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Coffee Toffee Heath Cupcakes

Makes about 24 cupcakes •Coffee increases the bitterness of the chocolate for richer, deeper flavor •Toffee adds rich buttery notes and caramelized sugar flavors Cupcakes1 cup water2 tablespoons instant coffee1 package (16.2 ounces) Devil’s Food cake mix3 eggs1/3 cup vegetable oil Ganache1/2 cup heavy whipping cream2 tablespoons instant coffee1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips1 package (8 ounces) English toffee bits Preheat […]

Teriyaki chicken lettuce wraps

Whether you’ll be hosting a crowd or watching solo, Oscar night calls for dinner with a bit of panache. I have created a simple teriyaki chicken that is served in lettuce wraps. The recipe comes together quickly, but has wonderful savory, yet light, flavors that work perfectly with your cocktails. Teriyaki Chicken Lettuce Wraps Start to finish: 20 minutes Servings: […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

“The Clarion” Yearbook Dedication – 1946 For the hundreds who have been benefitted by his life and teaching, for those boys and girls who caught an insight into a rich and beautiful life, for those who knew him and felt the fineness of his character, for the countless host who will come after him to be benefitted by the influence […]

Live, love and be happy

Big Cowan

Hello folks! Is anyone tired of this weather? Maybe spring will get here soon. Jessie Hill, wife of my cousin David “Jr.” Hill of Gate City, Va., died on Feb. 12 at Holston Valley Hospital in Tennessee. The funeral was on Sunday in Virginia. David is the son of my late Aunt Vina Fields but was raised by the Hills. […]

My first airplane ride

I left Jenkins as a young teenager on a troop train on my way to Sheppard Field, Texas. It was my first time away from home. What an experience that was. I felt like I was in another world. When I finished my 12 weeks of basic training in the Army Air Corps, I was told I was an ideal […]

I am ready for summer

Southern Ohio

Hello everyone. Did you get a lot of goodies for Valentine’s Day? I was a bad girl at Christmas so Santa never stopped by, and my behavior hasn’t improved so I didn’t get anything for Valentine’s Day either. Willamae Boggs never let a Valentine’s Day or anything special go by without sending me a card. Lots of times she would […]

WARH names chief engineer

Otis D. Adams has been promoted to the post of chief engineer at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Adams will co-ordinate repair work as well as premaintenance procedures at the hospital and grounds maintenance. He was employed by the contractor who built the hospital, and has worked at WARH since 1956.

Estill Banks succumbs at 85

Estill D. Banks, 85, of Lexington, died February 14. Born in Whitesburg to the late Lucky C. and Kathryn Sexton Banks, he was graduated from Whitesburg High School and from Eastern Kentucky University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Surviving are […]


Air Force Airman Austin K. Hubbard was graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio- Lackland, San Antonio, Tex. He completed an eight-week program including training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Hubbard earned four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College […]

New cars don’t leak fluids on their own

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray: Is it possible for a 2013 Chevy Impala that has only 7,550 miles on it to malfunction mechanically without operator error? When I got the car back after loaning it out, here’s what I found: (1) Check engine light comes on. (2) Vehicle is slightly jerking. (3) Check oil light comes on. (4) Check windshield washer […]

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