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Preservation Kentucky sets meeting

Preservation Kentucky, a nonprofit historic preservation organization, will hold a preservation planning session in Whitesburg on Tuesday, July 26, at noon at the Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library. Lunch will be provided by The Courthouse Café. Discussion at the meeting will include funding sources and legislative opportunities, and plans for preservation in Kentucky. For more information, contact Rachel Kennedy at […]

Grief counseling offered

Hospice of the Bluegrass – Mountain Community will offer “Grief 101”, a monthly drop-in class for the newly bereaved. Bereavement counselors will be available to answer questions and provide information on how to better understand the grief process. Classes will be the first Monday each month, beginning Aug. 1, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Harry M. Caudill Memorial […]

Should parents lose custody of kids who are too obese?

CHICAGO Should parents of extremely obese children lose custody for not controlling their kids’ weight? A provocative commentary in one of the nation’s most distinguished medical journals argues yes, and its authors are joining a quiet chorus of advocates who say the government should be allowed to intervene in extreme cases. It has happened a few times in the U. […]

Rites held for Herbert Honeycutt

Funeral services for Herbert Honeycutt, 71, were held July 12 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Acres Memorial Park at Ermine. A son of the late Hagan and Wilma Simpson Honeycutt, he was born in Harlan County. He died July 10 at his home. He was a member of the Millstone Methodist Church, past president of the Neon […]

Help law-abiders first

When I first heard the news story about “Pelican Bay,” all I could think of was the elegant new resort in Southern California, the Resort at Pelican Hill, where the views are (at least according to my friends) drop-dead gorgeous and the food is beyond compare. Similar name, very different accommodations. And food. Pelican Bay is the name of a […]

Elzie Ray Hatton has health problems

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. I wondered why I hadn’t heard anything from Elzie Ray Hatton in Tennessee. He has had health problems and has been running all over the place seeing doctors. He had an appointment at his hospital July 19. I hope he is doing better. They have been canning everything and working hard. I […]

Baumgardner dies

Susie Baumgardner, 69, of Plainsville, Ga., formerly of Linefork, died July 17 at the Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Ga., following a long illness. A daughter of the late Robert Cornett Sr. and Pherby Shepherd Cornett, she was a sister of the Melvin Cornett, Wesley Cornett, Loraine Butcher and Alma Cooley. She was employed by Kmart for 40 years and […]

Falls, eye test may detect Alzheimer’s

PARIS Scientists in Australia are reporting encouraging early results from a simple eye test they hope will give a noninvasive way to detect signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Although it has been tried on just a small number of people and more research is needed, the experimental test has a solid basis: Alzheimer’s is known to cause changes in the eyes, […]

SKCTC spring Dean’s List

Letcher County students named to the spring semester Dean’s List at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College include: David W. Hampton, Joseph K. Newell, Jessica Smith, Veronica Leigh Wynn, Laura L. Roark, Stephen Mark Colwell, Chasity A. Toler, Joshua E. Sparkman, Dwayne Howard Herald, Margaret Ray Eldridge, Kayla Nicole Caudill, Kandi Rose Slone, Larry T. Hickerson Jr., Micah Shai Boyd, […]