans and corn in saucepan until hot. Follow instructions to make cauliflower rice; season with salt, pepper, cumin and chili powder. Layer cauliflower rice, black beans, corn, sweet potatoes and tomatoes in a bowl. Top with avocado and add other garnishes to taste.

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Thai Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce Ingredients 6 Ounces Dry Noodles (Brown Rice Noodles / Pad Thai Rice Noodles) 4 Cups Mixed Shredded Cabbage, Carrots and Radish 3 Sliced Scallions 3 Thin Slices Ginger 1 Clove Garlic ¼ Cup Peanut Butter ( or sub Almond Butter) ¼ Cup Fresh OJ ( Roughly ½ Orange) 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce or GF Braggs Liquid Amino Acids 3 TBSP Honey 3 TBSP Toasted Sesame Oil ½ –1 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper or Sriracha Sauce ¼–½ Cup Roasted, Crushed Peanuts to Garnish Instructions Cook pasta according to directions on package; drain and chill under cold running water. In the meantime, place shredded veggies, scallions and garlic into a serving bowl and toss. Add the cold noodles to the serving bowl and toss again. Blend the remaining ingredients tin a blender until smooth to create peanut sauce; pour over serving bowl ingredients and toss well to combine. Garnish with roasted peanuts.

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Baked Eggplant Parmesan Ingredients 2 Medium Eggplants 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour 2 Large Eggs 1 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs 1 Cup Italian Style Bread Crumbs 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder 2 Cups Marinara Sauce 8 Ounces Fresh Sliced Mozzarella Ÿ Cup Chopped Fresh Basil ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese Salt & Pepper to Taste Instructions Slice eggplants into 1/4 inch thick rounds. Lay out in a single layer on a paper towel-lined baking sheet and sprinkle with salt. Let sit 1 hour to release moisture. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and lightly grease 1-2 large baking sheets. Set up three shallow dishes for dredging. In the first dish, mix together flour; add salt and pepper for taste. In the second dish, whisk eggs. In the third dish, stir together panko breadcrumbs, Italian breadcrumbs and garlic powder. Working one at a time, dredge eggplant slices in flour mixture, dip in egg mixture, and then coat in breadcrumb mixture. Place onto the prepared baking sheet in an even layer. Sprinkle on a light coating of Parmesan cheese. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes, flipping eggplant slices halfway through. Spread marinara into the bottom of a lightly greased 9x13 dish. Layer half of the eggplant slices onto the base. Top with remaining marinara then layer on all of the mozzarella slices. Sprinkle on half of the basil and half of the Parmesan cheese. Place remaining eggplant slices on top, and cover with remaining marinara, basil and Parmesan. Bake uncovered in the oven for 20-25 minutes until cheese is melted and the top is bubbling and lightly browned.

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Hello from HIP South! Who doesn’t love a holiday meant for showing everyone in your life how much they mean to you? Get out your DIY supplies, friends. It’s time to award your favorite people for all the reasons you think they’re the very best. Step 1: Cut out a 3” by 6” rectangle from card stock. Then, cut out a 2” circle in a different color. Step 2: Fold the rectangular card stock accordion-style, leaving a little extra paper at the beginning and end. The folds should end in the same direction they started. Step 3: Scrunch your folded card stock and knot twine around the middle point of the card stock. Trim the extra twine.

Step 4: Using the midpoint as your guide, join the two opposite ends of the cardstock and tape as close to the edge as possible. This will form one half of a rosette. Repeat on the other side. Step 5: Re-crease any folds that need more definition. Step 6: Write/print a fun message onto your circle and hot glue it to the center of the rosette. Step 7: Cut a piece of ribbon about 10” long and trim to create pointed ends. Loop the ribbon so that both ends face the same direction. Secure with hot glue, and then hot glue the ribbon to the back of the rosette. Step 8: Secure with a safety pin to the back of the ribbon, and you’re all set!

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Best Practices for 2020:

Making breast care a priority In October, we embrace pink for breast cancer awareness.

you don’t have to travel to get advanced breast care. A special-

This is an invigorating time in our community, full of events that

ized team of physicians will collaborate to design a treatment

support those battling breast cancer and celebrate those who

plan tailored to each individual patient, and our clinical nurse

are thriving after beating the disease. Hardin Memorial Health

navigator, Audrey Cleaver, will be right with you every step of

(HMH) and HMH Foundation are proud to support many of these

the way.

events and bring attention to breast cancer prevention and treatment.

Breast reconstruction is an option for all breast cancer patients. Breast cancer affects many women, but with advances

Raising awareness helps to educate patients and the com-

in detection and treatment, survival rates have increased over

munity, but when the pink decorations are stored away, the jour-

time. With this in mind, it is essential to understand that there are

ney continues for breast cancer patients and their families. With

many reconstructive options available to help ease the psycho-

that in mind, I hope everyone is diligent about breast cancer pre-

logical burden of losing a breast to cancer.

vention and early detection. Here are a few things that I hope all of you will consider year-round.

