The ‘nerve’ of Tyler Ulis

Sports in Kentucky

“What nerve!” a couple of tall Kansas Jayhawks must have grumbled after the pint-sized kid drove into the lane, got airborne, and changed his angle on a shot that found a gap among flailing giants and settled into the basket. What audacity! Tyler Ulis is special. Enjoy him. March 5 is coming. Number of Kentucky home games left this season? […]

A sad time in my life

My first overseas assignment was Hickam Field, Hawaii. The cost of living was very high, but I would get overseas pay as Hawaii would not become a state until 1957. I would be in charge of the base’s printing department. What I did not know was the commander of Headquarters Pacific Air Force, a rear admiral, had my records in […]


Bible trivia

1. Is the book of 1 Samuel in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. “All things are possible to him that believeth” is from what book’s 9:23? Psalms, Malachi, Mark, Ephesians 3. What/where is the longest verse of the Bible? Matthew 2:6, Esther 8:9, Romans 9:7, Luke 6:1 4. “Absent in body, but present in spirit” is from […]

Struttin’ Time:

Plans are complete for spring travels

With all my hunting plans in place for 2016, I would like to share them with you. My season will start March 19 on the Watermelon Pond Plantation in Florida, where we will hunt with Ms. Kate and her crew. I love hunting with her. She has tons of turkeys and is always ready to help any way she can. […]

Flona Sexton dies at 74

Funeral services for Flona Lee Sexton, 74, will be held at 1 p.m., today, February 3, at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial will follow in the Adams Cemetery at Colson. A daughter of the late Robert and Bessie Marcum Wilson, she died January 20 at her home at Colson. She was a sister of the late Junior Delph, Juanita […]

Merrel Morgan dies in Florida

Merrel Morgan, 78, of Bascom, Fla., died January 22 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. A native of Whitesburg, he was a son of the late Bennett and Bertie Holcomb Morgan, and the father of the late Sharon Marie Casey. He was a heavy equipment mechanic, and had worked on equipment for Bascom farmers. He is survived by his wife, Edith Morgan; […]

Memories of moving to Marlowe

Hello, everyone. Hope you are all doing well. Our sympathy goes out to all the families whose family members passed away while the weather was so bad we couldn’t get out to the funerals. I enjoyed talking to my former neighbors, Bro. Larry Miller and wife Kathy and daughter Christa of Hazard, and also to Shelby Jean Felt- ner of […]

NASCAR loses a giant

Barney Hall never crawled out of a car in victory lane after a NASCAR race, nor did he make a race-winning call from on top of a pit box as a crew chief, but he did make some of the most memorable calls in the history of the sport. Barney made those calls as the lead announcer for Motor Racing […]

Services held for Doug Pendleton

Funeral services for Doug Pendleton, 72, were held January 30 at the Cowan Chapel Church. Burial was in the Pendleton Cemetery at Cowan. A son of the late Charlie and Sarah Banks Pendleton, he died January 27 at his home on Cowan. He was a member of the Cowan Chapel Church and enjoyed cutting grass with his riding lawnmower. Surviving […]