Vol. 9 Issue 5 May 2013
A PUBLICATION OF THE COMMONWEALTH JOURNAL
Rebel Reformed by Don White
National Stroke Awareness Month
The Carol “Todd” Keeney story
The Ties That Bind
by Janie Slaven
by Tricia Neal
The Ride of a Lifetime by Bill Mardis
Celebrating the Silver Years
by BJ Krug
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Volume 9 Issue 5 May 2013
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Chances are, there’s a child living somewhere near you who is hurting or in need tonight. Down the street there could be a young boy who cries himself to sleep after suffering another beating from his mother’s boyfriend. He cries not only because of the painful bruises, but because his mom has never protected him. Across town, there’s a young girl who lives in fear of her stepfather. On more than one occasion he has snuck into her room after everyone has gone to bed, making her feel embarrassed, ashamed and worthless. May 2013
When you open the paper in the morning, there may be yet another tragic story from a neighboring town where a 3-month-old infant has been killed because her teenage parent couldn’t handle the baby’s crying and violently shook her to make her stop. Sadly, these are not rare occurrences in Kentucky. Statistics show they happen in every type of neighborhood and in each of Kentucky’s 120 counties. No race nor economic class is immune to child abuse and neglect, and last year in Kentucky, 22 children actually died as a result.
While the number of fatalities across the state actually declined in 2012, the number of abuse reports and substantiated abuse cases increased. The Cabinet for Health and Family Services reported it investigated more than 34,700 reports of abuse and neglect in Kentucky involving more than 47,000 children. Of those reports investigated, 9,935 were confirmed, involving 15,699 children. In addition to the 22 fatalities, there were 33 nearfatal incidents of abuse and neglect in Kentucky during that same time span. April is Child Abuse Prevention 5
Awareness Month, but protecting the children is a year-round commitment by Sunrise Children’s Services and those who support us. Since 1869, our mission has been to offer refuge to hurting children. We do this through a statewide network of foster homes, residential centers and communitybased services. Each day, we care for over 600 children across Kentucky. Sunrise’s Cumberland Region
Foster Care office serves Pulaski and several surrounding counties and is always looking for caring, qualified foster parents to join our efforts to help hurting children. You can learn more about fostering by contacting the Cumberland Region office at 606-6771008 or by visiting www.sunrise.org Our obligation, however, is more than just reacting to abuse, but preventing it from occurring. Together, all
Kentuckians can do their part to protect children from scars that can last a lifetime. It’s your obligation as well. In addition to being the right thing to do, federal and state laws require that you report any suspected child abuse. In Kentucky, you can do this by contacting your local police, your county attorney or by calling the Kentucky Child Abuse Hotline at 800-752-6200.
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for stroke victims May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and a team of nurses from Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital’s Neuro Intensive Care Unit is making sure residents of this region learn the warning signs of strokes - and receive the best care possible in the event that they suffer from a “brain attack.” “We’re now trying to refer to a stroke as a ‘brain attack,’” explains Jessica Douglas, RN, Stroke Quality Analyst/Coordinator at LCRH. “It’s an effort to express the same sense of urgency people know to use when someone is experiencing a heart attack.” While many Americans have been trained to recognize and respond to the symptoms of a heart attack, signs of stroke seem to be more difficult to assess. Now, a simple test can be conducted to easily discern whether an individual is experiencing stroke symptoms. “Remember the acronym FAST,” Douglas says. “F is for facial droop. Ask the person to smile, and see whether their smile is crooked. A is for arms. Ask them to hold up their arms, and see if one side is weak. S is for speech. Ask them to repeat a simple sentence, and look for slurred speech or difficulty finishing the sentence. And T is for time. If the person is exhibiting any of these symptoms, you should call 911 immediately.” 8
Other symptoms include severe headache, sudden confusion, sudden dizziness, sudden numbness, or difficulty seeing out of one or both eyes. If the individual has any of the symptoms described in the acronym, there’s a 72 percent chance that he or she is experiencing a stroke. It’s important to get help within three hours of the onset of symptoms. Doctors at LCRH use a drug called a “clot buster” on patients suffering from strokes caused by blockages in blood flow to the brain. (Some strokes are caused by clots, while others are caused by excessive bleeding in the brain. Either case leads to a rapid decline in brain function - around 32,000 brain cells per second.) “If you can get the drug administered within three hours, the difference is miraculous,” says Kelly Venters, RN, BSN, Director of the Neuro ICU and Neuro Med/Surg Unit. “It’s the difference between suffering a stroke and not ever being able to walk again, and getting treatment and walking out. … The faster we can provide treatment, the faster you will get better.” Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, and the number one cause of disability. One individual in the U.S. experiences a stroke every 40 seconds and every four minutes, someone dies from a stroke. Anyone can suffer a stroke, but there are factors that put Southern Kentucky Health & Family Journal
some individuals at higher risks. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, an irregular heart rhythm, sleep apnea, smoking, obesity, and excessive alcohol intake can increase a person’s risk of having a stroke. Age, sex, family history, and race can also have an impact on your risk of stroke. AfricanAmericans, Asians, Hispanics, and women are considered high-risk populations. Amber Parker, RN, MSN, Senior Director of Critical Care Services, says the hospital seems to have been successful so far in educating the public concerning the symptoms of stroke. “In January of 2012, 19 stroke patients were seen in the hospital,” Parker notes. “In January of 2013, 45 stroke patients were seen. That tells us we’re getting the word out and providing education, and that more people are recognizing the symptoms of strokes earlier.” LCRH is now a certified Primary Stroke Center partnered with the UK HealthCare/Norton HealthCare Stroke Affiliate Network. Venters says a portion of the fourth floor of the hospital was opened in April of 2011 as a “Stroke Unit” - a 29-bed unit allowing all stroke patients to receive treatment in an area staffed by
personnel with specialized training in treating stroke. The unit uses the “One Stop” model of care. The level of care given revolves around the patient’s needs, all within the same unit, rather than moving the patient from room to room based on the level of care needed. Physicians in this unit include neurologists Jose Cardenas and P.D. Patel and neurosurgeons Amr El-Naggar and Magdy El-Kalliny.
