Prices slashed for preemie preventive

ATLANTA The maker of an expensive drug to prevent premature births has slashed the price by more than half after an outcry over the high cost and moves by federal regulators to keep a cheap version available. The drug is still pricey at $690 per weekly injection but it is a drastic reduction from the $1,500 price charged by KV […]


Close, but no checkered flag

In the closing laps at Martinsville on Sunday, it looked as if Dale Earnhardt Jr. was about to find his way back to victory lane after an absence that stretched all the way back to Michigan in June of 2008. Junior took over the lead on lap 480 after giving Kyle Busch a bump that moved him up the track […]

Election set

American Legion Douglas Day Post 152 will hold election of officers at 1 p.m., Sunday, May 8. Nominations will take place at 1 p. m., Sunday, April 10. There will be no meeting on April 24 because of Easter. For more information, call 335-2521.

The ‘T.V. virus’

We all have heard about how bedbugs are spreading, thanks to air travel. And last year, we were still worried that the H1N1 virus would veer our way. But if you want to know the most virulent virus infecting the world, I’ll tell you what it is. Fear. There’s an epidemic of fear raging across the globe, and I’m afraid […]

Study: Restless legs may be a sign of heart risks

NEW ORLEANS The nighttime twitching of restless legs syndrome may be more than an annoyance: New research suggests that in some people, it could be a sign of hidden heart problems. People with very frequent leg movements during sleep were more likely to have thick hearts — a condition that makes them more prone to cardiac problems, stroke and death, […]

AHA/BLS CPR class offered

The Workforce Solutions Department at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will offer an AHA/BLS CPR workshop at the Whitesburg campus on April 15 and April 22 beginning at 8 a.m. This course offers a completion card for participants who complete a score of 84 percent on the written exams and demonstration of AED, FBAO and CPR psychomotor skills. To […]

Sports in Kentucky

Kentucky’s Final Four run ends with sound of ‘clank’

Sudden wasn’t it? A college basketball season fade to black. “This close” to a Kentucky-Butler dream game, CBS was bound to trot out Butler grad Bobby Plump and spin as Hoosiers II. We move on. For University of Kentucky fans, the best of what was, what is now and what will be. WHAT WAS … • Another SEC Tourney title […]

Tyme to perform

East KY Tyme, a country/ bluegrass band, will play at the Chilhowie Lions Club on Friday, April 8, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. For more information, call Astor Taylor, (606) 633-2708, or visit www.eastkytyme.com or East KY Tyme’s Myspace or Facebook page.

God versus man on the beach

SINGER ISLAND, Fla. The Florida sun flashes off the row of oiled bodies, their owners largely unmindful of the politics being played on this strip of sand. The ocean waves are eating the beach. Residents of the luxury condo towers behind us fear losing the currently ideal sandsurf balance. They pressed Palm Beach County to stop the erosion by building […]