11:06am

Wed September 21, 2011
Living Large: Obesity In America

For Obese, Intimate Lives Often Suffer

Originally published on Wed August 1, 2012 7:02 pm

In the CBS series Mike & Molly, Molly Flynn (Melissa McCarthy) and Mike Biggs (Billy Gardell) portray a healthy intimate relationship. While many obese people lead happy and healthy sex lives, therapists are seeing more obese people who say their intimate lives are suffering because of their weight.
Richard Cartwright AP/CBS

Part of an ongoing series on obesity in America

It's well known that obesity can lead to a lot of health problems, but what's rarely talked about is the impact on people's sexual health. As the obesity rate has soared in the U.S., more and more marriage and family therapists are getting questions from obese clients about problems in the bedroom.

It's an issue that Dana Englehardt and her husband, Larry Boynton, of Belmont, Calif., know well.

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10:38am

Wed September 21, 2011
Statehouse News

CNN Highlights Kentucky Lawmaker's Opposition to Bill

Profiling a 14-year-old boy who committed suicide after years of alleged anti-gay taunts at school, CNN’s Anderson Cooper covered opposition to bullying legislation in Kentucky by highlighting state Rep. Mike Harmon, R-Danville, who believes homosexuality is a sin.

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10:38am

Wed September 21, 2011
World

Two Americans Held In Iran Released On Bail

A million-dollar bail agreement secured the release Wednesday of Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, who had been sentenced to eight-year prison terms for illegal entry and espionage. A third American arrested with them, Sarah Shourd, was released last year. All denied any wrongdoing.

10:22am

Wed September 21, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Harlan Judge Agrees to Step Down

An order was issued Tuesday by Chief Justice John Minton Jr., of the Kentucky Supreme Court, in which Minton and Harlan Circuit Court Judge Russell Alred agreed that it would be in the best interest of the citizens of Harlan that Alred step down as judge while his appeal is processed. Minton ordered that Alred be temporarily relieved of his duties as circuit judge. On Monday, a final order was released by the Judicial Conduct Commission, a state panel that oversees judges, calling for Alred to be removed from office

10:18am

Wed September 21, 2011
Statehouse News

Radcliff Man Repays Over $450,000 in Bank Fraud Case

A Radcliff man and former PNC Investments employee was sentenced Tuesday afternoon to 41 months in prison on charges of bank fraud. William T. Hernandez, 41, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Louisville to two counts of bank fraud June 21 for executing a scheme to defraud PNC and its customers. In addition to prison time, the court also ordered Hernandez to pay $453,819.21 in restitution to the bank.

10:14am

Wed September 21, 2011
Statehouse News

Lexington Considers Fireworks Ordinance

After hundreds of people complained that Lexington sounded like a battlefield during the Fourth of July weekend, the city has taken the first steps toward stricter controls on the sale and display of fireworks in Fayette County. The law department has drafted an ordinance to limit when and where fireworks may be set off.

10:12am

Wed September 21, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Clark County Gas Line Rupture Heard, Not Seen

A Lexington TV station reports that a commercial gas line rupture shortly after midnight in Clark County near the Powell County line could be heard and felt many miles away.

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10:11am

Wed September 21, 2011
The Two-Way

Live Blog: Obama Addresses U.N. General Assembly

President Obama addresses the opening of the Untied Nations General Assembly on Sept. 21 in New York City.
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In an address that focused on "the pursuit of peace," President Obama just told delegates at the U.N. General Assembly that people everywhere want "to live with dignity and freedom; to get an education and pursue opportunity; to love our families and our God."

It is world leaders' responsibility, he said, to build "the kind of peace that makes life worth living."

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10:10am

Wed September 21, 2011
The Two-Way

Driven By Foreclosures, Existing Home Sales Rose In August

Sales of existing homes rose 7.7 percent in August from July, the National Association of Realtors just reported.

According to a statement from the association's chief economist, Lawrence Yun:

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9:26am

Wed September 21, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Ten Questions To Ask You Doctor

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It's so hard anymore to get time with anyone — especially your doctor. So you really need to be prepared to make the most of each appointment.

Take heart. The federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has come up with a cheat sheet you can bone up on or even take with you to help during the visit.

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