2009-03-04

Bizarre bans benefit Canada



When a pizzeria closes, the pizzeria down the block usually sees a surge in business. That principle applies to commerce in the larger North American neighborhood. Whenever the United States locks the gate on a plausible economic activity, Canadians move in and profit. The Bush administration’s hostility toward stem-cell science created opportunity in Canada. Starved of adequate federal support, American […]

‘Say good night, Gracie!’



Leave it to Kyle Busch to put an exclamation point on the day at a Sprint Cup race. Busch was battling for the lead with Richard Childress Racing teammates Clint Bowyer and Jeff Burton in the closing laps on Sunday before finally making the pass. As he took the lead he was overheard saying to his team on the radio, […]

Fire destroys granddaughter’s home

Northeast Ohio

Hello everyone. It’s a fairly warm (compared to what we’ve been having) but cloudy day. Billy Wayne and Redia and Red and I just got back from Norton- Eastman Funeral Home in Wellington, Ohio. Pat Provoznik, the one I wrote about before, died at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland. He died from cancer. He was supposed to be released under Hospice […]

Reunion planned



The Whitesburg High School Class of 1984 is planning a 25-year reunion on June 19 and 20. Classmates are being sought and information on them can be sent by email to WHSClassof1984@hotmail.com or by contacting Laura Caudill Bates, (606) 633- 0183; Natalie Gibson Maxey, (812) 521-5477; Melissa Surber Quillen, (606) 589-4117; or Michelle Boggs Brooks, (606) 633-7397.

Kiley Slone dies



Kiley Matracia Slone, 37, died February 17 in Boston, Ky. She was a former resident of Jenkins. She is survived by her parents, Matracia and Oswald Huber and a sister, Kayla. Burial took place February 25 in the family cemetery.

Murtaugh participates in housing competition



Josh Murtaugh of Letcher County, a technology student at Eastern Kentucky University, recently participated in the Residential Construction Management Competition in Las Vegas, Nev., as part of the 2000 International Builders’ Show. Murtaugh and three other EKU students submitted a written proposal for a housing division on campus during the competition, part of the show’s National Association of Home Build- […]

Hall is wrong on HB 119



State Rep. W. Keith Hall has lost his way. A bill he recently filed which would place a large number of the people he represents in danger is a mistake and a lapse in judgment. The proposal, House Bill 119, would allow mines with fewer than 18 employees on a shift to have only one miner trained in emergency medical […]

Fishing on the edge



Fish sometimes hold onto or close to cover or certain types of structure. This holds true in late winter as bass hold onto areas such as steep banks, channel edges, bluffs or cliff lines, and standing flooded timber or main lake points with deep water close by. Holding onto the edges of these different types of cover allows the bass […]

Moments and Memories of WHS



The Whitesburg High School Science Club 1939- 1940 The Science Club of Whitesburg High School was organized during the school year 1933-34 and has been an active unit in our high school work since then. The purposes of the club as set forth in the constitution are (1) to promote the interest of the high school students in the natural […]

Tyme to play



East KY Tyme, a countrybluegrass band, will perform at the Hemphill Community Center on Friday, March 6, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The group will also perform on Saturday, March 7, at the Family Bluegrass in Hansonville, Va., For more information, call Astor Taylor, (606) 633-2708.