Coming events



LETCHER COUNTY ROCK, POP, BLUES RAP, CHRISTIAN JAY CLARK; Thu., Feb. 24 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715. BRIAN CAMPBELL; Sat., March 5 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715. CHRISTABEL AND THE JONS; Sat., March 12 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633- 2715. MATT ABTS (of Gov’t Mule) & MARK KNIGHT; […]

Taylor Swift relishing success




HONG KONG Wrapping up the Asian leg of her world tour, Taylor Swift is relishing her growing international appeal as the singer-songwriter steadily gains fan outside the U.S. with her combination of confessional lyrics and country sound. Shortly before taking the stage at Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Expo arena late Monday, the 21-yearold received a long line of Universal Music executives from […]

Need a liver? You live where?




WASHINGTON Doctors dropped another bomb soon after telling Matthew Rosiello it was time for a liver transplant: The 21-year-old isn’t likely to get one any time soon in his home state of New York. Consider traveling to Ohio, they advised, where the wait’s a lot shorter. Where you live plays a big role in how sick you are, and how […]

Lap-Band OK’d for more



The Associated Press WASHINGTON Cosmetic drug and device maker Allergan Inc. has received approval to market its stomach-shrinking Lap-Band to millions more patients who are less obese than those currently using the device. The Food and Drug Administration expanded approval to patients with a body mass index between 30 and 40 and one weight-related medical condition, such as diabetes or […]

Virus, not chills is cause of cold



DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My friend and I have an ongoing discussion about how we catch colds. I believe the only way is by being exposed to a germ. My friend agrees, but also says you can become chilled, and that results in a cold. Please settle this once and for all. — L.G. ANSWER: The only way to catch a […]

Caudill songs bring memories



Hello everyone. We finally got a break from the snow and cold and saw a little sunshine. I think we have actually seen a little bit of a preview of what spring will feel like! I probably can speak for most of the readers and probably everyone, I am glad winter is almost gone! My son Keith Ballard and I […]

To play at Norton



South Mountain Boys will perform at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26, at the Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1½ mile west of Norton. Admission for adults is $5, and $1 for children 2 through 11 years old. For more information, call (276) 679-3541.

Chicken hawk



By BOB ISON My uncle raised a lot of chickens for the table and to furnish eggs for the family. He didn’t keep them up in a chicken lot, he just let them run free around the farm. In the springtime, he would hatch off a lot of baby chicks to raise as frying chickens. He would kill these while […]

All In Fun



One spring his frying chickens started to get gone. They were just disappearing without a trace. One day he heard a racket outside and when he looked out, he saw a large hawk had swooped down and caught one of his big hens. The hawk had been catching his small frying chickens and flying away with them, but now he […]

Dinner, music set



The Linefork Kingdom Come Community Center will have live music and a dinner at 7 p.m. on February 28. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call (606) 589-6668.


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