Flood hits son’s home in Owensboro



Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well. I hope you have survived all the wind and storms we’ve been having. My son Rob was here and he had a call from his neighbor telling him they had a tornado and flood in Owensboro and his yard and swimming pool and pool house and the street were flooded. He left […]

Auditions scheduled



The Center Stage Players of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will hold auditions for “The Jack Tales” on May 18 and 19 in the Godbey Appalachian Center Theatre at 7 p.m. All ages are welcome to audition for these Appalachian folk tales. The plays will be presented June 29 and 30 and July 1. For more information, call Michael […]

Fleming-Stewart family reunion planned May 28



The Fleming-Stewart reunion will be held Saturday, May 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hemphill Community Center. The event will include lunch, raffles, a photo swap, and a professional photographer. Those attending should bring a covered dish, old photos, and a family heirloom to display. For more information, contact Jason Fleming at (423) 483-6372 or jason@flemingvaluation.com.

Five receive scholarships



The recipients of the 2016 Foundation for Fighting Renal Disease in Eastern Kentucky Scholarships are Jenkins Middle/High School students Ted Allen, son of Walter and Medina Allen, and McKenzie Gibson, daughter of Mary J. Gibson, and Letcher County Central High School students Dylan Caudill, son of Larry and Karen Caudill; Alyssa Damron, daughter of Brad and Caroline Damron; and Holly […]

Outstanding students honored



Outstanding students of Hazard Community and Technical College were honored May 7 during graduation at the John C. Combs Arena of Perry County Central High School. The President’s Award was presented to Christopher Michael Sanders of Russell Springs and Sherianne N. Robinson of Jackson. For the Associate in Applied Science, the honorees are: Scott Jonathan Kelley of London, and Donald […]

Stumbo should end veto fight



House Speaker Greg Stumbo is grandstanding. Plain and simple. And it’s time to bring an end to it. Like a schoolyard brawler, the Democrat wants to shove back against Republican Gov. Matt Bevin seemingly just to make a point. Stumbo has said he may file a lawsuit to challenge some of the vetoes Bevin issued after the recent General Assembly […]

Political Cartoon



He’s not to blame for this one



Blaming President Obama for the rise of Donald Trump is popular among Republican leaders. They don’t want to take responsibility for the choices made by their own voters or their complicity in tolerating and even encouraging the extremism Trump represents. They also don’t want to face the fact that many Trump ballots were aimed at them. It should be said […]

Why Trump could win it all




Conventional wisdom says Donald Trump has two chances of defeating Hillary Clinton and becoming president: Extra slim and none. Four big reasons: — His unfavorables are the highest ever for a presidential candidate with 60 percent of Americans viewing him negatively in some polls. — Many leading Republicans hold him in contempt and others give tepid support, making it unlikely […]

Facing away from Facebook?



Facebook remains uncontested as the social media champ of Wall Street. Its stock recently hit an alltime high while Twitter’s hit its low. As an enrollee in both, I can tell you why — and the why of it is reason for concern. Beneath those warm visuals of Thanksgiving pies and bulldogs playing with canaries lies a datagathering megalopolis focused […]


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