More hypocrisy

Wasn’t it less than three months ago that Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky., was waging a one-man war against government spending at the risk of wounding millions of unemployed Americans by ending their jobless benefits? Can the Bunning who shut down the Senate for five days to make a point about runaway debt, who endorsed anti-earmark crusader Rand Paul to succeed […]

Tyme to perform

East KY Tyme, a country/ bluegrass band, will play Friday, June 9, at the Hemphill Community Center from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase. Everyone is invited to attend. The group will also perform at the Clinch River Days Festival in St. Paul Va., Sunday, June 6, at 3 p.m. For more information, call Astor Taylor, […]

Engles dining on fresh mustard greens

Hello! It’s me again and I’m hoping all are well and had a terrific time with family and friends during the holiday weekend and that all picnics and get-togethers weren’t spoiled by rain or sickness. We are having absolutely perfect weather here, temperatures in high 70s to mid 80s. My kind of weather! There is maybe some chance of rain, […]

To Your Good Health

Heartburn relief without medicine

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have had acid reflux for quite some time, and doctors have prescribed different medicines, the last being omeprazole. Medicines were not relieving the burning pain. The best advice came from an online message board that said to “sleep on your left side.” Figuring it wouldn’t hurt to try this method, I began sleeping on my left […]

Help offered to veterans

A veterans benefit field representative will be at the Letcher County Courthouse in Whitesburg on Tuesday, June 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to assist veterans and their dependents in filing for federal and state veterans benefits. This service is provided free of charge by the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs. For more information, call toll-free 1-877-856-0004.

My friend Kath

What do you say when your best friend lies dying? That she was brilliant and beautiful and loving and sweet. That she was way too young. That we had this deal, this deal we made years ago, that if anything happened, we would take care of each other. That I didn’t. Oh, I tried. I bought the wig that she […]