Organ donor, 21, true hero after fatal wreck

His death gives life to others

Jacob Lucas didn’t hesitate when faced with the decision of whether to sign up as a potential organ donor when he got his driver’s license at age 16. Of course Jacob was going to — as the slogan for Kentucky’s organ donor program says — spare the few minutes of his life required to register as a donor so that […]

New US 119 bridge is 1,900 feet long

7.1 mile project continues between Eolia, Partridge; work is ahead of schedule

Work is continuing on a project to make about seven miles of US 119 safer between Partridge and Oven Fork. Work began in February to build a bridge that is approximately 1,900 feet long. “It spans across Cumberland River three times and over Collier’s Creek,” said Chuck Childers, project manager with Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 12. “It’s quite a long […]

Benefit night race draws 215 entrants

A “glow run” held in downtown Whitesburg Saturday night to raise funds for a couple adopting a child from Africa drew a larger turnout than organizers anticipated. Byron and Amanda Thomas, of Whitesburg, initiated a threemile run and a one-mile fun run/ walk event as a fund-raiser for Jonathan and Reagan Berry, who are in the process of adopting Kona […]

River cruise featured bluegrass music

Southern Ohio

Hello everyone! Whew, time sure is passing by fast and I almost forgot what day it is. I hope things are great in your little corner of the world wherever you are. Have you started getting your quilts and blankets out of storage and freshened up? Your long johns too, as we will be needing them before long. I have […]

Light the night walk set

Members of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society are planning a walk to raise awareness of blood cancers. Set to begin at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 12, in Pikeville City Park, the walk raises money and gives support to people who have or are struggling with hematologic cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. Scrapy Barnes, whose daughter Rachel died of Hodgkin’s […]

Seniors enjoy shopping trip

Hello again from Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center. It seems like fall is coming up on us fast. It won’t be long till the cold is here. We had a great time on our shopping trip to St. Paul, Va. We went to Roses and Walmart and went to lunch at Prime Sirloin. Our potluck had a great turnout. We would […]

Pease dies

Christopher Wade Pease, 43, of McRoberts, died August 8 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Born in Letcher County, he was a son of Alpha Stewart of McRoberts and James Pease of Jackhorn. He was a heavy equipment operator on strip mining operations, and was a member of the American Legion. Surviving in addition to his parents […]

Political Cartoon

Corporate greed making us sick

The failure of our corporate and political leaders to make sure every worker gets good health care is causing some unpleasant consequences — like widespread stomach flu. Ill workers often spread illness, because millions of employees who deal directly with the public are not covered by paid sick leave policies. So, when they come down with something like the stomach […]

Christie’s debate phobia

“We are not a debating society. We are a political operation that needs to win.” Thus did Chris Christie offer one of the most pregnant statements yet in the ongoing Republican argument over the party’s future. At the risk of sounding like one of those “professors” the New Jersey governor regularly condemns, I’d argue that these 15 words, spoken to […]

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