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Wanted: Rematch with Mr. Moose

Well, I am looking forward to my name being drawn for the moose hunt in Maine. Probably won’t happen, but I can tell you what my chances would have been, had I not applied — zero. This is the best $55 I spend almost every year on a draw hunt. I remember the first wild moose I ever saw in […]

Scholarship provides free tuition

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Secretary Hal Heiner spoke about the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship (WRKS), which will help thousands of Kentuckians become more marketable in the workplace. The scholarship provides free tuition for programs in five fields that are considered high-wage, high-demand in Kentucky. Those fields are health care, advanced manufacturing, transportation/logistics, business services/information technology and construction/trades. Anyone who […]

10-word answers (or less) to life insurance questions

If you’re thinking about buying life insurance, it helps to know some basics. Here are fast answers to common life insurance questions. Q: What is life insurance? A: It’s insurance that pays someone after you die. Q: Who gets the payout? A: The person(s) you name as beneficiary on the policy. Q: Do I need life insurance? A: Yes, if […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Clear water can offer fishing hotspot

This past weekend marked what most consider the kickoff to the summer camping and fishing season. There were a lot of boats and fisherman on the lakes, with many anglers out fishing for a wide variety of fish from bass to crappie to bluegill to catfish. From now until Labor Day, there will be something at the lake for everyone. […]

Rites held for Barbara Works

Funeral services for Barbara Lynn Works, 45, of Latonia, were held May 28 at the Carty Funeral Home in Neon. Burial was in the Potter-Hall Cemetery at Neon. Born in Newport to the late James Richard and Joy Ann Chadderton Williams, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Randy, and a son, Billy. Mrs. Works died May 23 […]


Everyone loves a barbecue, but those fun summer get-togethers can derail your diet and possibly raise your blood sugar and blood pressure. This does not mean you have to give up barbecues just because you have diabetes. Instead, follow these hints so you can have a meal that is both delicious and healthy, whether you are hosting or are a […]

Feeling lucky; here’s why

Points East

I didn’t record the conversation and I’m reasonably sure what I remember hearing was couched in more articulate, gentler, bedside phraseology when the doctor set me down to explain what condition my condition was in. But the only words that really stuck with me were, “You have cancer but you’re lucky.” He went on explain that I have a tumor […]

Card of Thanks

We, the family of Wilma Holbrook, would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to all our family and friends for your thoughtfulness and kindness during our devastating loss of our precious wife, mom and mammaw. We will not mention any names for fear of omitting someone. Just know that we truly do appreciate the visits, prayers, cards, food, […]

Will Caudill, Rt. 7 to play at Hemphill

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/ pages/Hemphill-Community Center. Hemphill Community Center presents The Back to Our Appalachian Roots Project, a series of events to be held on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until noon throughout the summer. There will be demonstrations, food, music and open jam sessions on each of the Saturdays. Bring […]

As bear population grows, more are being killed on roads while seeking food

Drivers in eastern Kentucky by this time are all too familiar with the sight of deer carcasses and mangled auto parts lying on the roadside after unhappy encounters between whitetail deer and speeding cars. But if things keep going the way they are, drivers might soon become more familiar with a larger, heavier, more damaging roadkill — black bears. The […]