The heartland election

When Mayor Bobby J. Hopewell talks about the importance of manufacturing to this friendly Michigan town with a name that lends itself to song, he doesn’t reel off the usual list of heavy industries typically associated with the word “factory.” He speaks of Kalsec, the Kalamazoo Spice Extraction Company founded in 1958 that produces and markets natural herbs and spices […]

Revival planned

A revival will be held November 11-13 starting at 7 p.m. nightly at Shelby Valley Church of Christ, Caney Highway in Pikeville. Adam Litmer of Lexington will be the speaker. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call Inez Bentley at (606) 639-8322.

Racing in NASCAR’s Chase

Just making it into the Chase is quite an accomplishment for any driver, but the cruelty of Sprint Cup racing is that there is no time to enjoy being in the elite field of drivers. Once a team is in, the line of thinking that got it into the 12-man Chase field must change if it wants to make a […]


FBI says fewer violent crimes being reported, with South responsible for most of them

The number of violent crimes reported to police decreased 3.8 percent last year to 1.2 million, the fifth straight year of declines, the FBI announced this week. Meanwhile, the total number of property crime reported to law enforcement agencies went down by 0.5 percent to 9 million, the ninth consecutive year that figure has fallen. Property crimes resulted in estimated […]

Bad things happen

Abductions and earthquakes, what do they have in common besides the horror they create? They are both, to a greater or lesser extent, random. And randomness — call it “fate” — is something we humans have a very hard time accepting. To see how hard, let’s look at a recent verdict in Italy and a recent murder here in America. […]

Holiday bazaar set Nov. 3

A holiday bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Letcher County Extension Office in Whitesburg. The event will include more than 35 vendor tables with homemade gifts, arts and crafts, baked goods, holiday ornaments, painted gourds, cards and photos. Everyone is welcome. The bazaar is sponsored by the Letcher County Homemakers and […]

Struttin’ Time

Finally, it feels like hunting season

It finally feels like hunting season. I have gotten several pictures of our friends getting some nice bucks in Letcher County, but no stories. I requested some information from my friend Donna Mason. Her son Nick got his first buck, but I haven’t heard back from her yet. I will. Donna is great about keeping me updated, and I also […]

Sowards, Engle have common ground

Northeast Ohio

Hope this writing finds everyone well and having a really good day. Red is having a bad day, but I am doing fairly well and hoping I can keep on and even do better. Got some special letters this week, one from Dawn and Jack Roberts and Dorothy Sowards in Florida. It was such an interesting letter. Jack and Dorothy, […]

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