Summit City may get reprieve

Summit City’s owners say they have reached an agreement with the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) which will allow them to continue serving alcohol for the next six months. Nathan Jones, ABC spokesperson, couldn’t confirm the agreement Tuesday and said it could take up to 60 days before a final decision is released. “No official decision has been […]

Call the cops! Mom is napping!

How can you tell if a mother is doing a good enough job? She never lets anything bad happen, ever. No accidents, no missteps, no whoopsies. No, she is watching her children every single second of every single day, including during those moments when a mere mortal would be sleeping or taking a shower or going to the bathroom. If […]

Services are set for Susan Lucas

Susan Juanita Lucas Kiser, 81, died July 3 at her home in Madison, Ind. A daughter of the late Millard and Fannie Goins Lucas, she was the widow of Hobert Kiser and the mother of the late Patricia Van Kiser. She was a great-grandmother of the late Ashton Leigh Lawson and a sister of the late Delmer Lucas, Bennett Lucas, […]

Baseball camp set

”Get In The Game Sports Camp’” is set for 9 a.m. on July 16 at Tri City Little League Field in Benham. The baseball clinic is presented by retired University of Kentucky Baseball Coach Keith Madison and will feature Major League Baseball players Doug Flynn, Don Gordon, Josh Anderson and Jeff Parrett. The free clinic is for children 8 years […]

Medicare OK’s prostate drug

The Associated Press WASHINGTON Medicare officials say the program will cover the $93,000 price tag for prostate cancer drug Provenge, an innovative therapy that typically gives men suffering from an incurable stage of the disease an extra four months to live. The decision from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid essentially reiterates an earlier proposed ruling that the biotech drug, […]

Judge hears about neglect and theft at Golden Years

After hearing witnesses testify about charges of embezzlement and gross patient neglect, Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright ordered again last week that Golden Years Rest Home of Jenkins remain in receivership while criminal and civil matters involving the home and its former administrator continue to be sorted out. Wright first ordered the 44-bed personal care home into receivership on June […]

Car Talk

Stinky smell is due to bad battery

Dear Tom and Ray: My wife’s car is an ‘08 Toyota Sienna all-wheeldrive van with almost 70,000 miles on it. In the past few months, the whole garage has been stinking like rotten eggs. At first I thought it was catalytic converter smell, but the odor was coming from under the hood, not out the tailpipe. I traced down the […]

Bummer in the summer: July slow in Kentucky

July in Kentucky. When haze lifts we notice fields of corn are high as an elephant’s eye . Family reunions, picnics, community festivals, Little Baseball all-star games and always, the troops. Ahead of all else, soldiers in uniform and civilians who serve, should be close to mind every day and certainly first week of July. A freedom kind of month. […]

Sexton rites held

Gilbert Sexton, 76, died June 26 at his home at Sergent. He was a son of the late Henry and Sara Sexton. Surviving are his wife, Nannie Lou Sexton; four sons, Gary Sexton, Georgetown, David Sexton and Michael Sexton, both of Indiana, and Scotty Sexton of Afghanistan; four daughters, Brenda Sutton, Tress Sexton, Debbie Sexton and Natalie Sexton, all of […]

Smart Dieting

“Lose 20 pounds in a week!” “Set you metabolism on fire with Metabo-Inferno!” “Lose while you snooze!” These sorts of crazy diet claims are all over the Internet, TV and magazines. So how do you sort fact from fiction? Use Common Sense Whether you are trying to lose weight for you health or because you want to look good in […]