Ratings program may end



Consumers who rely on Energy Star ratings to shop for household appliances that are cheaper to operate, won’t have that option if the preliminary budget being proposed by the Trump administration is approved by Congress. According to Cli- matewire, the proposed budget would cut Energy Star and its related programs to just $5 million “for the closeout or transfer of […]

Benefit planned for Dixons



The Blackey Community Center will host a benefit on Saturday, March 18, starting at 5 p.m. to raise funds for the family of John and Jenny Dixon, who lost their home to a fire. Long Shot, a band from Prestonsburg, will play oldtime rock and roll music. Admission is $10 for couples and $7 for singles. A soup bean dinner […]

Exploring A Culinary Classic: Endless Possibilities with Potatoes



Delicious and nutritious, it’s no wonder potatoes are a menu staple for many. Everyone craves meal variety, and potatoes offer a perfect canvas to inspire new flavor exploration so you can enjoy something different every day. From russets, reds, yellows, whites and purples to petites, fingerlings and more, there are multiple varieties to keep dishes interesting. You might be used […]

Breakfast bar none!



I must admit, I love breakfast foods. Typically, I make breakfast for myself and my husband every morning. He’s always in a rush, and sometimes he says he doesn’t have time to sit down and eat. In that case, I create a “fast food” breakfast using fresh, healthy ingredients that he can eat at his desk. Eating breakfast daily may […]

Fewer heavy Americans are trying to lose weight




CHICAGO Fewer overweight Americans have been trying to lose weight in recent years, and researchers wonder if fat acceptance could be among the reasons. The trend found in a new study occurred at the same time obesity rates climbed. “Socially accepted normal body weight is shifting toward heavier weight. As more people around us are getting heavier, we simply believe […]

Are dermatologists ‘zapping’ for dollars?



DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 73 years old and lived on a boat in my 40s. Now, whenever I go to the dermatologist (two to three times each year), he “zaps” me about 20 times and burns off “cancer cells” or maybe “potential cancer cells.” Some of them have been cancer and were healed with MOHS procedure. While I am […]

Bacon, soda & too few nuts tied to big portion of deaths



CHICAGO Gorging on bacon, skimping on nuts? These are among food habits that new research links with deaths from heart disease, strokes and diabetes. Overeating or not eating enough of the 10 foods and nutrients contributes to nearly half of U.S. deaths from these causes, the study suggests. “Good” foods that were under-eaten include: nuts and seeds, seafood rich in […]

THE NUMBERS GAME: Knowing Your Blood Pressure



You may know that high blood pressure puts you at risk for many serious complications with diabetes. You’ve probably been told repeatedly to work at keeping your blood pressure at a reasonable level. You’ve learned how to eat healthy, exercise and lower your blood pressure, but many people still do not understand what all those numbers in a blood pressure […]

Moments and Memories of Whitesburg High School



(The Whitesburg High School graduates in the single photos accompanying this column were some of the members of the senior class of 2004.) 2004 Senior favorites Actor – Vin Diesel. Actress – Julia Roberts. Movie – Lord of the Rings. Book – Lord of the Rings. Cartoon – Sponge Bob. TV series – The Man Show. TV rerun – Saved […]

One of the most decorated men in the U.S. Air Force



General Frank Alton Armstrong was my boss who served from 1928 to 1962, and was the inspiration for the main character in the film, “Twelve O’Clock High.” Brigadier General Frank Savage (played by Gregory Peck) was created as a composite of several group commanders, but the primary inspiration was Col. Frank A. Armstrong, who commanded the 306th Bomb Group on […]


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