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Health&Family Vol. 9 Issue 7 July 2013



Southern Kentucky



The Market on Main Sustainable & Organic Farming

A Picture of Health? The Good Ol’ Days & Home Remedies

KBC Donor Center to Get New Home

Wellness Park

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INDEX Health Family Journal Southern Kentucky

Volume 9 Issue 7 July 2013

PUBLISHER Rob McCullough

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Ken Shmidheiser

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Steve Cornelius Joan Kite Bill Mardis

Tricia Neal Don White

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Healthier Food Options.....................5 by Joan Kite Somerset KBC Donor Center to Get New Home..............................7 by Don White

Will You Be Able to Retire When You Want?...............................9 Edward Jones From Community Eyesore to Beautiful Wellness Park..................10 by Tricia Neal


Hospitalists: Doctors Making Practicing Choices by Tricia


Retiring Baby Boomers and Parental Care...........................12 Helping Hands Personal Care Walk to Better Health......................13 by Joan Kite Start Down The Path to a Better, Younger You.................15 Vitalis Rejuvenation Team Work On and Off the Field....19 Total Rehab Center


A Picture of Health?


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COVER PHOTO: Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital’s Wellness Park was created as the result of the Hospital’s recent achievement of an overall excellence award. The award money was used to create this beautiful park in an area which was once an overgrown, out-of-the-way thicket. Cover photo by Mike Hornback/Inside story and photos by Tricia Neal. Southern Kentucky Health & Family Journal

Pulaski County residents turn to local sustainable farmers for

Healthier Food Options

By Joan Kite The narrative of modern food production reads like a spy novel. In Europe, protesters sneak into university research fields and shred genetically modified crops. In America, whistleblowers break into industrial slaughterhouses to film the horrors of animal cruelty. And in Faubush, Kentucky, a former registered nurse, fedup with chemically enhanced meat, learns how to slaughter her own hand-raised rabbit by watching a YouTube video at home. Some people, concerned about the potential health hazards of processed and genetically modified food, are turning to local farmers for help. Feed us food we know is safe and natural, they cry. Besides, it tastes better. Somerset, Kentucky is lucky. Recently, people have migrated to Pulaski and surrounding counties to start sustainable and organic farms while farmers here have expanded operations to include sustainable farming methods. Many of them came together last month at The Market on Main, Somerset’s newest farmer’s market. Participants included Jennings Hollow Farm, Good Life Ranch, Cedar Creek Farms, Solar Ray Farm, Heavenly Homestead Cheese, Old Paths Farm and Meadowbrook Orchards and Farms. On sale were cheeses from hormonefree cows, organic lettuces, tomatoes, herbs, bamboo shoots, cucumbers, bundles of mint, whole chickens and fresh eggs from birds raised in sunshine and grass. “I liked the idea of knowing where my food came from,” said Susan McKee, of Old Paths Farm. McKee is the woman who learned how to raise and kill her own rabbits. She is raising pigs, beef and goats, too. She sells juicy grilled

Geoff McPherson from Good Life Ranch discusses his products with a customer.

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Jamie Aramini, editor of the website Sustainable Kentucky, organized The Market on Main in Somerset.

sausages at The Market on Main. “My pigs are out in the sunshine, eating hickory nuts, persimmons. Everything we’ve done is humane.” Public awareness of industrialized food production has been heightened partly because of risk-taking writers who investigated the food industry. Lindsey and Geoff McPherson, owners of Good Life Ranch in Casey County, said they started their sustainable farm after reading books like Michael Pollan’s “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” and Barbara Kingsolver’s “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.” Pollan has detailed the dangers of planting mass crops of genetically modified corn, soybeans and cotton. A genetically modified organism (GMO) is created by combining the DNA of two different organisms to create a new one. Genetically modified crops allegedly boast resistance to pests, weeds and harsh environmental conditions. Some claim these new plants, fed to meat we eat and mixed in processed food, is harmful. Videos and documentaries depict experiments of rats fed GMO food that show the rodents developing large tumors, seizures, and sometimes dying. Enough studies, however, haven’t been done to determine the effects of ill health on humans, said a spokeswoman from The Institute of Responsible Technology. In fact, few focused studies have been done at all. The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved GMO crops without any sure-footed research to determine their safety. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not require biotech companies to perform pre-market safety testing. Are GMO crops and food harmful? The truth is we don’t really know. “I’m not concerned about harmful effects of genetically modified crops,” said Dr. John Settimi, Eastern Kentucky University’s chair of the Department of Agriculture. “It’s like 5

creating a new species of plant.” Some Kentucky residents say it doesn’t really matter. Back to the land for supper. “There is no replacement for Mother Nature,” Good Life Rancher Lindsey McPherson said. “We’re not removing anything from the land. The corn we’re getting is super nutritious.” Aside from a diverse vegetable selection, Good Life Ranch raises animals untouched by modern hybridization, hormones and antibiotics. Docile Red Poll cattle, Kiko and Boer goats, heritage pigs, and Naked Neck chickens do their part on the farm – fertilizing, mowing and tilling the land. Meat and plants raised through sustainable farm methods create healthier, more nutritious food, said Chase Campbell, of Jennings Hollow Farm in Wayne County. Campbell, a Georgia native, learned about good food working in the kitchens of Northern California. He migrated from stove to field devoting a decade learning about organic and sustainable farm method. Last year, he found the perfect plot in Kentucky to build his dream farm. “I grew up being a hunter and a fisherman. I was always harvesting from the wild,” Campbell said. “I worked under quite a few talented chefs. I know what tastes good.” Campbell, a self-proclaimed “steward of the soil,” talks of hybridized chickens genetically engineered to grow quickly in an unnaturally short time. “They get to be six or seven pounds in six weeks. Their bones can’t keep up. Their hearts give out and quite often they

Lindsey and Dustin Perkins sell Terry Huff’s Heavenly Homestead Cheese, which is made from cows’ milk free from hormones or antibiotics.

