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Combs discusses work



FRANKFORT As difficult as it is for me to believe, nearly 11 months have passed since I was elected to serve the people of Pike, Letcher and Harlan counties in the Kentucky House of Representatives. This time has truly been rewarding, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. While I have always known our region has much to offer, I […]

Says Fletcher campaign desperate



To the Editor: Outgoing Governor Ernest Fletcher is a candidate in search of an issue. He has proven he’ll say or do anything to make a poll point. Fletcher has jumped on the anti-illegal immigrant bandwagon; every day he’s fabricating/ exaggerating/lying about Steve Beshear and Kentucky Central; he’s flip-flopped on casinos in Kentucky, he’s handed out big photographs of checks […]

First frost is sign of winter’s approach



The change of season is definitely underway and as mid September rolls quickly toward October, you know that winter is not far off. One of the first indicators of winter’s approach is the first frost. There are two requirements for the formation of frost. There must be sufficient water vapor in the air, and the temperature must fall below freezing. […]

Need to send a package? We’ve got the answer!



Need to send a package? No matter where it has to go, or when it has to get there (unless it’s due there today), the Postal Service can deliver for you. Need it there in one day, two at the most? Express Mail offers next-day service by noon to many locations or your money back, and is delivered every day […]

Children’s health care in the age of Bush



KANSAS CITY, Mo. Let’s design a children’s health plan that President George W. Bush might like. The State Children’s Health Insurance Program serves working families not poor enough to qualify for Medicare. Bush is dead set against legislation that would raise the number of children covered by SCHIP from 6 million to 9 million. In making a Bush-friendly plan, it’s […]

Political Cartoon



GOP senators quietly split with Bush on Iraq



WASHINGTON Astonishingly, 26 Republican senators broke with President Bush’s Iraq policy last week. But you may not have noticed this, and it’s not your fault. Sen. Joe Biden’s resolution calling for a federal solution to the Iraq mess – sometimes known as “soft partition” – got almost no attention even though it passed 75-23. There seems to be far more […]

Nothing with nothing



October is breast cancer awareness month. In my family, we’re very aware. My sister had a mastectomy on Sept. 25. One of my close friends, who had a double mastectomy last winter, told me she’d recently been with a group of women in Washington and none of them had had a mammogram in the last year. Why not? They were […]

Oh great – sleep can kill us, too?



Worrying about insomnia is keeping me up at night. Feel free to worry along: A brand-new study found that getting too little sleep more than doubles the risk of death. Unfortunately, so does getting too much. It’s enough to drive you to drink – but what? A double espresso or a Lunesta on the rocks? “If you reduce the amount […]


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