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by Sandra W. Plant, Staff Writer

Before 1946, when U.S. 25 was

a major north-south highway,

travelers had no choice but to

cross the Kentucky River between

Fayette and Madison counties on

the old Clay’s Ferry Bridge.

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the one-lane span opened to traffic

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a vertical clearance above the deck

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a shipyard, warehouses and mills

had been catering to river traffic

for several years before the ferry

began operations.

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Clay family that owned much of

the land in the area. Green Clay,

father of abolitionist Cassius Clay,

bought the ferry in 1798 from its

first owner, Valentine Stone.

Elizabeth (Tish) Carr, who has

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of one of the old grist mills at a

place called the “wattle hole” on

Callaway Creek on the Madison

County side of the river. When

her children were young, she

invited their school classes to visit

the site of an old pioneer cabin

at Callaway Creek on the family


Her sister-in-law, Betsy Ann

Carr Smith, has lived near Clay’s

Ferry for most of her life. She

recalls hearing her grandfather,

Bernard Madison Igoe, tell about

crossing the river on the old ferry.

“When I was growing up, we

thoroughly enjoyed the river,”

Smith said. “It was nice and clean

back then. I used to swim the

river. And we’d swing out over the

river on a grapevine and drop in.”

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two friends jumped off the Clay’s

Ferry Bridge. When she told her

grandfather, he said, “That was a

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with the bridge.

During the flood of 1938, Smith

and her friends made their way

onto the deck of the bridge. “We

could lie down on the bridge and

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bridge was built. “When they built

the new bridge on the interstate, it

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didn’t know if they were going to

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Founder of the American Red Cross

by Angela S. Hoover,

Staff Writer

Clara (Clarissa)

Barton was born on

Christmas Day in

1821 in Oxford, Mass. A shy child,

at a very young age she cared for

her older brother, David, who had

suffered an accident. This early

experience gave her the skills and

affinity for nursing she would use

later in her life.

Barton became a teacher at the

age of 15 and opened a free public

school in Bordentown, N.J., in

1854. Local authorities were so

impressed by the rapid enrollment

that they provided $4,000

to build a larger school. When the

new schoolhouse opened, Barton

was replaced by a man who was

paid double her salary. She moved

to Washington, D.C., to work in

the patent office – one of the first

women to work for the U.S. government

in any capacity at a salary

equal to a man. This inspired her

to champion for civil rights for the

rest of her life.

During the Civil War, Barton

helped wounding soldiers who

came into the capital. At first, she

collected and distributed supplies

for the Union Army. When she

saw there was a need for supplies

at the front lines, she used her own

money to obtain them. She showed

up after midnight at the Battle of

Cedar Mountain with a wagon

loaded with supplies. She did this

at both small and large battles.

Barton soon switched from

delivering supplies to working as

a nurse. She first saw combat in

Fredericksburg, Va., in 1862. This

is when she earned the nickname

“Angel of the Battlefield.” Union

leaders were impressed with her

organizational skills and scientific

approach to nursing. By 1864, she

was running Union hospitals in

Virginia and North Carolina. She

often worked under fire. Once,

while tending to a wounded man, a

bullet shot through her sleeve and

killed a soldier standing next to her.

After the Civil War ended in

1865, Barton appealed directly to

President Abraham Lincoln for assistance

in finding missing soldiers.

From 1865-1868, she operated the

War Department’s Missing Soldiers

Office, helping reunite soldiers

and their families. She also gave

speeches and lectures about her

war experiences.

Barton traveled to Europe under


doctor’s orders to rest. She met

members of the newly organized

International Red Cross who had

heard of her work. She served as a

volunteer in the Franco-Prussian

War from 1870-1871 and was

honored by both sides for helping

the wounded.

When she returned home, she

decided America needed an organization

like the International Red

Cross. At age 60, Barton founded

the American Red Cross in 1881

and served as its first president.

The original intention of the

International Red Cross was to

serve as a neutral aid provider

during armed conflicts. However,

Barton believed the American

Red Cross should provide aid to

natural-disaster victims as well. In

1884, at the Third International

Red Cross Conference in Geneva,

Switzerland, the American Red

Cross suggested an amendment to

the Geneva Treaty that would provide

aid to natural-disaster victims.

This amendment was accepted and

named the American Amendment.

As president of the American

Red Cross, Barton oversaw the

assistance and relief work for the

victims of the 1889 Johnstown

flood and the 1900 Galveston

flood. Today, there are about half

a million Red Cross volunteers

working in 500 chapters across the


Barton retired in 1904 as head of

the American Red Cross at age 83.

She continued to pursue humanitarian

efforts, working for women’s

suffrage and prison reform and

with religious minorities. She died

at her home in Glen Echo, Md., on

April 12, 1912.

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Person of Interest:

Sam Dick

Local news anchor is a triathlete,

cancer survivor

by Tanya J. Tyler,


Sam Dick could

very well be the

poster person for

what it’s like to be Living Well 50


He’s a award-winning news anchor

for WKYT-Channel 27. He’s

an enthusiastic triathlete. And he’s

a cancer survivor.

A native Kentuckian, Dick also

spent some of his growing years in

Washington, D.C., where his father,

noted CBS news correspondent

David Dick, worked. Dick attended

the University of Georgia. At first,

he didn’t plan on going into broadcast

journalism like his father.

“Certainly I was interested in

what he was doing and thought it

was pretty neat stuff when I was

little, but I didn’t really consider

following in his footsteps until

probably the age of 21,” Dick said.

“I was finishing up my sophomore

year and had to declare a major. I

thought, ‘How about journalism?’

My favorite subjects were English

and history and I enjoyed reading

a lot.”

His career in broadcast journalism

began when he got an internship

at the CBS station in Miami.

“I had written to about 50 stations,

saying I just wanted to come there

during the summer and help however

I could in the newsroom for

free, and Miami was one of the few

places that said, ‘Yeah, come on,’”

Dick said. He spent three months

there, learning the ins and outs of

working in a television newsroom,

going out on stories with the news

crews and learning about shooting

and editing.

“I got a chance to air a couple

of my stories, which was pretty

incredible because I was an intern,”

he said. “I took advantage of opportunities

and it worked out really


When he returned to school

for his junior year, he got a job

as weekend editor at a television

station in Atlanta – his first paying

job in broadcast journalism. He

was later promoted to part-time

reporter. His first full-time newsreporting

job was at WKYT.

“I came to WKYT as a news

reporter at the age of 23 and within

a couple of months this new show

called PM Magazine came up,”

Dick said. “They asked if I was

interested in it. They said, ‘This

isn’t news, this is entertainment; it’s


Dick co-anchored this show for

three years. “That was a lot of fun,”

he said. “I got to travel around the

country and do longer stories.”

He next got a chance to work in

news in New York City. He stayed

there a year and a half before going

to a station in Orlando, where he

was a consumer reporter and also

did investigative reporting for four

years. While there, he got a phone


“It was Ralph Gabbard at

WKYT,” Dick said. “[News anchor]

John Lindgren was leaving to go to

a station in Nashville. So my first

anchor job is the one I’ve got now.

I started in 1987.” During his time

at WKYT, he has won four regional

Emmy awards and two regional

Edward R. Murrow awards.

Outside of his work at the station,

Dick has become a dedicated

triathlete. He and his wife, Noelle,

own Swim Bike Run Kentucky,

where aspiring triathletes can train.

Last August, despite taking a tough

spill from his bike that resulted in a

separated shoulder, Dick competed

in his first Ironman Triathlon in

Louisville – a challenge that included

a 2.4-mile swim in the Ohio

River, a 112-mile bike ride and a

full marathon (26.2 miles).

“I had a fantastic, awesome experience,”

he said. “Doing triathlons

has changed my life. I love it. It’s a

lot of fun and you meet a lot of neat

people, and it makes you feel really

good when you hit the finish line.”