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Nurses Jessica Douglas, Amber Parker, and Kelly Venters pose outside a critical care room in Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital’s Neuro Intensive Care unit. The Neuro ICU allows stroke patients to stay in the same unit of the hospital for the duration of their stay.
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On Arbor Day, which is celebrated the last week in April, people across the country plant trees. Of course, trees provide us with many benefits, including beauty, fruit and oxygen, as well as protection against land erosion. But the act of planting and nurturing trees can also guide our behavior in other areas of life — such as investing. First of all, consider the vision and patience exhibited by tree growers when they plant their saplings. As an investor, you, too, need this type of perseverance and long-term outlook. When you invest, you should be focused on the long term yet be prepared for the inevitable short-term market downturns. How long is “long term”? Many investors hold quality investments for decades. It’s a long process, but the potential growth you seek will need this time. What else can you, as an investor, learn from tree planters? For one thing, be aware of how they keep their orchards healthy. By providing proper irrigation and disease-prevention measures, they help their trees stay on the long path toward maturity. Similarly, you need to nurture your investment portfolio by continually providing it with the financial resources it needs to stay “healthy.” During periods of market volatility, it can be tempting to take a “time out” from investing — but if you do, you’ll miss out on the potential growth opportunities that may follow. Since no one can really predict the beginnings and endings of either “up” or “down” markets, you’re better off by staying invested. Also, just as horticulturalists
take steps to keep their trees from being subject to disease, you can keep your portfolio in good shape by periodically “pruning” it of investments that no longer meet your needs. Here’s something else that tree planters can teach us: diversification. Consider an orchard that contains several different fruit trees; its commercial benefits may be greater than a comparable orchard that only grows apples. Plus, the presence of a variety of trees can prove beneficial if disease strikes one type. In some areas of the country, for example, Dutch Elm Disease wiped out thousands of trees, leaving entire streets treeless. If some other species had also been planted, these streets would still have had the benefits provided by mature trees, even if the elms were gone. As an investor, you don’t want to own just one type of financial asset, such as growth stocks, because if a downturn hits this segment, your entire portfolio could take a big hit. A better strategy would be to populate your “financial orchard” with a variety of investments — such as stocks, bonds and government securities — that are suitable for your situation. (Keep in mind, though, that while diversification can help reduce the effects of volatility, it can’t guarantee a profit or protect against loss.) As an investor, you can learn some lessons from Arbor Day that could prove “tree-mendously” helpful to you as you chart your course for the future — and you won’t even have to “go out on a limb” to put these strategies in place.
This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.
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Technology reunites relatives across Atlantic
Our story begins just before the turn of the 20th century in England. A family of eight is struggling to make a living in North Wales. The mother, a seamstress, dies in 1897. Her husband, a tenant farmer, dies two years later. Their six children — four boys and two girls — are left without a home. The girls go into domestic service, cooking or cleaning for more fortunate families. The boys are sent to Mansfield, where a half-brother has gone into mining. By 1903, two of the brothers resolve to do what so many Europeans had before them — leave all they’ve known behind for a fresh start in America. Perhaps not all they know. The brothers land solidly May 2013
in Appalachian Kentucky, where mining jobs are plentiful.
One brother, James, remains lost so far to the passage of time. It is believed that he settled in Bell County but his fate remains elusive to successive generations. The other brother, Tom, joined the Stearns Coal and Lumber Company in what would eventually become McCreary County (as of 1912). He married and raised a family in mining camps like Barthell, where he can be traced through a 1917-18 military draft card as the United States entered World
War I. In later years, before his death in 1960 at the age of 73, Tom would enjoy success as a painter. Houses and automobiles, signs, even murals…Tom could paint it all. More so than James, Tom tried to stay in contact with his family back in England. Younger brother Latham kept all of Tom’s correspondence — sharing it with his own family. One photograph in particular always fascinated Latham’s grandson, Stephen Bartley. It depicted a man and woman on the front porch of a modest home and was inscribed “Tom and Wife in America.” Stephen was also haunted by Tom’s
last letter, written to Latham in 1945 upon the death of Tom’s son Carl in a train accident. According to a July 3, 1945, article from The McCreary County Record, PFC Carl Bartley was returning home from combat in Germany. He had gotten off the 11:15 train on a Sunday night but was somehow struck less than a quarter-mile from his parents’ Whitley City home. He was about two weeks from turning 21.
