2017-02-15

Watts’s triple-double leads Lady Cavs



Rotary Club learns about Sapling Center



Angie Bush, Director of Transitional Aged Youth with Kentucky River Community Care, recently shared information with Whitesburg Rotary Club members on The Sapling Center that opened at 60 Jenkins Road in Whitesburg on Nov. 3. The center is a drop-in resource center for youth ages 14-25. Services include individual counseling, group therapy, life skills training, youth group sessions and arts […]

Statins can cause loss of memory



DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been taking Lipitor for high cholesterol. Lately, my pharmacist said that all statins can cause memory loss. I hesitate to stop taking Lipitor, but I don’t want this side effect. Please advise. — P.C. ANSWER: Your pharmacist is quite right that some users of statins can have the unwanted side effect of memory loss. This […]

He wants his rifle and bow back

Struttin’ Time:

Struttin’ Time readers really like the story of Letcher County native “Hoss” Collins, whom we are following as he battles multiple sclerosis. I got several responses from last week’s first edition. During the spring of 2015, a friend of Hoss shared an article with him about a gentleman in Winchester who had just finished a new MS treatment — so […]

Drink up for good health




Most of us hear early on that we should drink water for good health, but some of us may not know why it is so important. More than two-thirds of our bodies is made of water. It helps lubricate our joints, and without water, our organs could not properly function. Water is also essential in helping us remove waste from […]

Oldest American dies at age 114



FLEMINGTON, N.J. Adele Dunlap, the oldest person in America, has died at age 114. Dunlap died February 5 at a hospital near Flemington, according to the Martin Funeral Home. She became the country’s oldest person in July 2016 following the death of 113-year-old Goldie Michelson, of Worcester, Massachusetts. The oldest known person living in the U.S. now is 113-year-old Delphine […]

Kicking off Speedweeks



NASCAR’s short off-season comes to an end this Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway when the track’s Speedweeks activities kick off with the running of the Advance Auto Parts Clash. It’s not one of the 36 point races that make up the Monster Energy Cup Series, but it does feature some of the biggest names in the series and has […]

Emergency preparedness is topic at Rotary Club



Jessica Johnson, B.S.N., R. N., Director of the Emergency Department at Whitesburg Hospital, shared with Rotary Club members some of the steps they could take to prepare for a disaster and/or an emergency event in Letcher County. The recent fires in Gatlinburg, Tenn., have increased awareness of the need to be prepared should a threatening event such as extreme heat […]

Alcohol Consumption and Diabetes



Consuming alcohol is a matter of debate in the medical community. The natural reaction is to discourage it, especially if people are drinking excessive amounts and abusing it. Yet, on the other hand, some research suggests that drinking beer or wine can actually improve health. So what is the answer for people with diabetes? Moderation. The truth is that if […]

LCC’s Carter scores 44 in win over Union (Va.)