Set about cleaning out the attic

How many of you men out there have set about cleaning out the attic and after much thought, labor, and consideration couldn’t find but very few items you could part with? I’m sure a good many of you have done this only to have the lady of the house follow you and come up with enough discards to have a […]

A Guide To Accurate Testing

There is probably only one thing worse than having to draw your own blood to test your blood sugar — and that is repeating the test because of an error. Below are some useful tips to ensure an accurate reading the first time. • Wash hands with warm, soapy water and rinse and dry thoroughly before testing. Even minimum amounts […]

Summer brings changes


Greetings from the hills and valleys of Eolia and the Eolia Christian Community Outreach. “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.” Ephesians 4:29 I love summer. Not just because of the change in weather (granted that’s a big part of […]

Network TV news anchors are also rabid music fans

NEW YORK Starched shirts by day, tattered flannel at night? Network television anchors Brian Williams and Dan Harris have unusual new side gigs as music bloggers. Williams’ “BriTunes” — a name he quickly found was already in use by a 27-year-old blogger — launched last week with the NBC News chief anchor’s talk with Deer Tick. That’s the indie rock […]


Emergency officials responded to a call in downtown Whitesburg on Monday when an old “drop ceiling” fell into the living room of Sword in the Stone owners Shannon and Angie Branham Ferrell. The Ferrells live above their hobby shop located on Main Street. The Ferrells were getting food out of their kitchen to take down to their store for a […]

Moments and Memories at Whitesburg High School

WHS Athlete listed in ‘Ripley’s Believe It or Not’ Sam Potter was a member of the Whitesburg High School 1931 football team that went 11-0, the first undefeated season in WHS history, and until one of the last games no team had scored against them. During the entire season, only Hazard was able to score one touchdown. This team scored […]

Horse industry: Don’t say ‘neigh’ to gambling

FRANKFORT Horse owners are out of the gate with an advertising campaign intended to persuade Kentuckians, especially Kentucky lawmakers, to allow the state’s racetracks to offer casino-style gambling. The advocacy group Kentucky Equine Education Project contends in glossy brochures mailed to some 250,000 households last week that the state’s signature industry is in danger. And in a radio ad that […]

HCTC holds summer sessions

Hazard Community and Technical College will have two summer sessions. Classes for Session One will begin June 1. Classes for Session Two will begin July 1. Session One classes offered at the Hazard Campus include human anatomy and physiology and lab, medical microbiology and lab, basic public speaking, writing, history, algebra, psychology. Kentucky Virtual Campus offerings include: medical terminology, stars, […]

‘Punch-Out!!’ returns

In the early 1980s, after Muhammad Ali retired, boxing was losing its mojo. It took two larger-than-life brawlers to bring star power back to the ring: Mike Tyson and Little Mac. They were the stars of the 1987 Nintendo game “Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!” If you had a Nintendo Entertainment System back then, odds are that at some point you laced […]

Fiscal court votes to table action on three budget plans

The Letcher County Fiscal Court has voted to table budgets submitted by the Letcher County Soil Conservation District, the Letcher County Public Library District, and the Letcher County Cooperative Extension Service. Several court members said they did not have sufficient information at the May 21 meeting to approve the special district budgets. They also asked that representatives of the three […]