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Ron Daley: As the country faces coronavirus pandemic, getting to the truth proves a tall order

This past April Fools’ Day encouraged me to reflect on my two decades of publishing the Troublesome Creek Times in Knott County and harken back to a time when my readers believed what they read or saw in other news outlets. We “Baby Boomers” grew up watching and trusting the words of Walter Cronkite, Tom Brokaw and Harry Reasoner among others on the three networks. Those days have passed during...

A special type of ovarian cancer screening, free at six Ky. sites, can reverse the odds of the deadly disease

State legislators joined University of Kentucky officials to promote ovarian cancer screening. (UK photo) Ovarian cancer is deadly sneaky. When detected early, it is often curable, but most women who have it don’t have any symptoms until it has progressed to an advanced stage, when survival is unlikely. Screening and early detection are critical to saving lives. As part of National Ovarian Cancer...

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week: Two KSP examples of actions that saved lives

April 14-20 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, a time set aside to recognize the more than 200,000 individuals throughout the U.S. who play critical roles in the delivery of public safety services. Often called the “heroes behind the headsets,” these men and women provide a lifeline to both citizens in need and officers in the field. They serve as an unseen, but vital link in keeping...