Wanting to know more about his American cousins but knowing only a few names and a tragedy which happened more than 60 years prior, Stephen hired a genealogist in New York in 2009. The genealogist found Kay Morrow, director of the McCreary County Public Library. Morrow and another library
Eddie and Stephen list some names missing from the digital family tree.
Brenda Bartley Roy shows retired librarian Peggy Rector the family tree she has constructed with her iPad.
staffer, Peggy Rector, could not only help with research but also personally knew the Bartley family. Morrow sent the newspaper article detailing Carl’s death, along with her contact information offering additional help. Stephen, who good-naturedly admits he’s not good with computers, sat on the information for another two years before passing it on to his cousin, Brenda Bartley Roy, a retired nurse who is computer-savvy and passionate about the family tree. Brenda renewed contact with Kay, who shared the email address of another Brenda — Brenda Strunk Bartley, whose late husband Bruce was Tom’s grandson. Brenda Bartley found linking the local Bartleys to their counterparts “across the pond” a fun challenge. “My brother got me into it [genealogy] — researching the Strunk side,” she said. Before long, the McCreary Bartleys and the Welsh Bartleys were transitioning from strangers to family — greatly aided by the growing popularity of Facebook and the website Ancestry.com. “Now we’re just trying to fill in the gaps,” Brenda Roy said. “We didn’t have the resources that we do now.” She has constructed a digital family tree that has grown to include 200 family members (and counting). Last month, she and Stephen traveled to McCreary County for a week to meet their American brethren. Though there are no plans yet, Eddie Bartley said he “would love to go to England” to see where his ancestors came from. “This trip is great because it makes it all complete,” Brenda Roy said. “Tom’s home in Wales was very much like this place — a very close community.”
Janie Slaven is Editor of The McCreary County Record
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Their first meeting, appropriately, took place at the McCreary County Public Library where Morrow and Rector introduced the English cousins to Brenda Strunk Bartley and her nephew by marriage (Tom’s great grandson) Eddie Bartley. As the relatives got to know each other, Morrow continued to work on her laptop to research birth and death records as questions popped up. The McCreary Bartleys also planned a larger family reunion as well as a tour of local sites important to the family. Brenda Roy is still hopeful that the family can track down the missing brother, James. “We can’t help but feel that we’ll find someone from James,” she said. “He was married to a Mary Boyd, and there were three children listed in the 1940 census.” “Carl is the lynchpin,” Stephen observed. “We found him, and we found them all.”
Brenda Strunk Bartley (standing) shares photos with Stephen Bartley and Brenda Bartley Roy.
The Bartleys met in person for the first time on Wednesday, April 10. From left: McCreary County Public Library Director Kay Morrow, Brenda Strunk Bartley, Stephen Bartley, Brenda Bartley Roy and Eddie Bartley.
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Grady B. Cummins was all ears the first time he heard For many years, he and eight other men traveled throughout about the business that would allow him to aid others for Kentucky and several other states before the father of three more than 50 years. decided he could give better service at home by having “I was in a restaurant when I saw a fellow who looked regular business hours five days per week. prosperous, and I asked him what he did for a living. He said, The decision met the hearty approval of Mrs. Cummins and ‘I help people to hear better.’” their offspring, Brad, Elizabeth and Allison. That’s all the young, ex football star needed to hear before Brad (Graydon Cummins III) is now an emergency room kicking off a career doctor in Indiana that has allowed him and father of to improve the quality two, Gracie and of life for thousands Brady; Elizabeth by Don White of people, primarily Ellis resides in in Pulaski and nearby Lexington, where counties. her husband is an Already familiar associate pastor at with sales, having Immanuel Baptist worked for Progressive Church. They have Farmer Magazine and a son, Jordan, Prudential Insurance, and twins Kaitlan the veteran of a fourand Meredith; year stint in the Air Allison C. Caruso Force went to work for lives in Corbin Louisville Hearing Aid and works at Center. Southern Hearing He learned the ropes Aid as a licensed while traveling both hearing instrument locally and throughout specialist. She several states, giving and her husband potential customers have one daughter, hearing tests in their Eliana. homes. Grady Cummins Grady Cummins displays an assortment of hearing aids, from vintage to In 1963, he bought may be widely modern, showing how they have changed in the last 50 or so years. out a store in Corbin known today as and relocated it to “the hearing aid Somerset, opening Southern Hearing Aid, Inc. above the man,” but the native of Newark, New Jersey, has filled many studio of photographer C Tom Smith on East Mt. Vernon other roles. Street. At age 15 he was a victim of polio but recovered well As the hearing aid specialist watched his business expand, enough to become an All-State Honorable Mention football it was relocated several times before finally getting a player by the time he graduated at Somerset High in 1955. permanent home in Suite #5 of Roses Tradewind Shopping A member of All-State Chorus, he was also known as an Center in 1984. excellent roller skater, showcasing his skills early on at a rink May 2013
Grady and wife Jan Cummins
in the basement of the Hotel Beecher. His skills on the gridiron led to a scholarship at the University of Chattanooga, where beating the University of Tennessee was just one of the accomplishments of his legendary coach, Scrappy Moore. He also played at a junior college in Mississippi and for the base team at Biloxi, Mississippi, while in the Air Force, where working on the famed U2 spy plane was one of his projects. At age 76, he can look back on a career that has seen him be among the leaders of his profession. He served on the State Board of Directors for the Hearing Aid Association of Kentucky when legislation was enacted to protect the public when purchasing hearing aids. Among the honors hanging on the walls of his office are certificates of appreciation for donations of hearing aids made to charitable causes. But, perhaps the greatest contribution made by the 11th person in America to be board certified in hearing instrument sciences has been giving local and area citizens a place they know has their Don White is best interest at a freelance heart. journalist/writer That’s and author of The something worth Kentucky Traveler hearing about.
