Prevent Medication Poisonings in Your Home

Everyone has medicines in their homes. When they are taken the right way and by the right person, medicines keep us healthy. But if too much or the wrong medicine is taken by mistake, poisoning can happen. For a child, taking even a small amount of a medicine meant... read more

Kids and Sleep: How Much is Enough?

What happens when your kid doesn’t get enough sleep? Does he turn into Oscar the Grouch? Not a surprise, really. But moodiness isn’t the only downside of a lack of shuteye. Sleep is critical for mental and physical development. In fact, a lack of sleep can lead to... read more

Hometown Heroes: The Dakins

In January of 2005, the Dakins took their first mission trip to Honduras. During their trip, they felt God’s call for them to dedicate their lives to serving the people of Honduras. Ten years later, the Dakins are full-time missionaries in the mountainous regions of... read more

Hometown Hero: John McCurry

Hometown Hero: John McCurry Breaking Bread Ministries is a free meal program that provides lunch and groceries the third Saturday of each month to those in need in the community of Madisonville, KY.  Breaking Bread was founded by John McCurry in November 2011.  At... read more

Take the “Burn” out of Heartburn

Heartburn occurs when acid from your stomach backs up into your throat. You may feel pain or burning in the stomach, chest, or throat. Heartburn often happens at night or after a big meal. What can I do to Prevent Heartburn? Sometimes there are easy things you can do... read more

How to Shake Restless Legs Syndrome

What does restless legs syndrome (RLS) feel like? Restless legs syndrome is a common movement disorder. It is usually worse when you are less active or resting (e.g., early morning, nighttime, long car or plane ride). You may feel fidgety and have a strong urge to... read more

Aging Women: Ways to Stay Healthier

Like a surprise visit from your least favorite relative, aging can bring more than you’d bargained for: a few more wrinkles, a little less stamina, floppy arms, baggy kneecaps…. Sound familiar? Worse, though, are the big health changes that may accompany aging. Many... read more

Hometown Hero — Kevin Cotton

Kevin Cotton is devoted and motivated to serving this community. He and his wife, Donna Cotton, consistently give back to the community that he believes has given him an opportunity to follow his dream of being an entrepreneur. He is the model of a servant-leader.... read more

Five Tips to Help Save Your Vision

Eight out of 10 people living with vision loss worldwide could have saved their sight through prevention or treatment.1 Pretty amazing, isn’t it? Of course, seeing your doctor for eye exams and treatment is key. Here are a few other things you can do help ensure your... read more

February Hometown Hero

Bobby has been fortunate to call Madisonville his home for over 60 years. Bobby has been married to Barbara Diana Sherrod for 44 years. They have two children Bobby Jr. and Brook and also have five grandchildren Bobby III, Bryson, Bra’Shyia, Bryanne and Brayden.... read more