Kingdom Come Swappin’ Meetin’ set

The 47th Kingdom Come Swappin’ Meetin’ wi l l be held Friday, Sept. 30, through Oct. 1. The festival, one of the oldest folk, art and music events in the state, will be held on the Cumberland campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. Demonstrators will include wood carvers Robert and Oneatta Smith, basket weavers Eleanor Smith and Frances […]

Veterans of Letcher Co.

All military veterans are my type of people. You served your country in times of need. You need not to have been in a battle zone to get help with your health. The Veterans Department is a very large department, and sometimes it takes a lot of time to get you the help you may need. They are there to […]

Horse show set

The Kentucky River Regional Animal Shelter will hold its 10th annual horse show at 7 p.m., Sept. 24, at the Perry County Horse Park Ring. Horses may be entered into 20 classes with prizes of $20, $30 and $50. The championship prizes in the final class will be $100, $75 and $25. Coggins tests are required. All funds will benefit […]

Rites held for Dan P. Cupps

Dan P. Cupps, 65, of Lexington, died September 12. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Buckner Cupps; three sons, Dan Cupps and wife Sandra, Carson Cupps and wife Bonnie, and Wesley Cupps and wife Heather; five grandchildren; and a brother, Hobert Cupps. Funeral services were held in Lexington Sept. 16.

To perform

South Mountain Boys will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, 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.

Anxiety, phobias and panic attacks

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: What is the difference between anxiety and panic attack? I am claustrophobic, and I need to fly from the West Coast to the East Coast and back. I can’t do so because of my problem. I have tried therapy several times, but it did not help. I do not want to go that route again. Can you […]

Dr. Oz accused of fear-mongering

Arsenic in apple juice! Fed to babies! And it probably came from China! Television’s Dr. Mehmet Oz is under fire from the FDA and others for sounding what they say is a false alarm about the dangers of apple juice. Oz, one of TV’s most popular medical experts, said on his Fox show last week that testing by a New […]

‘Contagion’ epidemic could happen

ATLANTA Yes, it could happen. But it’s a stretch. “ Contagion,” a Hollywood thriller rocketed to No. 1 at the box office through its gripping tale of a fictional global epidemic driven by a new kind of virus. Audiences have gasped in horror at what happens to Gwyneth Paltrow. Before it was out, the movie made real-life disease investigators anxious, […]


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