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lifetime In last month’s Health and Family magazine I wrote about my 1948 Pontiac but I forgot to mention the first car in which I rode. I’ve told the story about my first car trip several times over the years in my Humble Reporter column, but educated types who read this sophisticated publication probably can’t decipher the Anglo-Saxon dialect I use in my column. I’m getting old. I’ve seen a lot of changes in my time. But the more things change the more they stay the same. When I was growing up threequarters of a century ago there were a lot more horses than cars. History repeats itself and today there are still more horses’ posteriors than tail pipes, but space in this article is insufficient to name names. Seriously, cars were relatively rare in my day. As a child, we would sit in the front yard on a hot summer night and listen to an occasional car as it drove down the Lebanon pike about two miles across the field and through the woods from where we lived. We were so far away from the pike that the wind had to be blowing in the right direction before we could hear the sound. A car couldn’t make it up to our house. We were on a lane leading off a county road about a half mile away. A branch ran across the lane down in a low place a couple hundred yards below our old log house. In the wintertime, the road was so miry a horse would sink to its knees. No way could a wagon or car get across. In the May 2013
summertime, ruts were so deep in the lane it was still almost impassable. So, you see, there wasn’t too much traffic past our place. The only thing we knew about a car were pictures in the mail-order catalog and sounds from Lebanon pike. We hardly ever saw a living soul. The closest neighbor’s house was a mile and a half across the field. I used to run inside and get under the bed when I saw somebody coming. My first ride in a car was almost by accident. I don’t remember exactly when it was, but we had moved to town after Daddy got a job as janitor at Campbellsville College, now Campbellsville University. A professor at the college had bought a farm and wanted a cow. My brother and I were standing out in the front yard when this college man came to get Daddy to go with him to pick out a good cow. He was driving a spanking new Model T; I believe it was a 1940 model. My brother was probably about 12 or 13 and I was 10 or 11. Neither of us had been out of Taylor County, and Taylor County is not nearly as big as Pulaski County. The college man looked at Daddy and then at us and asked if we wanted to go. I looked at Brother and he looked at me, not knowing what to do. “C’mon, get in,” said the college professor. We did. Brother and I crawled in the backseat. Brother got in first. He was the oldest and probably the bravest. I didn’t look out. I was scared out
of my mind. I didn’t know whichaway we were going. We were flying down the road. I didn’t know anything could go that fast. I thought the end had come. The car finally stopped. We were parked near a field and the college professor and Daddy got out and started looking at cows. Brother got out of the car, but I wouldn’t budge. I just sat there. I was shaking all over. I found out later we were in Larue County. I had never been that far from home. Brother and I never said a word because we didn’t know whether folks in Larue County talked the same language. To make a long story short, the college professor, with Daddy’s help, picked out a cow and we all came back home. That trip was a lesson learned. Now that I’m as old as I am, I still don’t like going fast. I get nervous when telephone poles fly past me. I was driving down the road the other day. I had the pedal to the metal, or so it seemed. I’ll bet I was going 35 miles per hour. You know what? Cars were passing me like I was sitting still. No wonder we have so many wrecks.