But Dick has faced an even

bigger challenge in his life – prostate

cancer. His father fought the

disease for 17 years. Because of this

family history, Dick knew he had to

be checked earlier than the recommended

age of 50 years.

“I did fine for a few years,” he

said. “When my father passed away,

then it was time for me to go back

and look at what we were dealing

with.” He had a biopsy that showed

he had prostate cancer. He had a

prostatectomy and is still taking

radiation treatments. He remains

optimistic about his prognosis.

“I’m 58 years old and I feel like

I’m in really good shape for the

most part, but there are side effects

of having your prostate removed

that you have to deal with,” he said.

After sharing his story publicly,

Dick has become an ambassador of

sorts for other men facing prostate


“Once every few weeks, once a

month, I’ll hear from a man who’s

just found out he has prostate

cancer and wants to know what I

did,” he said. “I generally tell them

everybody’s on their own journey

in this. There’s not one single way

to treat it; everybody’s a little bit

different. It depends on your age,

your family history, your PSA level,

a lot of different factors. I am very

open with them. I tell them how

I went through it and answer any

questions I can. I had lots of people

help me when I was going through

it so I try to pass that on.”

His best advice is to know your

family history and take care of

business. “I had no symptoms

whatsoever,” he said. “My warning

sign was the doubling of my

PSA number. Which didn’t mean

I had cancer, but it was a sign that

there may be a problem. When the

biopsy came back, we had a decision

to make. And we decided to be

pretty aggressive about it.”

Dick plans to enjoy continue

enjoying his life without regrets or


“I try to keep a positive outlook

on life,” he said. “Family is really

important. I’ve had tremendous

support from my wife and the rest

of my family. I would not want to

be alone on this journey, so if you

have family support, I think that’s a

big part of living longer and being


I took advantage of

opportunities and

it worked out really

well.” – Sam Dick

Sam Dick (right) is a news anchor at WKYT-TV Channel 27. He joined his coworkers

Amber Philpott and Chris Bailey for a turn at bell ringing for the Salvation Army

at Christmas.

Should You Give Your

Adult Children Money?

by Angela S. Hoover,

Staff Writer

A 2012 study by

the National Center

for Policy Analysis

found that 59 percent of Baby

Boomer parents were providing

financial support to their adult

children, including living expenses,

medical bills and loan payoffs. The

economy hasn’t improved these

past two years, which means Baby

Boomer parents are probably still

spending more than half their

resources financially assisting their

adult children. Whether parents

should give their adult children

money depends on the specific


There is a stark difference

between today’s work model and

the world in general for young and

middle-aged adults. Previously,

whether a young person went to

college or not, he or she started

working for a company and stayed

with it until retiring with a pension.

There were white collar and blue

collar jobs. None of this holds true

in today’s world and job market.

Nowadays there aren’t enough jobs

for eligible workers. The available

jobs are often only part time and

in the service industry. The labor

force is now a disposable commodity;

it’s a “fast-food workforce.”

Even more startling is wage

stagnation. Wages have remained

flat for 30 years. Typically, the

next generation enjoyed easier

economic conditions and life

circumstances than the previous

generation. It was part of the

American Dream: working to

ensure your children had a better

life than you. Generation X (those

born between 1965-1979 or 1984,

depending on source) was the first

generation that had less lifetime

earnings than their parents, according

to The Atlantic magazine.

This trend has trickled down to the

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Individual answers to the question

depend on specific circumstances

Millennials or Generation Y (those

born between the early 1980s

and 2000s). There is a counter

voice highlighting the wealth gap

as a primary culprit rather than

insisting Xers are slackers or Ys

are lazy and entitled. The average

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findings make official the 1990s

predictions that these two generations

are the only group in the

country currently worse off than

their parents were three decades

ago. The study concludes if current

trends for younger generations are

not reversed, within a few decades

they may become more dependent

than older Americans today, especially

in retirement, relying upon

safety-net programs less capable of

providing basic support. Furthermore,

Baby Boomers are not retiring;

they are the only employed

group earning more money than at

any other time in their lives.

Determining whether to financially

assist adult children will

require some serious, possibly uncomfortable

soul-searching. What

are the character and motivations

of the adult child? What was their

upbringing like? If the adult child

is from Generation X, were they

left to teach themselves life skills

with no guidance? Were Millennial

adults “helicopter parented,” coddled

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by Frank Kourt,

Staff Writer

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For one thing, container gardening

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The few weeds that grow in

my containers are easily spotted

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not to mention mulching and

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inexpensive colorful plastic tubs

with white rope handles that run

from about $6 to $10 at Wal-Mart

and most other big stores. We

drill holes on the bottom and in

the sides around the bottom, fill

them with potting soil and stick

in the herbs of choice.

These containers don’t last forever.

After three or so years they

get brittle, crack and need to be

replaced, but they’re so cheap in

the first place, you don’t mind.

One thing to keep in mind

about container gardening is

the need for frequent watering

because, unlike plants in the

ground, those in containers need

water probably every two or three

days, depending on the rainfall.

This year, I have one pot each

of Italian parsley, sage, oregano,

basil, cilantro, rosemary and

thyme and they’re all doing

fantastically. The thyme is the

only one that made it through

last year’s rough winter, so it’s

a crapshoot whether you’ll see

the return of some of your herbs

next summer. But that shouldn’t

be a problem, since you can buy

new plants next year or start from


Even better than growing them,

you’ll be able to use your herbs to

make food taste fresher and better

than if you used the dried variety.

In general, you should use a 3-to-

1 ratio of fresh to dried herbs,

since the dried ones are more

concentrated. That means that if

your recipe calls for one teaspoon

of dried basil, you should use one

tablespoon of chopped fresh basil

(three teaspoons are equal to one


Who You Gonna Call?

Kentucky Association of Senior

Services has many resources

by Jamie Lober, Staff Writer

The Kentucky Association

of Senior Services (KASS) is a

wonderful organization, but many

people don’t realize it exists.

“There are a lot of people that

do not know about the Association

simply because they have not

dealt with a loved one or parent

aging and do not know where to

start,” said Autumn Dominski,

director of marketing for The

Lafayette, a senior living community

in Lexington. “Basically, the

Association is a group of professionals

that provides information

or services to help seniors.”

The mission of KASS is to distill

accurate and truthful information

about a wide variety of services

important to those aged 50 years

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and over. The person reaching out

to KASS could be an adult child or

the senior him/herself. Whoever

calls will find a diverse listing

of experts willing to share their


“We have an elder law attorney,

someone to help you navigate

when you want to place a loved

one into a community or if you

need home-care resources,”

said Dominski. “We have someone

that can walk you through

each step. There is a home-care

agency involved in the Association

as well, so it is a team that can

provide information to anybody

looking for senior services.”

It is natural to be unsure where

to start because there is so much

to discover. “There are things to

learn about living wills, trusts and

powers of attorney; about what

to do with your home when you

are ready to move to a community;

and what levels of care are

out there,” said Dominski. “We

have someone that can help with

downsizing and decluttering for


Sometimes as people try to

make these big decisions, disputes

arise. “We have a mediator in

our group, so if families start to

disagree on what to do with Mom

or Dad, someone can step in and

handle family dynamics,” said

Dominski. “Families are relieved

that there are resources out there

that can make planning for their

parents’ future easier.”

You can build a relationship

Families are relieved that there are

resources out there that can make

planning for their parents’ future

easier.” – Autumn Dominski, director of

marketing for The Lafayette

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with the people at KASS or you

may just have a few quick issues to

address. KASS is prepared to help

in either situation. “We provide

people with a wealth of information,

so it is a one-stop-shop in

that sense,” said Dominski.

Seniors who turn to KASS love

that things are simplified for them.

