Rise of food blogs creates pasta paparazzi

Grant Achatz is happy that food bloggers are so excited about dining at his renowned Alinea restaurant in Chicago that they want to shoot photos and even video of their experience. And he embraces the Web as the new medium for disseminating dining information. But he does wish they’d just sit and enjoy their food while it’s hot. “It’s a […]

Tony Gross home from hospital stay


Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center. “When you pass through the waters I will be with you; and through the rivers they shall not overwhelm you.” Isaiah 43:2 I’ve missed writing my column the last few weeks due to Tony being very ill. I enjoy sharing with the readers what’s happening in our little valley, even […]


Madison Cheyenne Hall of Neon will be three years old on June 14. She is the daughter of Kendra Day and Jason Hall, and the granddaughter of Paula and Allen Day of Premium and Lisa Hall of Neon. She is the great-granddaughter of Reba and Mervin Dunn of Premium, Carol Hall of Neon and the late Melvin Hall, and Wanda […]

Council talks sewer plans

The City of Whitesburg is in the early stages of developing sewer projects in Craft’s Colly and Mayking that should save the city large amounts of money in water treatment costs in the future. Benny Hamilton, an offi- cial with the Kentucky River Area Development District (KRADD) in Hazard, told the Whitesburg City Council he has been looking for funding […]

Zumbathon set

A Zumbathon will be held from noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 29, at the old Whitesburg High School. Zumba is a fitness program which fuses Latin rhythms with easy-to-follow moves. The event will benefit the Relay for Life. Tickets are $15. For more information, contact Trish Baker at (859) 421-6093 or trishbaker@ hotmail.com.


Top Chefs star in online university

You’ve watched them whip up delectable dishes, and a soupcon of drama, in the Top Chef kitchen. Now, stars of the hit Bravo TV series are ready to school their fans: Pack your knives and go… online. Top Chef University. com, formally launching this week, is designed to give users the experience of culinary school at their own pace, with […]


Kid’s Time recently went on a field trip to Bobby Adams’s farm at Flat Gap. Six children and two adults attended. Adams took them on a wagon ride behind his Gator, and the children enjoyed seeing chickens and feeding sheep. Some of the children rode and brushed horses. Pictured admiring a lamb are Cammie Creech, Jennifer Creech, Emily Creech, Kenan […]


The Jenkins Lady Cavaliers had a little bit of fun Tuesday night by “attacking” Coach April Damron Charles with squirt-guns after they narrowly defeated the Letcher County Central Lady Cougars, 8-7, in the final game of the 53rd District Softball Tournament. Pictured are Lady Cavs Tazsha Hall, Sarah Belcher, Kayla Stambaugh, Emily Walker, Sierra Kiser, Alexis Watts and Mercedes Boggs.


Members of the Red Hat Society and Whitesburg Woman’s Club pulled weeds and planted flowers in a corner flowerbed in Whitesburg on May 20. Ann Reynolds (pictured far right) said the women want to encourage other local organizations to adopt an area to beautify. Also pictured are (from left) Irene Smith, Frances Day, Ruth Ward and Marsha Banks.