2011-11-23

Raymond Stewart visits from Indiana



Just a quick column this week, I’m writing at the last minute again. Happy birthday to Janie Pridemore Caudill, who celebrated a birthday on Sunday, Nov. 20. We won’t say how old she as. We had a good weekend at Blair Branch Church, and it was good to see all who attended. Raymond Stewart of Indiana attended church on Sunday. […]

KHSAA announces proposed realignment of soccer regions



Letcher County Central High School’s boys and girls soccer teams would be placed into the familiar 53rd District and 14th Region under realignments proposed by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s Board of Control. The changes affecting Letcher Central are part of new district and regional soccer alignments for each of the state’s 16 regions that were drafted by the […]

The dreaded non-commissioned officers academy in Orlando, Fl.



When I was promoted to master sergeant in 1960, my boss picked me to go the NCO Academy in Orlando, Fla., for the five-week course where only the top 5 percent of the Air Force personnel are sent. I knew I was not in the top 5 percent, and I had my doubts of passing this course. I was told […]

Political Cartoon



Time seems to be on a fast track



I just can’t believe another week has come and gone. Time seems to be on a fast track. It’s not been too bad here today, rather cool but no rain or snow and no heavy coats. I hope this finds everyone well and getting ready for that special dinner which is getting closer day by day. I still don’t have […]

2011-11-23 E-Edition

Jenkins parade will be Dec. 3rd



The Jenkins Christmas Parade is will begin at 6 p.m. on Dec. 3. Line-up will be in front of the old school on Main Street at 5:30 p.m. Santa will be at the firehouse at 7 p.m. to visit with children. Pizza and other treats will be served. For additional information, call Joann Baldwin at 832-4835. The event is sponsored […]

Stewart’s drive among NASCAR’s best



HOMESTEAD, Fla. When the rain came at Homestead Miami Speedway, and the drivers climbed from their parked cars, a confident Tony Stewart practically strolled down pit road. He was in fifth place at the time, had a hole in the front of his Chevrolet, and needed to catch leader Carl Edwards in the race for the Sprint Cup championship. And […]

I fixed my first turkey at age 12



Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone has a great day whether it is spent with family friends or whether you are alone! As I was growing up in the mountains of eastern Kentucky, I can never remember Thanksgiving be observed as an elegant or extravagant time. Such as having a turkey, why Mom wouldn’t have known what to do with it […]

Car Talk

Husband’s shifting method shouldn’t hurt car

Dear Tom and Ray: My 53-year-old husband drove like an old man in his 1997 Camry, but then he gave the car to one of our kids. He bought a 6-speed 2004 Acura TSX, and his driving habits changed drastically. He drives too fast in it, no longer stops for right turns on red or at stop signs, and takes […]