Misuse of bug spray brings illness, death

ATLANTA Bedbugs don’t make you sick. But the poisons used to kill them can. A new government study found that dozens of Americans have fallen ill from the insecticides, and a North Carolina woman died after using 18 cans of chemical fogger to attack the tiny blood suckers. Because many of the cases, including the lone death, were do-it-yourselfers who […]

Now here’s a tip

• A Tip From JoAnn: I like bottled water, but it’s expensive and creates a lot of waste. I have plenty of reusable bottles, but bottled water always seemed more convenient and, frankly, better. I found that what I really like is to take a bottle of very cold water out of the fridge and drink it, so instead of […]

Ermine seniors have fantastic week

We seniors at Ermine Center had another great week. Wednesday, 10 of us went to Whitesburg Day. Our site manager, Debbie Slone, took us in the van. It had stopped raining before we got there, and we sure were glad. We saw some beautifully made things, and good-looking goodies, too. Some of us bought some things. We ate lunch, furnished […]

Eighty-seven-year-old Willie Lamb

Jean Tucker Berry dies at 81

Jean Tucker Berry, 81, of Ironton, died September 18 at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. Born in Letcher County to the late Garrett Hobart Alexander and Lieu Emma McKenzie Tucker, she was the widow of Robert William Berry Sr. She was the mother of the late Robert William Berry Jr. and Donald Lee Berry. She had worked at Wilson’s […]

Hi-o Silver

Gifts of baby formula draw fire

CHICAGO Jessica Ewald brought more than a new baby boy home when she gave birth earlier this year. Like many new moms, she got a hospital goody bag, with supplies including free infant formula and formula coupons. “ We gave it away the moment we came home because I said I’m not having that in our house,” Ewald said. Ewald, […]

Rites held for Bennett Stines

Bennett Lee Stines, 64, of McRoberts, died September 19 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was a son of Lena Johnson Stines of McRoberts, and the late Cecil Stines, and a brother of the late Joyce Fay Stines, Patsy M. Stines, Carl Cecil Stines, Jerry E. Stines and Danny Wayne Stines. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran, and was […]


Salome’s Stars

ARIES ( March 21 to April 19) Someone from your past could arrive with welcome news concerning your future. Meanwhile, avoid taking sides in a workplace confrontation until you have more facts to go on. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A decision about a relationship could have longer- lasting consequences than you might imagine, so be sure of your […]