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March. Kentucky’s basketball team has laid claim to a peak where Big Blue fan expectations live. Full summit. A high place where 46 SEC titles brings more yawn than yea! Smothering quick-and-cocky Arkansas in the surgical way it was done moves the blue team to a place that transcends RPI, wins and polls. Perfect rhythm and harmony among men and […]

Pamela Sexton dies at 53

Pamela L. Sexton, 53, of Muncie, Ind., died March 2 after a long illness. Born in Muncie, Ind., she was a daughter of the late Wilgus “Wig” and Ina Stamper Sexton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by several aunts and uncles. She was a 1979 graduate of Muncie Central High School, and was an avid […]

Make your own mint shake

I’m ashamed to admit this, for I am no fan of fast food, but I’ve always had a soft spot for McDonald’s shakes. It doesn’t matter that I know what’s in them. It doesn’t matter that I understand how bad for me they are. It doesn’t matter that I know I can make far better shakes at home using far […]

Jam sessions held for beginning musicians


Fleming-Neon Senior Citizens Center News: Regular Bingo: Wednesdays at 10:30. Exercise Bingo: On Fridays if the center is open. Playing Rook daily. More news to come next week. The Fleming-Neon Senior Center is open from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. on weekdays. Lunch is served from 11:00- 12:30. For more information, call (606) 855-7567. Hemphill Community Center announcements: Check out our […]

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Relax: Your laptop battery isn’t deadly

News this week that major U.S. airlines are no longer going to ship powerful lithium-ion batteries might lead some to fret about the safety of their personal electronic devices. Those people can relax. A kitchen grease fire or drunk driver is more likely to harm you than the battery powering your laptop, iPhone or Kindle. The concern for airlines is […]

Stomach bug can be severe

A nasty intestinal bug sickens nearly twice as many Americans each year as was previously thought, according to the largest U.S. study to look at the problem. The germ — Clostridium difficile, or C-diff — flourishes in the gut after antibiotics kill off other bacteria and causes diarrhea. It can be severe and is blamed for about 15,000 deaths annually […]

Gas heat, water are finally back

Big Cowan

Hello folks. Well, I finally got thawed out. Finally got gas heat again. Stayed with my sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Eddie Wolfe for a week. No water or heat. Everyone was worried I would freeze to death in below zero weather. Snowed in at home a few days before going up there. Craft’s Colly roads were worse than here. […]

Money is first primary

Money is often called the first primary, because there’s nothing else out there to be officially judged by the FEC reports. There are no caucuses; there are no conventions; there is no voting. Real people don’t get involved in the process until well after a nominee has been chosen. The only real way to have influence in politics is to […]

Hale named to Arts Council

Lacy Hale, of Ermine, is the newest board member of the Kentucky Arts Council. Hale was appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear to a four-year term, which will expire Feb. 1, 2019. She is a full-time artist, co-founder and coordinator of the regional arts group EpiCentre Arts, and coordinator of the Appalshop Gallery in Whitesburg. Hale is also a member of […]