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There are several national celebrations for senior citizens in May—Older Americans Month, National Senior Health & Fitness Day, and National Nursing Home Week. However, for Kathy Grabeel, director of the Pulaski County Senior Center in the Dunbar Intergenerational Center, every day is an opportunity to improve the lives of seniors. Grabeel believes there are several advantages senior citizens have in this area. “Meals on Wheels, Senior Friends, Silver Sneakers, Rocky Hollow—there are a lot of things that are geared towards retirees.” Although the center has no plans to make a formal celebration of Older Americans Month, the monthly schedule is always filled with special events, ranging from having special guests in the healthcare field, to special meals, topics of special interest to seniors, special music, and more. Grabeel says, “We try to
do something everybody enjoys.” Of course, even the regular schedule has a number of great activities, including bingo and a daily lunch, as well as a television room and a computer station available for use for free. Health and fitness is also something the center takes very seriously. They have a monthly “sittercize” class, providing an opportunity for everyone to exercise safely, even those with limited abilities. Additionally, a number of the center’s regulars participate in Silver Sneakers, a program offered by the Somerset Family Fitness Center. However, Grabeel believes one of the most valuable aspects of health is provided simply by coming in to socialize with other people. “A lot of seniors get complacent, and we need to stay active both physically and mentally. Don’t isolate yourself in your house.” Kathy Balltrip, RN and director of the Alzheimer’s Day Center also located within the Dunbar Intergenerational Center, says considering long-term care is a major decision for everyone. She recommends people begin looking at a long-term care facility when caring for a loved one becomes overwhelming for the caregiver. “When the family member is so exhausted they cannot take care of their family member anymore. When that loved one gets to the point that their health is in danger as well, they need to be actively seeking additional help.” It can also be difficult to choose the right place, but with a little investigation, caregivers can be sure to make the right choice for their loved one. Balltrip says the precise qualities to look for vary, since it depends on the diagnosis. For example, for people suffering from Alzheimer’s or Dementia, Balltrip suggests, “go and see what kind of program that facility offers for Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients. They need very specific stimulation because of their prognosis, so ask very specific questions about what they offer in the form of stimulation.” Thanks to the administration of the Lake Cumberland Area Development District, every county in the area Southern Kentucky Health & Family Journal
has a senior center of its own, replete with similar activities and opportunities.
Furthermore, any senior citizen can use them—there are no restrictions based on income.
Grabeel says, “It doesn’t matter how little or how much you make. Come on in!”
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Carol “Todd” Keeney
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The 82-year-old motorcycle-riding veteran doesn’t recall which prank landed him in trouble with the law. It could have been the time he and buddies tossed gravel onto the tin roof of Colo Holiness Church one Sunday morning during a revival. Or perhaps the occasion when they interrupted services by sticking the head of a mule through an open window. Regardless, the 18-year-old found himself standing before Circuit Judge R.C. Tarter and being asked what he intended to do with his life. Upon learning the eighth grade dropout had been trying to join the military, Judge Tarter said, “Let me help you out on that.” And that’s how Carol Keeney embarked on a career in the Army that would include nearly 22 years of service, including 31 months in a North Korean Prisoner of War camp. Sipping on a Coors Light at the Harvey Street residence he has called home for 35 years, the Colo native remains defensive about the actions of his youth. 26
“They were really gettin’with it at that revival, shoutin’ and carrying on. We just thought we’d add to the fun they seemed to be having,” he says, between sips of his Coor’s Light. The Harvey Street resident is still trying to adapt to life without his wife of 54 years, the former Betty Sue Ford, who died in February of last year. One of 11 children, he is surrounded by family and friends in Somerset, but his only two offspring reside in Danville and Winchester. Still active in veterans affairs, he has served several terms as post commander for Veterans of Foreign Wars. Next month, he’ll climb aboard his Yamaha Royal Star 1300 and embark on a 101-mile ride in support of homeless veterans. Although it’s been more than 60 years since his capture, the former state highway dept. employee is reluctant to go into specific details. “When I was working, I didn’t think much about my experiences, and I’m just now feeling the stress.” The date of his capture behind enemy lines, February 12, 1951, is forever etched in his memory. Never a model prisoner, he found himself facing a Chinese court after refusing to obey orders. “I wouldn’t listen to their bull, so they put me in solitary confinement.” On another occasion, he was able to talk his captors into allowing him to
lead a group of men in the building of a latrine a short distance from the prison camp. While they were working, the men discussed their dissatisfaction with a group of Americans the Chinese called “The Progressive Group.” “They listened to all the propaganda and did what they were told.” Their loyalty to the enemy was rewarded by their being allowed to live in a house, apart from the other POWs. “One night, we decided we’d put a stop to that by going in there, turning out their one light bulb, and beating the hell out of them. There were 12 of them, and we couldn’t really tell if we were hitting them or each other. They called three of us the instigators and put us in solitary confinement.” Keeney was finally freed in a prisoner exchange, and chances are his captors were as anxious to get him out of town as Judge Tarter had been a few years earlier. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Keeney of Ruth hadn’t known if their son was dead or alive, as he was simply listed as missing in action. Finally, he was allowed to send them a letter, which he signed with his nickname, “Todd,” to let them know it was really from him and he was on his way home. A “welcome home” ceremony was held in front of the courthouse with Judge Tarter as the main speaker.
