Girl, 9, drawing raves for motocross skill, bravery

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. The Oscar Award-winning 2006 motion picture “Little Miss Sunshine” chronicled the adventures of a young beauty pageant contestant who won hearts with her smile and carefree approach to life. The motocross version of “Little Miss Sunshine” is Tayler Adams, a 9-year-old from Whitesburg who has been winning races for the past two and a half years after capturing […]

Mom says daughter killed herself after online hoax

DARDENNE PRAIRIE, Mo. Megan Meier thought she had made a new friend in cyberspace when a cute teenage boy named Josh contacted her on MySpace and began exchanging messages with her. Megan, a 13-year-old who suffered from depression and attention deficit disorder, corresponded with Josh for more than a month before he abruptly ended their friendship, telling her he had […]

Band to play

White Thunder will perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Nov. 24, at American Legion Post 152 on Highway 119. The band features Gale Herald, Tony Shortt, Gary Slone and Larry Hall. For more information, call 633-5212.

Striking back against disrespect

You’ve probably never heard of my friend Katherine. She’s been working in Hollywood for 25 years now, and with the exception of one six-month period years ago, she’s managed to make enough every year to keep her health and pension benefits current – no small thing in a town where you can stop any person on a street corner and […]

CDC: New bug has killed 10 people

ATLANTA A mutated version of a common cold virus has caused 10 deaths in the last 18 months, U.S. health officials said. Adenoviruses usually cause respiratory infections that aren’t considered lethal. But a new variant has caused at least 140 illnesses in New York, Oregon, Washington and Texas, according to a report issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control […]

Joanne Adams attends grandson’s performance at Lexington venue


Since I skipped a column last week, some of this is carried over from the week before last. Bob and I attended the Little Ruby Church on its regular Sunday meeting. It was good to see Grace Caudill able to be out to church. I hadn’t seen her in quite awhile and it was nice to talk with her. We […]

City to use cameras to fight illegal use of trash Dumpsters

Letcher County residents who haul couches, appliances and other large items into Whitesburg to dispose of them at city-owned Dumpsters will soon find themselves captured on camera. But instead of appearing on television, their screen debut will take place in court. The Whitesburg City Council has given Mayor James Wiley Craft permission to negotiate with a local vendor to purchase […]

Jenkins church to host dinner on Thanksgiving

The New Freedom Worship Center, located at 40 Slate Hill in Jenkins, will host a free Thanksgiving dinner at noon on Thanksgiving Day. Transportation to the church is available and dinners can also be delivered to homes. Danny Quillen is pastor of the church. For more information, call (606) 832-6002 or (606) 855-7804.

Some odd sayings and pet peeves

As we travel along life’s pathway, we hear many different expressions of opinion, and odd sayings. Sometimes we may ask someone how they are getting along and they may say, “I’m fine as a frog hair split four ways.” Or they may say they’re fair to middlin’. I am guilty of that one and I haven’t a clue as to […]

Sign out of place, but not criminal

Not many Americans follow women’s bridge – or that used to be the case. A spotlight of anger has fallen on the U.S. winners of a recent bridge tournament in Shanghai, China. Their “crime”? At an awards dinner, a team member held up a handscribbled sign reading, “We did not vote for Bush.” Bridge fans sent e-mails accusing the women […]