Stoops expects better

The bumpy transition Mark Stoops experienced last season as a rookie head coach with Kentucky has become much smoother entering Year 2. That says something about the Wildcats’ commitment and understanding of the system, and Stoops now expects players to transfer that into on-field execution as they aim for respectability in the tough Southeastern Conference. “Guys have worked extremely hard […]

Coal tonnage is up in E. Ky., but outlook still ‘precarious’

Coal production went up sharply in eastern Kentucky in the second quarter of 2014 and job losses slowed, providing some relatively positive numbers for an industry that has been battered by a steep slide in tonnage and jobs. Of the 18 coal counties in the region, production went up in 17 from April 1 through June 30, according to a […]

Betty Quillen succumbs at 83

Betty June Quillen, 83, died August 2 at her home at Neon. Born at Smoot Creek to the late Bennie and Goldie Sexton Collins, she was the widow of John Quillen. She was a sister of the late Glora Faye Collins, Carol Collins, Bill Collins and Paul Collins. She was a member of the New Freedom of Worship Center. Surviving […]

Study: Stop germs, bump fists

Fist bumps — the familiar knocking of knuckles — spreads only one-twentieth the amount of bacteria that a handshake does, researchers report. That’s better than a high-five, which still passes along less than half the amount as a handshake. So fist bumps — popularized by President Barack Obama and others — seem to be the wisest greeting, especially during cold […]

Cordia case stirs plenty of rhetoric

Quite a flurry of hot rhetoric filled the air around our Commonwealth in recent days, much of it in the aftermath of Cordia High School’s run-in with reality and KHSAA “Supreme Court” decision. The governing body hammered the Knott County school: Ordered it to forfeit last basketball season, shut down its boys’ program for a year and fined the school […]

K-9 officers bonded by dangers of their job

It’s easy to think of a police K-9 as a pet. There are similarities, of course. A K-9 officer’s patrol dog lives at the officer’s home, plays with the officer’s children and probably eats popcorn on the couch with the family during weekend movie nights. Also, humans and dogs have a relationship that goes back thousands of years, to a […]

Services set for Marjorie Peck

Funeral services for Marjorie Jean Miller Peck, 67, of Cornettsville, will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday) at the Mount Olivet Baptist Church. Burial will be in the William Manon Cornett Cemetery at Daisy. A daughter of the late George Miller and Justine Porter and the grandmother of the late Darren David, she died August 4. She was a […]

Testing After Eating

When you have diabetes, it is important to test your blood sugar. In the past, testing blood sugar was advised before meals and bedtime. This helped people make sure they were taking the right amount of insulin. Now research has shown that testing blood sugar levels after eating is also an important part of diabetes care. After-Meal Testing Why are […]

World Series bound!

Clay Layne (left) and Collier Day (right) are two members of South Lexington Youth Baseball’s 12 year-old All-Star team which recently qualified to compete in the Cal Ripken World Series which will be held in Alachua, Florida from August 6 – August 12. Clay is the son of Tanya Amburgey Layne and Jeff Layne of Lexington. He is also the […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A chaotic atmosphere taxes the patience of the Aries Lamb, who prefers to deal with a more orderly environment. Best advice: Stay out of the situation until things settle. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Tension runs high in both personal and workplace relationships. This can make it diffi- cult to get your message […]