Isons to mark 54th anniversary

Hello everyone! Hope all are doing well. Late happy birthday to Robert Conley Fields and Jimmie Bailey on Dec. 6. Went to Christmas on the Creek at Cowan Community Center on Dec. 4. Had a good time telling stories of our favorite Christmas. Santa came to visit and gave kids a treat and they had pictures taken with Santa. There […]

Francine Caudill dies at 64

Francine Caudill, 64, of Jeremiah, died December 9 at Pikeville Medical Center. She was a daughter of the late Orville and Mary Lou Banks Combs, and a sister of the late Gary Randall Combs. She was also preceded in death by a nephew, Charles Orville Combs. Surviving are two sons, William Randall Caudill of Pappillion, Neb., and Anthony Marsh Caudill […]

What to do when they stop making the car you love?

Dear Car Talk: OK, I’m an old geezer. A relic. An antique. And whatever else describes “mature individuals.” I still love my Mercury Grand Marquis. But, just like me, they don’t make them anymore. I love being able to take everything I own when I go on vacation, including the kitchen sink. I like the rear-wheel drive, big V-8, comfortable […]

Services held for Joyce Brooks

Joyce Brooks, 73, of Sandlick, died December 9 at St. Joseph’s East in Lexington. She was a daughter of the late Luther and Minnie Baker Bates, and was also preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Cook and Bobbie Duncil. Surviving are her husband, Paul D. Brooks; two sons, Herky Brooks of Whitesburg, and Durand Brooks of Richmond; a daughter, […]

Rites held for Eddie Dean Sexton

Eddie Dean Sexton, 54, died December 5 at his home at Isom. He was born in Jenkins to the late Minford and Lucille Watson Sexton. Surviving are three daughters, Deana Nickerson of Florida, Chelsie Walls of Hindman and Montana Terry of Isom; a son, Jayden Sexton of Florida; a brother, Ernie Sexton of Millstone; a sister, Tammy Richie of Hazard; […]

Services held for Harold Hampton

Funeral services for Harold “Hamp” Hampton, 80, of Okolona, were held November 28 in Shepherdsville. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park. Born in Letcher County to the late Carl and Beulah Adams Hampton, he died November 23. He was retired from General Electric, and was a member of the Highland Park Masonic Lodge #865 and Southeast Christian Church. He was […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

This week’s article is somewhat of a departure from my regular column in that it is from a newspaper printed by the Whitesburg Grade School titled “Stray Shots” which was published April 15, 1928. Latest school news Prof. Squires visited our school the other morning and complimented us highly in our going in and out of the building. The following […]

Put a bow on it! Our obsession with gift wrap

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Some of us hate it enough to pay someone else to do it. Others take delight in folding corners just so, or the challenge of covering uneven angles, not to mention the seemingly endless varieties of design and texture. But why do we wrap gifts in paper in the first place? As with so many modern practices, it dates back […]

Too old for major treatment? Age not always a barrier today

CHICAGO Irwin Weiner felt so good after heart surgery a few weeks before turning 90 that he stopped for a pastrami sandwich on the way home from the hospital. Dorothy Lipkin danced after getting a new hip at age 91. And at 94, William Gandin drives himself to the hospital for cancer treatments. Jimmy Carter isn’t the only nonagenarian to […]

Artificial sweeteners and your weight gain

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am currently dieting and, with that, trying to reduce my sugar intake. I prefer drinks sweetened with aspartame over water most of the time. Am I asking for trouble? — P.C. DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m curious how diet soda, which has zero calories, causes one to gain weight. In “studies” that say that, do they look […]