Chase Campbell, of Jennings Hollow Farm in Wayne County, believes sustainable farm methods produce healthier foods.

Good Life Rancher Geoffrey McPherson and ranch interns (from left to right) Mariana Vazquez, Trevor Antrim, and Bianca Lopez trim a goat’s hooves at Good Life Ranch.

Good Life Ranch raises all kinds of critters including Red Poll cattle and goats. The alpaca “guards” this herd from unwanted predators.


have liver problems,” Campbell said. “You have to educate the public. Your food is not safe. It’s a growing awareness. You have to vote with your pocketbook.” If the crowd gathering at The Market on Main is any indication, then Somerset residents are casting their ballots for local healthy produce. Many farmers sold out quickly. Somerset resident Shella Campbell left the market with Swiss chard, a first-time menu item for her, and kale from Jennings Hollow Farm. “The kale was a lot sweeter and more versatile than that of a grocery store,” Campbell said. “It’s been used in salads, greens ‘n beans, stir fry bowls and some juice already this week. We’ve been using the chard as a change-up from the spinach we usually buy, but this weekend I have a wilted greens Joan Kite dish planned…with Contributing some walnuts and Writer nutritional yeast cheese cream sauce.” Southern Kentucky Health & Family Journal

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You hear a lot of talk these days about fictional heroes. Shelia Trimble Mitchell knows a real hero when she see one. It’s the person who walks through the doors at the Kentucky Blood Center’s Somerset Donor Center to give a pint of blood that may be used to help a total stranger. “People give blood out of the goodness of their hearts, and that’s just awesome,” says the Somerset native and long-time

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operations manager for the non-profit organization. An RN who obtained her nursing degree while living in Houston, Texas, she worked in pediatrics at Lake Cumberland Medical Center before joining the blood center 31 years ago. She has seen the service grow from a two-person operation in a very tiny office behind the old Somerset City Hospital to larger quarters in the Gosser Real Estate building next to Speedway on South US 27.


Sheila Trimble Mitchell, is the operations manager of the Somersest KBC Donor Center.

That move was made 20 years ago. “Now we’ve outgrown this. That’s why we’re getting a bigger building.” The new and ultra modern structure is slated to open soon in Stonegate Centre, a complex near Grand Central Place that will also include a Steak ‘n Shake and Texas Roadhouse eateries. In fact, more than a few people have thought the blood center building, which has been under roof for many weeks, is the Steak ‘n Shake. “Some man walked in here the other day wanting to sell me a sign for Steak ‘n Shake because he had been told I was going to be the manager,” says Mitchell, laughing. As the overseer of an in-house staff of five and mobile staff of 25 making calls in a 20-county area on a daily basis, she has enough on her plate without flipping burgers. Despite the fact that only five percent of eligible people ever donate blood,

nearly 5,000 pints are drawn at the local location annually, and over 20,000 pints by the mobile crew. The Kentucky Blood Center, which also has two locations in Lexington and one in Pikeville, supplies blood to about 60 hospitals in Kentucky. “We’re always needing new donors,” says the Pulaski High grad and valedictorian of the Class of ‘72, who once hoped to become a school teacher. “I still get to teach in leading staff meetings,” she says, noting all new employees receive eight weeks of training. She has high praise for her staff, whom she describes as dedicated professionals who make certain all procedures are carried out as safely as possible. An individual can give blood every 56 days, and the center sees a lot of regular visitors. Blood drives are held frequently, The Somerset KBC Donor Center is currently located at 120 S. Highway 27.

including those surrounding athletic events such as the “Big Blue Crush” and the “Battle of the Bluegrass.” There are also King’s Island ticket giveaways from time to time, free t-shirts, and drawings for new vehicles. “This will be our fourth year to give away a car from Toyota’s Georgetown plant,” says Mitchell, adding that “many people don’t think on their own about donating, so the promotions are necessary.” People coming in to donate can expect to spend just under an hour filling out paperwork and receiving a mini-physical. There will be the sticking of a finger to make sure red blood cell count is high enough for the person to donate safely. After the blood is drawn, it has to be tested and there is a minimum of 72 hours before it can be given to a patient. “Our mission is to make sure safe blood is there for the people in this part of Kentucky.” When not on a mission to help others, Mitchell can be found enjoying life on the road with Doug, her husband of 42 years. Retired from teaching Spanish in Laurel County and at Somerset High, he now teaches part-time at Somerset Community College. Riding together on one of his big Harley Davidson motorcycles, they have been to the Florida Keys, Montana, and traveled along the California coastline. “It’s a great feeling of freedom on a bike,” she says. But, she also says it doesn’t compare to the joy from serving her fellow man at the blood center. “There’s no better high than the feeling you get when you’ve helped someone.” Don White is a freelance journalist/writer and author of The Kentucky Traveler


