Heart patients need activities, not rest

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I carry the diagnosis of congestive heart failure. Medicines have made me feel pretty good. My wife thinks that I should do nothing. If I do much more than sit, she is all over me. A little bit of activity isn’t dangerous, is it? If I don’t do something, I am going to turn into a blob […]

Complaining won’t change anything

Well, well, well. Now don’t that muddy your creek? Best as I can tell, the same legion of individuals who griped and complained all winter about the weather are at it again. But they’re complaining about the heat now instead of the cold. I bet they wish they had some of that brisk weather right now that they hated so […]

Mountain Heritage Festival Schedule of Events

Theme: Say What?

September 11 Letcher County 10 & 5 Bi-Athlon 8 a.m. at Payne Gap 10 mile bicycle race and 5K (3.1 mile) run race Proceeds to Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky (D.S.A.C.K.) Call for entry forms (606) 633-2002 Gladiator Fighting Championship presents Mountain Havoc Gladiator Fighting Whitesburg High School Gymnasium 17 fights scheduled Cliff Walker vs. Ricky Conley in a […]

Tyme to play

East KY Tyme, a country/ bluegrass band, will play Friday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m., at the Chilhowie Lions Club, Chilhowie, Va., and Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Damascus General Store, in Damascus, Va., at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call Astor Taylor, (606) 633-2708, or visit www.eastkytyme. com or Myspace.


RECAPS – 9/6-9/10

ALL MY CHILDREN Æ The person who collapsed at Caleb’s announcement was pronounced dead. Acting as interim district attorney, Liza promised to prosecute if it turned out to be murder. Ryan was worried about Greenlee and urged her to go home and take care of herself. Kendall swiped Liza’s briefcase and burned the evidence that was inside. Asher convinced Colby […]

Static to play Sat., Sept. 11

Whitesburg American Legion Post, Pine Mountain, Highway 119, will hold a dance Saturday, Sept. 11, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Static, a new local band, will perform. Attendees must be at least 21 years old. Karaoke is held every Friday night from 8 p.m. to midnight. For more information, call 633-2834.

Bands to battle

The Mountain Heritage Festival Committee is searching for local amateur bands to “show us what you’ve got!” in a battle of the bands. Competition will be on Tuesday, Sept. 21, from 8-11 p.m. A cash prize will be awarded to the winner. For more information, call Lee Anna at 633-9644.

Dock Boggs music festival set

The 42nd annual Dock Boggs & Kate Peters Sturgill Festival will be held at the Country Cabin on Sept. 11. Scheduled performers are Randy Waller & The Country Gentlemen, The Whiskey Bent Valley Boys, The Tillers, The Dust Busters, Mountain Music Makers, Cowan Creek Youth String Band, and Mountain Empire Community College Mountain Music School students. Gates open at 10:30 […]

Dog show Sept. 19

The Mountain Heritage Dog Show will begin at 2 p.m. on Sept. 19 at River Park in Whitesburg. Registration is at 1:30 p.m. Categories will include macho dog, pretty princess, look-alike, best dressed, best trick and marvelous mutt. The first-place winners from each of the categories will compete in best in show. Entry fee is $3 for each category. Admission […]

Square dance Sept. 11

The Carcassonne square dance will be held from 8 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11. Music will be by Randy Wilson, Gabe Wilson, John Haywood, and Logan Dollarhide, and Erin Cokonougher-Stidham will be the caller. For more information, call Dale Johnson at 633- 2092 or Jon Henrikson at 633-7958.

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