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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Paula Hall Houses for sale in London, KY

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Monday, September 14, 2009

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Treasure hunters could find pumpkin with $500 inside Corbin Ky

Treasure hunters could find pumpkin with $500 inside

Special to The Times-Tribune

When you carve most pumpkins, the prize you'll find inside is orange, mushy seeds.

But participants of the Pumpkin Patch Treasure Hunt will be looking for a pumpkin with a certificate worth $500 stashed inside.

The Times-Tribune and Kountry Krafts of Corbin are the sponsors of the Pumpkin Patch Treasure Hunt. For this contest, readers of the newspaper will be in search of a miniature pumpkin hidden somewhere within this newspaper's coverage area.

The contest is in its second year of existence, returning after a successful debut last year. Tim and Olga Shepherd were last year's winners, taking home the grand prize after locating the miniature plastic pumpkin at Miller Field.

"We are extremely excited to return this contest for our readers," Ernie Horn, the Times-Tribune Circulation Manager, said. "Just like the Shepherds last year, I'm sure some lucky reader will certainly be glad they participated."

The contest starts Monday, Sept. 14, with clues being published daily inside the Times-Tribune's classified section. Up to 14 clues will be published each day, giving clues to where the pumpkin is hidden. Some clues will have multiple meanings, Horn explained.

"People might look at one place one day, and feel like the next clue in the series will take them in a whole other direction," he said. "We had a lot of fun coming up with the clues, and I think most readers will be guessing until the end of the contest."

The contest will end when someone finds the pumpkin. After the clues expire, participants will still have until Sept. 30 to find the pumpkin, Horn added.

Horn also cautioned readers to remember that the person responsible for hiding the pumpkin did not place it on private property. For this contest, there is no need to illegally trespass or do any damage to any property in order to find the pumpkin.

"This contest will generate excitement within our community," Horn said. "My best piece of advice to our readers would be to read the clues carefully and think outside the box.

Urgent Care opens in Corbin Ky in back of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car building

Urgent Care opens in Corbin Ky

Times-Tribune Staff Report

Dr. Gina Good with Family Health Care Associates has opened a new Urgent Medical Care clinic on Ohler Road in Corbin, in the back of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car building.

The new clinic is meant to serve clients with immediate but relatively simple episodic medical needs — things such as simple suturing, tetanus shots, treatment for poison ivy or the like. The clinic opened Aug. 3.

"Basically what this is, is a walk-in clinic for sore throats, sprained ankles, if you think you might have a fracture," said Keith Everitt, RN at the clinic. "And what we're trying to do here is our visits are more like $75 a visit — whereas if you went to the emergency room for the same thing and they did a few tests, you could be talking $400 to $600."

That's not to say Urgent Medical Care is a substitute for the ER, which has on the spot X-rays and can treat "truly critical things."

"This is for that person who has missed work or is feeling so bad they don't think they can go back the next day. Or a child who is in daycare that has been told the mom has to come pick it up because the child has a fever, or the chicken pox or something like that," Everitt said.

The clinic is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, but those hours may expand.

"If we are able to fill up these three days, then we will probably look at a second provider to fill in the other days," Everitt said.

Urgent Medical Care is also ideal for younger people who often don't have a primary care physician and might need a doctor for an ear infection or other illness.

"With this new flu season coming on, to be able to be treated within 48 hours of symptoms is what is needed," Everitt said. "Well, if it takes you three days to get into your doctor, it's a little late to start the Tamiflu because it's really not going to help you."

Everitt said he is also committed to working with his clients — with or without health insurance — to develop a prescription treatment plan that works for them.

"It doesn't do a provider any good to write the best medicine that a person can't buy," Everitt said, "and that's where I like to talk to people, and I have to put in my notes that we're doing the second best thing because they can't afford it... Medical legal, you're supposed to do the best thing. Well, doing the best thing that doesn't get done is not doing the best thing. So you have to do the second-best thing sometimes. That's just becoming a reality."

For more information on the clinic, call Urgent Medical Care

Tyson Pavilion features World's Largest Skillet in London Ky

Tyson Pavilion features World's Largest Skillet!
Delicious fried chicken dinners are served from the benchmark feature of the festival -- The World's Largest Stainless Steel Skillet.  The skillet is operated by World Chicken Festival volunteers in London Ky and has served more than 120,000 fried chicken dinners since its inauguration in 1992.

