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True or false? Sex burns up calories

Fact or fiction? Sex burns a lot of calories. Snacking or skipping breakfast is bad. All are myths or at least presumptions that may not be true, say researchers who reviewed the science behind some widely held obesity beliefs and found it lacking. Their report in the New England Journal of Medicine says dogma and fallacies are detracting from real […]

Struttin’ Time

Mother Nature’s effect on wild turkeys

As we wait for the days of winter to fade into the spring, I am ever mindful of the miles we have traveled together and the hours we have spent getting ready for our hunts. But are we really ever ready for what lies ahead? In case you haven’t noticed, it seems that the weather is so mixed up in […]

Rites held for Brady Sandlin

Brady Sandlin of Jackson, died January 26 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. He was 55 years old. He was a son of the late Sidney and Lucinda Sandlin. Surviving are five brothers, Ervin Sandlin of Indiana, Harlan Sandlin and Richard Sandlin, both of Pert Creek, Wilkie Sandlin of Somerset, and Jeffery Darrell Lucas of North Carolina, […]

Jenkins mayor says he’s not leaving job

Jenkins Mayor G.C. Kincer told the city council at its February meeting that “rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated” and said he is not going to resign as mayor. Kincer said the city is in good financial condition and progressing in every area. He said he would be happy to address any council member’s or citizen’s concerns about […]

Why I am just like you are

Recently, a reader wanted to know whether I was aware that Creators Syndicate, which distributes my column, identifies me as a “liberal” on its website. Is this really the first thing you want readers to know about you? she wondered. Her intentions were kind. I assured her I’m fine with it. I already had been a columnist for five years […]

Herpes outbreaks lessen over time

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Please, give me all the information possible about herpes. I am a carrier. — D.N. ANSWER: I take it you’re interested in genital herpes — herpes simplex virus-2, HSV-2. The first encounter with the virus leads to an outbreak of tiny, painful blisters on red patches on the genital skin. Fever, headache, muscle pain and pain on […]

Don Pridemore celebrates birthday


Hope everyone is making it alright in this blast of winter weather we have been having. It makes me want to “hole up” like an old groundhog, just venturing out when the sun shines. But I do seem to get things accomplished when I have to stay in. I have taken time to piece a queen size quilt top from […]

Supt. Craft to leave office

Letcher Schools Superintendent Anna Craft has announced her retirement effective June 30. Craft’s surprising announcement was contained in a letter read near the end of a meeting held by Letcher County Board of Education Monday night to address a review of Craft’s contract and to hire a school board attorney and board secretary. Craft asked Board Attorney Darrell Hall to […]