Jeremiah father, son face drug counts

A father and son were arrested on drug charges by the Kentucky State Police Monday after being stopped at a traffic checkpoint in Jeremiah. Jimmy D. Gilley Jr., 22, of 80 Edith Drive, Jeremiah, and Jimmy Gilley, 51, of 128 Bruce Drive, Jeremiah, were arrested January 28. According to the citation, Jimmy D. Gilley Jr. was driving a 1992 blue […]

State ordered to pay for Hodge witnesses

LOUISVILLE The state must pay for witnesses to attend hearings for two death row inmates, the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled last week. The ruling, in the case of Roger Dale Epperson and Benny Lee Hodge, partially reverses a 2005 decision that the state wasn’t required to pay the fees. Epperson and Hodge were condemned to death for the August 1985 […]

Burdine Freewill Baptist Church celebrates its 80th Anniversary

Located just east of Jenkins stands a church that has become a legacy. Burdine Freewill Baptist Church has stood strong beside the elementary school for several years now. Every hour, neighbors will hear the church bells ring out and maybe notices a classic hymn to remind us of the good news Jesus brings! On January 25, 1928, eight people began […]

MSHA fines H&D Mining

HARLAN, Ky. A Harlan County coal company has been fined $60,000 for a fatal mining accident. The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration assessed the fine against H&D Mining for the Dec. 30, 2005, death of miner David “Bud” Morris and the company’s No. 3 mine at Cumberland. Morris bled to death after he was hit from behind by a […]

House bill would allow teens to donate blood

FRANKFORT The Kentucky House has passed a bill that would allow 16- year-olds to donate blood. State Rep. Mike Cherry says the measure should increase the state’s blood supply if it is signed into law. Twenty other states have enacted similar laws. The Princeton Democrat says the teens could donate only if they have written permission from their parents and […]

Backlash in South Carolina changes dynamics of race

WASHINGTON Barack Obama’s sweeping victory in the South Carolina primary and his endorsement by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy fundamentally alter the dynamics of the 2008 Democratic presidential contest. Only a week ago, Hillary Clinton, with her upset victory in the New Hampshire primary and her solid triumph in the Nevada caucuses, was on a trajectory to close out the nomination, […]

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