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Adison plays basketball for the Southwestern Warriors, and had an important role in their district championship season. She averaged 19.6 points/game and shot 37.8% from the 3-point line. Even though she is already causing problems for opposing teams, she is not satisfied. Adison has just completed a 6 week sports performance program at Total Rehab Center. It is a challenging, customized training program, that is based on the needs of each athlete. We call it the PASS program because it works on basic athletic skills such as Power, Agility, Strength and Speed. Every sport requires a different set of skills but these basic elements are shared. Although Adison has enjoyed
success on the court, through our testing she soon discovered that there was room for improvement. A focused program directed at not only improving performance but reducing the risk of injury was developed. Since girls are 5 times more likely to have an ACL injury than boys, the extra attention makes sense.
Because of her hard work she has shown improvement in all areas and will continue to improve with the training techniques she has learned. Although the intensity of the work-outs is more than she was accustomed to, she never quit and always gave it her all. Her dedication and athletic ability will no doubt lead to another successful season next year.
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Shared Governance Councils Giving nurses the opportunity to be heard
Chief Nursing Officer, Sheryl Glasscock, DNP, RN (front row, left) serves as a resource for the Professional Development Council, pictured. This is one of the seven nursing councils that are a part of the Shared Governance organization of the hospital, which is designed to provide opportunities for nursing staff to participate in all activities that have an impact on their work that promote positive behaviors and practices. by
When you meet one of the approximately 460 nurses at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, you may also be meeting a policy-maker, a researcher, or a volunteer coordinator. In an effort to empower bedside caregivers to be a part of the future direction of nursing, LCRH uses a “shared governance” method of leadership among its nursing staff. Shared governance councils, headed by nurses, help make decisions about
changes that might need to be made to improve the level of care received by patients. Sheryl Glasscock, DNP, RN, Chief Nursing Officer at LCRH, explains that there are several councils in which nurses can participate. -A professional development council coordinates educational needs and priorities in conjunction with staff development. -A clinical advancement council helps reward nurses who meet certain criteria for advancement and encourages opportunities for nurses to obtain national certification in their specialties. (Seventy-five nurses became nationally certified in 2012.) -A nursing quality council helps insure compliance with federal and state standards. -A nursing practice council incorporates nursing research findings into clinical practice and reviews and approves policies. -A nursing image and community
service council focuses on staff morale and wellness and encourages volunteerism. -A nursing research council generates new nursing research ideas and projects. While the above-mentioned councils are hospital-wide, LCRH also uses unit-based councils. In those councils, caregivers elect representatives to serve on the council and to work to improve the care provided in each unit. “We want our nurses to want to be here,” Glasscock explains. “Having shared governance councils helps us retain our nurses - because they have a voice. … The RN’s are the members doing the work and the research. It’s not just the administration telling them what to do.”
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When I was 12 my family made a choice few do—we became a foster family, giving children in some of the worst possible circumstances a chance at a safer life until their birth family could care for them again. Over the course of the six years my family fostered, seven children--including two groups of siblings--came into our home and placed an indelible mark on our lives forever. Sadly that is just a drop in the bucket when considering the number of children who need foster care. Currently, over 500 children are in need of foster care in the eighteen county Cumberland region, with only about 450 foster families, counting the families that work through the many private agencies. With the knowledge
that finding the right situation for both the foster family and the foster child can be extraordinarily difficult, it is clear that there still need to be more foster families. Valerie Kelsey, Family Service Office Supervisor with the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services, says there are many reasons a child may need foster care. “Abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, dependency, and then we get some children that their families just can’t care for them. Status offenders, truancy issues--substance abuse is a huge issue. Sometimes children just aren’t safe to remain in the home.” Rhonda Cantrell, Social Services Clinician with the Department for Community Based
Services, adds, “It’s always the first goal to reunite with a family member that’s safe” underscoring that foster placement is ideally a short-term situation. There are a number of different foster and adoption agencies that partner with the Department for Community Based Services, such as Sunrise Children’s Services, based in Mt. Washington, Kentucky, with branches throughout the state, including Somerset. Pat Crabtree says she enjoys seeing the process of people choosing to become foster parents and then continuing into the future. “As a director, I see how it evolves from the inquiry to become foster parents all the way to placement.” Tammy Burns, foster care specialist at Sunrise Children’s Services, says “I
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think that’s the thing people like about Sunrise as well, it’s more of a family than just an agency.” This focus and dedication to giving support to the foster families they serve undergirds the entire organization of Sunrise Children’s Services. Kenny Williams, public relations director for Sunrise Children’s Services, says “we try to do something special for every one of our foster families. This year the COO of the organization is sending a gift to every family. We also have regional celebrations regularly, whether that’s punch and cake at the office or taking a dinner to the foster home--we look at what a family needs and then capitalize on that.” Williams also mentions support many volunteers give on a regular basis, and encourages everyone to consider how they might be able to give to foster children and foster families, even if they do not feel able to work as a foster family themselves. The Department for Community Based Services also enjoys celebrating the foster families that make
Pat Crabtree, Tammy Burns, Erica Thurman examining a case file.
