Jenkins trims 3 days for now

Students in the Jenkins Independent Schools System will lose at least three days of their scheduled spring vacation because of the number of weather-related days they have already missed. Superintendent Freddie Bowling told the Jenkins Board of Education at its February meeting that while he doesn’t like the idea of taking days from the vacation period, it is necessary to […]

Hit the road, Hillary

In my wildest dreams, I would never suggest campaign strategy to Hillary Clinton, but in my wakeful hours, my temples pulse with ideas. For a while, I’ve thought it best to keep my thoughts to myself, but that was before I started seeing all kinds of advice coming from people who never wait to be asked. Not surprisingly, most of […]

Beshear reopens enrollment period for health insurance

Did you miss the February 15 deadline to apply for discount health insurance? Now you have another chance. Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear announced Tuesday a special enrollment period from March 2 to April 30. Beshear said the grace period is for Kentuckians who did not realize they would have to pay a tax of at least $325 for not having […]

Bluegrass band to play at Norton

Cross Country Bluegrass will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, Feb. 28. The show will take place from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 2 to 11 years old.