Hanging out at Isom Days

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Be careful not to allow the backers of a new financial “deal” to pull the wool over the Lamb’s eyes. It could hold fewer plusses and more negatives than you were first led to believe. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) It’s a good idea to finish all incomplete tasks so that you can […]

Chair ended up on display during 1964 World’s Fair

Prototype to be on display in Neon and Whitesburg during festivals

Growing up in Neon, Willie Spangler had an interest in furniture manufacturing at a young boy. Spangler didn’t understand why geometry was important in high school, but as soon as a teacher told him that a good understanding of geometry is needed for making furniture or building houses, he studied the subject harder. At 15, Spangler moved to Indiana to […]

Struttin’ Time:

Squirrels still needed for big breakfast

My friend Maxine Quillen contacted me this week to tell me her squirrel gravy breakfast is in danger of not happening. Why? Because she has no squirrels. It’s hard to have a squirrel gravy breakfast without them. I am guilty of not killing any squirrels for her, because I haven’t been hunting yet. Between the rain and it being so […]

Progress made on homeless shelter


Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center. “Guide me in your truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long.” Psalm 25:5. Progress is being made on our homeless shelter now that our corporation papers have been filed; everything seems to be falling into place. Much thanks […]



THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Brooke felt blindsided by Deacon when he showed up at her door expecting an answer to his proposal. Fresh from her trip, Caroline returned to a perturbed Rick who vented to her about his frustrations regarding Ridge’s lack of designs. Deacon trusted that Brooke will soften her attitude towards him after spending a warm […]

Couple have been wed 50 years

Joe and Arlene Fleming of Dandridge, Tennessee (formerly of Jackhorn, Kentucky), celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, August 31. They were married in Clintwood, Virginia on August 31, 1964. The couple have five children: Mark (Mary Jane) Fleming of Harrison, Tennessee, Billy (Mary Beth) Fleming of St. Augustine, Florida, Vickie (Chad) Wright of Jenkins, Kentucky, Sandy (Frank Jr.) Short […]

Cavs fall to Rebels

The Jenkins Cavaliers traveled to Allen Central last Friday night to kick off their first road game of the season. After the season opener against Phelps being called because of bad weather, the Cavaliers and first-year coach Daniel Sexton were anxious to get started. This game, too, was affected by weather when kickoff was delayed almost an hour because of […]

25 years ago I was in the big earthquake

At 3: 20 a. m., Sunday, August 24, a shockwave lasting about 15 seconds rocked me from my bed and woke me from a sound sleep. I was surprised that I was not scared. I got up, turned my light on, walked through my house looking for broken glass, my pictures falling down, cracks in the walls, and found no […]


Nicholas A. Pike recently graduated from Henry Clay High School in Lexington. Nicholas is a son of Brian and Lisa M. Fields Pike of Lexington and the grandson of Phyllis A. Caudill of Jenkins. Nicholas is attending the University of Louisville’s J. B. Speed School of Engineering, majoring in Computer/ Mechanical Engineering. Pictured above are Lisa Pike, Nicholas Pike, Elijah […]