Times-Tribune Staff Report
The National Cancer Institute estimates that 226,870 women and 2,190 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012.
The institute also estimates that 39,510 women and 410 men will die as a result of breast cancer.
Early detection is key to survival and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, observed annually in October, aims to remind everyone of the importance of breast self-exams and mammograms.
With early detection, the survival rate is 98 percent.
Throughout the month of October, the Times-Tribune will once again work to raise awareness about breast cancer as well as raise money to benefit a local group that helps cancer victims and their families.
Throughout October, the Times-Tribune’s awareness-raising efforts will include a series of stories about local people whose lives have been touched by this potentially fatal disease.
Included in Wednesday’s edition of the Times-Tribune will be a special breast cancer awareness poster that can be displayed to show support for cancer-fighting efforts. A portion of the proceeds paid by the poster’s sponsors will be given to the Tri-County Cancer Coalition, a cancer support group that serves Knox, Laurel and Whitley counties.
Look in future editions of the Times-Tribune for a notice when “Power of Pink” T-shirts will be available. Again, a portion of the proceeds raised from the T-shirt sales will go to a cancer support agency.
Times-Tribune Staff Report
Six fire departments battled a stubborn blaze Wednesday at a Laurel County tire recycling facility. The fire sent a black plume of smoke into the air that could be seen for miles.
Tire facility catches fire
Six fire departments battled a stubborn blaze Wednesday at a Laurel County tire recycling facility.
- Tire facility catches fire
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North Laurel's Makayla Vires is this week's Fastpitch Player of the Week after tossing a no-hitter against Somerset.
Lady Redhounds roll past Whitley
The Corbin Lady Redhounds exploded for 11 runs in the first inning, and never looked back during their 13-0 rout of 50th District foe Whitley County.
The Whitley County Colonel tennis team picked up a win over Clay County, but the Lady Colonels dropped their match with the Lady Tigers this past week.
- Lady Redhounds roll past Whitley
Remember what Jesus said before dying on the cross
Before I started working here at the Times-Tribune, I was busy earning my college degree at the University of Kentucky.
- Education a priority? Don’t believe it
- Remember what Jesus said before dying on the cross
Melissa Bowling of London (left) and Paula Newman of Williamsburg (right) told their stories about donating their kidneys during an exhibit Tuesday at Baptist Health Corbin hospital, which included the display of the Donor Family Quilt. Standing behind Melissa is her husband, Chad, while standing behind Paula is her brother-in-law, Rick McKiddy of Corbin.
Kidney donors tell their story at hospital exhibit
The day Paula Newman of Williamsburg had surgery to donate her left kidney, she was part of five pairs of organ donors having surgeries at the same time.
- Kidney donors tell their story at hospital exhibit
Bicyclists of all stages of expertise will be able to practice their bike-handling skills in a controlled setting at Barbourville's new Skill Track.
Ribbon cutting held for Skill Park
Bicycling enthusiasts are tailwhipping. They’re front flipping. And they’re getting airborne.
- Ribbon cutting held for Skill Park