2014-06-11

Junior seals the deal



Dale Earnhardt Jr. joined an elite list of drivers in the Sprint Cup Series on Sunday at Pocono by winning his second race of the year. Dale Jr. now joins Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano as the only drivers with two wins, thus securing their spot in the 16-driver Chase field. Earnhardt would now be first in the […]

We are so proud of Destin Kincer

Cowan Creek

My grandson Collin Cruz Eversole graduated from Mullins Preschool on June 3. Grammy is so proud of him. He is so smart, and he is my sunshine! Keith and Beth Lucas Callahan’s daughter graduated from high school on June 7. She is a granddaughter of Linda Lucas. They live in Mocksville, N.C. Congratulations to Kenz Callahan. Also graduating was Jacob […]

Kicking Butts



Everyone knows that smoking is bad for your health. However, as a person with diabetes, smoking carries special risks. You greatly increase the danger of diabetes-related complications. Smoking interferes with the timing and effects of insulin, making it difficult to control blood glucose levels. In addition, it raises blood glucose levels and further contributes to poor blood glucose control. In […]

Former Drive-By Trucker bassist, band will appear in Whitesburg Friday



Former Drive-By Truckers bassist and Muscle Shoals, Alabamanative Shonna Tucker and the band she now performs with, Eye Candy, will return to Whitesburg Friday night (June 13) for a concert appearance at Summit City. The band, which also features former Drive-By Trucker member John Neff, is winding up a spring tour in support of their well-received debut album, A Tale […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Fishing with family is time well spent

The fishing is great right now and every type of fish is active. People are telling me about catching bluegill, crappie, catfish, trout and bass. I have not heard much about the creek fishing or wade fishing but it should be good also. My family and I have been going fishing every weekend for several weeks and have done well […]

Libraries to host Summer Reading Program



The public libraries of Letcher County will host seven weeks of Summer Reading Program at all the libraries with a kick off show by the Madcap Puppets at 6:30 p.m. on June 17, at the Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library in Whitesburg, with the ‘Twain’s Twisted Tales.’ The show is free, and refreshments will be served. ‘Fizz, Boom, Read’ is […]

Huge crowd helps country star George Strait mark last show





Country music king George Strait capped off the last tour of his career with an epic, star-studded final performance at the billiondollar stadium where the Dallas Cowboys play, dazzling an audience of nearly 105,000 people with duet after duet with some of the biggest names in country music. The attendance shattered the previous record set by The Rolling Stones at […]

2014-06-11 E-Edition

Struttin’ Time:

Can you learn from a mud turtle?

I suppose that we all do bone headed things, but it seems like my numbers are adding up faster than our national debt. While driving a country road early one evening, I saw a giant mud turtle right in the middle of the road. My first thought was, ‘What would Turtle Man do in a case like this?” Oh yes, […]

Now here’s a tip



• J.D. of Massachusetts writes: Mix 1/2 cup vinegar and a chamomile tea bag in a pan of medium hot water. Let cool slightly and soak feet for up to 10 minutes. Follow up with foot powder or deodorant. • Cucumber is a speedy diuretic. Try snacking on slices for a cool treat. Or deseed slices and slip a few […]