HAROLD — Family, friends, lawmakers, and many others turned out on Saturday to pay their respects, fondly remember, and honor an exceptional man at the dedication of the Leo Roberts Korean War Veteran Memorial Bridge.Roberts was a husband, father, brother, teacher, minister, and foreman for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet in Floyd County, remembered for his dedication to serving others. That dedication was perhaps exemplified best by his service in the U.S. Army in the Korean War.
Spring in Kentucky is animated by certain seasonal rituals. Immediately following the NCAA tournament, we wonder about next year’s preseason polls! As the first Saturday in May approaches, we become experts on horses and speed ratings. And, of course, students in Kentucky begin to wonder about final report card grades. Another spring seasonal ritual seemingly is to assign grades to the Governor and General Assembly. I recently was on KET’s “Kentucky Tonight” with extra...
Recently, I proposed East Kentucky look into cultivating a particular aspect of its culture to grow our economy. The approach isn’t unusual: folks often talk about shine and feuds and local crafts as cultural-strengths upon which we can build local businesses. I proposed something a bit new: a focus on religious inspired entrepreneurship.As I said in these pages, faith is a powerful thing in EKY. We have a powerful religious heritage, as evidenced by the thousands of churches...
MOREHEAD - Greg Todd was formally introduced as the 10th head women’s basketball coach in Morehead State University history on Monday. A large crowd assembled at the EAGLE Center on campus to hear remarks from Director of Athletics Brian Hutchinson and MSU’s newest employee.Hutchinson and Todd delivered prepared comments before fielding questions from media members. The event lasted approximately 30 minutes.
PRESTONSBURG — The Floyd County Fiscal Court will meet in special session Thursday, with several bids and payments making up the bulk of the agenda.The court is expect to award bids on replacing the courthouse’s boiler and chiller units. The building has been operating without any heating or cooling for some time recently, although milder weather has made that condition bearable.The court will also open bids related to asbestos removal.Magistrates ...
Democratic candidates for county judge-executive Bennie Lafferty, Ben Hale and Mike Pennington were among those attending a “Meet the Candidates” forum, April 10, sponsored by the Floyd County Democratic Woman’s Club and the Floyd County Democratic Party Executive Committee. Each countywide candidate who attended was invited to address the packed Wilkinson Stumbo Convention Center and answer questions related to their races.
Appeals Court Judge Janet Stumbo was the featured speaker at the AARP monthly meeting April 15. Stumbo spoke about the importance of volunteerism, particularly as it relates to the judicial system.
This column first appeared in the April 20 edition of the Lexington Herald-Leader.For years, doctors have advised patients about the relationship between diet and health risks for conditions such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and certain types of cancer. Now, as community health researchers, we are seeing a correlation between a self-reported unhealthy diet and reduced levels of testosterone in men ages 45 and older.
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