Jenkins police have suspects in robbery case

Police are looking for a man and woman who allegedly assaulted and threatened to kill a Jenkins man after he would not give up his pills used to treat narcotics addiction. Jenkins Police Chief Jim Stephens said Ricky Allen Bates Jr., 25, broke into the trailer of Jeff McPherson in Rocky Hollow in Jenkins at 11:45 p.m. on August 14. […]


Will UK regret Fugate spurn?

According to reports coming from UK’s Nutter training center, Michael Hartline, the 6’6″ junior from Canton, Ohio, has secured the starting spot at quarterback for the opening game against Miami of Ohio at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. It’s also becoming glaringly apparent through comments by head coach Rich Brook that Hartline has begun to separate himself from the highly […]


SIX YEARS OLD — Hannah Elisabeth Ison turned six years old on June 26. She is the daughter of Jason and Valerie Ison of Easley, S.C., and has a younger brother, Sawyer, 2. Her grandparents are Roland and Carol Blair of Jeremiah and Donald and Leanna Ison of Kingdom Come Creek. Her greatgrandparents are Clayton Shepherd of Jeremiah, Geneva Ison […]

Kiss releasing new album at Walmart

NEW YORK Walmart is being embraced with a Kiss. The veteran pop metal group, Kiss, is joining a growing list of classic acts putting out new music through the world’s largest retailer. “Sonic Boom” is due to be released only at Walmart and Sam’s Club stores on Oct. 6. The threedisc package will include a CD of the band’s first […]

KACo spent millions in legal fees after firings

FRANKFORT A string of employee terminations by the Kentucky Association of Counties has cost the agency millions of dollars, according to a published report. The Lexington Herald-Leader says documents it obtained show KACo spent a total of $2.1 million related to employees who were fired or had their contracts terminated. In addition, the agency spent $118,000 to buy out its […]

‘Death panels’ already exist in America’s insurance firms

“Death panels”? I’ll tell you about death panels. My husband faced one some years ago, and it didn’t involve any government bureaucrat. It was run by our private insurer, the sort of corporate entity that foes of health care reform say will give you anything you want. My husband was diagnosed with liver cancer. We were “insured” by United Healthcare. […]

Bristol will be a player

It has often been said that if you could only attend one race on the entire NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule, Bristol Motor Speedway’s annual August night race would be the one. Bristol, it seemed, had the blueprint on how to provide the kind of banging and rubbing that would put the fans on their feet but at the same time […]

Reunions fun even for non-family

Points East

Woww! What an amazingly fantastic and overwhelming weekend Loretta and I just had! Invited to two different family reunions, neither of which we can claim even distant kinship to a soul, we decided to go to both and we are now fattened for the winter. And there is no way I can write about both of them in one column […]

Joe Henry excels

Audio review

Joe Henry, “Blood From Stars” (Anti-) Reviewing “Blood From Stars” is daunting because Joe Henry has already done so eloquently in a three-page essay included in the liner notes. Henry’s a marvelous writer of song, too, and “Blood” rivals his best work. It laments a world where “the stars have gone astray,” ”true revelation is a thug” and “reason is […]