Car Talk

Noise from ceramic brake pads no cause for alarm

Dear Tom and Ray: My son-in-law, whom I love like a son, just replaced the brakes on my ‘07 Camry. It was fine for a day or so, and then I started to hear this “rubbing” noise. It is only when I start moving forward, never in reverse, and it quits within 30 seconds. Sometimes it’s very loud, sometimes not. […]

Boone Fork seniors win awards

Boone Fork had another busy month in September. Faith Moves Mountains has been a blessing to all who have participated in the program. They are the nicest bunch of ladies and we really do thank each of them. We were closed Labor Day. We hope everyone had a great weekend as this was the last long weekend of the summer. […]

Mayking bridge project will take longer to finish than first thought

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KTC) officials say the US 119 bridge at Mayking is in worse shape than expected and construction will take longer than expected to complete. What started as a routine bridge deck overlay has changed to a complete superstructure replacement. When state inspectors analyzed the Mayking bridge deck after asphalt was removed, they discovered that deterioration of the […]

Conference scheduled Oct. 8-9

The third annual Prevention of Failure Conference will take place in Hindman at the Opportunity Center on October 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The conference focuses on early identification of struggling learners. The Institute will feature Barbara Hunter, director of the Springer School Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, who will share identification and intervention approaches for struggling students preschool […]

Reds to play Phillies

A look at the best-of-five National League division series between the Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies: Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Wednesday, at Philadelphia (5:07 p.m.); Game 2, Friday, at Philadelphia (6:07 p.m.); Game 3, Sunday, at Cincinnati (TBA); x-Game 4, Monday, Oct. 11, at Cincinnati (TBA); x-Game 5, Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Philadelphia (TBA). (All games on TBS). […]

Square dance planned Oct. 9

The Carcassonne square dance will be held from 8 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9. Music will be by Randy Wilson, Gabe Wilson, John Haywood, and Logan Dollarhide, and Erin Cokonougher Stidham will be the caller. For more information, call Dale Johnson at 633-2092 or Jon Henrikson at 633-7958.

This past week had its ups and downs

This has been one of those weeks. Everyone has probably had one or more like it. It started out on a happy note with the arrival of company from down home. Red’s brother and wife, Charles and Delores, came Friday and left Monday. We always enjoy their visits even though most of our time is spent talking and eating. Delores […]

Childers to pay $500,000 to settle state complaint

Childers Oil Company has agreed to pay the state $500,000 to settle a lawsuit over a diesel fuel spill that polluted the North Fork of the Kentucky River. Whitesburg-based Childers Oil and its sister, Mountain Rail Properties, that own dozens of Double Kwik gas stations across southeast Kentucky, agreed to pay $240,000 to local governments for water plant rehabilitation and […]

Salad dinner set for Oct. 8

A salad dinner will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8, in the Jenkins High School cafeteria. The dinner, which is sponsored by the Jenkins Girls’ Basketball Boosters, is eat-in or carry-out and delivery is available. The meal includes a choice of two meat salads, two side salads, a dessert salad and crackers for $5. To […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Cooler water improves fishing

With the cooler weather bringing cooler water fish such as bass and crappie are moving more toward shallower water. This makes the fish become more aggressive and want to feed more. As the water continues to cool the fishing will get better and better, then as fall turns into early winter the smallmouth bass action really heats up, making it […]