Moments in Time

• On June 6, 1683, the Ashmolean, the world’s first university museum, opens in Oxford, England, with collections donated by English archaeologist Elias Ashmole. Today, the collection at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology ranges from 500,000-year-old manmade implements to 20thcentury works of art. • On June 4, 1876, a mere 83 hours after leaving New York City, the […]

Drug combos may up breast cancer risk

ORLANDO, Fla. Breast cancer survivors risk having their disease come back if they use certain antidepressants while also taking the cancer prevention drug tamoxifen, worrisome new research shows. About 500,000 women in the United States take tamoxifen, which cuts in half the chances of a breast cancer recurrence. Many of them also take antidepressants for hot flashes, because hormone pills […]

Audrey Brown visited here on Memorial Day weekend

Big Cowan

Late happy birthday to Joe Maggard of Cowan, on May 29. He said he is in his 40s. Audrey Standifer Brown was in from Charlestown, Ind., for a Memorial weekend. She came to church with her sister, Shirley Day, and husband Charles. It was nice meeting her. My son, Mike, has been in the hospital with problems with his diabetes. […]

Athens, Ga.-band Corduroy Road will play in Whitesburg Saturday

Alt-country singer-songwriter Allun Cormier here Thursday night

The band The Corduroy Road will make its second appearance in Whitesburg on Saturday night, just a week before it is scheduled to play for the throngs of people attending the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Tennessee. The Corduroy Road is from Athens, Georgia, and will perform at Summit City on June 6 at 9 p.m. Admission is $8 at the […]

Bible School set

Bible School will be held June 8 to 10 at 6 p.m. each evening at the Deane Baptist Church. The school will be conducted by Jeff Rhodes and the youth group from Springdale, Arkansas.

Memorial Day ceremony held at Veterans Museum

A large crowd gathered May 24 at the Letcher County Veterans Museum in Whitesburg to honor veterans in a Memorial Day ceremony. The crowd was welcomed by Darrell Holbrook, the museum’s secretary, after the Colonel Ben Caudill Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans got everyone’s attention by firing their cannon. After the opening speech, David Chaltas, in the persona […]

Now here’s a tip

• Go Green Tip: Take a bicycle ride. Get a basket for your bike or carry a backpack and utilize shops close to home. If you live too far to bike, make sure you combine errands. Plot destinations to minimize driving time. • “I keep a small tub next to the kitchen sink. I catch water in it when rinsing […]

Exercising On The Road

Travel can derail anyone’s exercise routine. However, for people with diabetes sticking to a regular exercise regimen is vital for optimal blood glucose control. Pharmacists who ask patients if they are planning any upcoming trips — whether for business or pleasure — have the opportunity to offer reminders for incorporating exercise into their patient’s travel schedules. Counseling Tips • Patients […]


Joshua Day, of Whitesburg, and Jennifer Young, of Louisville, will be married in Louisville on June 6. He is the son of Vanessa Stewart Day and Bruce Day, and is a 2000 graduate of Whitesburg High School.

Kentucky Center getting upgrade

LOUISVILLE The Kentucky Center performing arts venue will “become a 21st century venue” when millions of dollars in upgrades are completed. A $9 million project to refurbish the downtown Louisville Center is going on. Even though it will be open during the summer, performances will be down. The Center hadn’t lost business because of its old equipment, but “we probably […]