“Instead of searching online for a

million different services or trying

to read all the information about a

benefit, we can get them the information

quickly,” Dominski said.

“It is rewarding to do what I do

day to day to help families fill the

rest of their lives with enrichment,

safety and fun things to do. I also

like meeting the families.”



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Give Families

Peace of Mind

State your wishes

before an illness

takes away your

ability to decide

by Donald Hoffman

We write songs about it, we

perform plays about it and we are

constantly preoccupied with how

unexpectedly it can happen. Death

indeed is a common subject. Yet

our own personal death is possibly

the most difficult aspect of life we


Problems arise when death

comes quickly. Not for the

deceased, certainly, but for the

family left behind. However,

sometimes death does not come

quickly. Sometimes it arrives after

a long, lingering illnesses caused

by cancer, dementia or similar

disabling conditions.

End-of-life directives, sometimes

called living wills or

advanced directives, are usually

prepared in consultation with

family members, your chosen

surrogate or power of attorney

(POA) and your physician. It is

important to have your end-oflife

directives in place before an

illness reaches a terminal stage or

you are no longer


able to make

decisions on your own. Without




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these directives, how you will be

treated, medicated, kept alive and

fed during your last days, as well as

your funeral arrangements, are out

of your hands. Family members,

your brothers and sisters or your

children and wife or husband will

be forced to make decisions that

should be yours to make. Directives

are your opportunity to

notify family members, doctors,

health-care workers and morticians

of your wishes.

Directives, much like a will,

are legal documents. There are

numerous Internet sites providing

information and many available

formats to choose, but seeking

the assistance of an elder attorney,

Hospice or senior service

organization in making one is not

uncommon. End-of-life directives,

advanced directives and living

wills are state sensitive, differing

in form from state to state. If you

spend a great deal of time in different

states, you should complete

directives on each state’s approved


Each document must be witnessed

by two individuals who

are not related by blood, are not

employed as health-care workers

or have not already been appointed

POA or surrogate. The content

of each end-of-life directive will

vary depending upon its purpose.

Appointing a surrogate or POA

is often the initial task. Either can

handle your financial affairs, make

medical decisions about your

treatment, look after your welfare

and make end-of-life decisions

if you designate them to do so.

Advanced directives or living wills

specify the types of medical care

you wish to have during your last

days and can also dictate how

you wish to die. You can provide

details and wishes such as being

artificially tube fed when you are

no longer able to eat; stopping

It is important to have

your end-of-life directives

in place before an illness reaches a

terminal stage or you are no longer

able to make decisions on your own.

specific medical treatments when

you are close to death; passing

peacefully without pain; being

kept comfortable and sedated;

donating organs after death; or

being artificially kept alive. Other

aspects, such as funeral directions,

disposal of remains and what you

want your family to know can also

be included.

Emergency room treatment

differs from hospital to hospital;

however, ER doctors are required

to resuscitate and keep patients

alive. A Do Not Resuscitate order,

a separate document or advanced

directive, must be signed by you,

your POA or surrogate and your

doctor. Each of these documents

needs wide distribution. Once

they are prepared and witnessed,

they should be copied and

given to family members, doctors,

health-care and social workers,

morticians and others concerned

with your care. They should be

placed in your file and be readily

available. Only then will you be

respected, your wishes followed

and your treatment humane.

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Misconceptions About

Caregiving Add Stress

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Demands can be physical, emotional,


by Lisa M. Petsche, Staff Writer

Caring for a chronically ill or

medically frail relative can offer

many rewards, but it also involves

physical, psychological and emotional

demands. It can be particularly

challenging when the care

receiver has heavy hands-on needs,

a difficult personality or mental


Stress can be further compounded

by certain thoughts and belief

systems. Here are some common

misconceptions among caregivers

and the unhealthy behaviors that

typically result from them.

Faulty Thinking.

The caregiver believes:

• He or she can and should

provide all the care.

• No one else can take good care

of the care receiver.

• Medical professionals are

wrong about the care receiver’s

diagnosis, prognosis or healthcare


Maladaptive Behavior.

The caregiver:

• Devotes all his or her time and

energy to caregiving.

• Declines assistance.

• Promises the care receiver he

or she will never have to live in

a long-term-care residence.

• Withholds from other family

members information about

the care receiver’s condition

and needs.

Healthy Coping

These are some adaptive coping

strategies caregivers can use to

prevent falling into destructive

behavior patterns.


• An important first step is to

accept the reality of your care

receiver’s illness. Allow yourself

to experience all the emotions

that surface. Make a conscious

decision to let go of any bitterness

resulting from unrealized

plans and dreams so you can

move forward and channel

your energy in constructive


• Accept that the way your care

receiver feels and what they can

do may fluctuate, and be flexible

about plans.


• Ask a friend to research your

care receiver’s health condition.

Share the information among

family members. Knowledge

is power.

• Be open to learning practical

skills, such as proper transferring

and bathing techniques.

Mastering these tasks will help

make caregiving safer and less

stressful. The local office on

aging is a good resource.

• Be patient and keep communication

lines open as you and

your care receiver adjust to the


• Ensure the family is kept current

about changes in your care

receiver’s status and include

them in decision-making.


• Find a medical specialist whom

you and your care receiver

respect and trust. Ask what to

expect during the course of the


• Help your care receiver get his

or her affairs in order, including

completing advance directives,

powers of attorney and a will.

• Talk with your care receiver

about his or her wishes.

Discuss living arrangements,

outside help, surrogate decision-making,


and funeral arrangements. Be

careful not to make promises

you may not be able to keep.


• Eliminate sources of stress in

your life wherever possible.

Set priorities, streamline tasks

and learn to settle for less than

perfection. Hire help with personal

care or household chores

if finances permit.


• Look after your own health. Eat

nutritious meals, get adequate

rest, exercise and see your

primary physician regularly.

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• Set aside quiet time to nurture

your spirituality and keep

yourself grounded.

• Do something that provides

you with meaning and purpose

outside the caregiving role,

such as researching your family


• Find something relaxing you

can do to give yourself a daily

break – perhaps reading or

listening to music. In addition,

schedule regular time away

from caregiving duties. By

being kind to yourself this way,

you’ll also be more effective

when you resume caregiving.


• Make an effort to stay connected

to your friends. Find someone

you can talk with openly,

who will listen and empathize.

It’s important to express your

thoughts and feelings.

• Seek out other caregivers.

They understand the best what

you’re going through. Join a

support group in your community

or on the Internet.


• Accept offers of help. Ask

other family members to share

the load and be specific about

the help you need. If you don’t

have family nearby or they’re

unwilling or unable to assist,

make use of community respite


Lisa M. Petsche is a social worker

and freelance writer specializing

in boomer and senior health matters.

She has personal and professional

experience with elder care.

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Here’s Your Key to a

Great Getaway

Florida’s Sarasota area has lots to offer

by Jan Ross,

Staff Writer

The Sarasota area

of Florida has a lot

to offer travelers,

including the fact that it is below

the frost line, so it has lovely, warm

weather in the winter.

But it’s the sand that is most

appealing. Although every beach

in Florida has sand, it’s not like

the sand here. Formed of crushed

quartz, Sarasota sand is always cool

even on the hottest days and has a

soft, baby-powderlike texture that

you won’t find on any other beach.

Because a beach house or condo

is always a nice option on a trip, the

Crescent Royal Condos on Siesta

Key make a great choice for your

Sarasota getaway. Condo No. 7a is

one of the best choices in the entire

complex. With more 2,000 square

feet, including four bedrooms – two

of which are master bedrooms – a

huge, fully equipped kitchen, a large

living room and an amazing glassedin

porch with a view of the Gulf

of Mexico, it’s a perfect location.

