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
An insect rested atop the empty shell of a recently deceased Eastern box turtle.
A recent walk along a trail at Flatwoods Picnic Area in Laurel County included opportunities for wildlife viewing.
- Wildlife Walk
- Local News
City replies on NIBROC meeting
Corbin’s mayor and city manager took issue Wednesday to charges that the city put restrictions on what could be done in preparing for this year’s NIBROC Festival.
Jailer says he tried to do the right thing
Whitley County Jailer Ken Mobley said he tried to do the right thing concerning an open records request made by Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell last month — but that’s not going to stop the sheriff from contacting the Attorney General’s office again today.
Police Roundup - May 23, 2013
A woman sought by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department during the May 2 drug roundup was arrested in Tennessee this week.
Man faces 33-count indictment
A Walton man was handed a 33-count indictment by Judge Paul K. Winchester in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.
- City replies on NIBROC meeting
- Local Sports
South Laurel's Makenzie Powenski slides safely into second base during the Lady Cardinals' 3-0 win over Corbin in the 50th District championship game Wednesday.
Hyde leads the way
South Laurel senior Amber Hyde usually never swings at high pitches, but it was a good thing she did during the sixth inning of the 50th District championship game Wednesday.
Martin tosses a jewel
CORBIN — It didn’t come easy, but the South Laurel Cardinals completed a three-peat Wednesday with a 3-1 win over Corbin, earning their third straight 50th District Championship.
- Hyde leads the way
Disturbing trend of hyperbole in media, politics
There is a disturbing trend of absolute hyperbole on the part of news media and political speakers. What I’m talking about is the immediate use of top shelf words like “dictator,” “fascist,” “communist,” and this really has to stop.
- Disturbing trend of hyperbole in media, politics
Gone, but not forgotten
At 2 p.m. Thursday, the students, teachers and staff of Corbin Elementary School took time out to remember one of their own.
- Gone, but not forgotten
Corbin to host electronic recycling day
As technology changes, so does the hardware. That means older computers, televisions and other electronic equipment have to find their way out of your home or office, and into the waste bin.
- Corbin to host electronic recycling day