Local student honored for academic success



Grant Cooper Bailey, a 7th-grade student from Fleming- Neon Middle School, is among the students being honored by the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) for their exceptional scores on the ACT or SAT. He will be recognized at the Grand Recognition Ceremony, to be held on May 21 at Duke University’s Cameron Indoor Stadium. Duke TIP’s 7th Grade […]

UK signee seen as ‘low maintenance’



Even though most were speculating that Georgia forward E.J. Montgomery was going to pick Duke over Kentucky and others, Rivals.com writer Dan McDonald was not surprised when he signed with John Calipari and Kentucky. “I had been tipped off by a source close to him a couple weeks ahead of time that Kentucky had the edge over Duke and UNC […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Catch bass now with a spinner bait

It is time to fish for bass fish. Anglers are now catching them on most lakes in our region, and a lot the bass are being caught on spinner baits. Spinner baits are one of the best baits in spring and early summer when schools of baitfish are on the move and heading toward shallow areas with game fish like […]

Struttin’ Time:

Should he be granted a ‘do over’?

If you have known me for any amount, you know it is hard for me to admit defeat. Although this has been a tough wild turkey season — and it is now closed in the Commonwealth — without me killing anything except time, I am going to turn back the calendar to April and head back to Kansas. The season […]

Kentucky Derby winner will face fresher horses




LOUISVILLE The competition isn’t exactly lining up to take on Kentucky Derby winner Justify in the Preakness. Of his 19 rivals in the Derby, it appears most will skip the second leg of the Triple Crown in favor of resting and being pointed toward other races. That leaves mostly fresh horses to potentially fill the maximum 14-horse Preakness field. A […]

Festive Fiesta Flavors: Serve up Some Spice with Fun Party Dishes



Make your next fiesta one to remember with colorful decor, festive touches and, perhaps most importantly, unique and mouthwatering recipes that bring guests back for seconds. To achieve the ideal flavors of a fiesta done right, try bringing something new to the table with recipes like these party-pleasing Tortilla Pizzas for a special main dish, crunchy and refreshing Coleslaw with […]

Everything old is new again



Salt has been used since ancient times and in many ways, from a condiment and a preservative to a valuable form of currency. Roman soldiers were paid in salt. The English word for salary is derived from the Latin word “salarium,” which means “payment in salt.” Salt was once so difficult to obtain that it was the catalyst for several […]

How best to treat a car kept at a vacation home



Dear Car Talk: I’m planning on keeping a vehicle at my vacation home in Oregon. I will travel there by public transportation, and then have a vehicle waiting for me in the garage. It may be sitting there for a month or two, not being driven. I know that machines work better when used, but what vehicle would be reliable […]

Moments and Memories of WHS



1980 Kat Tales from the December 1979 Black Kat.  As the Christmas season spreads the universe and a new year is approaching at a rapid pace, one must accept his victories and failures with dignity. Looking back, one must realize that he has grown a year older and has matured to a certain extent. When one makes his New Year’s […]

Services held for Archie Isaac



Archie Isaac, 80, of Cromona, died May 4 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center. A son of the late Andy and Martha Bentley Isaac, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Elijah Isaac. Surviving are his wife, Carol Gregory Isaac; a son, Archie Isaac Jr. of Milburn; two daughters, Martha Brock and husband Kermit Jr. of Pert Creek […]


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