October 27, 2010
Dear Editor, I am responding to Erin Avery’s letter “Yes, we can vote Republican.” In her letter, Erin says, “We don’t need to support progressive agendas on the local level.” We don’t? Since when is progress a bad thing? If ever there was a time in history when we should be forward thinking, it is now. Our country is in turmoil — financially and socially. Our foreign relations are strained, and our infrastructure is collapsing around us. We need to be as progressive as we can in order to turn our country around.
June 15, 2013
For many college students, "pulling an all-nighter" is a familiar routine typically accomplished with copious amounts of caffeine. Often, the go-to option is a so-called "energy shot" drink that boasts a special blend of energy-boosting ingredients. New research by a behavioral neuroscience professor and her students at Centre College calls the popular drink - and the extra boost it claims to provide - into question. And their preliminary findings are creating quite a buzz. According to the recent study, "The effect of energy drinks on visual attention task performance," led by Centre's KatieAnn Skogsberg, assistant professor of psychology and behavioral neuroscience, the energy drinks may be no more effective than other sources of caffeine.
May 12, 2008
Research funded by the American Lung Association aims to help people with lung disease - from the tiniest babies to the elderly - breathe easier. One Kentucky researcher funded by the Lung Association is looking to do this by studying the role a particular chemical plays in causing the airways to become inflamed. Dr. Qihai Gu and his team at the University of Kentucky are trying to find out how a chemical called PAR2 relates to making the lungs and airways overly sensitive. This chemical-protease-activated receptor-2-is produced in various cells in the airways and lungs.
October 7, 2004
Dear Editor: As I read some of the comments from some of the readers, I see that they have no idea how this country is run. First of all, the House and Senate make the rules and spend the money in this country, not the president. The president can't do anything without their permission and their vote, yet he gets all the blame when something has gone wrong. Before you pass judgment on our president, check Congress to see who voted for anything that you think the president has done wrong.
December 6, 2005
LIBERTY - Rolls of microfilm that contain all available death records filed in Kentucky through 1954 arrived Monday at the Casey County Public Library. The shipment is a portion of the 480 rolls transferred to CDs that were purchased by a $5,900 grant plus $100 donation that will be housed in the genealogical section of the library. "An individual from Indiana donated the $100 to make the money an even $6,000," said Brenda Sanders, who does research for the woman. The records indexed on CDs were purchased through a Community Development Block Grant from the Southern and Eastern Tourism Development Association that covers Casey, Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln and Jessamine counties.
October 6, 2008
FORKLAND - It's as if Abe Lincoln had gathered up a handful of his own tribe to celebrate the 200th anniversary of his birth year in a way only family can. As Forkland prepares for its 37th annual festival on Friday and Saturday, they're gearing everything toward telling the story of the 16th president of the United States and his descendants. This year's theme is "Roots, Trunk, & Branches: Abraham Lincoln's Connections to the Forkland Community. " And there are many. After officially opening a museum in February to honor Lincoln, the community obtained a Lincoln Bicentennial grant to aid in producing a play and a book.
April 29, 2013
To never stop learning is the goal for Eve Kersey, a sixth-grade teacher at King Middle School in Harrodsburg. “I love learning, so I'm just going to learn as much as I can. That's probably why I became a teacher, because I love learning so much,” Kersey said, laughing. “I could probably be a professional college student.” In the spirit of learning, Kersey, who lives in Boyle County, will join about 40 middle and high school teachers nationwide July 16 to participate in the Siemens Teachers as Researchers fellowship program for two weeks.
September 7, 2010
In his classic bestseller “Capitalism and Freedom,” Milton Friedman proclaimed that “The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.” Instead, we owe it all to private enterprise. For right-wing ideologues and the Palin, Beck and Limbaugh congregations, Friedman’s claim has always had a lot of truthiness. It sounds so good that it must be true, and was made by a world-famous economist and Nobel laureate.
September 24, 2010
International biotechnology company Alltech Inc. will be expanding operations to include a Winchester facility. Alltech officials announced Thursday that the company will acquire $14 million worth of assets and property from Martek Bioscience Corporation. “It was a natural fit,” said Todd Denham, director of the Winchester-Clark County Industrial Authority. Martek specializes in algae fermentation, and Alltech will continue research and development in that area.
December 8, 2009
FRANKFORT ? The Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Genealogical Society will host a free family-history workshop that will include two sessions, "More than a Birdseye View of Kentucky" and "Documenting Cemeteries," from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort. Presenters will discuss the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives aerial photograph collections and the cemetery research process. In the afternoon, Mike Peters, who has many years of experience traveling to cemeteries from North Carolina to Pennsylvania, will describe the cemetery research process in detail.