Families and Friends

Doing baking research in France

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event. I am currently in France doing research for the bakery. I am having a wonderful time here in a small medieval village where folks get up every day to work and live. Most of the folks are farmers, entrepreneurs, or work in shops and establishments of various […]

Community calendar

October 18 — Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College faculty member Brian Fields and Homer Pigman of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife will give a free workshop covering the issues our area in having with bears from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Belinda Mason Building on the Whitesburg Campus of SKCTC. For more information or to register, […]

Square dance set for Oct. 20

The Carcassonne Community Square Dance will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., October 20. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. to begin selling homemade chili dinners. The October dance is taking place on the third Saturday instead of the regular second Saturday to avoid competing with Blackey Days. Music will be by Sunrise Ridge and the caller is Will Bowling. […]


Brian Stanley, of Pikeville, is the newest black belt with Larry Adams Martial Arts. He completed his black belt rank advancement test on August 5.

These ‘mockers’ are for the birds

If you’ve ever read Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird, you know that the book is not at all about shooting birds. Points East On the other hand if you see headlines on the state, local or national news that read something like, “Kentucky newspaper columnist arrested while disposing of popular songbird carcasses”, you may safely assume that the […]

Capturing the Milky Way on camera

Summer is “Milky Way Season” in most of the United States, including Fishpond Lake in Letcher County where Joshua Bentley captured this image between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. on a recent night. “Right now the Milky Way core is visible after sunset,” said Bentley. “I used aNikon D850 camera with a Rokinon 14mm f2.8 lens at 15 second exposure […]

‘Murphy Brown’ talks about return to CBS

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. “Murphy Brown” will weigh in on the MeToo movement when the series starring Candice Bergen returns to a very different world in September, the show’s creator said this week. The 13-episode reboot reunites Bergen as a sharp-tongued investigative journalist and TV anchor with most of the original cast from the CBS show’s initial 10-year run that ended […]

Lange returns to ‘Horror Story’

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. Jessica Lange will return to “American Horror Story” in an episode directed by star Sarah Paulson during the show’s new season. Paulson revealed the news at a TV critics meeting, saying Lange will reprise her role as Constance Langdon. Lange was a four-time Emmy nominee for her work in the FX anthology series’ first four seasons. She […]

Osborne Brothers Festival was a wonderful pleasure

Hello again everyone! How is everything in your little corner of the world? As I have written before, grab a beverage and let’s sit and chat for a spell. This may be a tad bit long. This morning as I walked out on my deck I could feel a bit of fall in the stillness of the morning. It is […]

My visitors from Canada

About 10 years ago I got a phone call from a lady in Canada. She wanted to know how I knew her late father, James Vanover. I told her I met James on my trips to the Dew Line in Canada, after we landed our B-17 bomber in 1946. We never saw each other again. Then, when we both retired […]

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