Brenda Tackett succumbs at 57

Brenda Hatton Tackett, 57, of Van, died May 10 at Pikeville Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late William Jr. and Betty Coots Hatton, and a sister of the late Debbie Bradshaw. Surviving are a daughter, Tabitha Vanover, Isom; a brother, Jimmy Hatton, Whitesburg; threeu sisters, Allene Caldwell and Beverly Adams, both of Whitesburg, and Shelia Laviers of […]

SKCTC ranked in top 10%

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program (AICEP) has ranked Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College as one of the nation’s 120 best community colleges, challenging it to compete for prize funds by insisting on high standards for learning, college completion without delay and serving as a training ground for jobs that pay competitive wages. AICEP Executive Director Josh Wyner said, […]


Alarming combo: bedbugs with staph

ATLANTA Hate insects? Afraid of germs? Researchers are reporting an alarming combination: bedbugs carrying a staph “superbug.” Canadian scientists detected drug-resistant staph bacteria in bedbugs from three hospital patients from a downtrodden Vancouver neighborhood. Bedbugs have not been known to spread disease, and there’s no clear evidence that the five bedbugs found on the patients or their belongings had spread […]

2011-05-18 E-Edition

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