It is also important patients understand that federal law mandates insurance coverage of breast reconstruction for all breast

Annual screenings are important and should be a priority!

cancer patients.

An annual screening mammogram is one of the most important things women can do for themselves. Each year, nearly 250,000

Every patient’s breast reconstruction journey is different.

women are diagnosed with breast cancer. Early detection and

However, I am here to offer support throughout the process,

treatment offers the best chance for survival.

from the initial consultation to help patients decide which reconstructive option is right for them, all the way to their last surgery

To help make these cruicial screenings easily available, HMH

when reconstruction is complete. It is my job to ensure patients

offers 3D Mammography at three locations across the region –

not only are survivors of breast cancer but also have a chance

Hardin Memorial Hospital (Hardin County), Elizabethtown Diag-

once again to be whole.

nostic imaging (Hardin County) and Bardstown Diagnostic Center (Nelson County). For patients, 3D technology means faster

I hope I have shed some light on the importance of breast

and more comfortable scans. This cutting-edge technology also

cancer detection as well as highlighted the full spectrum of

helps to detect cancer at an earlier stage and a higher rate. In-

breast care available to patients right here at HMH. We are here

creased accuracy also means a lower recall rate, which helps to

if you need us!

reduce unnecessary anxiety for patients. The recommended age to start having a mammogram varies, so it is important to discuss with your primary care physician or gynecologist when and how regularly you should be screened. HMH has you covered. In the event of a breast cancer diagnosis, know that the team at HMH is ready to take care of you,

Article sponsored by Hardin Memorial Hospital. For more information on breast care, annual screenings and breast reconstruction, visit your primary care doctor or the HMH website at www.hmh.net to find a doctor and schedule your appointment today.

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Tails & Ta-Tas 5K

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Hardin Memorial Health Foundation has proven again that when women come together, they can achieve great things. The annual Purses, Pumps and Prevention event brings together a diverse group of women to raise cancer awareness and funds for healthcare programs that directly benefit our community in meaningful ways. These women include healthcare providers, Hardin Memorial Health employees and patients, cancer survivors, community leaders, friends and family members. Each attendee is there because they care about this community and share an ongoing passion to have top quality resources and services available right here at home.

Presented by Atria of Elizabethtown, Tails & Ta-Tas is a Breast Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk that takes place in Elizabethtown every year on the second Saturday of October. The event raises funds for the Hardin Memorial Health Foundation Cancer Resource Center. It is composed of a good morning stretch by Karma Yoga Studio and a dog-friendly 5k walk/run followed by a breast cancer survivor breakfast sponsored by Amazin’ Glazin’ Donuts and HMH. Participants are invited to dress up their pooches in Halloween costumes. The event funds support for the Hardin Memorial Health Foundation Cancer Center located on Robinbrooke Boulevard. While this is a breast cancer event, the Foundation Cancer Center benefits all cancer patients. The money raised has gone towards the Cancer Resource Center itself through renovations and furniture, wigs for cancer patients, wig stands, programming for cancer patients and survivors, gas cards, cooling caps, and other materials for cancer patients and survivors. The facility is supported by the community, and resources are free to members of the community who are battling cancer.

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Purses, Pumps &Prevention The 5th Annual Purses, Pumps and Prevention will be held on April 23, 2020. Tickets go on sale in February at ourhmh.org/ppp and are available for the dinner and fashion show combination or simply the fashion show.

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Hardin Memorial Health Foundation has proven again that when women come together, they can achieve great things. The annual Purses, Pumps and Prevention event brings together a diverse group of women to raise cancer awareness and funds for healthcare programs that directly benefit our community in meaningful ways. These women include healthcare providers, Hardin Memorial Health employees and patients, cancer survivors, community leaders, friends and family members. Each attendee is there because they care about this community and share an ongoing passion to have top quality resources and services available right here at home.

It is a privilege each year to attend this event and witness firsthand the strength and resilience of cancer survivors as well as their caregivers and supporters and those who create a better environment for all patients. As we sit together for a meal and enjoy an inspirational fashion show, we celebrate successes of the past and look forward to all we will accomplish in the future.

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Hey guys! I’m Megan, the other half of the local blog Living Etown. My husband, Matt, helps on the digital platform and business side. We have two kids, Simms (12) and Evie (7) and a labradoodle Moo (3). Along with the running blog, I work full-time at the Novak Family Foundation in Louisville. I have the joy of administering our community impact grant program. We give grants throughout Kentucky in the areas of leadership development, hunger relief, early childhood education, juvenile diabetes, and military family support. I am so lucky to be able to do two things I love; with people I love. Living Etown started as a way to serve our town. My heart was stirring to write and use my creativity when I moved back to Elizabethtown in 2015. After talking with my husband about some ways to write, this blog was born. We are so thankful to everyone who reads and connects with us on social media. It’s always been our heartbeat that this be a gift to our community, and in a small way to share all the wonderful things we love about this place we call home. I grew up in Elizabethtown, and this place has always been dear to my heart. It’s where I learned to ride a bike, where I went to school and made the best of friends. It’s where I played on Central Hardin High

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