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Financial Focus


Despite the soaring stock market of the past few years, some Americans are nervous about their ability to retire comfortably — or even retire at all. Consider these somewhat sobering statistics: Almost half of American workers report being “not too confident” or “not at all confident” about being able to afford a comfortable retirement, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute’s 2013 Retirement Confidence Survey. The 28 percent who say they are “not at all” confident is the highest level recorded in the 23 years of this survey. Between 2010 and 2012, the percentage of people 45 to 60 who planned to delay retirement rose to 62 percent from 42 percent, according to the Conference Board, a non-profit business membership and research organization. If you’re in either of these groups — that is, if you’re concerned about having enough resources to enjoy your retirement years or you’re afraid that you’ll have to work longer than you anticipated — what can you do to possibly alleviate your worries? Your first step is to get specific about your retirement goals. Have you set a target date for your retirement yet? If so, how many years until you reach this date? Once you know when you want to retire, you’ll need to come up with some sort of “price tag” for your retirement years. By taking into account your hoped-for lifestyle and your projected longevity, you should be able to develop a reasonably good estimate of how much money you’ll need as a retiree. You may find it helpful to work with a financial professional — someone with the tools and experience to plug in all the variables needed to

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calculate your retirement expenses. Next, review your retirement savings vehicles, such as your 401(k) and IRA. Are you contributing as much as you can afford to these accounts? Are you increasing your contributions when your salary rises? Within these vehicles, are you choosing an investment mix that can offer the growth you’ll need to accumulate a sufficient level of retirement savings? Even after you’ve “maxed out” on your IRA and 401(k) or other employersponsored retirement plan, you can find other tax-advantaged vehicles in which to invest for retirement. Again, your financial advisor can help you evaluate the ones that may be suitable for your needs. Still, even after maximizing your investments, you may come up short of what you’ll need, given your desired retirement date. Consequently, you may need to consider working a couple of extra years. If you like your career, you may find that moving out your retirement date isn’t so bad — you’ll bring in more earned income and you may be able to delay taking Social Security, which would eventually result in bigger monthly checks. Plus, you could postpone your withdrawals from your 401(k) and IRA, giving these accounts more time in which to potentially grow. (Keep in mind, though, that once you turn 70-1/2, you’ll have to start taking money from your 401(k) and your traditional IRA.) In any case, do what you can to retire when you want — but be flexible enough in your thinking so that you won’t be shocked or dismayed if you need to slightly extend your working years. By “covering your bases” in this way, you can be ready for whatever comes your way.

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Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital

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Wellness Park By Tricia Neal

What do you get when you combine a cash prize and an Before eyesore? The area which now houses Lake Cumberland Lake Regional Hospital’s Wellness Park was once Cumberland an overgrown and unsafe area adjacent to the hospital’s parking lot. Regional Hospital’s Wellness Park. Money obtained by achieving an overall excellence award was used to create this beautiful park in an area which was once an overgrown, out-of-the-way thicket. What once was an overgrown thicket sprawling just below Hospital Drive beside Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital is now a lush, beautiful park open to the community for walking, relaxing, and enjoying nature. This spring and summer, members of the community especially hospital employees - have had the opportunity to step away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy some serenity at the hospital’s Wellness Park. Creation of the park was 10

made possible with a cash prize received by the hospital in 2011, when LCRH was named Hospital of the Year out of 55 hospitals in the LifePoint chain. “The award was a cash prize which could be used to obtain anything that would benefit our team members,” explained Mike Everett, who works as an assistant administrator at the hospital. After meeting with hospital employees, Everett learned that the majority of them had been wishing for a good location to take a break from their duties inside the hospital and maybe even a place to get a little exercise. The idea quickly developed into one which would not only benefit hospital employees, but which patients and other members of the community could enjoy. Adjacent to the hospital’s property were a few acres of overgrown trees and grass in a ravine. The space was unsightly and unusable as it was, Everett explained, and the area was even viewed as a potential security problem. Trena Corbin Designs drew up a plan to turn the area into a park with trails, benches, fitness equipment, flowers, and lights, all complementing the natural beauty which already existed in the cleaned-up green space stretching from Floyd Street to Hospital Drive. A pavilion was also drawn into the plans to provide shelter for hospital events like company picnics. The pavilion is also available for use by small church groups and other small local organizations. With the funds received as their reward and with a lot of elbow grease (Everett brags that local materials and local Southern Kentucky Health & Family Journal

The Garden of Life, containing perennial bulbs and flowers planted in memory of organ donors and in appreciation of their families, is located at the south end of the Wellness Park. Pictured are three organ transplant recipients, who were special guests at the dedication of the garden. Doug Stephens, Levi and Laurie Goff, and Riley and Brandi Speck are shown helping plant some of the flowers.

labor were used), the area began to transform from a jungle to a refuge. While much of the vegetation was cleared out to create the space, a few items remain: Several tree stumps were turned into pieces of art by local woodcarver Lucas Pennington. A natural waterfall was uncovered when brush was cleared. Also, one

