2012-02-15

Cold, cough grab hold and won’t let go



Woke up to a beautiful snow on Saturday. Wasn’t able to go out. I’ve been sick for over a week, as well as my husband and several others. This old cold and cough grab hold and won’t let go. I thought I was tough, but I found out it is tougher than I am. Big Cowan Linda Ann Fields Adams, […]

Services held for Aileen Adams



Aileen Greer Adams, 88, died February 8 at her home in Catlettsburg. Born in Jenkins, she was a daughter of the late Conley and Sarah Ann Mullins Greer and the widow of Delbert Adams. She was the mother of the late Lairane Adams Meade, a grandmother of the late Cynthia Blair, a sister of the late Arletta Mullins, Retha Addington, […]

Pikeville hospital gets two honors



Pikeville Medical Center has received two more national honors. The hospital has won a “Hospital of Choice Award” recognizing it as being one of America’ most customerfriendly hospitals. PMC also learned it being listed by U.S. News and World Report as one of 247 high-performing hospitals located outside a major metropolitan area. Pikeville Medical Center is ranked in the Top […]

Strange but true



• It was noted American wit and columnist Franklin P. Adams who made the following sage observation: “Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody.” It’s certainly something to keep in mind during this strife-ridden election season. • Americans make more collect phone calls on Father’s Day than on any […]

That’s what friends are for



Here we go again: a tragedy in the music world, a tragedy waiting to happen that did. Disturbing headlines before and after leave us scratching our heads and asking why. On the days before her death, Whitney Houston was disheveled, dressed in clothes that didn’t match, hair dripping with water or sweat, doing handstands by the pool, waving her arms […]

Ermine seniors get health information



Winter finally arrived with a vengeance! I hope everyone stayed warm. A young man from MCHC came to our center this past week. He checked blood pressure, gave us some health brochures and good bags with pedometers, pens, nail files and measuring spoons. He showed us a new kind of lift cushion that you can use in any chair. I […]

Rites are held for Mae Watts



Funeral services for Mae Messer Watts, 94, were held February 6 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in Caudill Cemetery at Redstar. Born in Knox County to the late N.B. and Cora Mills Messer, she was the youngest of 12 children. She was the widow of Coy Watts, and the mother-in-law of the late William Curtis Collins. She […]

Treatments do exist for hepatitis C



DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I believe I read in your column about something that can be given for hepatitis C. My doctor says there isn’t any treatment. Will you please advise me? — Anon. ANSWER: Chronic infection (lifetime infection) happens to about 80 percent of those infected with the hepatitis C virus. Worldwide, the virus infects 170 million people. In the […]

Mary Alice Gibson succumbs



Funeral services for Mary Alice Gibson will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the G. Bennett Adams Church. Burial will be in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. Born in Stacey in Perry County to the late John D. and Rachel Combs Allen, she was the widow of William Buster Gibson and the mother of the late John R. […]

Do you know what’s in your iPhone?



Early last year, during an intimate chat and chew dinner with some Silicon Valley high-tech barons, President Barack Obama posed a question to Steve Jobs, baron of the Apple empire: “What would it take to make iPhones in the United States?” Good question! To rebuild our middle class, we need to put more people to work building more stuff in […]