this all possible, through special commemorations, including a quilt filled with commemorative squares or the handprint poster. Informational events about becoming a foster family
also happen frequently, including at RECC events, churches, businesses, fairs, and more. The Foster Parent Association also holds a number of events, including an annual 5K to raise
money for programs in the area as well as giving information about foster care and adoption. When a family applies to become a foster family they must undergo at least 30 hours of training--varying based on which agency they are going through-in addition to intense background checks and multiple home visits and studies. Cantrell says, “It’s our responsibility to make sure we find out all kinds of things about the applicants so we can make the best matches and we can find families that are going to be really good to these children while they’re in these unfortunate circumstances.” Furthermore, the family must continue their training every year. After going through the classes-which cover psychology, parenting, first aid, and more--parents will be added to the database of available foster parents, and could receive a call at any time to see if they can take a new placement. Director of the Somerset office of Sunrise Children’s Services, a non-profit private foster and adoption
agency, Pat Crabtree says, “the better skills foster parents have, the more successful that child or children are in that foster home.” Sunrise Children’s Services places an emphasis on therapeutic foster care, giving foster parents the skills to both teach and nurture the children placed in their care. Kelsey says there are many reasons to foster, but one of the most common is also profoundly simple. “Foster parents want an opportunity to give back to children. They have lots of love and they want to share that love and their home, and to make some small difference in their lives.” Since there are so many private agencies in addition to the state program itself, it can be helpful for prospective foster parents to consider the benefits different agencies offer. For example, Sunrise Children’s Services might be a good match for a family considering fostering or adoption if they desire a faith-based agency. Additionally, Sunrise’s good reputation and long history--dating back to 1869--
might be another indication that it is the right fit for a foster parent. Regardless of which agency a foster family uses, one of the most important things both private and public foster agencies do is making the right match between a foster family and a foster child. Crabtree says, “each time a child is moved it’s a mark on their life. It’s one more loss they have, and then have to start all over.” Approximately 7,000 Kentucky children and over 400,000 nationwide need foster care now. Unfortunately, over 30,000 of those children will grow out of the foster system this year without the support, love, and grounding of a family. It may not be as visible as many other forms of service to the community, but our society is indescribably indebted to foster parents as well as being in need of more. Erica Thurman, foster care specialist at Sunrise Children’s Services says, “a lot of times children have been neglected of love. They just haven’t had the encouragement they need, so they just need someone to step up.”
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I’m in love with a dead man. This man was wonderful. He and I met September 18, 2011, he took me out to dinner and from that date on we were inseparable. He was unlike any other man I have ever known. He became a father to my 18 year old son that never had. He was the kind of man I looked for my whole life. I called him my “dream guy”. He was truly my angel. Although we only had 11 months together he taught me a lot about life and GOD. He thanked me every day for loving him and adoring him. He showed me what true love really was. He was brave, smart, and the best thing that ever happened in my life. I miss him so much. He was my best friend and we did everything together. He was a good provider, father, friend, brother, uncle, companion, and preacher but his life became too much for him to bear so he chose to end his life. He had a strong faith in the Lord. I know you’re wondering how someone with his kind of faith could take their own life. I wish I could answer that for you. Sometimes I get mad wondering why he would do this to me and the people who loved him. Didn’t he know that GOD would pull him through? This is the hardest thing I have ever had to go through. He made my life better and now he is gone. I am breathing but at times I don’t feel alive. I’m learning how to pick up the pieces. One of the things I am working through is guilt for not being able to see this coming. He had made an attempt in the past. But I am learning that people think about suicide for all different kinds of reasons. Some use it as a cry for help when they attempt to hurt themselves and expect someone to come and save them. Some are in pain (physical or emotional) and don’t want to feel that anymore. Southern Kentucky Health & Family Journal
And some have totally lost the desire to live and don’t talk to anyone about it and take drastic steps to end their life. Whatever the reason, we need to all be aware that there are hurting people around us and be more mindful of ways we can help. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. I wrote this article to help increase people’s awareness of suicide and to let people know there is help out there! And I also want to let people know that suicide has taken the life of another truly wonderful person. We can work together to help people see that suicide is not their only option. Suicide affects so many people, even after they die. I have been searching for someone who can support me as I walk through this wilderness of grief. Hospice of Lake Cumberland has a monthly group and counselors that offer support. If you attend a church, your pastor may be a great source of support if you only talk to them. I honestly don’t know where I would be without the support and guidance of my pastor. But I have learned GOD is the one who has helped the most. Before my fiance´ died, he left me a suicide note, he told me the best thing I could do in his memory was to surrender to GOD as my savior. Those were his dying wishes and I am more aware than ever that there is a God and He’s walking with me through this. I believe God sent my fiance´ to me for a reason. If you knew this man, you knew he was slow to anger, had a soft touch, and a huge heart. He is missed by so many people. The world lost when we lost him.
