Moments and Memories of WHS

1989-90 Prom king and queen elected On April 27, 1990, the junior class of Whitesburg High School sponsored the junior-senior prom. This year the junior class chose “Hold on to the Night” as the prom theme. Blue and silver were chosen as the prom colors. At 10 p.m. the moment that everyone had awaited finally arrived — the crowning of […]

Louse invasion drives mom buggy

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am going buggy — literally. My 5-year-old kindergartener has head lice. I discovered them because he started scratching his head. It makes me sick to my stomach to think about this. I can’t imagine where he picked them up. Is the entire family destined to come down with them? I have four other children, two dogs […]

Smart Dieting

“Lose 20 pounds in a week!” “Set you metabolism on fire with Metabo-Inferno!” “Lose while you snooze!” These sorts of crazy diet claims are all over the Internet, TV and magazines. So how do you sort fact from fiction? Use Common Sense Whether you are trying to lose weight for you health or because you want to look good in […]

Girls more likely to suffer ‘hysteria’

ATLANTA Fifteen teenage girls report a mysterious outbreak of spasms, tics and seizures in upstate New York. But tests find nothing physically wrong. Scores of adults in Northern California report crawling skin sensations and other bizarre symptoms. Government doctors find no physical cause after an extensive study. The conclusion by experts is that these are just the latest examples of […]

Smoke in cars hurting kids

CHICAGO Texting while driving, speeding and back-seat hanky-panky aren’t all that parents need to worry about when their kids are in cars: Add secondhand smoke to the list. In the first national estimate of its kind, a report from government researchers says more than 1 in 5 high school students and middle schoolers ride in cars while others are smoking. […]

Bakery brings business to town

I want to begin this week asking for prayers for the Elliot family. Hugh Elliot, formerly of Bullitt County just outside our area, and his two grandsons, Conner, age 7, and Austin, age 9, were killed in a house fire on Jan. 11 at Mr. Elliot’s home in South Carolina. Also please pray for Hanna. Her last name hasn’t been […]

My baby brother was a paratrooper

In June 1950, war broke out in Korea. I was the NCOIC of the base printing department at Lackland Fields, San Antonio, Tex., and was picked to open the print shop at one of the three new training command bases to train men and women for this new war. I was sent to Sampson Air Base, in Geneva, N.Y., and […]

Almost time to plant peas

Hello. Here it is Groundhog Day again. I hope he made a good prediction. I just got home from the center and most of the ladies were talking about planting peas. It is almost that time. Kingscreek This month we have three birthdays to celebrate: Sue Williams on Feb. 2, Mae Boggs on Feb. 14, and Loreva Fields on Feb. […]

David Garrard to perform Feb. 24

David Garrard, a Christian illusionist, will perform at the Camp Nathanael Café in Emmalena. The program will follow a dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 24. There is no charge, but reservations are required. To register or for more information, call (606) 251-3231 or email

Fleming-Neon students attend Space Camp

Students at Fleming- Neon Elementary attended the “Mars Invasion 2030 — From Coal Camp to Space Camp” at the Challenger Learning Center in Hazard in December. Teachers Linda Cantrell and Deana Napier led the expedition of 18 fourth graders on their Invasion of the Mars Museum. The Mars Invasion program was created and developed through a partnership between the Challenger […]

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