Folks would gather on porches to talk

Remembering times of long ago can be a lot of fun and quite relaxing if we allow ourselves this luxury. I guess some people would call it daydreaming or something to that effect. As we stroll down the aisle of memories which started long ago and is now only a dark shadow, we can see comical and even mythical happenings. […]

Santa has gone back to the North Pole


I guess old Santa has gone back to the North Pole with his “ho-ho-ho’s.” The weather is so nice, it surely doesn’t feel too Christmas y so far. We have been blessed with nice weather. Not too many frosty mornings. We were saddened by the death of Harding Ison. He came by often and now we will miss his visits. […]

Services are held for Archie Meade

Archie Curtis Meade, 51, died December 16, at his home in Jackhorn. Funeral services were held December 19. Burial was in the Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. A son of Archie and Hazel Meade of Fleming, he was a graduate of Western Kentucky University with a degree in accounting, and a self-employed certified public accountant. He was also a licensed […]

Feds approve use of belt-air, shelters in deep mines here

CHARLESTON, W.Va. The nation’s nearly 600 underground coal mines will be allowed to use conveyer-belt tunnels as ventilation shafts and be required to install airtight shelters for trapped workers under new federal regulations announced this week. The rules announced Tuesday are the latest in a string of safety measures required by sweeping federal legislation adopted after three high-profile accidents, including […]

Have a Social Security question?

When it comes to learning about Social Security, there is a lot to know — so you may find yourself full of questions. If you have a question, we invite you to visit our frequently asked questions page at www.socialsecurity.gov. Just go to the section at the upper-right portion of the page where it reads, “Questions?” and use the drop-down […]

Santa Train visits children on Cowan

Big Cowan

Ina Vae Fields, the widow of Dan Fields, died Dec. 22 at 3:30 a.m. at home. She is survived by a son, Danny Keith, and a daughter, Wanda Jane Stamper, a grandson, Jarrod Stamper, a son-in-law, Mark Stamper, a brother, Parnell Fields, and two sisters, Marsha Fields and Rena Vae Callahan. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Madonna […]

Bentley rites held

Funeral services for Cecil Buford Bentley, 85, of Neon were held December 23. Burial was at Green Acres Cemtery at Ermine. Born in Pike County, he was a retired coal miner and a member of the United Mine Workers of America, a 50-year member of the Free & Accepted Masons, and a World War II Army veteran. A son of […]

Luallen says she’ll decide on Bunning challenge by spring

FRANKFORT Crit Luallen, the state auditor whose financial reviews have stung some local-level politicians, says she will decide before spring whether to challenge U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning in 2010. “I am getting a lot of encouragement to consider the Senate race,” Luallen told The Associated Press in an interview last week. “I’m certainly not ruling anything out.” Luallen, 56, of […]

Now here’s a tip

• Got leftover alcohol from holiday parties? Get the musty smell from wool items by spritzing them with straight vodka. It kills the bacteria and mold without leaving behind any smell. • “I keep a stack of brown paper bags that I will use on nights when I expect the weather to ice over. I put them on my windshield, […]

Cat bite sends Oma Hatton to the hospital

Whitesburg By OMA HATTON

Whitesburg By OMA HATTON Hello, everyone. Hope you are all doing well and hope you have had a merry Christmas with all your family. I have had five Christmas dinners, all delicious. Our Christmas for Clyde at the Veterans Center went really well. Everyone was so helpful. A few of the family couldn’t make it on account of their jobs […]