There are also one-, two-, three- or

four-bedroom units in the complex,

all with a view of the Gulf and

all with a porch, the perfect place

to watch the spectacular Florida


Cross the bridge from Sarasota

to the beach area of Siesta Key and

you enter a charming area with local

shops, wonderful restaurants and

plenty of beach houses, cottages and

condos. The public beach has a nice

playground, picnic areas and tennis

and beach volleyball courts. Watersports

abound in this sanctuary from

winter with scuba diving, boating,

parasailing, jet skiing and sailing

all available. However, just relaxing

on the beach is always a good

choice. Spend a day at the beach,

then check out all the little shops in

the Village and have a scrumptious

Italian dinner at

Café Gabbiano.

Be sure to try the

lobster ravioli – it is


On another day during your stay,

pack your swim suits and a picnic

lunch and spend some time at the

beautiful beach on Lido Key. The

public beach area is pristine and

beautiful with changing rooms and

even a small public pool for a dip if

you tire of swimming in the ocean.

In the late afternoon,

head to St. Armands

Circle in Sarasota,

where there are many

upscale shops and restaurants.

Plan on having

dinner at the Tommy

Bahama restaurant for

a wonderful dining

experience. Try to sit

in the second-story

dining room, which has

a pretty view of the area


the large windows. The

crab bisque, coconut shrimp and

Parmesan-crusted Sanibel chicken

add up to the perfect meal. You will

be too full for dessert, but be sure

to order the restaurant’s famous

Pina Colada cake to go. You won’t

be sorry!

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50 Years Ago:


Anquetil Wins

His Fifth Tour de


by Charles Sebastian, Staff Writer

In 1957, the winner of the 44th Tour

de France was Jacques Anquetil (pronounced

“ank-teel”). Anquetil would

win the race four more times, from

1961-64, making him the first cyclist to

win it five times.

Anquetil was born Jan. 8, 1934, in

Mont-Saint-Aignan, Seine-Maritime,

France. He became a pro cyclist at age 17

in 1950. Anquetil had exceptional ability

at riding solo against the clock without

pacing with the pack, a skill that earned

him the moniker “Monsieur Chrono.”

After Anquetil rode in the 1954 Summer

Olympics in Helsinki, Francis Pelissier,

a former Tour de France rider, contacted

him about riding for the team. Anquetil

accepted and began training immediately.

Anquetil had many rivals throughout

his illustrious career, particularly

Raymond Poulidor. Poulidor never beat

Anquetil but pushed him to his limits.

Poulidor was a favorite in the public eye.

Anquetil was concerned about his public

image and the way the crowds incessantly

compared him to Poulidor.

Doping – the downfall of another eminent

cyclist, Lance Armstrong – was a

much less devastating issue in Anquetil’s

day. It was certainly not something that

would end a career. When asked about

doping, Anquetil said: “Leave me in

peace; everybody takes dope.” Even

then-French President Charles De-

Gaulle, when asked about Anquetil and

the ethics of doping, dodged the question:

“Doping? What doping? Did he or

did he not make them play the Marseillaise

[the French national anthem]


Anquetil retired from racing in 1969

and died in 1987 after suffering stomach

cancer. He is buried at Quincampoix,

France, where a stadium was erected in

his honor in 1983.

The Tour de France was the brainchild

of sports journalist Geo Lefevre, who

started the race in 1903 with the backing

of Henri Desgrange, his editor at L’Auto

newspaper. The race gained popularity

during its early years and it became a

custom for people to populate the streets

and cheer on their favorite cyclists. The

Tour has altered its route a number of

times through the years as well, which

gives competitors a constant change of

scenery and challenge.

Gulf of Tonkin



Vietnam War

by Frank Kourt, Staff Writer

Although the United States had

been involved in Vietnam since 1956,

when it sent military “advisors” to train

South Vietnamese servicemen to battle

insurgents from the north following the

French withdrawal from the country, a

key turning point was the Gulf of Tonkin

incident in 1964.

On Aug. 2 of that year, a report said

North Vietnamese craft fired torpedoes

at the U.S. destroyer Maddox, which was

purportedly on routine patrol. Another

report on Aug. 4 said North Vietnamese

craft fired upon both the Maddox and

the USS Turner Joy.

Significant doubts about the alleged

attacks persist to this day, but at the time

they were enough to prompt then-president

Lyndon B. Johnson to order the

first American bombing of North Vietnamese

targets in retaliation, destroying

a North Vietnamese oil storage facility

and about 30 North Vietnamese naval


On Aug. 7, at Johnson’s request,

Congress overwhelmingly passed what

is termed the Tonkin Gulf Resolution,

providing Johnson a virtually openended

authorization to employ military

force against the North Vietnamese.

The de facto effect of the resolution

empowered Johnson to wage war on the

Hanoi regime without needing a formal

declaration of war. The resolution passed

unanimously in the House; it passed in

the Senate by a vote of 82-2.

This opened the way for major

American involvement in an undeclared

war that would last another 11 years.

It caused more than 58,000 American

military casualties and created a massive

political and ideological rift within

the United States. The last U.S. troops

were withdrawn from Vietnam in March


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Yoga Health & Therapy

Center Classes

Our Yoga Classes feature slow

stretch with gentle breathing,

and relaxation techniques.

Class size is small, to provide

careful instruction. Yoga classes

are offered Mon through Thurs

(daytime and evening), and Sat

mornings. Our Meditation Starter

Course teaches simple ways

to focus and quiet the mind;

5-week sessions are offered on

Sundays at 5:30 pm. A nonprofit

organization operating

since 1981, The Yoga Health &

Therapy Center is located at 322

W. 2nd St. Free private parking

is provided for most classes. For

more information on fees and

scheduled dates and times, call

us at 859-254-9529, or email us

at info@yogahealthcenter.org

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

Reiki Introduction &


6:30pm- 8:30pm, 4th Tuesday

each month. 1403 E. Breckinridge

Street, Louisville, KY. Free.

Those who do have not Reiki

training—come for an introduction

& to experience it. No experience

required. Those with Reiki come

to practice on others & receive

the Reiki energy. Everyone will

get 15 -20 minute Reiki treatment.

Free reattunement to your last

level of Usui or Karuna Reiki® if

you have your certificate. Contact

JoAnn Utley at 502-777-3865

or jutley5122@bellsouth.net to

register. More info at http://


Sit and Get Fit

Mondays and Fridays, 9:30am-

10:30am. FREE! This event is

a seated controlled exercise/

movement class to improve

strength, flexibility, balance

and coordination. It is taught

by Anne Graff, MS, OTR/L,

Occupational Therapist certified

by the American Senior Fitness

Association as a Senior Fitness

Instructor and trained in Body

Recall. Also included are: Fall

Prevention and Recovery, Fun

Movements to Strengthen

Body and Mind, Improve

Posture and Core Conditioning,

Wellness Education, Relaxation

Techniques, and Music.

The Charles Young Center is

located at 540 E. Third Street.

Parking is available on Shropshire

Avenue or Lewis Street,

Lexington, KY. Ages 60 and older.

For more information, please

contact Alexis Edge at 859-246-

0281 or aedge@lexingtonky.gov.

Wellness Wednesday

On the first Wednesday of the

month, all Good Foods Market

and Café customers will receive

5% off all supplements, body

care, and bulk herb & spice

items. Customers can special

order Wellness Wednesday items

ahead of time and pick them up

on Wellness Wednesday. When:

Wednesday, July 3, 8 am – 10

pm. held at Good Foods Market

& Café, 455 Southland Drive.