“resident” discovered living in the area was allowed to stay - a groundhog affectionately known as Somerset Phil. “The hospital is a busy place, but when you go down into the park, it’s like being in a haven,” Everett said. “It’s a nice, green space. It’s very serene.” As the park was developed, designers

also created a space for individuals who are near and dear to many hospital patients’ hearts. A Garden of Life was created at the edge of the park, dedicated to the memory of organ donors and in appreciation for the family members of those individuals. While the park is conveniently located for hospital employees, patients, and family members of patients, the staff at the hospital wants to make it clear that it’s open to anyone. In fact, the public is encouraged to come and use the area as part of a wellness and fitness routine. Everett says the walking trails total approximately eight-tenths of a mile. For information about requirements to reserve the Wellness Park’s pavilion, contact Susan Wilson at (606) 678-3264. Tricia Neal is a freelance writer

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At least four times a week, Somerset resident Janie Scruggs slips on her Brooks running shoes and heads out the door for a downtown walkabout. Sometimes she does it alone. Most often, she meets a friend. She walks in winter and summer. She walks all over town. She averages four miles a trip. She has been walking for more than 20 years. “Walking is my whiskey,” Scruggs said. Scruggs started walking with a group of mothers who were

By Joan Kite meeting each other on the sidelines of their children’s track events. Growing up on a farm, she had been raised active. Adulthood brought increasing responsibilities and a desk job and she was looking for something to do to maintain her health and sanity. “It’s a stress reliever for me,” Scruggs said. “It’s my moment to escape.” People who walk regularly for at least 15 minutes a day tend to weigh less, have lower rates of

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diabetes and low blood pressure, and report lower stress levels. It’s easy to do, doesn’t cost anything but a decent pair of shoes and requires no training. You just do it. How do you keep a daily trudge interesting? Here are some ways to wake-up a walking routine. Just walk Scruggs and her friend, Carla Hoseclaw, meet regularly to walk around the neighborhood. They chat and check out the sights. They have only had to change their route once. A dog had territory issues. So they just walked around him, finding another more peaceful path. Rocky Hollow Park, 142 S. Central Park, has an indoor walking track and outdoor walking paths. To walk indoors, pay the $25 annual fee for a guaranteed climate controlled experience on a comfortable rubberized track. Walkers are encouraged to participate in The Thousand Mile Club. Eight laps around the track is one mile. Walk 8,000 laps and your name goes on the wall upstairs. “I’ve walked 4,200 miles so far,” said

Somerset resident Bill Napier. Napier, who suffers from cerebral palsy, walks the track regularly to stay limber. Walk for someone else In Science Hill, veterinarian Carol Crosslin also slips on her Brooks running shoes and strolls with purpose. Crosslin has a personal stake in her journey. Four years ago, she was diagnosed with and survived breast cancer. Today, Crosslin is preparing for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day event in late October in Atlanta, Georgia. Participants walk 20 miles each day for three days to raise money for breast cancer research. Crosslin takes shorter walks of three to five miles during the week. Longer walks of up to 18 miles within six hours are scheduled for the weekends. The event comes with a training schedule that she uses as a guide. You don’t have to travel far to walk for a good cause. March of Dimes hosts an annual walk/run event in the spring, said Division Director Danny Ashlock. Last year, March of Dimes raised $85,000.

Hospice of Lake Cumberland started a new annual event, a one-mile walk named Paws in the Park held in May at Rocky Hollow Park. You can even walk your dog at that event, provided it is up to date on its vaccinations and is kind to people. Walk mindfully You can walk as a form of moving meditation winding your way through a labyrinth. Pulaski County doesn’t have a labyrinth yet, but Kentucky boasts at least six labyrinths open to the public. Four of them are in Louisville. A labyrinth is a circular path into a quiet center. It appears similar to a maze, but it is not. There is no getting lost. The participant begins at an outer entrance and is gently led by directional stones or plants into the center, using the time to contemplate a meditation or question or prayer. Once in the middle, the participant turns and goes out the way he came.

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You’re hospitalized, but need the attention of your family doctor. Your family doctor is in the middle of an appointment with a patient in his office. You’re in the waiting room at your doctor’s office. Your doctor just got called out to tend to a hospitalized patient. While having a physician who is in such high demand is a good thing, it can also have its down sides. Along the same lines, being a doctor who is in high demand also has its good and bad points. That’s why many physicians are now making a choice. Do they want to continue their private practices, seeing out-patients? Or do they want to become “hospitalists,” who spend their time solely seeing hospitalized patients? Whichever path your doctor chooses, because of the choice of some to become hospitalists, it’s a win/win situation for you. In an ideal situation, you should be able to


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receive better, faster, more specific care whether you’re the hospitalized patient or the out-patient. The concept of a hospitalist has been in existence for some time, but it’s only recently been utilized at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. Dr. Michael Citak, Chief Medical Officer at LCRH, calls it a “shift in the fundamental way health care is being delivered.” In many cases, now, rather than having your family doctor check on you in the hospital as he makes his scheduled rounds, a hospitalist - a doctor who practices solely in the hospital - is available 24/7 to treat your specific needs. This concept was initially helpful for LCRH patients who resided in surrounding counties, whose regular physicians couldn’t easily travel to Somerset to provide individualized care. Now, however, even local physicians are seeing the advantages of separating out-patient duties from hospital rounds. Dr. Scott Stephens, who previously had a private internal medicine practice in Somerset, has served as a hospitalist since 2008. He is now also the program director for hospitalists at LCRH. Stephens says he was a lot busier when he was combining his out-patient work with his visits to patients who were hospitalized. Now, he says, he has more time to spend one-on-one with his hospitalized patients, following up on tests and being available in general if a patient needs immediate attention.

