A lighter take on French onion soup, via Italy

EDITOR’S NOTE: Sara Moulton was executive chef at Gourmet magazine for nearly 25 years, and hosted Food Network shows. Everybody loves French onion soup, and with good reason. Caramelized onions swimming in a rich beef broth flavored with a splash of red wine or brandy and topped with broiled Gruyere cheese? Every warm, gooey mouthful lights up your taste buds […]

New anticlotting drug gets OK

The Food and Drug Administration has approved an anticlotting drug called Eliquis, developed by Bristol Myers Squibb Co. and Pfizer Inc. It’s a potential blockbuster in a new category of medicines to prevent strokes. The agency previously rejected the drug twice, most recently in June, awaiting additional data from company trials. On December 28, the FDA cleared the pill for […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Fish this winter, but be careful

If you are planning to take a winter fishing trip there are a few things you need to keep in mind. A winter day may seem to be nice, but temperatures can drop very fast, which can be dangerous. Always dress warmly when you will be outdoors in the winter. Several layers of clothes are better than a couple of […]

Colleen Caudill buried at Isom

Colleen Caudill, 65, died December 24 at her home at Isom. Born in Isom to the late Charlie and Minnie Stamper Caudill, she was a sister of the late Reneva Barrett and H.B. Caudill. She was a member of Cedar Grove Old Regular Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband of 47 years, Narce Caudill; two brothers, I.D. Caudill and Paul […]

Marlow Tackett had a big Christmas giveaway


Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well and had a very merry Christmas. I enjoyed mine very much. My son Astor came in and took me home with home to Georgetown for three days. I had never spent Christmas away from home. I had a very good time. My family missed me and I had lots of gifts waiting […]

Burning throat pain could signal angina

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I read your column all the time, and I was wondering if anyone has ever written to ask a question about burning in the throat. I was a smoker for years. It’s been five months since I have had a cigarette. This throat burning occurs when I walk or try to exercise or even carry laundry. I […]

Show to feature new Hatfield-McCoy artifacts

The Hatfield clan New Year’s attack on Randolph McCoy’s cabin marked a turning point in America’s most famous feud — the homestead was set ablaze, and two McCoys were gunned down. Hatfield family members and supporters were soon thrown in jail. Artifacts recently unearthed appear to pinpoint the location of the 1888 ambush in the woods of Pike County in […]

Girls split pair

The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars are entering a three-week stretch of eight games against some of the best competition in this area. The Lady Cougars visit district rival Knott County Central (7-2) Saturday before returning home to host June Buchanan School on January 8. LCCHS plays 10-1 Shelby Valley in the WYMT Classic on January 10 at Perry County […]

Rites held for Mary Lou Whitaker

Mary Lou Whitaker, 67, of Louisville, died December 26, at St. Mary’s and Elizabeth Hospital in Louisville Born in Hazard to the late Vernie and Verna Dixon Caudill, she was a sister of the late Josephine Bell. She was a librarian at Hillview Public Library in Louisville. Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Hansford Whitaker; a son, Leander Whitaker […]

Overweight Kids Have Serious Health Problems

Overweight children as young as 7 years old have high blood pressure and damaged arteries, and area at high risk for developing diabetes, so say Italian and American researchers. A new study of 100 overweight children, ranging from 6 to 14 years old, found that children who are overweight have many health risks that could seriously impact their adulthood — […]