Weeks of safety training pays off

Three to the rescue

For tree cutters Bryan Adams, Andrew Isom and Trevor Noble, there was nothing extraordinary about the first hours of their workday as it unfolded on the morning of July 23. However, that would soon change. As the three members of Asplundh Tree Expert Company’s Crew 300 went about their jobs clearing trees from beneath power lines in the Mayking community […]

Jenkins board ready to name new chief



The Jenkins Board of Education is expected to announce its choice for a new superintendent later this week. As the August 6 opening date for classes grows nearer in the independent school district, the search for a replacement for current Supt. Deborah Watts and the filling of other vacancies is picking up speed. Jenkins School Board Chairman Durward Narramore Jr. […]

Flooding in Isom area



Heavy rains on July 27 flooded a garage, storage building and property owned by Brian and Nikkia Lucas of Daniels Branch in Isom.

Jones must have been Rupp’s favorite




Last of the first and only Fabulous Five, Wallace Clayton “Wah- Wah” Jones left us this week. He was 88. Nicknamed Wah-Wah by his sister Jackie when she was just learning to talk and couldn’t pronounce his name. An All-American for rawhide tough legends Bear Bryant in football and Adolph Rupp in basketball at Kentucky, Wah Wah was their equal […]

Funeral set for Friday for UK legend Jones




Funeral services will be held in Lexington Friday for Wallace “Wah-Wah” Jones, a multi-sport star who helped Kentucky win the first two of its eight national titles and is considered the school’s greatest all-around athlete, has died. He was 88. Jones, an All-American, was the last surviving member of the Wildcats’ “Fabulous Five” that won the 1948 national championship and […]

Indy helps set Chase field



Making the trip to Indy’s victory lane has always been considered one of “the” wins of the year for every driver, but when Jeff Gordon took his fifth checkered flag at the track the history book was rewritten. The win broke a tie he had with his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson as the Sprint Cup all-time Indy winner with […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Tennessee lakes offer plenty of action

I vacationed in Tennessee with my family recently in the Gatlinburg area and came upon several good lakes including Cherokee and Norris. I have fished these lakes for several years and always seem to do well there. There are several other well-known lakes in Tennessee as well, such as like Old Hickory, Douglas, Watts Bar and many more. Most offer […]

Struttin’ Time:

What we think is cheap really may not be

An outfitter friend of mine from Maine called me Sunday night to tell me he had three hunters cancel on him for a bear hunt and wondered if I would like to take one of their places. Since he already had their deposits he would just charge me the rest of what was owed. Normally, the six-day hunt is $1,200, […]

Political Cartoon



Survivor’s guide to Fancy Farm



Editor’s note: The Fancy Farm Picnic & Bar-B-Cue in Graves County in far western Kentucky serves up a “political speaking” event that dates back to 1880 and is considered by many to be Kentucky’s most important political event other than Election Day. This year’s speaking promises to be one of the most publicized ever with the attention being paid to […]


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