Father and son hope oil change center works at Isom location

An Isom man and his son have opened a business they say prides itself on fast and efficient oil changes. And the two say appointments aren’t necessary at Pro Lube, located at Garner Mountain, Isom. “There wasn’t anywhere around here for someone to get an oil change quick,” said Mike Breeding, owner of Pro Lube. “You have a little garage […]

High blood sugar tied to dementia

Higher blood-sugar levels, even those well short of diabetes, seem to raise the risk of developing dementia, a major new study finds. Researchers say it suggests a novel way to try to prevent Alzheimer’s disease — by keeping glucose at a healthy level. Alzheimer’s is by far the most common form of dementia and it’s long been known that diabetes […]

Trampoline parks pose risks

Stephen Merrill was finishing his freshman year of college two years ago when he and a group of friends went to an indoor trampoline park in Utah for a day of flipping, jumping and bouncing. At one point, Merrill leaped from a platform into a pit full of foam blocks, and he shot right through them and landed on his […]

Kentucky cities dealing with golf carts on public roads

Kentucky cities are regulating how and where people can ride golf carts on public streets as the low-power vehicles become more popular as a way to beat high gas prices. Lewisport in Hancock County is weighing an ordinance this summer while Calhoun and Bowling Green moved in 2011 to allow people to drive the carts on side streets. Owensboro Mayor […]

Couple working to get to Africa for 2nd baby

Reagan Berry has seen firsthand how some children in Africa suffer. Berry, of Whitesburg, has returned to Africa several times since her first three-month mission trip to Senegal during her sophomore year in college. The trip that profoundly impacted Berry’s life was when she met a little girl named Eleanor at a school in Zambia. Children at the school were […]



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Rites held for Joshua Lee Wyatt

Joshua Lee Wyatt, 25, of Jenkins, died August 2. Born in Whitesburg, he lived nearly all of his life in Letcher County. He had worked in the construction industry and was of the Freewill Baptist faith. He greatly enjoyed spending time with his children. He was preceded in death by his father, Darrell Wade Wyatt, Sr. Survivors include his mother […]

Strange but true

• It was Napoleon Bonaparte who made the following sage observation: “Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.” • If you’re pregnant in Switzerland, don’t tell anyone the name you plan to give your baby; it’s considered to bring bad luck. • Smugglers will never stop trying to find creative ways to transport illicit goods from one part of the […]