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Food pantry sign-ups set

The Letcher County Food Pantry will have sign-ups in January. Jan. 7, for those whose last name begins in ABCD from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Jan. 14, EFGH from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Jan. 21 IJKL from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Jan. 28, MNOP from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Feb. 4, QRST from 10 a.m. to […]

Bible trivia


— 1. Is the book of Luke in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Matthew 1:18, when Mary became pregnant, she and Joseph were … ? Married, Engaged, Just friends, Strangers 3. For the journey to Bethlehem, how did Mary and Joseph travel? Bible not specific, Walked, Rode donkey, Boat 4. At the birth of Jesus, who […]

Better chocolate crinkle cookies

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN Rolled in powdered sugar before baking, chocolate crinkle cookies (often called earthquakes) feature chocolaty fissures that break through the bright white surface during baking. While striking in appearance, these cookies often fall short on taste. We had been refrigerating this fluid dough overnight before portioning and baking the cookies, but the cold dough didn’t begin to […]

Twice-As-Nice Holiday Treats

With 334 days leading up to December, make the most of like gingerbread, peppermint and cinnamon – with double u Find more gingerbread, peppermint and cinnamon treats Peppermint Crunch Popcorn Prep time: 10 minutes 6 cups plain popped popcorn1 bag (12 ounces) candy-coated chocolate pieces12 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped1 teaspoon McCormick Pure Peppermint Extract1 tablespoon red and green sprinkles […]

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. breakfast to be at Benham

Each year Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College hosts the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Diversity Breakfast at the Benham Schoolhouse Inn. All are welcome to celebrate as a community. This year’s guest speaker is Freddie L. Brown, Jr., district executive director for the YMCA of greater Louisville. Brown leads the diversity, inclusion, and global innovation efforts for the […]

How to make easy French ‘Chocolate Mousse’


French-born Nicole Winters enjoys telling the story of serving her favorite chocolate dessert from her childhood at a Christmas party gathering of over 20 friends and family. When her 3-year-old grandson, Jacob, stepped up to the dessert table after the meal, a woman offered him a small bowl and asked, “Would you like some chocolate pudding?” “It’s not pudding, it’s […]

Life, roles better for Julia Roberts



NEW YORK Julia Roberts is sitting on a couch in a Soho hotel when Lucas Hedges bursts in and begins frantically searching for his phone, sending pillows flying. “This is what I say to Finn,” Roberts says, referencing one of her three children as she instructs her 21-year-old co-star. “Where did you go from here, honey?” Roberts’s motherly instincts play […]

Morrison’s latest finds him relaxed and swinging

Audio Review


VAN MORRISON, “The Prophet Speaks” (Caroline International) The first thing longtime listeners to Van Morrison will notice is the lack of angst — his 40th studio album is missing the usual complaints about the greed and cynicism of the music business. The next and most remarkable aspect is the relaxed, easy groove that permeates through “The Prophet Speaks,” which finds […]

Dolly Parton builds on film successes with her song ‘The Girl in the Movies’



LOS ANGELES Dolly Parton says she never really aspired to be “The Girl in the Movies,” the title of her Golden Globe-nominated song from the new dramedy “Dumplin’.” Co-written with hit machine Linda Perry, the song expresses the rebellious, plus-sized title character’s secret longing to fit in, to have happy Hollywood endings — just like “the girl in the movies.” […]

Mellencamp puts fearless touch on his new versions of classics

Audio Review


JOHN MELLENCAMP, “Other People’s Stuff ” (Republic Records) In his youth John Mellencamp was known to be cocky. That brashness carried him to the big stage, where he became a stadium-scale rocker with an adventurous spirit. He mostly fell short of the stature attained by contemporaries named Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty, but he sometimes took bigger risks. Mellencamp’s fearlessness […]


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