The world's largest known frying skillet was manufactured by London Bucket Co., Inc. in September 1991, and donated to the World Chicken Festival in London Ky. The burners and firing system were manufactured by Bakery Machinery, Inc., operated by Rockwell Industries, "Rocky". 
In 1999, a new skillet was constructed, manufactured by Logan Steel and Jeff Williams Welding.
Fun Facts About The Skillet...
Size -- 10 feet, 6 inches in diameter; 8 inches deep; 8 foot handle; and weighs 700 pounds total.
Construction -- 11 gauge, hot rolled stainless steel; divided into four cooking sections; mounted on a steel frame.
Capacity -- Requires 300 gallons of cooking oil to fill. Can cook 600 quarters of chicken at one time.
Supplies -- Cooking 7000 pieces requires about 375 pounds of flour, 75 pounds of salt, 30 pounds of pepper, 30 pounds of paprika, and the World Chicken Festival's special ingredients.
Fuel -- About 60 gallons of Natural gas (more than an average family would use in a year) are required to cook 7000 pieces of chicken at temperatures between 325 and 350 degrees.
Pavilion hours are:
THURSDAY Noon until 10:00 p.m.
FRIDAY 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.
SATURDAY 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.
There are no Sunday serving hours.
The Pavilion is located at Ninth and Main Streets London Ky
Fried chicken dinners cost $9.00 per dinner and include 1/4 chicken, potato salad, baked beans and a roll.
Chicken snacks are $7.00 and include 1/4 chicken and a roll.
Dinners are served by local volunteers from Hazel Patch Baptist Church as a fundraiser.
Desserts are provided by Hazel Patch Baptist Church.
Drinks are provided by Children's Advocacy Center as a fundraiser.
Skillet support by Union College Women's Wrestling Team as a fundraiser.

The London Ky City Council passed a smoking ban

Another eastern Kentucky city is going smoke-free.
Bingo halls are not exempt, including one run by the Laurel County Fire Department. Fire officials there say the ban could force them to shut the department down.

Laurel County Fire Department officials say most of their four hundred thousand dollar yearly budget comes proceeds from their bingo hall, where smoking was allowed. They circulated a petition at Bingo Zone Sunday to see if players were okay with smoking inside the hall, and all but six out of 218 people signed yes.

"There are five other bingo halls, which are non-smoking, and our customers could go to those halls," says Hershel Blanton, chairman of the Laurel County Fire Department's board of directors.

Fire department officials say losing customers will mean losing money, which could hurt people who depend on them for fire protection.

"If we did have to fold up and close down, there could be 20,000 people affected, 7400 households," says Blanton.

The London City Council did exempt tobacco stores, and smoking rooms in hotels and nursing homes. One of the two council members that voted against the ordinance says if the bingo hall is exempt, other businesses should be too.

"I felt like if there was an exemption for local charities, a fire department ... the private businesses should also be included in some sort of exemption," says Jason Handy, a London City Councilman.

But for now, the smoking ban is set to take effect as is, and Laurel County Fire Department officials say their future hangs in the balance.

Once published in the local paper, which could happen later this week, the London smoking ban will be in effect. But local businesses will have 60 days to make the transition before it will be enforced.

