Cornhole games drawing crowds to Frank Campbell’s new park at Crases Branch



He built it, they came. “We’ve got people that come from Knott County, Perry County, Pike County — we’ve even had people come from Laurel County,” Frank Campbell said. “You wouldn’t believe it.” They come on Friday nights and Sunday evenings, to see who can toss a 6-inch square bag of corn 27 feet into a 6-inch round hole in […]

End the practice of separating families at border



You have probably heard what the Trump administration is doing to children, but in case you haven’t, prepare to be shocked and angered. The official Trump administration policy is to separate immigrant children from their parents, forcibly if necessary, and house them in crowded detention centers, and now in a tent city in the Texas desert. So far, there have […]

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Whitesburg council pays tribute to late member



At its June meeting, the Whitesburg City Council commemorated the loss of its longest serving member and announced that country music royalty in the form of Carlene Carter, daughter of the late June Carter Cash, will headline the city’s Independence Day celebration. The council also honored the late James Bates with the reading of a proclamation in commemoration of Bates’s […]

Here’s more about bull tongue plows and shovel tongue plows to boot



As a result of last week’s barely mention, several readers have either emailed or flagged me down to inquire as to what on earth are bull tongue and double shovel plows? I mentioned, in the column, that both would be heavily used props if a movie was ever made about the summer, nonvacation months of my youth. Well, actually, I […]

When women’s dignity equals zero



The woman soon to be Rudolph Giuliani’s third ex-wife is not the most sympathetic of victims. Judith Nation cavorted openly with Giuliani while the New York mayor was still living with his second wife and their two children. The second Mrs. Giuliani learned she was being left while watching a news conference called by her husband. She obtained a restraining […]

Heat better than cold, ice, snow



Happy summer everyone! I hope all the dads had a great Father’s Day with lots of celebration. It is a hard day for me after all these years of Dad being gone. I do believe summer has arrived a few days early, as we are having very hot temperatures. I am not complaining, as I rather have this than the […]

My great printing department



My unit, Military Air Transport Service (WESTAF), assumed command of Travis Air Force Base in California with my boss, General Russell L. Waldron, on July 1, 1958. We had moved from our headquarters at Hickam Field, Hawaii and were activated on July 1, 1958 and re-designated the 22nd Air Force on January 8, 1966. We had taken over from Strategic […]

Summer sun safety reminders




After a long winter, many of us want to spend as much time as possible outdoors. As you venture outside, remember to protect yourself from sun and heat, no matter your age. Anyone who spends a considerable amount of time out in the sun with unprotected, exposed skin runs the risk of developing skin cancer. The fairer your skin, the […]

Joshua Allen Collins dies in ATV accident



Joshua Allen Collins, 22, of Hallie, died June 12 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, W.Va., of injuries received in an all-terrain vehicle accident. He was the son of Donnie and Lois Eldridge, and was preceded in death by his biological mother, Deborah Lynn Sexton; a brother, Steve Ray Eldridge; and his grandfather, Eli Sexton. Surviving in addition to his […]


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