Strange BUT TRUE

• You might be surprised to learn that it was theoretical physicist Albert Einstein, one of the best-known scientists of all time, who made the following sage observation: “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” • On average, a man’s beard grows […]


London church to visit McRoberts

Harlan Sexton, Ted Eversole and several members of The Old Pathway Pentecostal Church in London will be at Bethel Community Church in McRoberts at 7 p.m., July 10. Everyone is welcome to attend. Vacation Bible School will begin at 6 p.m., July 19, at Bethel Community Church. There will be games and food after Bible School. For a ride or […]

Social Security is an open book

President Obama has called for greater transparency in government. In response, Social Security has released its Open Government plan, which you can read online at www. socialsecurity.gov/open. The plan reflects Social Security’s commitment to expand opportunities for citizen participation and collaboration, and make open government more sustainable at Social Security. The agency is particularly proud of three flagship initiatives: a […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Night time is the right time …

With the daytime heat nearly unbearable, you should try night fishing. For many anglers, myself included, this is their favorite time to fish. In addition to escaping the heat, the lakes aren’t torn up at night by the speed boats, jet skiers and water skiers that spook shallow fish and make them move out to deeper water. Fish such as […]

Now here’s a tip

• This is an easy doit yourself project: Cut a bleach or laundry detergent bottle in half. Use the handle to scoop pet poop, and the bottom as a receptacle. You can line the bottom with a plastic bag and do the whole back yard. Tie the bag and dispose of it in the trash. Store-bought scoops can cost as […]


Moments and Memories of Whitesburg High School

1968-69 “Love is A Success” The W.H.S. senior class presented the annual Fall Festival “Love Is All Around”, to the grade school and high school students on Friday, November 15, 1968. Following the day performances the program was presented again at 7:30 p.m. Senior sponsors, Mr. C.B. Banks and Mrs. Juanita Day along with the help of Senior Class President […]

Disputed deathbed marriage is headed to court in Lee Co.

BEATTYVILLE, Ky. “Till death do us part” came sooner rather than later in Denton Cooper’s second marriage to Izetta Johnson. Cooper, 59, had esophageal cancer and was lying on his deathbed on June 10, 2009, when he remarried Johnson, his second wife. A couple of hours after a preacher performed the ceremony, Cooper unable to speak because of the cancer […]

KHSAA considers sports heat plan

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s new commissioner says a heat plan for spring sports is being considered. Julian Tackett says “I think we’re playing with fire” after four consecutive weekends of state championships in tennis, track and field, softball and baseball were played in hotter-than-normal conditions. The association mandates precautions for handling heat during fall sports, but not in […]