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A patient’s family doctor isn’t cut out of the picture altogether when a hospitalist becomes involved. Today’s technology allows a family doctor to access medical records, vitals, doctors’ notes, and more with a click of a button even if the physician is miles away from his or her hospitalized patient. “It’s a partnership between the family doctor and the hospitalist,” Dr. Stephens explains. “We may not be working side-by-side, but we’re working together.” “The hospitalist team combines the expertise of multiple disciplines, including the patient’s hospitalist physician as well as staff from case management, pharmacy, social work, physical therapy, post acute skilled care, and the Chief Medical Officer,” says Tonya Bowers RN, BSN, CCM, and


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Director of Case Management at LCRH. “The role of this team is to work cooperatively to provide discipline-specific assessment and intervention for each patient according to their needs and to promote better outcomes for our patients. The hospitalist interdisciplinary team meets twice a week to discuss every patient they care for. This team approach to care affords us the opportunity to provide a higher quality of services to our patients and our community.” The staff at LCRH wants patients and families to know that there are no limits on which doctors can practice in the hospital. Some patients have been confused, thinking the hospital isn’t allowing their family doctor to come to the hospital any more. That simply isn’t the case. “Their physician has chosen to practice only in an outpatient setting, so they need someone else to take care of them while they’re in the hospital,” Dr. Citak explains. While Citak and Stephens both stress the fact there is nothing wrong with either choice by a physician - to continue juggling out-patient and in-patient duties or to focus on one or the other - the trend is for doctors to make a choice. “The trend nationally is movement toward one or the other,” Dr. Citak said. “In the future, we probably won’t see doctors doing both.” Talk to your physician if you have questions about the range of care he or she provides.

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When you get as old as I am, about all you do is sit around and scratch and think about how it used to be. Writing a piece for this magazine gives me an opportunity to reminisce about what some folks call the “Good Ol’ Days.” That period is generally considered to be during the Great Depression and the late 1930s when things were about as simple as they could be. If you can remember those days you’re as old as I am and probably trying to figure out where the gold is in the “Golden Years.” Instead of smelling like a fancy deodorant you give off a scent with a hint of liniment. This is a family magazine with lots of suggestions on how to be healthy. It gets me to thinking about what we did for our health back during the Good Ol’ Days. Some of this stuff I may have told before, but at my age one tends to tell the same stories over and over. Healthy had a different meaning in those days. If you were chubby, folks said you were a “picture of health.” If you were skinny, they would whisper behind your back that you might have consumption. Dieting was unheard of during those days. The only time you didn’t eat three hearty meals a day (breakfast, dinner and supper ) was during a spell of summer complaint when the very thought of food turned your stomach. I am convinced summer complaint was nothing short of food poisoning. The closest thing we had to a refrigerator was a spring branch and no doubt some of what we ate was tainted. We had the summer complaint two or three times every summer while we were growing up. We would vomit until we were so weak we could hardly walk. Summer complaint was about the only way to lose weight in those days. Jogging wasn’t in vogue. Look behind the person running down the road and you’d see a bad dog gaining ground. Matter of fact, someone running for no apparent reason was perceived to be “not right.” There may be a lingering truth to that today. Some home remedies we had for various ailments were worse than the sickness. I had diphtheria when I was a baby and they thought I was going to die. This may be the only time in my early life that a doctor was consulted and he put me on castor oil. I was too little to remember, but from what I’ve been told, several tablespoons of the bad-tasting stuff was forced down my little mouth every day. I got over the diphtheria. That’s a good thing. The bad part was that, because castor oil “saved my life,” it became

the medicine of choice at our place. It was a magic potion. You felt bad, you got a dose of castor oil. The very slightest appearance of feeling puny sent Mother to the breakfast table. She would pour cold coffee left in Daddy’s cup in the bottom of a tablespoon, top it with a generous dose of castor oil, and coat it with another sup of cold coffee. If this treatment didn’t produce results, we got a pink laxative. Maybe you remember these little pills, pink on the outside and black inside. They would cramp a crowbar. Truth be told, you felt a lot better being sick. About the only way you’d mention feeling bad was if you got down and couldn’t get up. A word of caution: Don’t try either of these medications at home. They advertise laxatives on television this day and time that will make a lethargic patient grin like he has won the lottery. This is the way to go. The worse home remedy during the Good Ol’ Days was for constipation. This is a family magazine and I have to be careful with my words, but if you think I’m lying you’d better think again.

