- Annual Report: Health & Public Service
Small practices important for many patients
Proximity to medical care can be a major concern for anyone. That holds even more true for senior citizens, who often lack the ability or means to travel longer distances. It is one of the reason Karen Trennepohl does what she does.
Health a personal choice for Madison County residents
Studies from the last year show the general health of Madison County’s citizens among the lowest in the state. However, as Madison County Health Department administrator Steve Ford suggests, that does not mean that the county’s residents are necessarily at a disadvantage when it comes to medical care and obtaining the means for a healthy lifestyle.
Madison County sees commuters going in, coming out
Sam Taylor, a deputy prosecuting attorney in Wayne County, commutes 60 miles or more each way from Anderson to his job in Richmond, Indiana, depending on his travel route.
Bell hits the road for Indy
Samantha Bell commutes from the north side of Anderson to downtown Indianapolis four days a week.
Schools battered by budget cuts in 2010
While all county school districts were forced to tighten their belts last year, no districts were harder hit than the cash-strapped Anderson and Elwood districts.
Local governments dealing with budget cuts
While no one likes to see budgets shrink as the cost of living rises, officials of government agencies and school systems have been facing the financial challenges of 2010 head-on and have braced themselves for 2011.
Hensley in a family of union members
Jim Hensley and his wife, Judy, spend their winters in Florida now but Jim has stayed actively involved in his local union since retiring.
Lifestyle choices lead to maladies
While patients are quick to complain of rising health costs, they are in sole control of the behaviors that are the root of many issues.
University interacts, creates jobs
Anderson University bridges the gap between university and community by encouraging involvement and creating jobs through the Flagship Enterprise Center and Colts training camp.
County church leaders see need for growth
First Baptist Church of Anderson Pastor Arthur Jaggard said he sees encouraging signs that Anderson is starting to take God seriously.
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