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Funeral services set for Pearlie Cornett, 92

Pearlie E. Cornett, 92, died January 4 at her home at Gordon. Born at Turkey Creek to the late Ben A. and Eliza Williams Eldridge, she was the mother of the late Elsie Huff. She was also preceded in death by seven siblings, Leroy, Gordon, Hargus, Dishman, Berthie, Ethel and Hedie. She was a member of the Sandhill Baptist Church. […]

Asthma slowing among children

CHICAGO Asthma rates in U.S. children have quieted down after a decades-long increase, a government study found, and researchers are trying to pinpoint reasons that would explain the trend. A possible plateau in childhood obesity rates and declines in air pollution are among factors that may have helped lower cases in kids, the 2001-13 study suggests. Overall, average asthma rates […]

A consultant, for a day

The value of free advice is measured by what you pay for it, and Republicans don’t usually ask me for mine. Nonetheless, the GOP’s presidential race is one of the most fascinating political brawls in years. It’s about to hit full stride, and I can’t resist kibitzing. I know the leading candidates will take my guidance for what it’s worth. […]

Services set for Eldridge

Funeral services for Robert Eugene Eldridge, 56, of Cumberland, will be held at 5 p.m., Thursday, January 7, at the Gilliam Chapel Baptist Church. Visitation will be Wednesday (today) at 10 a.m. at the church. A son of the late Ira and Rosa Lee Eldridge, he died January 3 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. He was […]

10 Tips for Making Exercise a Habit

Exercise is vital to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. You probably know the importance of exercise to your good health, but finding the time to fit exercise into a busy lifestyle is often a problem. Here are 10 easy tips to help make exercise a part of your daily life. 1. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Stair climbing is […]

Know who’s on your plane?

I don’t know about you, but I’d like to think that the feds have screened the other passengers sitting on my airplane. To do that, they also have to screen me. That’s the deal. In America, any state-issued driver’s license had long been acceptable ID for passing security checks at airports. That lax attitude changed after Sept. 11, 2001, when […]

Rites held for Ruby Caudill

Ruby Jean Adkins Caudill, 83, of Whitesburg, died December 30. Born at Cowan, she was the daughter of the late Sherman and Minnie Logan Adkins. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Lennette Lynn Peterson, and three brothers, Cello Adkins, Willard Adkins and Wallace Adkins. Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Ellis Caudill; a daughter, Lynne Leigh Fosson […]

History of the Obie Fields Cemetery

Happy New Year. What a great month December was weather-wise, but sad otherwise with the death of Paul Fields, son of Geraldine and the late Charlie Fields. Then Darrell Fields, son of the late Alma and Lansford Fields, and then Audrey Cornett Sumpter, daughter of Woodrow and Virgie Cornett. My sympathy goes to all the families — and here at […]

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