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I have first-hand knowledge of the treatment. I was the patient. My daddy and older brother were the “doctors.” It must have been an old wives’ tale. A tobacco stem coated with petroleum jelly was a forerunner of today’s enema. I’m not making this up. It’s the truth if I ever told it. I hadn’t gone out behind the barn for several days. I was feeling terribly puny. Mother and Daddy were worried about me. Daddy said he would give me the treatment if my older brother would hold me down. Daddy didn’t have any glasses. Nothing pleased my older brother more than see me in pain. The only thing I remember is screaming, “Let me up and I’ll go!” The moral to this story is simple. On the glossy pages of this beautiful magazine are tons of helpful hints and messages from good doctors and nurses who are ready and waiting to get you back to health. Take advantage of them, friends. A competent doctor and a pretty nurse are better than any home remedy. Now there! That Bill Mardis shot wasn’t so bad, is Editor was it? There are Emeritus of the those who would Commonwealth argue that these are Journal the Good Ol’ Days.

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Acne: • Wash your face with a wet diaper. Baldness/Thinning Hair: • Smear your head with fresh cow manure. For thinning hair make a solution of salt and water and comb through hair every day until you see hair becoming thicker. Crick in the Neck: • Go down to the hog pen and find where a hog has rubbed his neck against the fence, then rub your neck in the same spot. Freckles: • To get rid of freckles, get up at five-thirty on Sunday morning and go outside. If there is a lot of dew get your hands real wet in the grass. Rub the dew on your face and turn around nine times, saying, “Dew, dew, do, do, take my freckles; wear ‘em on you; dew, dew, thank you.” Say this nine times while turning around. Do not wash the dew off and do not wash your face until the next day. Flu: • To cure the flu, put sulphur in your shoes. Hiccups: • Hold your arms above your head and pant like a dog. • Take a drink of water while standing on your head. • Stick your head under water and count to twenty-five. • Put your head between your legs and look at the sun. Ringworm: • Find a black-headed girl between the ages of twelve and sixteen and have her remove her right shoe. Now rub her big toe well over the ringworm for about one minute. Within a week the ringworm will have disappeared. Stuttering: • Hit the person stuttering in the mouth with a chicken gizzard. Warts: • Catch a frog and rub him on the wart • Walk out into the road after dark when you can see the moon. Run around three times and spit over your right shoulder. • Bathe warts occasionally for a week or so in water in which potatoes have been boiled. Whooping Cough: • Put some hair from the person on a piece of bread outside the kitchen door where the moon can shine on it. If a dog comes along and eats it, the cough will be cured in five days. • Grab hold of a table leg when coughing. • Place a pan of fresh chicken droppings under the bed. July 2013

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There are lots of outstanding employees at Anderson Office Supply. However, it’s no secret that owners Harold and Teresa Hurt have their pet. Only a member of the team for six years, Spud doesn’t have seniority, but he’s clearly a customer favorite. Harold fondly recalls the time a man drove by the store in a convertible and saw Spud in the window. He turned around, came in the store, and asked to see the dog. A short time later, he returned to show Pug to his wife, and they ended up buying $6,000 worth of office supplies. Ever since then, Spud has been a big part of the advertising campaign for the long-established store at the corner of North Main and West Columbia streets. “We found him over in London, and our daughter (Gail Hurt) bought his brother,” says Harold. “He’s on Facebook, and we’ve had people come from miles around just to see him,” notes Harold, adding that local media celebrity John Alexander came up with the idea of placing Pug in a white hat for commercials. Although he’s a big part of recent history, Pug has no idea of the legacy of the building he enters most every day, nor how the business has evolved over the years. The story begins even before the founders, Clay B. (Andy) 26

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Anderson and the very lovely Patricia Brown ran off to Williamsburg and got married on Oct. 5, 1942. The pair that Harold and Teresa refer to as “Papaw and Mamaw” had met when Clay found Patricia’s name and address tucked away inside a rock at Natural Arch in his native McCreary County. He boarded a Greyhound bus at Pine Knot and showed up at her house on Cotter Avenue. After a stint in the service, he and a brother, Ronald “Ducky” Anderson, operated a garage in McCreary. Later, he brought his bride back to Somerset, working at the old Studebaker Garage and for Womwell Auto Parts. He also got an early education in how to operate an office supply business by working for P. Owens at his stores in Somerset and Lexington. Tiring of the long drives back and forth to Lexington, he began selling office supplies out of the basement of his home on Noble Street, then moved on to Market Street, where he operated out of a building next to the popular Handy Andy restaurant. The move to the present location came in 1966. Originally the Somerset City Hospital (the operating room is still upstairs) the attractive two-story structure had also housed Ledford’s Grocery and Clyde’s Men’s Shop. Southern Kentucky Health & Family Journal

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Harold, a 1965 graduate of Ferguson High, was near the start of an 18-year stint with Somerset Computing Services when he and Teresa (whom he calls Terry) met at Finley’s Drive-In in 1969. The Somerset High graduate was working behind the candy counter at Roses Dept. Store in Tradewind Shopping Center. She came to work at the office supply store in 1970, making her the longest serving of a veteran staff. “Building personal relationships with our customers is a vital part of our business, and we’re lucky to have long-term employees who excel at what they do,” says Harold. Keith Lawless of Science Hill is in service and sales and came aboard 25 years ago. Pam Garrison Goodin of Mt. Victory does ordering and is an expert at locating hard-tofind items for customers. She has been with the company for 18 years. Most of the dozen years Greg Meece has been with Anderson Office Supply have been spent in the service department. The newest member of the staff is Troy Newton. The Hurts’ daughter is not associated with the business and works as a nurse at Lake Cumberland Regional Medical Center. In the early 1960s, the business was serving 17 counties, working on repairing equipment and selling carbon paper.

