Young fans are true hoops heroes

What is basketball in Kentucky all about? Final Fours … NCAA banners? Nah. It’s the journey. This week, look east, good fellows, to Louisa Elementary School. Super Hero Day was held last month at the school in Lawrence County and young Jake Preece showed up wearing a UK sweatshirt and hat to honor his super hero — Aaron Harrison. Far […]

Banks family members celebrate birthdays


We recently had a few birthdays in our families. Dan, Coreen Pridemore, Bob and I all went to London to help Jessie Banks Scott celebrate her birthday. We met Jessie and Andy on April 2 at Golden Corral and had dinner together. Kenny Joe Banks had a birthday on April 5, and we enjoyed a ‘mess’ of fried fish that […]


The Cowan Elementary School seventh grade hosted a 5K Rabbit Run/1 Mile Bunny Walk over the weekend. Fifty people participated in the event, and twenty-seven medals were awarded. Medaling were boys 10 and under: Hayden Bentley, 25:41, and J.J. Coyle, 50:46; boys 11 to 15: Sheldon Tolliver, 42:26, and Dylan Bentley, 42:27; men 16 to 30: Trevor Wayne, 17:53 (best […]

‘Zap’ no fluke in treating paralysis

Three years ago, doctors reported that zapping a paralyzed man’s spinal cord with electricity allowed him to stand and move his legs. Now they’ve done the same with three other patients, suggesting their original success was no fluke. Experts say it’s a promising development but warn that the experimental treatment isn’t a cure. When the implanted device is activated, the […]

Computer accurate for tracking mileage

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray: Since buying a Prius, I have become overly interested in gas mileage. The dashboard tells me I am regularly getting over 50 mpg. But when I try to measure mileage the old-fashioned way (actually recording the amount of gas I put in the car and dividing by the number of miles I’ve driven), I come up […]

Lady Cavs are All ‘A’

On Saturday afternoon, the Jenkins Lady Cavaliers traveled to Campton to take on Wolfe County in the Touchstone Energy All A 14th Region championship game. Wolfe County got on the board first with a triple by Haley Patton and she scored on a Cavalier error. Jenkins came back strong in the bottom of the first as lead off Melissa Bartley […]

ATV ride set for April 19

An all- terrain vehicle ride will be held April 19 at the Gordon Fire Department. Registration is from 8 to 10 a.m., and the ride will begin at 10 a.m. and will go approximately 40 miles. The fee is $10 and proceeds will benefit the fire department. For more information, call Chief Morris Lewis at (606) 589-5889 or Merlin Bradley […]


Kicking Butts

Everyone knows that smoking is bad for your health. However, as a person with diabetes, smoking carries special risks. You greatly increase the danger of diabetes-related complications. Smoking interferes with the timing and effects of insulin, making it difficult to control blood glucose levels. In addition, it raises blood glucose levels and further contributes to poor blood glucose control. In […]

Rites held for Harold Nelson

Harold “ Dinky” Dean Nelson, 63, of Whitesburg, died April 9 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Center in Hazard. Born in Fleming, he was a son of the late Denver C. and Lexie Bailey Nelson. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Ruby Janella Sowards and Joyce Anna Polly, and two brothers, Jerry Allen Nelson and […]