Donour named year’s best science teacher

Regina Donour, a science teacher at Letcher County Central High School, was named 2007 High School Science Teacher of the Year on November 2 at the Kentucky Science Teachers Association annual awards program in Lexington. Donour received a bachelor of science in biology from the University of Alabama, a master of art degree in secondary education from Morehead State University […]

Get a head start on your disability application

If you or someone you know recently became disabled and have been thinking about applying for Social Security disability benefits, there’s something you can do to get the process off to a good start. Visit the “Disability Starter Kit” at www.socialsecurity.gov/ disability. It will help you prepare for your disability interview and guide you through the application process. The starter […]

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Chlamydia, other STD’s on rise

ATLANTA More than 1 million cases of chlamydia were reported in the United States last year – the most ever reported for a sexually transmitted disease, federal health officials have reported. Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said they think better and more intensive screening accounts for much of the increase, but added that chlamydia was not […]


Abuse risk higher in homes without 2 biological parents

NEW YORK Six-year-old Oscar Jimenez Jr. was beaten to death in California, then buried under fertilizer and cement. Two-year-old Devon Shackleford was drowned in an Arizona swimming pool. Jayden Cangro, also 2, died after being thrown across a room in Utah. In each case, as in many others every year, the alleged or convicted perpetrator had been the boyfriend of […]

Shooting match set

A shooting match will be held at 9 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 25, at the Linefork Fish and Game Club at Gordon. For more information, call (606) 589-4678.

Billions for guns, vetoes for butter

It’s time that we subject the Iraq war to the same cost-benefit analysis that we are called upon to impose on other government endeavors. We are supposed to repeal or revise domestic programs that don’t work. Shouldn’t a troubled war policy be treated the same way? The ruling assumption of the moment is that we can’t afford to withdraw our […]

Women get gout, too

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My wife, 55, has gout. I thought this was a man thing. It was a surprise to her, and to me. She’s slender and watches what she eats. She never drinks alcohol. She doesn’t smoke. She’s on Indocin right now. What kind of diet does she need to follow? – S.W. ANSWER: Women get gout. Before menopause, […]