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Kentucky readies for season after overhaul

LEXINGTON Kentucky football coach Joker Phillips has spent the off-season picking up pieces on offense and defense. The second-year head coach had to replace a lot of offensive production: Quarterback Mike Hartline, running back Derrick Locke and wide receiver Chris Matthews all graduated, and junior wide receiver Randall Cobb left for the NFL Draft. In all, the Wildcats had to […]

Mysterious notebook fuels fight over gas well drilling

COLUMBUS, Ohio A memo that appears to coach buyers of oil and gas drilling leases to use deceptive tactics on unsuspecting landowners has provoked a state investigation and spirited debate in rural Ohio, the latest frontier in America’s quest for new energy resources. The tale of the found memo — unauthenticated but with language similar to that used by a […]


Can America still lead?

LONDON The first week of August 2011 will be remembered as a singularly irrational, wasteful and shameful moment in the political and economic history of the United States. It reflected much of what is wrong with the priorities of our political elites and the obsessions of those who now hold effective veto power over our government. It began with the […]

Fruit, vegetable contest set at Extension Service

The Letcher County Cooperative Extension Service will be hosting its annual fruit and vegetable contest on August 11. Ribbons will be awarded for first, second and third place in each category. Categories are: • fruit — apples, pears, plums, peaches, strawberries blueberries and grapes. • vegetables — potatoes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, cole crops (cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts), watermelon, cantaloupe, cucumbers, […]

Media day like no other

I’ve grown to love football media day at the University of Kentucky and the resulting plethora of predictions on the Wildcats’ won-loss record for 2011: 4-8, 6-6, 5-7, 7-5, and from the ultimate optimist whose name I won’t mention, 9-3. Simply put, the day is different than any other season-opening press conference. In baseball, you’re expected to be either in […]

Feeling the itch in no-see-um season

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: It’s that time of year again — the no-see-um season. I can feel a sharp sting when bitten. It goes away and then returns as a large swelling with incessant itching. What can I do to prevent this reaction? Others don’t react this bad. I also use DEET to deter these diabolical pests. Should I wash it […]

Dreams are good, some bad

Did you ever wake up from a dream and actually feel as though it really wasn’t a dream, only to find out it was? I have always heard if you dream while you slumber you are not resting very well at all. If that be the case, I rarely got a good night’s rest because about the only time I […]