High Court able to pull off Supreme coup



Despite 234 years of progress toward the American ideal of equality for all, we still have to battle unfairness. How happy, then, to learn that a handful of our leaders in Washington took bold and forceful action last week to lift another group of downtrodden Americans from the pits of injustice, helping them gain more political and governmental power. I […]

Supreme Court’s radical right tries to undermine democracy



WASHINGTON “Populism” is the most overused and misused word in the lexicon of commentary. But thanks to a reckless decision by Chief Justice John Roberts’ Supreme Court and also the greed of the nation’s financial barons, we have reached a true populist moment in American politics. The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision last week giving American corporations the right to unlimited […]

Criticism of ‘Avatar’ is more interesting than the film itself



Somewhere between “Avatar’s” first billion-dollar gross and its subsequent $841 million take lie my 10 bucks. “Avatar” is about blue-skinned beings who confront Earthlings actively strip mining their natural paradise on the moon Pandora. Many groups, from the Vatican to political conservatives to multiculturalists, have objected to various messages in the film (as they hear them). I’m glad to have […]

Honoring school board members



To the Editor: Even in these difficult financial times, ensuring world-class learning opportunities for every student is the singular focus of Chairman Durward Narramore, Vice Chairman Eileen Sanders, Paulette Sexton, Tracy Goff , and Paul Stambaugh, the members of the Jenkins Independent Board of Education. It’s safe to say that local elected leaders have seldom faced a year like 2009 […]

Let’s tax everything



A few years ago, one of our esteemed Governors said, “Let’s have a state lottery. I will solve all our financial woes and help our schools.” So, we have a lottery. And it doesn’t help. All the schools still have to sell candy bars to stay ahead. Then another said, “Let’s have off -track betting. It will solve all our […]

Barry Marshall dies



Barry Marshall, 51, died January 8, at his home in Wheelersburg, Ohio. A son of Bill and Elva Pridemore Marshall, he was born in Portsmouth, Ohio. He was a member of Union Freewill Baptist Church in Wheelersburg, was employed by Diamond Forest Products of Morehead. He was an honorary Kentucky Colonel. He was graduated with a bachelor of arts degree […]

Services held for Louella Wampler



Funeral services for Louella Adams Wampler, 76, of Kettering, Ohio, were held January 23 in Kettering. She died January 20. A daughter of the late William ‘Bill’ and Emma Belcher Adams, she was the mother of the late James Paul Wampler Jr., and a sister of the late Ella Mae Budd and Joseph Adams. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, square and […]

William ‘Bill’ Gibson dies at 106



Funeral services for William “Bill” Gibson were held January 25 at the Blair Branch Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Gibson family cemetery at Isom. Gibson, a former coal miner, died January 22 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital at the age of 106. He was married to the late Lonnie Amburgey Gibson, and was the father of the […]

Services held for Bullion



Funeral services for James Ruben Bullion, 65, were held January 20 at Everidge Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in the Payne Gap Cemetery. A member of United Mine Workers of America Local #5741, he died January 18, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. A son of the late Blaine and Julia Craft Bullion, he was the widower of Imogene […]

William ‘Bill’ Gibson dies at 106



Funeral services for William “Bill” Gibson were held January 25 at the Blair Branch Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Gibson family cemetery at Isom. Gibson died January 22 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital at the age of 106. He was married to the late Lonnie Ambur- gey Gibson, and was the father of the late Virgil Gibson, […]


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