Ric’s Garden, the

public cutting garden

at Ashland Terrace,

475 S. Ashland

Avenue, is open for


This year Lexington’s oldest

retirement community offers

alstroemeria, iris, ageratum,

gooseneck loosestrife, goldenrod,

purple coneflowers, Joe Pye

weed, lisianthus, snapdragons,

zinnias, salvia, black-eyed susans

and marigolds. The following

varieties of herbs are available:

oregano, nasturtium, rosemary,

lemon grass,

sweet marjoram,

lemon thyme, basil,

parsley, fennel,

Italian parsley,

sorrel, garlic

chives, mint, winter savory, lemon

verbena, dill, French tarragon

and sage. Large blooms are .50,

small blooms are .25. Herbs

are .25 a small bunch. Roses

and vegetables are reserved for

residents only. The donation box

and scissors are located at the

start of the main garden walkway;

water and containers are available

near the shed. Don’t miss the

smaller cutting garden behind

the shed. All proceeds are used

to maintain the garden and feed

the critters. Call Kelly or Michelle

at 266-2581 for additional


July 14

Diabetes Support


10-11 am, Senior Citizens Center,

1530 Nicholasville Road, Free.

Sponsored by the Lexington-

Fayette Co. Health Dept. For

more information, call (859) 288-


July 15

Eat, Move, Lose


Support Group

2 – 1 pm, Lexington-Fayette Co.

Health Department PH Clinic

South, 2433 Regency Road.

Free weight-loss support group

appropriate for anyone wishing

to lose weight or maintain weight

loss. Share struggles and ideas

with others. Held first and third

Tuesdays most months. For more

information or to pre-register, call


July 15

Health Chats about


Nathaniel Mission Free clinic,

616 DeRoode Street. Free.

Sponsored by the Lexington-

Fayette Co. Health Dept. and UK

Healthcare. For more information,

call (859) 288-2446.

July 22

Reiki Introduction &


6:30pm- 8:30pm. 2508

Wallace Avenue, Louisville, KY

40205. Free. Those who do

have not Reiki training—come for

an introduction & to experience it.

No experience required. Those

with Reiki come to receive

the Reiki energy & practice on

others. Free reattunement to

your last level of Usui or Karuna

Reiki® upon request if you

have your certificate. Contact

JoAnn Utley at 502-777-3865

or jutley5122@bellsouth.net to

register. More info at http://


July 26 and

August 23

A Day of Mindfulness

for Body, Mind and


This mini-retreat will help you:

Mobilize your inner resources

for healing, practice self-care

approaches for promoting

health, learn mind-body skills for

managing stress-related chronic

conditions, relax your body,

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quiet your mind and open your

heart and cultivate your innate

happiness, peacefulness and

compassion. You will learn -

• Skilled relaxation

• Body scan

• Guided imagery

• Journaling

• Self massage

• Mindfulness meditation

• Mindful gentle yoga

John A. Patterson MD, MSPH,


Board certified – Family Practice

and Integrative Holistic Medicine.

Faculty member – UK College

of Medicine, U of L School of

Medicine, Saybrook Graduate

School of Mind Body Medicine.

Sliding scale $45-95, preregistration

required. 9am–4pm at

Mind Body Studio 517 Southland

Drive Lexington KY 40503. www.

mindbodystudio.org. 859-373-


July 31

The Basics: Memory

Loss, Dementia and

Alzheimer’s Disease

If you have a loved one who

is newly diagnosed, or if you

just want to learn more about

Alzheimer’s disease, this

program is for you. This twohour

presentation will explore

what everyone should know

about memory loss issues

and what they mean for all

of us. The program will take

place at the Lexington Public

Library, Beaumont Branch


Lexington Farmer’s Market


Lexington Farmer’s Market

Every Sunday at Southland Drive visit

the Lexington Farmers’ Market! You

can purchase herbs and spices, honey,

beeswax, candles, body care products,

organic products, eggs, meats and fresh,

seasonal produce. 10am–2pm.

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located at 3080 Fieldstone Way

on Thursday, July 31st from

2pm-4pm. To register for this

program, please call 1-800-272-

3900 or e-mail infoky-in@alz.org.

Registration is required.

August 26

Reiki Introduction &


6:30pm- 8:30pm. 2508

Wallace Avenue, Louisville, KY

40205. Free. Those who do

have not Reiki training—come for

an introduction & to experience it.

No experience required. Those

with Reiki come to receive

the Reiki energy & practice on

others. Free reattunement to

your last level of Usui or Karuna

Reiki® upon request if you

have your certificate. Contact

JoAnn Utley at 502-777-3865

or jutley5122@bellsouth.net to

register. More info at http://


Every Saturday at Cheapside Park visit

the Lexington Farmers’ Market! You

can purchase herbs and spices, honey,

beeswax, candles, body care products,

organic products, eggs, meats and fresh,

seasonal produce. 7am-2pm.

Nature lovers, hikers, cliff climbers


Near Natural Bridge State Park and

Red River Gorge.

Call or visit website for reservations.

Ken & Sheila Brown


(606) 668-2599

(606) 643-6044


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companies available to assist seniors in central Kentucky

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record of providing exceptional assistance. We hope it

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Finances & Estate Planning, Trusts/Wills,

Reverse Mortgage

Funeral Arrangement & Pre-Planning

Legal Services

Home Repair & Maintenance

Skilled Nursing Facilities, Personal Care Homes,

Long-Term Care

Senior Independent Living & Retirement Housing


Real Estate / Rent- Subsidized Housing For Independent


Moving, Estate Sales, Downsizing Services

Fitness, Healthy Eating & Healthy Living

Healthcare, Medicare Help and Insurance

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Lexington, KY 40504



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Lexington, KY 40509



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Lexington, KY 40503






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Lexington, KY 40513


Saint Joseph Home Health

2464 Fortune Dr. Ste. 110

Lexington, KY 40509





YMCA of Central Kentucky

239 E. High St.

Lexington, KY 40502



Drayer Physical Therapy

Institute: Winchester Center

160 Pedro Way



Drayer Physical Therapy

Institute: Richmond Center

1054 Center Drive, Ste. 1



Drayer Physical Therapy

Institute: Lexington Perimeter


600 Perimeter Drive, Ste. 175



Drayer Physical Therapy

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120 North Mill Street, Ste 300





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3310 Tates Creek Rd.

Lexington, KY 40502



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100 Windsor Path

Georgetown, KY 40324



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200 Rose Mary Dr.

Winchester, KY 40391



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690 Mason Headley Rd.



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Lexington, KY 40502



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to generate new hair


by Angela S. Hoover, Staff Writer

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Although balding affects both

men and women, men are hit the

hardest by male-pattern baldness,

or androgenetic alopecia. It strikes

genetically predisposed individuals

when a byproduct of testosterone

called dihydrotestosterone

(DHT) causes hair follicles on the

scalp to shrink, producing everthinning

hairs until the follicles

eventually lose the capacity to

produce hair that protrudes above

the surface of the skin.

Presently, there are only two

FDA-approved treatments for

male-pattern baldness: minoxidil

(Rogaine), a vasodilator believed

to prevent or slow follicle miniaturization

by increasing nutrient

supply, and finasteride (Propecia),

which works by blocking the

conversion of testosterone into

DHT. Research has shown both

can prevent or slow hair loss and

sometimes induce regrowth by

rescuing follicles that have begun

to miniaturize. But neither can

revive totally shrunken follicles.

The only solution for this has been

relocating healthy follicles to barren

patches via invasive, expensive

hair-transplant procedures.

In the fall of 2013, researchers

successfully identified molecular

pathways that can be manipulated

to generate new hair follicles.

First considered possible in the

1950s when researchers observed

new hair follicles forming during

wound healing in rabbits

and mice, the work

was discredited

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gist George Cotsarelis from the

University of Pennsylvania’s

Perelman School of Medicine spotted

hairs growing in the middle

of small cuts made into the skin

of adult mice. Cotsarelis and his

colleagues determined these were

de novo hair follicles formed in a

process that looked a lot like embryogenesis.

