Knowing Your Blood Pressure

You may know that high blood pressure puts you at risk for many serious complications with diabetes. You’ve probably been told repeatedly to work at keeping your blood pressure at a reasonable level. You’ve learned how to eat healthy, exercise and lower your blood pressure, but many people still do not understand what all those numbers in a blood pressure […]

Why do I stay in ol’ ‘Kentuck’?

Why do I stay in ol’ “Kentuck” where winter winds are cold? Why don’t I find a place down South where skies are always gold? What makes me stay way up here amid the ice and snow, When sand and sea bid, “Come to me; just pack your things and go.” Is it pretty crocus face apeepin’ through the snow, […]


  Stephen Reed Frazier, who teaches eight-grade math and algebra at Hindman Elementary School, received a plaque of gratitude from Hazard State Police Post 13 for his service to and support of the Kentucky State Police. The plaque was presented to Frazier at a surprise dinner, where he also received a Honorary Kentucky State Police Commissioner’s Staff, Colonel Aide de […]

Weatherman says it will be a white Christmas


We sure are having damp, dark weather, but the weatherman seems to think we will have a white Christmas. The old people always said a black Christmas was a sign of a fat graveyard, and a white Christmas meant fewer deaths. I guess they gathered this thorough the years. We were so sorry that Harding Ison died. He was over […]


Macey Elizabeth Bennett completed five generations of her family. She is the daughter of Justin and Nicole Bennett of Linefork and the granddaughter of Mary Katherine Bennett of Linefork and Jamie and Kim Miller of Gordon. Her great-grandparents are David and Maxine Lewis of Gordon, and Patsy Miller of Isom. She is the great-great-granddaughter of Howard and Dorthy Lewis of […]

Blood drive set

A blood drive will be held from noon to 7 p.m., Dec. 30, at Whitesburg Plaza. The drive is sponsored by Whitesburg Wal- Mart and the Central Kentucky Blood Center. Each donor will receive a $10 gas card. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good general health. For more information, […]

Tell young ones about your family history

Southern Ohio

Merry Christmas, everyone! Soon Santa will be here although Santa is going to by pass my house this year! It’s not that I have been a bad person, just Santa is too broke to get gifts and doesn’t want any. All I really want is for my family to get their lives together and have good health, I also wish […]

Good things happen when people work together


Greetings from the hills and valleys of Eolia and the Eolia Christian Community Outreach. Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the east […]


Stephen Breeding, son of Tim and Carol Breeding of Isom, killed his first elk on Dec. 13 in Knott County.


Fanny Wright of Broken Arrow, Okla., announces the forthcoming marriage of her son, Jeremy Shane Chavis, also the son of Michael Chavis of Jenkins, to Sarah Elizabeth Schnabl of Bestdrop, Tex., daughter of Heather Schnabl. The bridegroom-elect is a graduate of Jenkins High School and has served seven years in the U.S. Navy. He is now enrolled in the medical […]

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