LAGRANGE — More and more area grandparents are finding themselves undertaking the role of primary caregiver for infants and young grandchildren, a role experts say can be difficult.Researchers say a child’s development over the first five years of life sets the stage for how successful a child will be, but knowing exactly how to nurture a successful children isn’t easy.So Before5 is coming to LaGrange County to help.Before5, an organization launched by the Dekko Foundation more than a dozen years ago, announced it will be forming a new grandparents group in LaGrange County. That group will be aimed at helping area grandparents become better parents and grandparents. The group’s first meeting is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the LaGrange United Methodist Church.Organizers say the need for the group has been growing year after year.“Some grandparents tell us they need to come together and have a conversation about what … [Read more...] about Area organization launching grandparents group in LaGrange
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In this Aug. 4, 2018 photo, the Meikel Street Forever Committee hosts the 44th Annual Southside Picnic at Babe Denny Park in Indianapolis. Very few houses are left in the once vibrant and diverse neighborhood known as Babe Denny after much of the neighborhood was razed to build the interstate in the 1970’s and later Lucas Oil Stadium but current and former residents vow to keep the yearly reunion going. (Michelle Pemberton/The Indianapolis Star via AP) Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ People who have grown up and raised families south of Lucas Oil Stadium have one day per year when they feel like part of a neighborhood: the first Saturday in August. The annual picnic day at Babe Denny Park is when the residents who cling to the sparse houses south of McCarty Street reunite with the folks who have given up and moved to neighborhoods that, unlike Babe Denny, have not been sacrificed for the sake of progress. The former neighbors grill food, drink beer and recall when … [Read more...] about Neighborhood fading in Lucas Oil Stadium’s shadow
Joseph Gerth Louisville Courier Journal Published 4:18 p.m. UTC Aug 22, 2018 In Allah We Trust! Chances are if you live in Kentucky, where 76 percent of the people are Christian and a large plurality of them are evangelical Protestants, that’s not something you want posted on the door of the classroom where your child attends school. Or in Buddha We Trust. Or, even in Gilgamesh We Trust (Gilgamesh, according to legend was two-thirds god and one-third man — if you can wrap your head around that). That’s the trouble with the new bill being pushed by state Rep. Brandon Reed, an evangelical minister from Hodgenville, that would require schools to post the nation’s motto in their buildings. There's a significant number of Kentuckians who don't believe in God or believe in a different god who don't want public schools pushing religion on their children. Heck, there's a significant number of Christians in Kentucky who don't want public schools pushing religion … [Read more...] about Why not require Kentucky’s public schools to post ‘In Allah We Trust’?
In his first 24 hours of freedom following 10 months in jail for various crimes in Colorado and Indiana, the now infamous Daniel Nations found himself walking through the front doors of The Gazette — an unlikely destination considering he says media ruined his life by associating him with three killings for which he’s never been charged.He’d come to clear his name.“I’m not what they made me out to be,” Nations said, his voice catching as he lifted his eyes to the ceiling in an effort to stave off tears. He’s back in Colorado Springs on probation and to regain custody of his two youngest children.Widespread speculation of Nations’ involvement in multiple killings sparked after his arrest in September for menacing locals with a hatchet in the same Mount Herman area where revered local bicyclist Tim Watkins was murdered, and snowballed when he was questioned in the deaths of two teens killed earlier in 2017 in Delphi, Ind.Months later, the … [Read more...] about Back in Colorado Springs, Daniel Nations says ‘I’m not what they made me out to be’
Newsrooms across the commonwealth have spent years documenting the opioid crisis in their own communities. But now, in the special project State of Emergency: Searching for Solutions to Pennsylvania's Opioids Crisis, we are marshalling resources to spotlight what Pennsylvanians are doing to try to reverse the soaring number of overdose deaths. WITF is releasing more than 60 stories, videos and photos throughout July. This week, you will find stories about initial response and how addition affects families. A week old baby with newborn abstinence syndrome lies in one of the ICU bays at one of the Norton Children's Hospital neonatal intensive care units Feb. 13, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley) They are the youngest victims of the nation's opioid epidemic. Statewide, nearly 2,000 children -- 15 out of every 1,000 -- are born each year with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). The frequency has increased more than 1,000 percent in less than 17 years, … [Read more...] about Babies born addicted to opiates find help in Indiana CountyYou may also be interested in…