The wound-healing

process causes skin cells to dedifferentiate,

providing a limited time

window during which those cells

can be persuaded to form new hair


In addition, inhibiting Wnt signaling

during this window reduced

follicle neogenesis, while overexpressing

Wnt molecules in the skin

increased the number of new follicles,

according to a 2007 report in

the journal Nature. (Wnt are signal

transduction pathways that regulate

cell-to-cell interactions during

embryogenesis). Cotsarelis and

his colleagues had discovered a

potential way to generate new hair

follicles. He formed a company

called Follica in 2006 to develop

new combination therapies to

induce follicle neogenesis.

Follica has patented a minimally

invasive “skin perturbation” device

that removes the top layers of skin,

causing the underlying skin cells

to revert to a stem-like state, after

which a molecule is applied topically

to direct the formation of new

hair follicles. Preclinical and clinical

trials have all resulted in new

hair follicles in mice and humans.

But Cotsarelis’ group has also

learned that a protein called fibroblast

growth factor 9 (Fgf9), which

is secreted by gamma delta T cells

in the dermis, plays a key role in

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wound healing in adult mice.

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Know the warning signs of glaucoma.

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Since glaucoma is a disease of

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the disease advances despite using

these treatments, surgery might be

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With early detection, people can

protect themselves from vision

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with some cases of glaucoma. Since

people often cannot tell they are

going blind until it is too late in the

disease’s progress, they need to act

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you see your eye doctor either annually

or at least once every few years.

Being proactive can make a huge


“There are multiple studies that

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go blind are the ones that present

with more rapid or advanced

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Western Coast north of Penrith

to Wallsend on the Eastern Coast.

You can hike the wall, stopping at

tea rooms or pubs as you wish, or

drive from one excavated site to

the next to learn more about how

people there lived 1,600 years ago.

While the weather is notoriously

unpredictable (locals will tell

you that it’s not unusual to experience

all four seasons in a single

day), showers and racing clouds

only emphasize the grandeur of

the scenery. Late fall is supposedly

the wettest season, but our week

in early November sparkled with

sunshine and cool breezes on all

but one day. The Faeries hidden in

those fells must have been with us.

England’s Lake District

Charming destination has literary

connections, lovely scenery

The Lake District has numerous

artistic and literary connections,

most famously William

Wordsworth, who was born in

Cockermouth in 1770 and drew

much of his poetic inspiration

from the surrounding landscape.

Other poets, writers and painters

also lived and worked in the

area, including John Ruskin,

Beatrix Potter, Arthur Ransome

and Alfred Wainwright, author of

the classic Pictorial Guides to the

Lakeland Fells.

My sister and I recently spent a

week near Penrith in the northern

Lake District with our niece, her

husband and two small children.

Even though the scenery called us

out, day-long walks or bike rides

with an infant and a 3-year-old

weren’t on our agenda. Fortunately,

we had two natives to ferry

us around, driving on the “wrong”

side of the road.

We headed one sunny afternoon

to the old Scotland-Britain

border, which is marked with

what remains of Hadrian’s Wall.

The Romans colonized Britain

and the military, under the

command of Emperor Hadrian,

built a large wall to keep out the

“barbarian” Scots. An English

Heritage site, Hadrian’s Wall runs

from Bowness-on-Solway on the

The Lake District

has numerous

artistic and literary


by Doris Settles, Staff Writer

Tucked into the hillsides of interior

England is one of the most

charming vacation destinations

anywhere. Encompassing a total

area of just over 885 square miles,

a picturesque patchwork of lakes,

valleys, woodlands and fells make

England’s Lake District one of the

best places in Britain to get out

and experience the great outdoors,

whether it’s on a leisurely

bike ride down country lanes or a

day-long hike across the hills. It’s

no wonder the Lake District is the

go-to vacation spot for locals and

internationals alike.

With houses, apartments and

cottages with service-in arrangements

(a full kitchen), the accommodations

in the Lake District

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HALT Emotional Spending

Are you feeling hungry, angry, lonely

or tired? Watch your wallet!

by Doris Settles

Americans love their stuff. But

all that stuff comes at a cost – frequently

a high cost.

Everyone knows spending

less than you make is the path to

financial security. But is that even

possible in today’s high-mortgage,

easy-credit, bigger-is-better world?

It is, but first you need to understand

the “whys” of your overspending


Today we have access to our

credit and bank accounts 24/7.

When we had to rely on cash on

hand, we balanced our checkbooks

and planned most purchases. Now

we have more available credit

than we have cash. We just have to

swipe our credit card and funds are

electronically whisked from our

accounts. Then the bill arrives and

we can’t pay it off. No problem. Just

pay the minimum and we’re good.

But letting account balances travel

forward means the debt just gets

higher and higher, and soon we’re

in so deep, with such high interest

rates, that we don’t see any chance

of getting out.

A friend or co-worker suggests a

fun activity. We should enjoy life,

but it’s important to know when

to decline. You can pay for the

evening with your credit card, but

if you don’t pay it off in full each

month, you’ll pay for that evening

for a long time. If you know you

can’t afford an activity, don’t cave

in. Instead, invite your friends over

for dinner, a game night or other

activity where you can still enjoy

time together without breaking

your budget.

Buying yourself something feels

good. Whether it’s a new pair of

shoes, the hottest video game or

a good book, we all enjoy getting

something new. And you’ve had a

hard day or got some good news

and want to celebrate. Do it. Just

don’t go overboard. Set aside some

“fun money” in your budget. You’ll

feel good about your purchase, but

you’ll feel even better if you don’t

have to spend the next two years

trying to pay it off with 20-percent


If you feel you’re getting in over

your head, Syble Solomon, executive

coach and creator of Money

Habitudes, a set of cards that helps

start conversations about money,

has an ingenious idea. Solomon

has an acronym for situations that

make us extra vulnerable: HALT,

which stands for hungry, angry,

lonely and tired. “If you’re feeling

any of those, recognize you’re

prone to poor decision-making,”

she said.

The trick is heading off temptation

at the pass. “Before you head

out the door, ask yourself how

you’re feeling and consciously rate

your vulnerability on a scale of one

to 10,” Solomon said. “When you

know you’re vulnerable, you can

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‘I Always Was


Willows At Citation

resident looks back

on his long life

by Tanya J. Tyler, Editor

At almost 94 years old, Gerhard

Kindler has a lot of life to reflect on.

“I always was lucky,” said the

German-born Kindler, who immigrated

to the United States in 1960.

His adventure-filled sojourn tested

his luck and ultimately proved his

ability to survive harrowing situations.

Born in Stuttgart on Sept. 20,

1920, Kindler remembers growing

up in the aftermath of World War

I. “It was a miserable time because

Germany had to pay a lot of money

to the guys who won the war,”

he said. “It was a big recession.

Beggars were coming every day,

begging for food.”

Gerhard says he was a late

bloomer. “I was a sleepy guy and I

didn’t listen in school,” he said. But

he later “woke up” and made good

grades. He went to school for eight

years, starting at age 7, and then

learned tool making.

Kindler was a young man when

Adolf Hitler came into power and

things changed in Germany.

“Hitler was a tremendous speaker,”

he said. “Hitler knew if he had

the young people, the older people

would go along. So if you were

young and you had any intention

to do any type of sports, of money

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earning, he made it possible.”

While he worked as a tool maker,

Kindler joined a flying club. The

members built and flew their own


“Instead of sleeping long like we

really wanted to, we went there on

that mountain,” Kindler said. “We

put our plane together and all day

we went up and down with that


These experiences enabled him

to join the German Air Force when

World War II began. He wanted

to be a fighter pilot, but the planes

had a tight cockpit and Kindler’s

legs were too long.

“You have a stick for flying so I

had no room,” he said. “But since I

was a mechanic, they made me an

airplane mechanic and that’s what I

did for almost the whole war.”

