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  • Battle with Hodgkin’s left impact on Carrico

     

    The year was 1998.

    Fran Carrico was just about to graduate with a bachelor’s from Bellarmine College (now university) when she found out news that would completely change her life: she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease.

    She had gone to the doctor to find out about a knot on the left side of her chest. About a month later, she was diagnosed with cancer.

    She was only 21 at the time, though, and the intricate details of what she had just been told didn’t quite sink in, according to Carrico.

  • Keeping the faith

    Greg Bowen’s will has been tested before.

    He was involved in a serious car accident two years ago that nearly cost him his life. Now, Bowen is fighting once again, only this time the opponent is cancer.

    “That was just kind of preparation for this, I think, in a lot of ways,” Bowen said of the wreck. “My relationship with God, my relationship with others, the way I see life; it’s changed the way I look at life altogether.”

  • Real estate scam pops up in county

    A letter has been making the rounds to Washington County residents in recent weeks in an attempt to scam recipients out of money for a copy of their property deed.

    The letters may look authentic, but Washington County PVA Chief Deputy Marilyn O’Bryan said they’re anything but.

    “People get that letter thinking that it came from us because it looks so official,” she said. “We want to make it known that this is a scam and people need to be aware of it.

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  • Reduce your risk of stroke

    Ashley Spalding
     A.P.R.N.

     
    Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability in the United States and the third leading cause of death. According to the American Stroke Association, roughly 800,000 Americans per year will suffer from a stroke.

    Fortunately, individuals who understand warning signs and risk factors can significantly reduce their risks of having a stroke.

  • Five lives lost but not forgotten

    Diane Mattingly
    Special to The Lebanon Enterprise

    Time wasn’t there. That’s how Judy Ballard Platt describes that night 50 years ago when five young men crashed into a tree near her home.  

    “It was just like it was something that wasn’t happening,” she said. “It was like an eternity, like a slow motion-type thing.”

    Platt, along with her father and brother Howard, went immediately to the wreck scene on that Monday night of May 25, 1964.

  • County discusses disposal systems

    In last Friday’s regularly scheduled meeting of Washington County Fiscal Court, the main topic of discussion centered around the first reading of an ordinance for on-site disposal systems.

    Washington County Environmentalist Kate Peake was present at the meeting to discuss what the ordinance entails.

    To start the conversation, Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles stressed that the ordinance would only affect electrical reconnects and has “nothing to do with new service.”

  • Changes to farmers market

    The start of the Springfield farmers market season is just around the corner, but one key feature is lacking just two weeks shy of opening weekend: the vendors.

    The market will be open for business on Saturday, June 7, but Sr. Claire McGowan, founder of the New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future, said the search is still on to find vendors to fill what is remaining of the 14 total spaces downtown.