A disappointing vote from our representative

For years, U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers has been known for bringing what we have often considered very needed projects and money to eastern Kentucky. But in voting for the Republican-pushed “Trump Care” last week, rather than bringing home the bacon, Congressman Rogers served his constituents a poison meal of spoiled chitlins. The tenderloin and the center-cut chops went to corporations, […]


Breeding graduates with DNP

Sandra L. Breeding, DNP, APRN, of Winchester, a daughter of the late Wilburn and Jessie Hampton of Jeremiah and the wife of Timothy J. Breeding, formerly of Red Fox, was graduated from Northern Kentucky University Dec. 17 with a Doctor in Nursing Practice (DNP). She earned a 4.0 grade point average. NKU Nursing faculty selected Dr. Breeding as the recipient […]

The Anti-Health-Care Bill

We should never forget May 4, 2017. It should forever be marked as the day when the House of Representatives descended to a new level of cruelty, irresponsibility and social meanness. The lower chamber has always claimed to be “the people’s house.” No more. It should now come to be known by other names: the house of selfishness, the house […]

Ashley Cook receives degree

Ashley Cook, of Mayking, is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, receiving a degree as a family nurse practitioner. She was also the graduate student speaker at College of Health Sciences’ spring commencement on May 12. Cook plans to practice in the Whitesburg area, where she was born and continues to live and says she is committed to bringing quality […]

Living at Cane Branch Hollow

Walking out of the milelong Cane Branch Hollow with the creek in the middle of the road, I carried my shoes until I got to the mouth of the hollow and put them on. I then walked the mile on the railroad tracks to Burdine School. All the boys wore tennis shoes the year round, and when we played sports […]

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Community calendar

May 13 — A Mother’s Day plant and flower sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Blackey Community Center. Crafts, hotdogs and drinks will also be sold. . May 13 — Gwen Rollins’s Antiques and More will hold a sale of antiques, handmade items, and soaps from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Calvary […]

Reception planned at Appalshop

A reception for Natalie Baxter’s Warm Guns/Bloated Flags exhibit will be held at the Appalshop Gallery on Madison Avenue in Whitesburg from 5 to 7 pm. on Friday, May 12. Baxter is a native of Kentucky and her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. It has been featured in publications including W Magazine, Huffington Post, and The London Observer. […]

After James Comey

The news that President Donald Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey is not cause for celebration. Of course Comey deserved to be replaced. Not only did he make a horribly bad decision when, 11 days before the election, he threw the contest to Trump when he announced that the investigation that went nowhere (twice) into Hillary Clinton’s emails had […]