How to treat your child’s nosebleed

Tilt your head back to stop a bloody nose? That old-fashioned advice for kids is just plain wrong. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of misinformation on how to stop this common childhood malady. Dr. Diane Heatley, associate professor of surgery (otolaryngology) at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, Wisc., says oldtime remedies like lying down […]


Guitar picks much sought-after

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Toss a BlueChip pick into a fire, and it won’t melt. Step on it, and it won’t break. Put one in your hand, and you have what a growing number of professional bluegrass musicians say is the best sounding, best playing pick on the market. At $35 apiece, they better be. Matthew Goins and his fourman crew run […]

Fighting extremism with civility

WASHINGTON The most surprising and disappointing aspect of our politics is how little pushback there has been against the vile, extremist rhetoric that has characterized such a large part of the anti-Obama movement. President Obama’s administration has largely ignored those accusing him of “fascism” and “communism,” presumably believing that restraint in defense of dignity is no vice. Republican politicians, worried […]

Giveaways set

Two giveaways are scheduled this month at the Linefork/Kingdom Come Community Center. Clothing will be given way from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5. Those receiving clothing must bring bags in which to carry it. The center will also host a toy giveaway at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19.

Report: Swine flu vaccine safe found to be safe

ATLANTA There’s no evidence that the swine flu vaccine is causing any serious side effects, U.S. health officials said in their first report on the safety of the new vaccine. Since vaccinations began in early October, the government has been tracking the safety of the swine flu vaccine. By mid-November, about 22 million Americans had gotten the vaccine and there […]


Folk Soul Revival returning for show

Folk Soul Revival will return to Letcher County this Friday (Dec. 4) for their 10th performance in Whitesburg and their second headlining show at Summit City. Since their beginning last November, the band has shared a concert stage with Jason Isbell, Mel McDaniel, John Cowan, The Felice Brothers, Tim Easton, Woody Pines, Chris Janson, and Justin Townes Earle among others. […]