How’s my texting?

“My Car Is Smarter Than Your Honor Student.” Expect to see that bumper sticker all over the place just as soon as Google puts the finishing touches on its new, self-driving Toyota Prius. Yes, the Googlies are working on a car that can sense the road, figure out the speed limit and watch out for hazards better than a human, […]


Flynns mark 36th anniversary


Happy birthday to Brandie Back of Elk Creek. It was on Oct. 18. Her mom Debbie had one on Oct. 27 and her sister Sarah had one on Nov. 2. Aaron Niece of Elk Creek was in the hospital a couple of weeks ago. He was dehydrated and had some other health problems. He is now home and doing better. […]

Wyoming tops in chewers

ATLANTA Wyoming tops the nation in chewing tobacco use, with nearly 1 in 6 adult men in that state using the product. Government researchers found men use chew, snuff and other smokeless products at much higher rates than women. In Wyoming and West Virginia, about 9 percent of all adults — both men and women — use smokeless tobacco. The […]

Nancy Fultz celebrates 75th birthday


I hope everyone has had a good week. Mine has been wonderful. I have been feeling bad and have had a lot of tests and am feeling so much better. Thank you so much for all the calls and get well wishes. That means a lot when you’re having health issues. The Colson Center has been busy with the Halloween […]

Obama’s trip to Indonesia important for American interests

Barack Hussein Obama, the mixed-race president born in Hawaii, partly educated in Indonesia — defender of a controversial Islamic center near ground zero in Manhattan — is tentatively scheduled to visit Jakarta’s Masjid Istiqlal, the largest mosque in Southeast Asia. Mercifully, the American elections are over. The timing lets Obama pursue U.S. foreign policy without overworry that the mosque visit […]

Edison G. Banks celebrates 50th birthday


Edison G. Banks celebrated his 50th birthday at a party given by his family. His sister Amanda and nephew Kyle came in from northern Kentucky, and an aunt and uncle from Knoxville. A lot of other friends and relatives also attended. He received some useful and interesting gifts, including an AARP membership from his mom and dad. I was lucky […]


Preparing To Go To The Hospital

Many people with diabetes worry about having to go to the hospital for a non-diabetes related problem. Some are concerned about whether they will get their medications and meals on time. Even though the hospital care team will provide appropriate meals, test and monitor glucose levels and have fast-acting glucose on hand if needed, you are used to taking care […]

Help offered to veterans

A veterans benefits field representative will be at the Letcher County Courthouse Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to assist those filing for federal and state veterans benefi ts. Those wishing to apply should bring copies of pertinent documentation to verify eligibility. This service is provided free of charge by the Kentucky Department of Veteran Affairs. For […]