Gov. Beshear approves hiring new mine inspectors, permit reviewers

FRANKFORT Gov. Steve Beshear approved an increase this week in the number of Kentucky coal mine inspectors and mine permit reviewers for the state’s Energy and Environment Cabinet. Beshear approved an additional 15 new mine inspectors in an effort to help the state meet its required mine inspections. The governor also approved the addition of 19 new mine permit reviewers […]


Keep in touch with your Social Security

If you’ve recently moved to a new address, chances are some of your former neighbors and friends from the community asked you to be sure to keep in touch. If you receive Social Security benefits, we’d like you to keep in touch too. In fact, you need to let us know about your new address. Even if you receive your […]

Strength training OK for younger children

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I would like to give my 10- year-old grandson some conditioning advice. He loves basketball. It has occur red to me that upperbody strength is helpful in shooting long shots and in positioning for rebounds. In high school, I had a welldeveloped lower body but a poorly developed upper body. This handicapped me when shooting long shots. […]


Services are held for Elsie Hutton

Elsie Tee Hutton, 89, of Fleming, died October 23 in Detroit, Mich. A daughter of the late James and Catherine Beatty Crockett, she was the widow of Henry T. Hutton. She was the mother of the late Mildred Hutton and Charles Hutton, and a grandmother of the late Thomas Hutton Jr. Mrs. Hutton was born in Rose Hill, Va., and […]

Foreign demand for U.S. coal is up

CHARLESTON, W.Va. Coal mining companies from Appalachia to Missouri are seeing plenty of rebounding demand, just not here at home. Fresh from reporting thirdquarter earnings, coal producers say booming Asian economies are increasingly hungry for energy even as the hardest-hit mining regions in the U.S. see little prospect for a comeback in coming months. Big coal producers such as St. […]

Benefit set at Hemphill

Hemphill Community Center will host a benefit for the Fleming-Neon eighth grade class from 6 to 9 p.m., Nov. 14, featuring Dawson Creek Band and AfterShock. There will be a door prize, cakewalks, and a broom dance. Concessions will be available for purchase. Admission is adults $5, students $1. For more information, call 606-855-4683.

Moments In Time

  • On Nov. 22, 1718, Edward Teach, also known as Blackbeard, is killed off North Carolina’s Outer Banks during a bloody battle with the British navy. Teach was the most infamous pirate of his day, winning the popular name of Blackbeard for his long, dark beard, which he was said to light on fire during battles to intimidate his […]

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High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common but serious condition that often affects people with diabetes. Your doctor should be checking your blood pressure at every visit. Why is it important to keep blood pressure under control? Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to stroke, heart attack and other medical problems. It is just as important to control your […]