Reese a true hero for transparency

For democracy to function as it should, accountability is essential. And accountability requires transparency, so voters know what’s going on in their government. Frankfort said goodbye to a hero for transparency and accountability on April 28, the day after Gov. Matt Bevin struck a blow for both — and almost two weeks after the state House failed to apply those […]

Beam gets milestone

CLERMONT, Ky. Jim Beam has filled and sealed its 14 millionth barrel of bourbon since the 1933 repeal of Prohibition, achieving a first in the bourbon industry. Seventh- generation master distiller Fred Noe and Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin sealed the barrel Monday at the company’s flagship distillery in Clermont, Kentucky, about 20 miles south of Louisville. The milestone comes two […]

Caffeine pills are okay in most cases

DEAR DR. ROACH: You advised an 81-year-old farmer who was drinking an energy drink several times a week to “stick with coffee” in order to avoid the added sugar in the energy drink. What is your opinion of getting an equivalent amount of caffeine through overthe counter caffeine pills instead of coffee? I am a 55-year-old woman, and except for […]

Clifford Richmond Jr. dies

Clifford Richmond, Jr., 61, of Little Colley, died April 25 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center. He was son of the late Clifford Owen Richmond and Annette Cook Collins. Surviving are a son, Clifford Anthony Richmond and wife Tabitha of Little Colley; a brother, Jeff Collins of Mayking; two grandchildren, Uriah Richmond and Owen Richmond; friend, Deanna […]

Our very sick drug business

Sometimes the road to hell is paved with bad intentions. A company adopts a business model so twisted that justice must come clanking down on its executives and bankrollers. Justice is now being served on Valeant Pharmaceuticals International. Evil this blatant is headed for the full Hollywood treatment. Valeant preys on sick people by acquiring essential drugs and then multiplying […]

Community Calendar

May 4 — Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Board of Directors meet 5 p.m. in the Gallery of the Godbey Appalachian Center on the Cumberland campus. Contact Kharla Sherman at (606) 589-3032 or ksherman0020@kctcs.edu. . May 6— Mother’s Day Flower, Plant Sale. Blackey Community Center, 3-8 p.m. For more information, call Berma at 633-7874 or Tammy at 821-7454. . […]

Study: Football concussions, resuming play vary by ages

CHICAGO Younger football players are more likely to return to the field less than a day after suffering concussions than those in high school and college, according to a new study. Only 10 percent of young players with concussions resumed football that soon, but the results are concerning and suggest a need for more sidelines medical supervision and better recognition […]

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of Romans in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Daniel 3, who saw four men walking in the fiery furnace? Solomon, Job, Daniel, Nebuchadnezzar 3. With whom did Lot escape the city of Sodom? Wife, Son, Two daughters, Three friends 4. From 2 Kings 9, who was thrown from a window and struck […]

Governors and others lied as Letcher lost its college 50 years ago this week

EDITOR’S NOTE: Fifty years ago this week, in May 1966, Letcher County suffered a serious blow to its civic pride when a plum it had long been promised — a community college operated by the University of Kentucky — was taken away and given to Hazard and Perry County. The unexpected decision by the UK Board of Trustees to locate […]

Rains have brought flooding to area

Just a quick few things this week. This time of year a person just gets too busy to sit down and write. May is here and has started out with lots of rain. This week we are supposed to get rain every day. Lots of areas, close by, had flooding over the weekend. Bob and the other grandchildren of George […]