Hometown Heroes

August 27th, 2010 · 6:54 pm  →  Posts

WBKO and Hughes & Coleman have teamed up to recognize South Central Kentuckians who embody the spirit of service, dedication, and concern for the well-being of their neighbors with the title of “Hometown Hero”.  These remarkable people are nominated by their peers and publicly recognized on television; their names, faces, and good works transmitted to [...]

Low Interest Loans Could Help Tennessee Businesses With Efficiencies

August 26th, 2010 · 2:41 pm  →  Posts

Tennessee businesses seeking energy-efficient makeovers will soon have access to a $50 million low-interest loan program, state officials recently announced. The Energy Efficient Loan Program will provide loans to businesses with a plan for energy-saving upgrades. The program is designed to address the Catch-22 businesses typically face — the improvements make businesses more profitable over [...]

Arthritis Drug Arava Gets Black Box Warning

August 25th, 2010 · 3:48 pm  →  Posts

The FDA issued “black-box” warning to Arava (leflunomide) – a drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. The FDA determined that information on severe liver injury should be included in the Boxed Warning.
The decision to add information on severe liver injury to the Boxed Warning was based on the FDA’s 2010 review of adverse event reports [...]

Wal Mart Meat Recall Could Affect Thousands

August 24th, 2010 · 4:04 pm  →  Posts

CNN.com reports that on the heels of the latest egg recall, Zemco Industries has recalled approximately 380,000 pounds of deli meat that may be contaminated with bacteria that can cause a potentially fatal disease. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this recall yesterday. The products were distributed to Wal-Marts nationwide, according to the USDA’s website. [...]

More Eggs Recalled

August 23rd, 2010 · 4:14 pm  →  Posts

A massive egg recall by Write County Egg has sickened hundreds of people, and affected 13 retail brands that the egg factory packages. The culprit: Salmonella on egg shells.
The affected eggs are packed in 6- 12- or 18-egg cartons with Julian dates ranging from 136 to 225 and plant numbers 1026, 1413, and 1946. Dates [...]

Nursing Homes Should Be Held Accountable

August 16th, 2010 · 4:29 pm  →  Posts

In August 2009, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report (GAO-09-689 August 28, 2009) assessing nursing homes nationwide. The GAO found that 580 of the estimated 16,000 American nursing homes could be considered the most poorly performing, defined as failing to meet even the minimum requirements for nursing homes to participate in the [...]

East Nashville Tomato Art Festival is Tomorrow

August 13th, 2010 · 4:51 pm  →  Posts

The East Nashville Tomato Art Festival will be held tomorrow, August 14th. The Kids Fun Run, sponsored by Hughes & Coleman, will begin at 7:00 AM with a 5K run at 7:30 AM. The Tomato Art Fest is held in the vicinity of the Five-Points Intersection in East Nashville, not far from downtown Nashville. 
The Tomato [...]

Local Businesses Help Resource Centers

August 13th, 2010 · 4:33 pm  →  Posts

Barnes & Noble Booksellers and Dillard’s in Bowling Green will both hold events to support Warren County Public Schools’ family resource centers.
Barnes & Noble will host a book fair, which begins today and lasts until Sunday. During that time, the store will donate up to 25 percent of its sales to the resource centers. Customers [...]

Kentucky Investigating Nursing Home Abuse

August 9th, 2010 · 7:09 pm  →  Posts

Gov. Steve Beshear has ordered a review of how the state handles reports of abuse and neglect of residents in Kentucky’s nursing homes following a published report that found gaps in the system. Beshear spokeswoman Kerri Richardson said that the governor requested the immediate review “because the seriousness of the news allegations requires a quick [...]

Child Advocate Group Seeking Volunteers

August 6th, 2010 · 1:56 pm  →  Posts

The Bowling Green Daily News reported that Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of South Central Kentucky needs more volunteers to help mentor and advocate for children in the foster care system. The local office receives a grant from the national CASA to help offer this program but needs an additional nine or more volunteers to [...]