Rites held for Barbara Adams

Barbara G. Adams, 64, of Sandlick, died November 12 at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington. A daughter of the late Sam and Mary Tyree Baker, she was the widow of Burtis Adams. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Forrester Baker, and two sisters, Margaret Kincer and Hazel Frazier. Mrs. Adams was a member of the […]

Moments in Time

• On Nov. 19, 1863, at the dedication of a military cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, President Abraham Lincoln delivers one of the most memorable speeches in American history. In just 272 words, Lincoln reminded a war-weary public why the Union had to fight, and win, the Civil War. • On Nov. 21, 1877, Thomas Edison announces his invention of the […]

Thanksgiving Day 1966


Thanksgiving 1966: I invited Staff Sergeant Dingus and his wife to the mess hall of Travis Air Force Base with my family for a feast we will never forget. After Dingus worked years for me, I find Albert Dingus was his uncle from Burdine, Kentucky. Air Force members and their families may have missed the emotional component of the holiday […]

Community calendar

November 27 — The Southeast Kentucky Chapter of the National Black Lung Association will meet at 2 p.m. at the Letcher County Health Department, 115 Madison St., Whitesburg. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend. Staff members of the Respiratory Clinics of Eastern Kentucky and local attorneys with experience with federal black lung claims […]

Bible trivia

By WILSON CASEY 1. Which book of the Bible (KJV) mentions the word “thanksgiving” the most times at eight? Genesis, Nehemiah, Psalms, Isaiah 2. In 2 Timothy 3:1-2, what human qualities does Paul list as being signs of the last days? Adulterers, Sun worshippers, Renegades, Unthankful people 3. From Psalms 106:1, “O give thanks unto the Lord; for his … […]

Strange but True

• It was way back in the 19th century that American author and philosopher Henry David Thoreau made the following sage observation: “Men have become the tools of their tools.” • If you were asked to name the U.S. state that is geographically closest to the continent of Africa, you might be tempted to say Florida. You’d be wrong, though; […]

Medicare Open Enrollment


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