“We still sell carbon paper, but mainly to quilters who use it to draw on,” says Harold. The business has also gone from selling smaller items, such as paper clips, to large copiers, furniture, and printers. Although the main concentration is now in Pulaski and surrounding counties, going outside that territory is not uncommon. “We work to take care of the same loyal customers that Papaw laid the groundwork for,” he says. Two of the oldest are Jack & Jack Insurance of Russell Springs and the Bank of McCreary County. “Service is a big part of what we do. And we have the largest service department between Knoxville and Lexington.” Having six bypasses 12 years ago hasn’t slowed Harold down. “My hobby is my work, and I love what I do. I have no plans to retire.” That will likely come as good news to Spud, who has become quite the ham lately, posing for photos.

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Gouch! What is Gout? Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis caused by an excess amount of uric acid in the blood. We all have uric acid in the blood. However, when the levels are elevated over time, we are at risk of the uric acid being deposited in the joints. Uric acid forms small pine needle-shaped crystals in the joints which causes intense inflammation and joint pain. Ouch! Gout affects nearly 6 million Americans. That’s more than the population of the entire state of

Kentucky! It affects more men than women, and it causes pain that rivals the pain caused by kidney stones or giving birth (controversial!). The most common joint affected by gout tends to be the big toe, but gout is also common in the knees and elbows. Symptoms of gout include a very painful, swollen, and red joint. Sometimes the skin will peel from the joint because of the intense inflammation! When treated with medicine, the frequency and intensity of the

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Somerset Dunbar 1954 - Basketball

Jackie Fitzpatrick By Steve Cornelius Jack “Jackie” Fitzpatrick was probably the most prolific, and nationally known basketball player ever to come out of this area. Playing in the era of segregation, Fitzpatrick’s immense talent was played in the Kentucky High School Athletic League – where he led his Somerset Dunbar High School team to the state title and a runner-up title in the National High School Tournament. Fitzpatrick was named MVP in both the KHSAL state tournament and the National Tournament. Fitzpatrick spent five years playing on the world renowned Harlem Globetrotters before going on to play professionally in the American Basketball League. Fitzpatrick, Somerset Dunbar’s 6’4” post player, was a weapon on both offense and defense. Fitzpatrick had an unblockable hook shoot, a deadly accurate jump shot and could dunk the ball with ease. On defense, Fitzpatrick blocked almost any shot inside the lane. “I was 6-foot-4, but with my long arms I played more like 6-foot-7,” Fitzpatrick stated. Son of a railroad worker, Fitzpatrick spent most of his childhood in Somerset shooting a ball through make-shift basketball goal. “My dad made a rim with a bent metal rod, we used a grass sack as the net and a dirt field was our basketball court,” Fitzpatrick recalled. “I would 34

basketball games all day long with my neighborhood friends.” Fitzpatrick stated that football was his favorite sport. But since the small Somerset Dunbar School did not have a football team, Fitzpatrick put all his energy into the basketball team. Somerset Dunbar, a small school with only 150 students, was never much of a powerhouse in any sports. But in 1953, Fitzpatrick teamed with Eugene Mills and Bobby Newell to bring state and national acclaim to the local school. As juniors, the Somerset Dunbar trio downed Paris to win the KHSAL State Tournament. The next year, Mills and company finished second in the National High School Tournament after falling to

Laurinburg, NC. After his junior year of high school, the Harlem Globetrotters offered Fitzpatrick a contract to play for the world renowned basketball team, which played mainly top college allstar teams at the time. “It was really tempting to play for the Globetrotters out of high school, but my mom wanted me to go on to college,” Fitzpatrick said. Fitzpatrick received college offers from schools all over the United States, including Kentucky. Fitzpatrick had a chance to become the first African American basketball player to play at Berea College. However, Fitzpatrick chose to play his collegiate basketball at Knoxville College, a historically black college in Knoxville, Tenn. “My brother and sister both attended Knoxville College, which helped in my college decision,” Fitzpatrick stated. “I would have liked to have played at Kentucky, but I didn’t feel like I was ready to play there.” While at Knoxville College, Fitzpatrick was named as a small college All-American, won the SIAC Conference Tournament MVP all four years and averaged 20 points during his college career. Fitzpatrick was part of the 1955-56 Knoxville College team that averaged 101 points per game to lead the nation in team scoring en route to a 30game win season and a conference championship. Fitzpatrick was chosen to the college

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all-star team that traveled around the country playing the Harlem Globetrotters. Upon graduation from college, Fitzpatrick became a permanent member of the Harlem Globetrotters.” “Playing for the Globetrotters was such an educational experience for me,” Fitzpatrick said. “We traveled all over the world and I was so happy just being part of the team. We all had a job to do on the team, but it was so gratifying to be able to entertain so many people.” Fitzpatrick spent 5 five years with the Globetrotters as the back-up “clown prince” to the legendary Meadowlark Lemon. Fitzpatrick later played professionally for the Chicago Majors in the American Basketball League. Fitzpatrick was the league’s best rebounder for two seasons. Fitzpatrick was named to the KHSAA Hall of Fame in 2005. Also, Fitzpatrick was named to the Knoxville College Hall of Fame and the Somerset High School Hall of Fame. Fitzpatrick is referenced in the University of Kentucky Steve Cornelius Libraries Notable is the Sports Kentucky African Editor for the American Commonwealth Database. Journal

