UK doesn’t impress at SEC Media Days

Sports in Kentucky

Uncanny the things that have bedeviled football at University of Kentucky since legendary coach Bear Bryant left for Texas A&M in 1953. At last week’s SEC Media Days in Hoover, Alabama, UK Coach Mark Stoops did not emphasize one of his highly-ranked recruiting classes coming on line or show optimism for eight home dates. Instead, Stoops repeated the same lines […]

Neon council hears of drug arrests

Incidents of serious crime are up in Fleming-Neon. At the July meeting of the Fleming-Neon City Council, Police Officer Adam Swindall reported that the police department has made 34 arrests for the month, including several for manufacturing methamphetamine. Swindall gave the Police Report in the absence of Chief Mike Dingus, who is on vacation. In other city business, Water Department […]


Woman is fit, but can barely stand

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 66-year-old white female, 5 feet, 5 inches tall (was 5 feet, 6 inches), weighing 170 pounds. Even though I use gym weight machines for upper and lower body three times a week, walk daily for two miles and spend 15 minutes on a motion trainer at the gym, I cannot stand up easily after […]

Eldora Speedway’s NASCAR truck race is now a top event

ROSSBURG, Ohio As the sun came up over Eldora Speedway, track general manager Roger Slack carefully debated a contract with the head of the World Racing Group. Heavy rains had wreaked havoc on the schedule for the 32nd running of the Kings Royal, and the prestigious sprint car race didn’t end until 4:30 a.m. Sunday. But at least 15,000 fans […]

Food, gas cheaper

Here’s a double helping of good news for consumers in Letcher County and elsewhere in Kentucky — gasoline prices are lower this week and food prices are, too. Average retail gasoline prices in Kentucky fell at least 9.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.62 per gallon at the beginning of this week, according to GasBuddy’s survey of […]


Lyme disease danger areas up

NEW YORK The geographic areas where Lyme disease is a bigger danger have grown dramatically, according to a new government study. U.S. cases remain concentrated in the Northeast and upper Midwest. But now more areas in those regions are considered high risk. “The risk is expanding, in all directions,” said the lead author, Kiersten Kugeler of the Centers for Disease […]

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Going outdoors? Yellowjackets await

If you’ll remember, I tried earlier to get Struttin’ Time readers to pay my way for a white elk hunt. For some reason, I never heard from anyone. Oh well, it was worth a try! As you know, I went groundhog hunting last week but nearly had a stroke in the woods because it was so hot. In addition, the […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Don’t gnash those pearly whites because you might have to delay your plans. This could give the Lucky Lamb a better perspective of what’s been done, and what still needs doing. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Scoring financial bull’s-eyes is easy for the focused Bovine who knows the ins and outs of the […]