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Louisiana editor, paper are chosen to receive Tom and Pat Gish Award



Stanley Nelson and the weekly newspaper he edits, the Concordia Sentinel of Ferriday, La., are the winners of the 2011 Tom and Pat Gish Award for courage, integrity and tenacity in rural journalism. The Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, based in the School of Journalism and Telecommunications at the University of Kentucky, presents the award in honor of […]

Need a turkey rifle?



Late yesterday afternoon, an hour or so before dark, my wife Loretta and I ventured from Paint Lick in Garrard County to Berea on Highway 21. We rounded a bend that leads to what I call “the big bottom” and there they were — the most wild turkeys I have ever seen in one place at the same time. We […]

Court blocks EPA



The Associated Press WASHINGTON A federal court late last week put on hold a controversial Obama administration regulation aimed at reducing power plant pollution in 27 states that contributes to unhealthy air downwind. More than a dozen electric power companies, municipal power plant operators and states had sought to delay the rules until the litigation plays out. A federal appeals […]

Morning TV is changing



NEW YORK Within the first minute of the “CBS This Morning” launch next week, producer Chris Licht promises, viewers will see something completely new to morning television. He’s keeping the details a surprise, other than to say it will be a quick and entertaining way to catch up with the world. Done well each day, Licht hopes it can become […]

Rites held for Sarah Spencer



Sarah Francis Holcomb Spencer, 80, of Pert Creek, died December 30 at the Hospice Care Center in Hazard. A daughter of the late Monroe and Nancy Bell Holcomb, she was the widow of Warren Spencer. She was the mother of the late Danny Larry Banks, a grandmother of the late Tracy Pease; and the sister of the late Roy Holcomb, […]

The day the polecat got us



The dirt road out of Cane Branch was in the creek most of the way. The two miles walking to Burdine School was a real chore some days. If it had rained, you had to wade the creek barefooted, carrying your shoes if you had shoes, and put them on at the mouth of the hollow. When dew was on […]

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Kincaids and Caudills celebrate anniversaries



Some of my news is late. Sorry about that. Had too much going on with the holidays. My sympathy to the family of Anthony Niece of Colley. He died on Dec. 16. He was 39. His son Aaron Niece lives on Elk Creek. Blackey Happy birthday to Mary Isabella Porter of Ashland. She turned two on Dec. 21. She is […]


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