Coalfields deserve real shot at revival

Deep in some nondescript building in our nation’s capital there must be a computer that spits out acronyms. If so, it hit a triple with the RECLAIM Act, introduced last week by a bipartisan coalition of Appalachian lawmakers, most significantly House appropriations chairman Hal Rogers of Kentucky. This bill would do more than just reclaim land and water damaged by […]

Services held for John Combs

John “Jay” Combs, Jr., 43, of Whitesburg, died February 3 in Hazard. A son of the late John Edison, Sr., and Mildred Adams Combs, he was a member of Whitesburg High School’s 1991 graduating class. Surviving are his wife, Kimberlen Combs of Whitesburg; a son, Brady Rose of Payne Gap; and two sisters, Annette Sergent and husband Tony of Whitesburg […]


2016-02-10 E-Edition

‘Liberals,’ stop your lectures

Have I mentioned lately how much I’m enjoying the lectures from self-avowed liberals who insist my respect for Hillary Clinton is proof that I am not a “real progressive”? I haven’t had this much fun since I had my sinuses packed with 40 miles of gauze after polyp surgery. It’s not just men — my sisters, you disappoint me — […]

Hoping for enough snow for snow cream

Happy Valentine’s Day again! Once again the Ohio Valley area is having a little bit of winter. I bought cream thinking we might get enough snow for snow cream a couple of weeks ago, to no avail. I am so tired of hearing the media talking about how cold it is. Heavens to Betsy, it is winter and we should […]

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Valentine show set at Hemphill Center

Check out our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event at: www.facebook.com/pages/Hemphill Community-Center. Tues., Feb. 16, at 10 a.m., Senior Fellowship. Folks over 60 are invited to come to Hemphill Community Center. Participation is always good when the seniors meet. Good fun, good company, and a good lunch are a guarantee. Don’t sit home alone. This takes […]

Fleming-Neon honor roll

Fleming-Neon Middle School students named to the honor roll for the third six weeks of school are: Sixth grade All A Honor Roll: Carson Adams, Gracie Adams, Lindsay Baker, Alex Blair, Hayden Brashear, Kamaya Breeding, Cloey Collins, Cade Craft, Tori Holcomb, Toby Meade, Sarah Polly, Emma Quillen, and Kaleigh Tilley. Sixth grade A/B Honor Roll: Aaryonna Fields, Malachi Fields, Cheyehanne […]