GlaxoSmithKline to Pull Dangerous Denture Creams

February 23rd, 2010 · 2:49 pm  →  Posts

The New York Times reported that drug giant GlaxoSmithKline announced that it would stop making and distributing three versions of its popular denture adhesive Poligrip until it removed zinc from the products because of concerns about health risks. In large amounts, the zinc in denture creams may cause serious conditions known as neuropathies, which involve [...]

Until We Meet Again…

February 22nd, 2010 · 4:01 pm  →  Posts

Wood Selig, Athletic Director at WKU, announced last week that he will be leaving Western to take a position at Old Dominion University in Virginia. The Daily News reported that Wood is leaving after ten years of work on the Hill. Selig oversaw more than $100 million in renovations to WKU athletic facilities and 66 [...]

High Unemployment Pushing Families to Bankruptcy

February 19th, 2010 · 3:15 pm  →  Posts

The Nashville Business Journal reported that in a recent survey, attorneys predict a significant rise in bankruptcies this year.” To the question: ‘In your opinion, which one of the following areas of law will experience the most growth in the next three months?’ 32 percent said bankruptcy/foreclosure.”
Many Americans are out of work, but being out of [...]

More People Forced to Bankruptcy

February 18th, 2010 · 10:05 pm  →  Posts

The number of Americans filing for personal bankruptcy rose by nearly a third in 2009, a surge largely driven by foreclosures and job losses. With the economy in a recession and unemployment at an all time high, people are now turning to bankruptcy to help relieve desperate financial burdens.
The American Bankruptcy Institute reports, “Research by the [...]

More Problems for Toyota

February 17th, 2010 · 4:36 pm  →  Posts

Toyota is considering yet another recall on one of its top selling cars, the Corolla. Complaints are coming in about steering problems in the subcompact vehicle.
The Courier Journal reports, “…in an alarming disclosure that could widen Toyota’s recall crisis, the executive in charge of quality controls, Shinichi Sasaki, said Toyota was taking seriously the complaints [...]

Local Lawyer and Friend Named Super Lawyer

February 16th, 2010 · 10:19 pm  →  Posts

You’ve heard of Super Man, but how about a Super Lawyer! A good friend of mine, Brent Travelsted, was recently recognized by Kentucky Monthly Magazine as one of the top attorneys in Kentucky. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers. I’m proud that Brent is one of Hughes [...]

Denture Creams Linked to Health Problems

February 15th, 2010 · 10:25 pm  →  Posts

The Bowling Green Daily News reported yesterday about a growing number of people injured after prolonged use of denture cream. When dentures do not fit well, people tend to use more and more denture cream (which contains zinc) to tighten the grip. Fixodent, Poligrip, and other denture creams have recently been linked to several serious, [...]

Beechmont Chemical Spill

February 12th, 2010 · 10:09 pm  →  Posts reported an injury to a young man after a dangerous chemical spill in the Beechmont neighborhood in Louisville. The boy had a severe asthma attack that was brought on by chemical exposure, causing his mother to seek medical treatment. The mother said the asthma attack happened about three days after the family started noticing [...]

2010 Winter Olympics

February 12th, 2010 · 8:07 pm  →  Posts

The opening ceremony for the 2010 Winter Olympics will be tonight in Vancouver, Canada. The Olympics feature the world’s greatest athletes in sports such as figure skating, skiing, speed skating, snowboarding, and short track, as well as many others. 

Over 250 Americans will participate in the 2010 Winter Olympics. These competitors train their entire lives to [...]

Struggling with Freezing Temperatures

February 11th, 2010 · 5:05 pm  →  Posts

With the recent storms plaguing our area, and the outlook for more storms in the near future, people are really struggling with the plummeting temperatures. The Courier Journal reported at least one death attributed to the plunging temps. People are having a hard time paying their heating bills to keep their houses warm enough. I [...]