Dress-up party set

A dress-up party — nothing scary, please — will be held at Kids’ Time at Eolia Christian Community Center on Friday, Oct. 30, beginning at 10 a.m. The party will include cupcakes, pretzels, apple cider, and hayrides and is open to preschool and home-schooled children. For more information, call 633-8029.


Joseph Dillan Narvill turned seven years old Oct. 4. He is the son of Jo Ann Little of Hazard, and the grandson of Joseph and Freda Sturgill of Colson. He has two older sisters, Joanne Little, 11, and Sierra Little, 9.

Men of the Deeps return to southwest Virginia

The Men of the Deeps, North America’s only coal miners’ choir, will make a return visit to southwest Virginia for two local concerts. The group will perform at C. Bascom Slemp Auditorium in Lee High School, at Ben Hur, Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m., as part of the Lee County Cultural Arts Series; and at the Jettie Baker Center […]

Supreme Court upholds state black lung law

FRANKFORT The Kentucky Supreme Court has upheld the state’s black lung law, which requires miners with the debilitating disease to get a panel of doctors to agree on a workers’ compensation claim. The case questioned why coal miners with the disease are treated differently than people with other types of ailments when applying for workers’ com- pensation benefits. The Supreme […]

A terrible disservice

I have one word of advice for the fancy folks at the Republican National Committee who shelled out $75,000 at Neiman Marcus and $50,000 at Saks Fifth Avenue, among other places, to dress Sarah Palin and family: Loehmann’s. And if you want upscale, consider the “Back Room” at Loehmann’s, which carries all the top designers at a fraction of the […]

Knaus makes championship call

Carl Edwards did everything that a driver has to do in order to win a championship on Sunday at Atlanta. He won his seventh race of the season and we all know that winning races is the best way to ensure your chances of winning the season long title hunt. Unfortunately for Edwards, Jimmie Johnson, who entered the race with […]

Groups perform at benefit for Jason Adams

Here I go again, talking. No, I guess I’m bragging about the beauty and talent we have to enjoy in southeast Kentucky. It seems like every year I’m more in awe of the beauty of our mountains than the year before. Ray had a day off from work so we started out early while the fog was still heavy in […]


  Pictured are three generations of the Howard family. Left to right are Caleb Howard, a singer and preacher; his daughter, Brooklyn Howard; and his father, Bobby Ray Howard.

Tina Fey returns this week in ’30 Rock’

NEW YORK This couldn’t be better if Tina Fey had written it herself. And she’s an Emmy-winning writer. Here’s how it unfolds: Fey is the creator-star of “30 Rock,” an NBC comedy series that everybody loves (though a few more viewers wouldn’t hurt). Then, shortly after the show starts shooting its third season, a presidential candidate announces as his running […]

Arch earnings triple

ST. LOUIS Coal-producing Arch Coal Inc. said this week its third-quarter earnings more than tripled, beating Wall Street’s expectations. But the company lowered its earnings outlook for the year, citing near-term softening of coal demand. The St. Louis-based company, one of the world’s biggest coal producers, reported net income of $97.8 million, or 68 cents per share, compared with $27.2 […]