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Pulaski County High School 1986 - Basketball

Reggie Hanson

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It’s hard to imagine that it’s been just over 27 years since the Pulaski County Maroons spent a remarkable four days at the Boy’s Sweet 16 State Tournament at Rupp Arena — bringing home the school’s only state championship. Dave Fraley’s club won the Bluegrass state’s top prize that season with a heartpounding, 47-45 victory over Louisville’s Pleasure Ridge Park thanks to a shot at the buzzer by PC’s starting point guard Shannon Fraley — yes, the coach’s son. Yes, it’s been 27 years since Somerset was torn upside down with a wild celebration of a coveted state championship in hoops, but the mainstay on that PC team — Reggie Hanson — was the guy that put his club on his back that year and led the Maroons to a state title. Hanson’s play in the Sweet 16 Tournament that season was nothing short of remarkable. Hanson scored 92 points in Pulaski County’s four-game run in the state tourney in 1986, averaging 23 points per contest. And, the Maroons needed every one of those points from their best player, as coach Fraley’s club won the state tourney by a combined 10 points in 36

those four games. It all started in the opening round of the tourney, as PC played in a barnburner against an old nemesis — Clay County.

That game turned out to be PC’s largest margin of victory, as Hanson and crew took care of Bobby Keith’s Tigers 83-78, with Hanson notching 17 points in the win.

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In the elite eight round, PC ran up against a stubborn Owensboro club, and thanks to two free throws late in the contest by Hanson, coach Fraley’s club escaped with a 70-68 overtime win, thanks to 21 points from the Maroons star player. In the semi finals, Hanson erupted for 37 points and ripped down 15 rebounds, helping the Maroons sneak out a win in a gut-wrencher, 61-60. And, then there was the state title game, when coach Fraley’s son — Shannon — drove down the lane for the game winner over PRP 47-45, but thanks to Hanson’s 17 points, he was named as the MVP of the state tourney. Few people remember that it was Reggie Hanson who was Eddie Sutton’s first signee at the University of Kentucky. Hanson was there when Kentucky’s program got hit by NCAA sanctions which included a postseason ban. Under Rick Pitino — who succeeded Sutton at UK — Hanson flourished in Pitino’s up-tempo style of play, finishing his career at Kentucky with 1,167 points. Hanson was a Second Team All-SEC

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selection at the end of the 1989-’90 season at Kentucky, and made the Coaches All-SEC First Team in his last year at UK at the conclusion of the 1990-’91 season. Due to the sacrfices he made in sticking with the Kentucky program, when other players such as Eric Manual, LeRon Ellis, Rex Chapman, and Chris Mills departed, coach Pitino named the team’s sacrfice award after him, calling it the Reggie Hanson Sacrifice Award. After Hanson graduated from Kentucky, he and coach Pitino would be reunited one more time on the hardwood. While Pitino was the head coach of the Boston Celtics — the most storied fanchise in the NBA — Hanson was signed to two, ten-day contracts, scoring six points in his tenure in the greatest professional hoops league on the planet. Hanson also played professionally in the Japanese Basketball League from 1992 through 1998, averaging 20.6 points per game along with 8.7 rebounds. Today, Hanson is an assistant coach at South Florida University, coaching the game he loves and one he excelled in at every level along the way. No, Reggie Hanson was never an NBA All-Star and he was never perceived as an All-American while wearing the blue and white in Lexington. However, there’s no debate that for four days in a week in March of 1986, Reggie Hanson was indeed the King of Hoops in the Bluegrass.

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THURSDAY, JULY 4 CLOSED INDEPENDENCE DAY TUESDAY, JULY 9 DINE WITH THE DOCS LCRH Conference Center, Ste A 5:30 pm - Dinner 6:30 pm – Speaker - David W. Flynn, M.D. - Internal Medicine Hospitalist Topic: “What is a Hospitalist? Join us on the 2nd Tuesday of each month for a complementary dinner and an informative program presented by leading medical specialists. Dinner begins at 5:30 pm in the Chatters Café & Grill. Program begins at 6:30 pm. Call (606) 678-3274 for your required reservations. WEDNESDAY, JULY 10 GET ACQUAINTED BRUNCH LCRH Conference Center, Ste. A 9:15 am - Breakfast 10 am - Presentation Have you ever been a Senior Friend? Our free breakfast is designed to offer you a free one-year membership if you have never been a member before. Come to this “Get Acquainted Brunch” and enjoy some delicious food while hearing about all the benefits of your free NEW one-year membership – a $15 value! Call (606) 678-3274 for your required reservation by Friday, July 5th. TUESDAY, JULY 16 MONTHLY MEETING ICE CREAM SOCIAL LCRH Conference Center 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Join Friends for an ice cream social and build your own banana split while you 38

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