During the last part of the war,

he became a foot solider. He went

to Berlin to fight for a losing cause.

“The Allies wanted us to give up

but Hitler did not,” Kindler said.

“The war was already hopelessly

lost but Hitler would not give in.”

To make matters worse, the

German soldiers were not well


“My gun was from 1896, and

I got six bullets – and we were

supposed to hold the Russians,”

Kindler said.

Eventually he was taken captive

by the Russians and put in a prison

camp in Poland. He remembers

sleeping on the ground and enduring

a lack of water. The food was

also inadequate. “We called it

kasha,” Kindler said. “Sometimes

you didn’t know what was in there.

If you were lucky you found a little


Gerhard and Irmgard “Candy” Kindler have been married for 64 years.

Fortunately, he wasn’t held

prisoner very long – about two

months, he estimated. But returning

home was a challenge. He had

some problems with his leg and no

shoes, so walking was difficult. He

started out with a schoolmate he

met while in prison, but soon he

urged his friend to go on without

him because he didn’t want to hold

him back. He told his friend, “I will

make it somehow.” And he did.

He walked, sticking to wet ditches

where the dampness was easier on

his feet. He rode on top of trains

and sometimes inside. He got a

ride in a truck. Finally he made it

back home after about 10 or 12

days of travel. His friend that he

had sent on ahead arrived home

three weeks later.

Life settled down somewhat

as the war ended. Kindler began

working again. He met a girl named

Irmgard, whom he called Candy.

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She was working for Gerhard’s

mother, helping people find clothing.

“I used to walk every day,”

Kindler said. “This was a must. I

usually walked three miles. [One

day] my mother said, ‘Why don’t

you take Candy along?’” That was

the start of a loving relationship

that has lasted 64 years.

“Candy was strong where I am

weak and that was a good thing,”

Kindler said. “She always has good

ideas. Candy is my angel; she’s my

everything. She is still my good


Kindler’s brother-in-law helped

the couple come to the United

States. A paperwork glitch landed

them in Georgetown, Ky., instead

of Cleveland, Ohio, as they’d

intended. Kindler worked two jobs,

riding a motor scooter back and

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The More Things


The Bicycle

Popular alternative mode of

transportation has come a long way

by Charles Sebastian, Staff Writer

The bicycle is perhaps one of

the most amazing inventions of

the past 200 years. It has served

as a means of transportation for

millions of people. The idea of

balancing on two wheels has

been taken to the level of longdistance

biking (the Tour de

France), mountain bike racing,

bicycle acrobatics and more.

While the variations on the bike

all have good stories, the origin

of the bicycle is of even greater


Our two-wheeled friend was

dubbed “bicycle” in France in

the 1860s. There are many early

bike models still to be seen in

museums and collections. The

Draisienne, the ancestor of the

modern bike, was first developed

in Germany around 1817.

A wooden slat placed atop two

bulky wheels pretty much sums

it up. Though there are claims to

bicycle-like inventions prior to

the Draisienne, none are verifiable.

One claim suggests one of

Leonardo da Vinci’s students,

Gian Giacomo Caprotti, came up

with the idea.

After the mid-1800s, the Michaux

bike was popular in Europe,

as was the “velocipede,” aka

“Bone-shaker.” The latter name

says it all. The1870s brought

about the penny-farthing, which

is what most people envision

when they think of old bikes. This

is the one with the huge front

wheel and smaller rear wheel. The

ratio of front to back could be

compared to a penny (larger) and

a farthing (smaller), hence the

name. The front wheels were developed

to increase the bicycle’s

speed, which made the contraption

ideal for law enforcement.

These bikes became immensely

popular in England as well as

America, despite the obvious

dangers. There are many stories

of people going head first over

the front wheel or falling over

sideways and breaking bones.

Today penny-farthings would

probably be outlawed for safety


The Safety Bicycle was developed

from a desire for fewer

injuries. Up to this time, the

bike’s foot pedals came off the

main wheel and they just moved

that wheel. This was part of the

danger of balancing as well as

stopping. When a drive chain going

from the pedals between the

two wheels and back to the rear

wheel was introduced, a great

moment in bicycle history was

born. Indeed, this same design is

what bikes use today.

Since this addition, bikes have

become more efficient, utilizing

more elaborate gear systems and

developing hand brakes, backward

pedal brakes and sturdier,

lighter frames.

Bikes continue to be a good

means of getting around, and

more and more cities are becoming

cognizant of including bike

lanes on roads and bike paths

for ardent cyclists. Bicycling

gives you a great workout. If you

don’t feel comfortable riding a

bike around town for health, try

stationary cycling. The bicycle

continues to evolve from its

humble beginnings, offering us

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by Abby Malik, Staff Writer

It’s hard to beat the feelings

of exhilaration that come from

traveling abroad. Beautiful places,

unique cuisines, new cultures – it

can be full of wonders. Traveling

abroad also takes a lot of preparation,

and one of the most important

things to consider is taking

care of your health before, during

and after your big trip.

UKHealthCare’s Travel Clinic in

Lexington is a full-service facility

that offers personalized consultations

for people traveling abroad.

Dr. Susan Spengler, a physician at

the clinic, has several important

considerations specifically for

older adults. One of those considerations

is vaccines.

“The actual vaccines recommended

for a trip are specific

to the individual’s itinerary, the

person’s assessed risk of those diseases,

past immunization history

and more,” Spengler said. “These

are all things we assess during a

personalized consultation at our

travel clinic.”

Vaccines also have specific age

ranges, including some that are

not appropriate for seniors, and

not all clinics carry age-relevant

vaccines. In addition, some vaccines

require a series of doses, so

the clinic recommends scheduling

a travel consultation three to six

months before your trip.

Because medication use is

higher among older adults, the

clinic also recommends checking

for potential interactions with

vaccines and travel-specific medications,

such as antibiotics for selftreatment

of traveler’s diarrhea.

Another consideration for older

adults is the potential risks of a

vaccine. Spengler suggests travelers

and doctors have a careful dialogue

and evaluation of a vaccine’s

costs and benefits. With older

adults, there is a higher incidence

of potential serious side effects

with some vaccines.

“A final decision can include

recommending a vaccine, writing a

waiver if the vaccine is required by

the [destination] country but the

risk from the vaccine outweighs

benefits, up to and including

recommending cancellation of the

trip,” Spengler said.

Older adults, who in general

may be in a higher risk category

for major medical occurrences,

should look into evacuation

insurance, especially if they are

planning a trip to a developing


“Figuring out how to arrange

and pay for an evacuation in the

face of medical emergency that

can’t be handled locally can be life

threatening,” Spengler said.

Older adults are at a higher risk

for traveler’s thrombosis – the

development of blood clots in

the legs – which can be brought

on by a combination of inactivity,

dehydration and decreased cabin

pressure during a flight. Ways to

minimize the risk might include

doing small movement activities

during a flight, wearing compression

stockings or taking aspirin or

prescription anti-clotting drugs.

The UK Travel Clinic is located

in the offices of Kentucky Clinic

South, 2400 Greatstone Point. Appointments

are available by calling

(859) 257-5150.

Medication Check List

Here are some recommendations about

traveling from Dr. Susan Spengler, a physician at

UKHealthCare’s Travel Clinic.

• Leave your medication in original bottles. If possible,

pack one full set in your carry-on and one in your checked

bags. You never know when your checked bags will take a

different trip.

• Get a “medical necessity” letter from your doctor if you’re

traveling with a lot of medications, unusual medical

supplies or syringes.

• Carry a list of your medications and their dosages as well

as any allergies you have. Leave a copy of the list with

someone at home.

• Carry an extra pair of prescription glasses or at least a copy

of your prescription.

• When you’re in the sun and heat, stay hydrated and avoid

overheating. Wear light-colored and breathable clothing.

