Voter suppression efforts affect us all

Most of the time, an echo chamber is something you want to avoid. Take the last holy-moly heehaw that ricocheted around the country earlier this month. Privileged, white-male Mitt Romney picked privileged, white-male Paul Ryan to be his vice president. Immediately, gaggles of white-male pundits declared this a bold gamechanger of a choice. What a hoot. Still, once in a […]

ECCO distributes donated chicken


Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center. “I rise before the dawning of the morning, and cry for help; I hope in your Word.” Psalm 119:147. I love this time of the year, a time when one season quietly easies into another. The change can be very subtle — a cool breeze out of nowhere that brings […]

SKCTC offering mining classes

The Kentucky Coal Academy, in conjunction with Workforce Solutions, will offer courses for those seeking careers in the coal industry. The courses are free with tuition and books paid for by the Coal Academy. Courses to be offered during the fall term include: surface mine initial training, mine emergency technician, roof control and ventilation, shield metal arc welding, mining laws […]

Is it time to shelve UK vs. UofL for a while?

Let’s crunch a few numbers about the Governor’s Cup, Kentucky at Louisville. Since 1994 the series has been a fixture for television, albeit played on whatever day and at whatever time a network chooses. Kentucky leads the series 14-10, and it has been a model for parity. Each school has won half of the last 10 games. From coaches Howard […]

The delusions in Ryan’s plan

Paul Ryan has bold economic ideas. Or maybe he doesn’t. It’s really hard to know what Mitt Romney’s VP pick thinks, since his budget plan includes Obamacare’s $716 billion in Medicare savings over 10 years, but his election plan has him saying he would restore those spending cuts. Romney is accusing president Obama of “robbing” that money from today’s beneficiaries. […]

Fall color weekend planned

Pine Mountain Settlement School will host a fall color weekend Oct. 19-21. Mary Carol Cooper, retired native plant coordinator at Salato Wildlife Education Center, will present “Attracting Fall & Winter Birds to Backyard Habitats”. For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.pinemountainsettlementschool.com, call (606) 558-3571, write Operations Manager, Pine Mountain Settlement School, 36 Hwy. 510, Pine Mountain, KY […]

Gladys Montgomery dies at 85

Gladys Montgomery, 85, died June 4 in Amarillo, Tex. Born at Linefork to the late Lawrence and Ida Halcomb Coots, she was the widow of Oscar Montgomery and the mother of the late Elizabeth May. She was graduated from the Stuart Robinson High School, and attended business college in Louisville. Surviving are a son, John and wife Ellen of Boise […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

1917-1919 Principal arrives Prof. and Mrs. Paul Hounchell arrived here a few days ago and will make their future home here. Mr. Hounchell is principal of the County High School and Whitesburg Graded School. Mr. Hounchell comes to us highly recommended as a live educational wire and we feel highly elated over his election as the head of our school. […]

Dispelling myths about manual transmissions

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray: When I first learned to drive, a million years ago, my father (who knew nothing about cars) advised me to always drive a manual transmission because they handle better, are easier to repair, are cheaper, get better mileage, etc. Being an obedient daughter, I have owned and driven only manual-transmission cars all these years. Also, I […]