Bible trivia



1. Is the book of Nahum in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. In Acts 7, who recounts the story of Abraham along with the captivity and freedom of the children of Israel? Paul, Peter, Stephen, Andrew 3. Who went to sleep and fell out the window while Paul preached? Esua, Enid, Eutychus, Eucyrus 4. From II Corinthians […]

Delicious,Nutritious Outdoor Dining



LUNCH ON THE GO A healthy combination of plant based foods and turkey easily turnsinto a quick lunch. This wrap bringstogether a variety of textures withcrunchiness from the apples andspinach, substance from the turkeyand creamy, simple dressing. Findmore quick, healthy recipes ataicr.org. Turkey, Spinachand Apple Wrap Recipe reprinted with permissionfrom the American Institute forCancer Research 1 tablespoon reduced-fatmayonnaise2 teaspoons honey […]

Fire up your grill!



As the days get warmer and the Memorial Day holiday (and relatives) descends upon us, it’s time to grill outdoors. Memorial Day is a federal holiday that was created to remember those who died while serving our country. The holiday originated after the Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers. Today, the holiday commemorates all of those brave […]

Life of Oma Smith to be celebrated



To celebrate the life of Oma Smith, there will be a gathering of family and friends at noon on Thursday, May 25, at The Pine Mountain Grill in Whitesburg. Lee Oma McCloud Smith died on March 19 at Town Center in Avon Lake, Ohio. Mrs. Smith, abundantly kind and giving, was truly the epitome of gentleness and graciousness. She always […]

Two charged with manufacturing meth on Rattlesnake Road



The Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department has arrested two men on drug charges after answering a Social Services complaint about possible methamphetamine manufacturing at a home on Rattlesnake Road in Craft’s Colly. Jimmy “Scrappy” Cook, 36, of Sugar Run, was charged with first-degree trafficking in methamphetamine, first offense; tampering with physical evidence; first-degree possession of a controlled substance; and possession […]

Coming events



LETCHER COUNTY COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS, TRADITIONAL, ETC. SEEDTIME ON THE CUMBERLANDS FESTIVAL featuring The Jenkins Twins, Nellie Pearl, Matt Kinman, Brett Ratliff, Lee Sexton, The Local Honeys, Sparky & Rhonda Rucker, Nathan Polly, The Payroll Boys and others; Fri.-Sat., June 2-3 at Appalshop in Whitesburg. (Venue locations and telephone numbers: Appalshop, 633-0108; Streetside Grill & Bar, 203 Main St., 633-2721; […]

Black Sabbath tour now behind them, Rival Sons return to E.Ky.



When it comes to describing the music of Rival Sons, the Detroit Free Press put it as well as anybody earlier this month. “Led Zeppelin pumps through the veins of these Southern California hard rockers, who tap the old-school ‘70s vibe without lapsing into retread territory,” Free Press pop music critic Brian Mc- Collum wrote before the band’s sold-out performance […]

Who hit with ‘Disco Inferno’?



1. Who was Elmo Glick?2. Name the group that released “Disco Inferno.”3. They called themselves The Moments … until they changedtheir name. What was the newname?4. Which band had a hit with“Listen to the Music,” and when?5. Name the song that contains this lyric: “A tropical heavenout in the ocean covered withtrees and girls. If I have to swimI’d do […]

Study: Side effects emerge after approval for many U.S. drugs



CHICAGO Almost one-third of new drugs approved by U.S. regulators over a decade ended up years later with warnings about unexpected, sometimes life-threatening side effects or complications, a new analysis found. The results covered all 222 prescription drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration from 2001 through 2010. The researchers looked at potential problems that cropped up during […]

Drinking mercury from thermometer?



DEAR DR. ROACH: You probably have never gotten a question like this. How much mercury is in an old thermometer? A month ago, I wasn’t feeling well, so I took my temperature with an old thermometer that seemed to be taking too long to work. Long story short, I broke it into my hot cup of coffee, which I drank […]


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