Abby Enfusse is Governor’s Cup winner


Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well and keeping warm. I woke up this morning to see about two inches snow. It was pretty but I could wait for it, I wasn’t in any hurry for it. But it is winter and the weather hasn’t been too bad. I talked with Dorthy Tacket this morning. She and her three […]

Head Start students

Lack of money led to death

What is a human life worth? Apparently not very much. I had three boys and one girl, but now I am minus a son who always had compassion for other humans. When he began having chest pain and shortness of breath, my daughter drove him to a local medical facility to see a doctor, but was told to see his […]

My first air show

During the late ‘40s, the 9th Air Force announced it would put on an air show at Langley Field, Va. The Royal Air Force (RAF) was training on base at that time and would participate in its Vampire jets. My Air Sea Rescue Service would play a part in the air show. The L-5 aircraft I was crew chief on […]

Services held for Edith Majority

Edith Majority, 86, died January 27 at her home in Knoxville, Tenn. Born at Typo, she was a daughter of the late A.P. and Effie Williams and was married to the late James Majority. She was the mother of the late Paul Gene Majority and a grandmother of the late David Allen Majority, and was also preceded in death by […]

Rep. Rogers must use his position to help our jobless


Could our own United States representative, Harold “Hal” Rogers, be completely clueless about the coal business and the hardships facing the region’s hundreds of out-of-work miners or was he just having a bad day? That’s the question we were left asking ourselves Monday after watching Rogers talk for 30 minutes with reporter Neil Middleton on WYMT-TV’s public affairs program “Issues […]

Political Cartoon

Why I am just like you are

Recently, a reader wanted to know whether I was aware that Creators Syndicate, which distributes my column, identifies me as a “liberal” on its website. Is this really the first thing you want readers to know about you? she wondered. Her intentions were kind. I assured her I’m fine with it. I already had been a columnist for five years […]

‘Baby bust’ is bunch of baloney

America’s alleged “baby bust” is pushing the country over “a demographic cliff.” So argues Jonathan V. Last in The Wall Street Journal. Stacking one highly debatable claim on the next, Last builds a palace of hooey, in the basement of which sits a conservative agenda that’s not very conservative. Here are the agreed-on facts: America’s fertility rate — the number […]

A common sense crop for our common good

Four years ago, Michelle Obama picked up a shovel and made a powerful symbolic statement about America’s food and farm future: She turned a patch of White House lawn into a working organic garden. That was a great move, earning kudos from just about everyone this side of Monsanto and the pesticide lobby. But now, as she begins another four […]

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