Harding to speak

Donald Harding will be the guest speaker at the Camp Branch Pentecostal Church at 7 p.m., Nov. 1. Buddy Sexton is pastor of the church. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information or a ride to the church, call 633-4731.

Coal Academy receives award from rural colleges

The Kentucky Coal Academy (KCA), which operates under the auspices of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) and sponsors programs at Big Sandy, Hazard, Madisonville and Southeast Kentucky community and technical colleges, was recognized for its efforts to assist rural colleges to develop and enhance mining programming, both in the United States and Canada, at a meeting of […]

Congressional race offers lessons for both parties

WASHINGTON The narrow victory of Democrat Niki Tsongas in a special congressional election in Massachusetts offers warnings to both Republicans and Democrats for 2008. Her victory speaks to the continuing unpopularity of President Bush and the war in Iraq. But her less than robust margin over Republican Jim Ogonowski – she won 51 percent to his 45 percent, with minor […]

Breast cancer doesn’t discriminate

Husband of Hollywood powerhouse fights for her memory

LOS ANGELES Richard Lippin reeled at the news: His wife, his partner in life and business – and one of Hollywood’s power women – had just been diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer. He could barely register what he was hearing. He didn’t know how to behave, what should he say to his wife, his family, their doctor. […]


Services are held for “Boob” Lucas

Funeral services for Onas J. “Boob” Lucas, 70, were held October 21 at the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in the Lucas Cemetery at Camp Branch. A son of the late Elijah and Louisa Sergent Lucas, he died October 18 at his home at Thornton. He was a member of the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, […]

Hike through Lilley Cornett Woods scheduled for Oct. 27

If there was only one season and if I had my choice, I’d choose autumn. Typically from the middle of September through early November, each day presents a new array of dazzling fall foliage colors in our mountains. From our quaint little hollows and towns built in snug, narrow, valleys to the lofty mountains reaching more than 4,000-feet elevation on […]

Blood drive set

A blood drive will be held from noon to 7 p.m., Oct. 30, in at Wal-Mart in Whitesburg. The drive is co-sponsored by the Central Kentucky Blood Center. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good general health. For more information, call David Whitt at (800) 775-2522.

A brothel for agribusiness

Our federal regulatory agencies – designed to protect consumers, workers, and the environment from corporate profiteers – have instead become brothels on wheels, going to any length to accommodate profiteers. One of the rolling accommodators is the U.S. agriculture department, which has been especially servile to Monsanto and other biotech giants involved in messing with the very DNA of our […]

Acute bronchitis is for short term

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: What’s the difference between acute and chronic bronchitis? I had a cough for about three weeks, and my wife insisted I see a doctor. He said I have acute bronchitis. I am only 30, and I have never smoked a cigarette in my life. My dad has chronic bronchitis. He was a heavy cigarette smoker. Does acute […]