Bluegrass group to perform at Norton

Appalachian Strings will perform at 8 p.m., Feb. 16, at The Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The new facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1 1/2 miles west of Norton. For more information, call (276) 679-3541.

Between ‘inspiration’ and knowing how to fix health care

Why so many Americans want their president to be a personal motivator and religious guide vexes me. You do want a leader with dignity and self-control, but attending to the economy, national defense, foreign affairs, the environment and other aspects of the public’s well being should be a full-time occupation. For these reasons, I find President Bush’s moral mouthing and […]

Doctors using Wii games for rehab therapy

CHICAGO Some call it “Wiihabilitation.” Nintendo’s Wii video game system, whose popularity already extends beyond the teen gaming set, is fast becoming a craze in rehab therapy for patients recovering from strokes, broken bones, surgery and even combat injuries. The usual stretching and lifting exercises that help the sick or injured regain strength can be painful, repetitive and downright boring. […]

Cumberland Coal gives gravel for ECCO parking lot


Greetings from the hills and valleys of Eolia and Eolia Christian Community Outreach. He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber. Psalm 121:3 By now I suppose most folks in the community are aware of the tragic accident that happened to Marie as she and Sheldon were heading back to Pennsylvania. They stopped […]

Lavada Pennell dies

Funeral services for Lavada Sturgill Pennell, 86, of Cumberland, formerly of Big Cowan, will be held at noon, February 14, at the Tri-Cities Pentecostal Church. Burial will be in the Pennell-Sturgill Cemetery at Big Cowan. A daughter of the late George and Alabama Maggard Sturgill, she was the widow of Willie Pennell and the mother of the late Sallie Lavunda […]

Postage rates going up again

WASHINGTON It’s time to stock up on Forever stamps. The cost of mailing a letter will go up a penny – to 42 cents – on May 12. But the Forever stamps will still be valid for first-class postage after that. And they can be bought for 41 cents until the new rates take place, postal officials said. The post […]

Collins is guest soloist at Honors Band function

Former Millstone resident Jenny Collins was a guest soloist at the Senior High District 9 Honors Band held recently in Paintsville. The band included students from Letcher County Central, Belfry, Betsy Lane, Breathitt County, East Ridge, Hazard Independent, Jackson City, Johnson Central, Knott County, Pike County Central, Pikeville Independent, and Shelby Valley high schools. It was directed by Scott Bersaglia, […]

Operation Christmas Child was a success in Whitesburg

To the Editor: Thanks to the generosity of our neighbors in Whitesburg, many children around the world have something to smile about. Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project, collected 8,333 giftfilled shoe boxes from local residents during last year’s collection season. These gifts from right here in our community are now on their way to hurting children around […]

Fiber prevents diverticulosis

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Five years ago I had my first colonoscopy. The doctor told me I had diverticulosis. He said if I keep my fiber intake over 35 grams a day, I can eat whatever I want. I have a friend who had colon cancer 20 years ago. Her doctor told her that she has diverticulosis and a hole in […]

Matthew Wayne Bailey receives Meryl Brown Rotary Scholarship

Matthew Wayne Bailey is the winner of the spring 2008 Meryl Brown Rotary Scholarship. He is a son of Wayne and Freida Bailey of Isom, and attends Berea College where he plans to earn a degree in physics and work for an engineering company or research facility. Bailey was graduated from Whitesburg High School in 2005, ranking fourth in his […]