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STROKE, from page 9 But the care received by stroke patients at LCRH begins before they enter the stroke unit. From the moment someone in the emergency room exhibits signs of a stroke - and often even earlier, in the ambulance - a “stroke team” is mobilized when they hear a “stroke alert” sound across the hospital. At that moment, all hospital staff trained to work with stroke patients stand ready to work. LCRH has worked with local EMS workers to ensure they have been properly trained to deal with stroke symptoms as well, so they can help “jump start” the treatment process before the patient even arrives at the hospital. With faster recognition of symptoms by stroke victims and their loved ones, and with procedures in place to provide faster treatment for victims when they arrive at the hospital, patients in the region have a greater likelihood of surviving and recovering from “brain attacks.”
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Somerset High School 1974 - Baseball
When you mention the year 1974 to David Dorsey, the exSomerset All-State pitcher can immediately begin taking you for a stroll down memory lane with a smile upon his face. And, it’s for good reason. You see, for David Dorsey, 1974 will always be remembered as one of the best years of his life. Dorsey was a senior at Somerset High School way back then, and was the Briar Jumpers ace pitcher on the ‘74 team that won the Kentucky High School State Baseball Championship that season. That in itself is a big accomplishment, but the way Somerset — most notably Dorsey — was able to win that state crown is truly a remarkable story. Coach Charlie Taylor’s Briar Jumpers had won the regional championship for the fourth straight time in Dorsey’s career with a win over Russell County, and found themselves at Morehead State with seven other squads that were vying for a state title. For David Dorsey — thanks to a great arm and a little luck from Mother Nature — the SHS senior would go on to pick up the win in three consecutive games at the state tourney — a feat that hasn’t happened since. “I remember we went up against Madisonville in the opening game of the state tourney, and we knocked them off 8-4, and I pitched a complete game, going seven innings,” stated Dorsey. “The next day, we went up against Bath County and Barry Vaught started for us, but I came on in relief for him, and 40
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pitched the final 3 1/3 innings, as we beat them 6-3, to advance to the state championship game,” Dorsey added. So, there was a Somerset team just one win shy of the school’s first ever state baseball championship, but the Briar Jumpers ace in the hole — Dorsey — had already pitched 10 1/3 innings in the first two days of the tournament. That’s when Mother Nature and a little luck came into play for the Briar Jumpers. The very next day taking on Paducah Tilghman in the state finals, Somerset’s Mike Sheehan got the start on the mound for the Jumpers, and with just one out and a Tilghman runner at second base in the first inning, the rain began to pour down on the field, eventually washing the game out. “I can remember how nervous coach ‘T’ (Charlie Taylor) was in the dugout during that rain delay,” pointed out Dorsey, with a huge grin across his face. “I remember him yelling at us about how we threw the ball the wrong way around the horn during pregame warmups,” he added. “Back in those days, there was no diamond dry like there is today, and the fields were no where in as good of shape then as they are today with drainage systems, etc.” So, to make a long story short, the two teams were sent back to their respective dorms at Morehead State, and would come back the next day to resume the state finale. But, would the Briar Jumpers ace Dorsey, be able to pitch for Somerset that next day? At that time, there were no limits in place on the number Southern Kentucky Health & Family Journal
of innings a player could pitch in a certain amount of days. But, even at that, after throwing 10 1/3 innings in three days, would Dorsey be able to come back the day after that rain delay to pitch for his club in the finals? “I remember waking up the next morning, the sun was shining and the sky was a deep blue,” Dorsey stated. “I remember coming down the steps of the dorm and coach ‘T’ was standing by the bus, because he drove the bus back then,” said Dorsey. “We sort of made eye contact and grinned at each other, and at that moment I knew I would be pitching.” And, as they say, the rest for Dorsey and Somerset is some sweet history indeed. Dorsey went out that next day and pitched 6 2/3 innings of no-hit shutout baseball, as Somerset pounded Paducah Tilghman 11-0 to win a state championship, bringing home the title for the purple and gold. For his efforts — winning all three games for Somerset at the state tournament — Dorsey was named to the AllTournament Team for the state tourney, was an All-State selection for 1974 — his second All-State selection of his prep career — and he was named as The Courier Journal’s State Baseball Player of the Year for the 1974 season. Dorsey says that all of these years later, the neat thing for him is that he, along with several of his teammates from that ‘74 team, all came back home and coached at Somerset High School. “You know you look at all the guys that came back home,
stayed here, and coached at Somerset from that team,” Dorsey remarked. “Gary Conley, Jack Logsdon, Chris Adkins, and Max Messamore all came back and coached at our school in an attempt to give something back,” he added. “To me, that says a lot about the guys from our team. We were a lot closer to each other than we would have been had we been on a college team together, because we were all from this community. We grew up together playing baseball in the backyard with each other, and came together in high school and won a state title. It doesn’t get much better than that.” Today, Dorsey is firmly entrenched as the head coach of the Somerset girl’s softball program, and has led his club to a 12th Regional championship and a pair of 47th District titles over the past three years — with that regional crown and the two district championships all being the first post season titles in school history. However, nothing will ever compare to the magical year and those magical four days in Morehead, Kentucky for David Dorsey way back in the spring of Doug Eads is a 1974. For that week, Commonwealth Dorsey and the Journal Briar Jumpers were Correspondent indeed the Kings of the Diamond.
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