Major mine expansions in West test moratorium on public land coal sales

BILLINGS, Mont. An Obama administration move to overhaul coal sales from public lands will be put to its first test this week as companies seek to advance two major mining projects in the Western U.S. Cloud Peak Energy and Lighthouse Resources Inc. want to mine a combined 644 million tons of coal from government-controlled reserves in Montana and Wyoming. Federal […]

2016-01-27 E-Edition

Gabby’s fishing fever

Smaller baits catch bigger fish now

This is the time of year when it’s best to fish smaller baits such as jigs, tube baits, crank baits and spoons, along with bladed baits such as the silver buddy. All the baits I mentioned above come in regular and smaller versions. Bass simply will not chase large baits in colder water or move a long way to chase […]

President Nixon’s visit to China

In February 1972, President Nixon decided to take a trip to China. The base commander decided that since I was the senior administrative man and the Officer of the Day, I would man a command post to take care of the needs of those government officials who preceded him on this trip. The major decided that he would take the […]

January gardens always look better

The gardens I have started in January for well over the last 50 years have always been my very favorites. Points East January gardens do best when there’s about of foot of snow on the ground, the temperature is around zero and the wind is howling at over 20 mph. You don’t have to fire up the tiller, sharpen the […]

Lexington mayor to challenge Paul for seat in Senate

FRANKFORT Lexington Mayor Jim Gray filed to run for Rand Paul’s U.S. Senate seat this week, giving Paul a viable challenger and complicating his bid for re-election as he lags in the polls in his presidential campaign. Gray, the wealthy former CEO of a construction company, made history in 2010 when he was elected Kentucky’s first openly gay mayor. Since […]

I was a very busy boy

When my unit returned from overseas, my Western Air Force, with my boss Major General Russell Waldron in command, took over command from Strategic Air Command (SAG) of Travis Air Force Base, Calif., on July 1, 1958. I would serve with this fine outfit for 15 years, both overseas and stateside. (I think they liked me.) My job in charge […]

Pantry Essentials For Nutritious Homemade Meals

Every parent has been there. It’s Thursday afternoon and the kids are asking, “What’s for dinner?” Searching for inspiration, you head to the refrigerator, only to realize that the groceries you bought on Sunday have run out or spoiled. But before the panic sets in and you reach for the takeout menus, remember that the solution for a wholesome, homemade […]

Teammates are stats leaders

Services set for Wilma Johnson

Wilma Leigh Johnson, 47, of Kingsport, Tenn., died January 23 at her residence. She was a daughter of the late George and Aileen Slone Couch. Surviving are her husband, Dellis Johnson; two sons, Brandon Eldridge of Johnson City, Tenn., and Harley Johnson of Kingsport, Tenn.; two stepsons, Brian Johnson of Cumberland, and Jimmy Brown of Whitesburg; two stepdaughters, Georgeanna Johnson […]