• To help avoid or lessen the chances of contacting traveler’s

diarrhea, eat pasteurized yogurt with live acidophilus

cultures prior to and during trip. Take probiotic capsules

during the trip and carry Pepto-Bismol and Imodium for

mild-to-moderate diarrhea, or bring a doctor-prescribed

antibiotic for severe cases.

Get a “medical necessity” letter from your doctor if

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Senior writers share

stories and life


by Mary Hackworth

Are you thinking of writing your

memoir but are not sure where to

start? You may want to consider

the Seniors Writing Group, which

meets at the Lexington Senior Citizens

Center most Fridays throughout

the year.

A joint offering of the Carnegie

Center for Literacy and Learning

and the Senior Citizens Center, the

Writing Group offers participants

not only a forum for giving and

receiving feedback on their work

but – just as important – a place of

fellowship with other like-minded


Instructor Sarah Combs says

the group is sometimes billed as a

“family stories” class but it is by no

means limited to that. Class members

frequently focus on memoirs,

but they also often experiment

with fiction, poetry and other types

of writing. In addition to life stories,

nature and the passage of time

often appear as themes.

“Their life experiences are so

rich,” Combs said. “Their perspective

on things is a gold mine.”

All levels of writers are welcome

in the class – newcomers and

longtime members, beginners and

experts. The group has been sharing

stories and mutual support for

nearly 20 years, having been led by

former Carnegie Center director

Jan Isenhour before Combs took

over last year. While the group is

open to up to 25 people, Combs

said about 15 members generally

attend, bringing their writing and a

readiness to respond to the work of

their fellow writers.

“The class from the beginning

has been very successful,” said

Isenhour. She says the group’s longevity

has generated trust that frees

its members to explore personal

themes in depth. Since participants

often write about sensitive family

matters – babies given up for adoption

and World War II experiences,

to name a few – trust creates the

openness necessary for exploring

difficult material meaningfully.

The class is structured as a

workshop in the round. Members

may ask for specific advice on the

craft of their writing, and Combs

offers what she calls “prompts”

that members are free to follow

or not. In a recent class, she asked

the group to write about their

memories of the day President

John F. Kennedy was assassinated;

other times, she suggests a word

or two to use as a starting point.

Participants usually have plenty of

their own ideas and often choose to

write about something else entirely.

Isenhour said class members are

also willing to do the hard work of

revising and shaping their material.

“They’ve always been an amazing

group,” she said.

Combs said some people join

the class with the goal of writing

their memoirs for their grandchildren.

Others have simply been

looking for an opportunity to write.

The group is enriched by cross

culturalism; members who grew up

in other parts of the country or for

whom English is a second language

bring their own perspectives into a

lively mix of experiences.

Combs said senior writers have

some advantages when it comes

to self-expression. “They have

allowed themselves a wonderful

sense of freedom,” she said. “Rules

aren’t things they’re worried about.

They’re past worrying about what

other people think of them.”

At its last 2013meeting, the

members assembled their annual

chapbook, Silver Threads, composed

entirely of their own writing.

Combs and Isenhour encourage

any senior interested in writing in

a supportive atmosphere to join


“It’s a place of encouragement,”

Combs said. “It doesn’t carry any


For more information about the

Seniors Writing Group, contact the

Carnegie Center at (859) 254-

4175 or ccll1@carnegiecenterlex.

org. The Senior Citizens Center

can be reached at (859) 278-6072.


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How to Take the Perfect

Trip with Your Grandchild

Patience and planning make traveling with

youngsters easier

by Jan Ross, Staff Writer

My 8-year-old grandson is, by

far, my favorite person to travel

with. He’s easy to please as long

as some of our meals include

a milkshake from Chick-fil-A

or some fried shrimp. He can

travel for hours in the car without

complaint as long as he has some

form of electronic entertainment

or some books. He allows me to

kiss and cuddle him to my heart’s

content, although just recently

these displays of affection have to

be done only when none of his

friends are around. And he is the

only one who truly appreciates the

time spent to create a sand castle

complete with shell decorations

and an elaborate moat.

Traveling with grandchildren

can be a complete joy, providing

memories for years to come.

These trips just require a little patience

and a lot of planning. Here’s

how to undertake the perfect trip

with your grandchild.

• Involve the child’s parents.

Even if the trip is just you and

your grandchild, the parents

will still want to be involved

from the beginning in planning.

Make sure the dates

you are thinking about will

work for them. Ask them for

suggestions about things such

as bedtime rituals and special

toys the child might need, and

check to see if there are certain

foods, etc. the parents don’t

want the child to have.

• Plan a trip that everyone will

enjoy. The things you like

might not necessarily be the

things your grandchild will

want to do. Some kids may

absolutely adore art museums

and historic cathedrals, while

others will be rolling their

eyes and begging to head to

the local waterpark. Talk to

the children about where they

would like to go and what they

would like to do. They may

not always have any idea about

what they would like to do, so

be imaginative.

• Keep boredom at bay. When

kids are bored, they get whiny,

and when the kids are whiny,

the adults are not happy. If

you know you’re going to be in

the car for hours, have plenty

of games, movies, books, art

supplies and whatever else you

need to keep the children content.

Buy a few little surprises

that you can take out when

boredom inevitably happens.

• Keep everyone fed. Nobody is

happy when they are hungry,

and young kids may not even

know why they are so unhappy

and irritable. Keep healthy

snacks available and plan

regular meal (and bathroom)


• Stay in touch. Even if your

grandchild and you are very

close, they still might miss

their parents. This is the time

when you buy ice cream! Just

kidding – this is the time to let

them call home or even do a

video chat with their parents.

Don’t let time slip away without

spending some special travel time

with your grandchild. Before you

know it, they will be old enough

that traveling with you is just not

cool anymore. Plan a trip now!

Don’t let time slip away

without spending some

special travel time with your


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How to Keep Aging Hair


“Mature hair” needs extra care

by Jean Jeffers, Staff Writer

As we age, so does our hair.

Have you ever wondered how to

care for your “mature” hair?

“Mature hair is not a lot

different to care for than other

hair,” said Judy McQueen, hairstylist

with Kenwood Dillard

Salon and Spa in Cincinnati. “It

tends to be a little dryer, and

using a moisturizing shampoo

and conditioner will counteract


It is helpful, McQueen added,

if you can use an exfoliating

shampoo occasionally. Exfoliating

shampoos are a recent

development in hair care. They

remove dead skin cells that may

clog pores in the scalp. They

also condition the hair.

Here are some tips to protect

aging hair:

• Be careful when using hot

tools on your hair. When

drying, use a warm setting,

not the hot setting.

• Use a gentle shampoo and

shampoo less often.

• Avoid ponytails, tight buns

and braids or rollers.

• Get a good haircut. Go to

a stylist who knows how to

work with mature hair.

• Choose the right color.

Gray hair is often hard

to color. Be careful when

applying chemicals to the

hair, especially when adding

color at home.

• Cover your hair when you

go out in the sun.

• Get a trim regularly.

• Use conditioners to add


• Eat well, get enough

exercise and get plenty of

rest. This is an ideal way to

promote healthy hair.

McQueen said nutrients in

the diet can aid hair. Vitamins

A, C and E, as well as zinc and

selenium, are often promoted.

She said there are different

reasons for hair loss. “You can’t

stop it but you can help it,” she

said. “This is where exfoliating

shampoos come in. If you

are on medications, there is

nothing else you can do. If [hair

loss] is the result of a bad perm,

you have a little recourse. You

can do something about your

hair to get it back in shape.”

Thinning hair is another

problem, McQueen said.

“There are products practically

every manufacturer makes to

thicken hair,” she said. “But it

doesn’t thicken the hair, it just

makes the hair look thicker.”

Eat well, get

enough exercise

and get plenty

of rest. This is

the best way to

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