Jenkins board picks leaders

By WILLIAM FARLEY The Jenkins Independent Schools Board of Education will begin the year with a new board chair and vice chair, and a full complement of members. At Monday’s meeting, longtime board member Eileen Sanders was elected chairman and Brenda DePriest was elected vice-chair. Appointed members Paulette Sexton and Chris Bentley were also sworn in. Both Sanders and DePriest […]

Smart Dieting

“Lose 20 pounds in a week!” “Set you metabolism on fire with Metabo-Inferno!” “Lose while you snooze!” These sorts of crazy diet claims are all over the Internet, TV and magazines. So how do you sort fact from fiction? Use Common Sense Whether you are trying to lose weight for you health or because you want to look good in […]

Clean-freak dad turns into hoarder

DEAR DR. ROACH: I know you’re not a psychiatrist, but I hope you can help. My dad was a single parent raising us kids, and he was always clean when it came to housework. Every room in our house was almost spotless. But lately, we have noticed him becoming a hoarder and being more disorganized. By that, I mean keeping […]

How to improve your sex life without declaring bankruptcy

TRENTON, N.J. For many older couples, fun in the bedroom requires help from prescription drugs, but prices of popular brand-name sexual dysfunction drugs have tripled since 2010 and insurance coverage is spotty. Doctors who specialize in treating impotence and women’s sexual problems say some patients say they’re foregoing sex because medicines are unaffordable. However, experts say couples needn’t choose between […]

Baked Black Bean Dip is a gameday favorite

A good appetizer brings everyone together whether you’ve just come in out ofthe chill from an afternoon of sledding oryou’re gathering around the TV for a raucous Super Bowl party.This Baked Black Bean dip definitely fitsthe bill. It’s a crowd favorite every time Iserve it at home or when I bring it with a bagof tortilla chips to a potluck. […]

Winter Weather Warm-up

Sweaters and scarves aren’t the only ways to brace yourself against blustery weather. There’s no time like winter to putter in the kitchen, where the cozy heat from the stove and the aromas of mouthwatering dishes can warm you from the inside out. Rich, hearty stews and creamy casseroles are perfect for winter dinners, but when you’re craving something other […]

Governor picks Brown for PVA post

Gov. Matt Bevin has selected Richard Brown of Dry Fork to serve the remaining two years of the unexpired term of late Letcher County Property Valuation Administrator Randy Hall. Brown, who will assume duties on February 1, was one of seven county residents who qualified for the job by passing a special examination. A longtime employee of Crawford Engineering of […]

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Services held for David Cornett

David Cornett, 67, of Cumberland, died January 20 at Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born in Hazard to the late Boyd and Bonnie Holbrook Cornett, he was the father of the late Matthew Cornett. He was a brother of the late Marion Cornett, Bobby Cornett, Mack Cornett, Lincoln Cornett and Hazel Adams. Surviving are his wife, Elsie Lewis Cornett; three sons, […]