Breakfast to honor Martin Luther King

Letcher Countians will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of a colorless society at the annual MLK Day Breakfast on Monday. The breakfast will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Letcher County Central High School, and will include a meal, viewing of student projects on King, and recognition of past and present members of Foster Grandparents, Americorps […]

Work on new 119 is closer

The right of way is almost cleared for Section 1 of new US 119 between the Harlan County line and KY 932 (the base of Pine Mountain). Section 1 right of way should be finalized this month or next. The utilities are already cleared and the environmental issues are finalized. The FONSI (Finding of No Significant Impact) had to be […]

Looking at what’s not working

The most interesting thing about the Republican race for president, at least so far, is not what’s working, but what isn’t. The best known candidate, the superstar, America’s Mayor Rudy Giuliani is floundering in the early contests. The best financed, best organized candidate, not to mention the best looking, has been unable to translate all his money and organization, not […]

Japan’s cure for the cold

This traditional Japanese cold remedy is almost always eaten from a bowl with chopsticks. Outside Japan it often is referred to as “sake-nog” due to its resemblance to the classic holiday drink. Tamagozake (Egg And Sake) Start to finish: 5 minutes Servings: 1 3/4 cup sake 1 egg, beaten 1 tablespoon honey In a small saucepan, heat the sake over […]

Weather is changing daily in northeast Ohio

Southern Ohio

Just got supper over and now it’s time to get some writing done. Yep, I still call the evening meal supper, though to most it’s dinner. We still have breakfast, dinner, and supper. What kind of weather do you like? Whatever it is, just come to northeast Ohio and you will surely find your preference. Take this week for example. […]

Students participate in ceremony

Falon Louise King and Joshua Smallwood, first-year students at the University of Appalachia College of Pharmacy in Buchanan County, Va., recently participated in the annual white coat ceremony where each new pharmacy student accepted into the professional program is presented with a white lab coat and recites the “Oath of a Pharmacist”. She is the daughter of Thomas King of […]

Panel urges gas tax increase of up to 40%

WASHINGTON Federal gasoline taxes should be increased up to 40 cents per gallon over five years, a divided special commission urged Tuesday in calling for drastic changes to fix aging bridges and roads and reduce traffic deaths. The two-year study by the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission is the first to propose broad changes after the devastating […]

Media Beat

Issues have gone missing

In recent decades, the news media have shown increasing attraction to style over substance. Under the cover of journalism, endless discussions have pumped up the public discourse with evaluations of candidates as theatrical performers rather than policy advocates. But the current presidential race has brought us to a new journalistic low. The media fascination with story angles seems to be […]

Garlic soup beats back the sniffles

Next time you have a cold, beat back the sniffles with this Cuban take on soup for what ails you. When whisking in the eggs at the end be sure to use a rapid motion to prevent the eggs from cooking into one thick chunk. Garlic Soup (Sopa De Ajo) Start to finish: 1 hour 20 minutes (20 minutes active) […]