Blue jays are stealing dog’s food


Happy belated Father’s Day to all the dads out there. I hope you had a good day, not only Sunday, but every day. A large crowd attended Sunday’s memorial meeting of deceased members at Blair Branch Church. We were blessed with a good service, large crowd, and a tasty dinner afterward. As I sit on my porch writing this column, […]



Now here’s a tip

• My best tip for the beach? A laundry basket and a bungee cord. I put my cooler, bags and beach toys in the basket and pull it along the sand using the bungee. It has worked for me many times — and it’s so convenient to keep things corralled! Here are more tips on beach vacationing. — JoAnn • […]

Robert Collins succumbs at 72

Robert Lee Collins, 72, died June 10 at his home at Jenkins. Born at Dunham, he was a son of the late Andrew and Grace Collins and was married to the late Glenda Anderson Collins. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Joyce Collins; two sisters, Pauline Collins and Lucille Collins; and two brothers, Paul Collins and […]

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The old hand pump

Up through the 1970s about the only people in the county who had water inside their houses were the ones within the city limits. Everyone else had either a dug or drilled well or a hand-operated water pump. Some pumps were on the back porch; others were inside the house, usually in the kitchen. Drawing drinking was from Bill Collins’s […]

UK coaches make visit to the mountains

Thanks to one of the University of Kentucky Athletics Association’s top donors, Greg Wells, and the good folks at his First Trust Bank of Hazard, the University of Kentucky’s three most recognizable coaches (Matthew Mitchell, Mark Stoops, and John Calipari) treated First Trust’s special friends and a select few members of Big Blue Nation from eastern Kentucky to a special […]

Memorial service planned June 30

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., June 30, at Colson Cemetery. Several pastors and singing groups will be at the service. Those attending should bring a lawn chair. For more information, call 633-5462.

Reception to honor Dr. W. Bruce Ayers

A reception honoring Dr. W. Bruce Ayers will be held Tuesday, June 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the lobby of Newman Hall on the Cumberland campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. The event is sponsored by the Tri-City Chamber of Commerce. Ayers will retire at the end of month after a 44- year career at SKCTC […]