Marymount becomes St. Joseph London

Marymount becomes St. Joseph London

January 21, 2008 09:18 am

Special to the Times-Tribune
Seven of Kentucky's health care organizations announced today they have completed their plans to come together as one.
The facilities, Flaget Memorial Hospital, Bardstown; Marymount Medical Center, London; Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, and Saint Joseph HealthCare, Lexington, Berea and Mount Sterling, formally began operations as Saint Joseph Health System earlier this month.
In commenting about the system name, Gene Woods, the CEO of Saint Joseph Health System, said the name "is a way to instantly communicate our affiliation, core values and national reputation for quality, as well as the strength and size of our system, throughout Kentucky."
As part of creating a common identity, the names of some member organizations of the new system will change.
Saint Joseph Health System is the name of the new organization. Most of the hospitals will adopt the Saint Joseph name with their location, such as Saint Joseph London, Saint Joseph Martin, Saint Joseph Berea and Saint Joseph Mount Stering.
The system's two hospitals in Lexington will continue to be known as Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East. Flaget Memorial Hospital will be identified as a member of Saint Joseph Health System.
Woods pointed out that the formation of the system is a growth strategy, not a takeover by Saint Joseph.
"We are all joining together to grow and to build something new that has not existed before. Ultimately, this new system will bring more services to each of our facilities and broaden the scope of services across our system so that patients should seldom need to go elsewhere for care," Woods noted.
Under the Saint Joseph Health System structure, a new board of directors was formed in December 2007, replacing the local hospital boards.
Each hospital organization is forming a hospital council made up of local community leaders. The councils will help to ensure that the local community has a voice and a role in identifying community needs and will provide input into the strategic planning process.
Woods said short-term plans of the system include launching a telemedicine network and a yet-to-be-announced robotics program. He noted that both initiatives will help create greater connectivity and improve access to specialty care, especially in rural areas.
"By honoring the heritage, people and accomplishments of the past, we will build an even stronger ministry that continues the legacy the Sisters passed on to us," Woods stressed. "Our founding congregations and Sisters were shining examples of what this new organization stands for — we can do more for our patients and our communities together than any one hospital can do alone."
Woods cited a quote from the late Maryanna Coyle, a Sister of Charity and one of the foundresses of Catholic Health Initiatives who was the first chair of CHI's governing board, "Our faith-filled openness to the Spirit continually calls us to move beyond our own securities so that a new creation will arise to bring God's presence through the healing ministry."
The Saint Joseph Health System has 981 licensed beds, approximately 5,000 employees and approximately 1,300 physicians on its medical staffs. Combined, the member facilities have received the following honors:
• Recognized 11 times as being among the 100 Top Hospitals by Solucient/Thompson
• Recognized by JD Power & Associates three years running
• Winner of the Joint Commission's Codman Award for quality improvements
• Named one of Kentucky's Best Places to Work three years running
• Awarded the highest honor by the Kentucky Center for Performance Excellence
The system is part of Catholic Health Initiatives, a national non-profit health corporation based in Denver, Colo.
The CHI system includes 72 hospitals; 42 long-term care, assisted and independent living and residential facilities; and two community-based health organizations located in 19 states.
Ginna Dempsey, CEO of Marymount Medical Center, announced the hospital's name change during a London-Laurel County Chamber of Commerce meeting on Thursday.
Copyright © 1999-2008 cnhi, inc.

Kids Shopping local in London Kentucky


Kids go back to basics as they go back to school

Let's face it: the first day of school is almost all about the outfit. After all, there was nothing quite as slick as that plaid kilt with the knee-high socks. The Beatles T-shirt. The shiny, new Maryjanes.. The slouch socks.

This year, kids are equally excited about their new duds, with styles encompassing highlights from several decades to create an entirely new look. We asked owners from Bob's Ready to Wear, Sugar-n-Spice Children's Boutique and Trendy Teens 'N Betweenz to let us in on what's hot this season — and what kids will be wearing when they stream through the school doors Aug. 12.

Shannon Knight, owner of the new store Trendy, said this year's styles are varied, but all make a big statement.

"There's lots of flashy stuff," she said. "There are bold patterns and rips and tears are big in jeans. I've even had shirts that are ripped."

Bedazzled T-shirts inspired by vintage tattoos, made popular by Ed Hardy, are also flying off the racks.

"When somebody starts wearing it, they all want to wear it," Knight said. "There are a lot of celebrities that wear Ed Hardy and they want to emulate."

Plaid is also popular this season.

"The plaids are going to be dip-dyed where they will bleed together," Knight said. "They're pretty color plaids, not just red and black."

Accessories are chunky and big, with everything from rhinestones to leather being incorporated in jewelry. Purses, however, have gone from gargantuan to small thanks to wristlets: wallet-size purses with a wrist strap.

Both Knight and Tiffany Wagner, owner of Sugar-n-Spice, said the 1960s' iconic peace sign is also big this year, popping up on everything from bracelets to schools bags.

Wagner said, while fashion is forward this year, the classic look still very much applies, with traditional patterns and colors being chosen by kids and parents alike.

"We have tons of classic," she said, adding one traditional turn has incorporated an old, wise friend.

"Owls are very big for this fall," Wagner said. "There will be lots of little sets featuring owls with cute little florals and plaids."

Still, Wagner, who specializes in young children's clothing, said classic is having fun too.

Pettiskirts, which are "big, fluffy skirts," are popular.

"And you can wear little tutus over jeans, over striped leggings, with leg warmers," she said. "Leg warmers came back last year and they're coming back again."

That signature 1980s accessory is just one of the ways that decade is weaving into kids cloths. Princess Diana's polka dots are also back.

"Polka dots and stripes will set anything off," Wagner said..

Bobby Parman, owner of Bob's Ready to Wear, agreed the 1980s have resurfaced, as have motifs from other decades.

"You've got a good mix of any age you want to be in," he said. "You can go from the 1970s up. It's a good mixture."

Parman said long tops worn over leggings are big, as is "anything denim with rhinestones." Different shades of denim are also popular.

In terms of hot colors, Knight said teal and amethyst are splashing across magazine pages, while Parman said he's seeing a lot of browns, black, turquoise and deep purple.

"Just about anything someone wants to wear will work," Parman said.

Staff writer Tara Kaprowy can be reached sentinel-echo