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
More than 1,700 people gathered Monday in Pikeville for the Shaping Our Appalachian Region – SOAR – Summit.
So many want it to work. Many are excited, hopeful. Others want to be hopeful but feel like they’ve had hopes dashed in the past.
- SOAR Summit
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The Barbourville Tigers returned to action on their home court against the Rockastle County Rockets on Monday.
Patriots complete road to Rome with 34-27 overtime win
The University of the Cumberlands (UC) football team came into their NAIA FCS Semifinal round matchup against Carroll College looking for a first in school history.
- Nail Biter
SOAR-ing in Eastern Kentucky
By the time many of you read this, I’ll be traveling to southeastern Kentucky, on my way to the SOAR Summit scheduled for Monday in Pikeville (at least if the weather cooperates).
- SOAR-ing in Eastern Kentucky
Stacie Eichinger brings out her "Walk 4 Courage" buggy and beads she's selling outside the West Knox Volunteer Fire and Rescue station Wednesday, to pose with the crew. Those in the picture include Chief Darryl Baker and his son.
Raising money for ill children, Stacie sets foot at West Knox firehouse
Moments after Stacie Eichinger got to the West Knox Volunteer Fire and Rescue station on a warm Wednesday afternoon, priority one was to lose the shoes.
- Raising money for ill children, Stacie sets foot at West Knox firehouse
Ky. needs to enact smoke-free law
As president of the Kentucky Society for Respiratory Care and a board member of the Kentucky Rural Health Association, I urge state lawmakers to enact a smoke-free law, which would greatly benefit the health of Kentuckians.
- Ky. needs to enact smoke-free law
Authors Steve Vest (left) and James B. Goode (right) discuss the making of the holiday book, "Kentucky's Twelve Days of Christmas."
Season’s Readings: Christmas book tour stops in Corbin
For an hour Monday, voices filled with the written words of Christmases past filtered through the Corbin Public Library.
- Season’s Readings: Christmas book tour stops in Corbin