Rep. Hatton appointed

State Rep. Angie Hatton, D-Whitesburg, has been appointed to serve on the Southern Legislative Conference’s (SLC) Energy & Environment Committee, one of the organization’s six standing committees that provide a forum for policymakers to share knowledge in their area of expertise with colleagues from 15 states across the South. Rep. Hatton recently received the appointment to serve on the SLC […]

Jason Isbell can’t stop writing great music

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, “The Nashville Sound” (Southeastern/Thirty Tigers) Audio review In the hands of an ordinary songwriter, “Anxiety” would be an ordinary song. But when the writer is Jason Isbell, arguably the finest songwriter putting pen to paper these days, the song changes tempo and builds to an angsty, gnarling crescendo, all in unspoken support of lyrics […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

The many benefits of bobber fishing

By GREG ‘GABBY’ CAUDILL One of the oldest forms of basic fishing is using a bobber, or a floater as many fishermen call it. Some anglers just about always use floaters for crappie and bluegill fishing, and even for catching catfish. But some anglers prefer to not use them much. It does not matter — just use whatever works for […]


RECAPS JUNE 19 – 23 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — As Quinn reflected on the recent events that have taken place in her life, she felt compelled to express her true feelings to Ridge. Maya showed no sign of concern when Rick informed her of the legal matter that Carter had brought to his attention. Feeling as though she […]

The cat came back

A fellow by the name of Harry S. Miller is generally credited with writing a song in 1893 that goes something like this: “Oh the cat came back. She couldn’t stay no longer Yes the cat came back, the very next day The cat came back, thought she was a goner But the cat came back ‘cause she couldn’t stay […]

2017-06-21 E-Edition

Open window brought breeze to sleepers

Hello everyone! As summer has arrived with some humidity and hot weather, it takes me back to childhood in the mountains of eastern Kentucky once more. There wasn’t such a thing called air conditioning and I really don’t recall any fans. Mom raised the windows, and of course there were no window screens or screen doors. Mom would leave the […]

Highlights of Fleming-Neon High School days

1956 Fleming-Neon Pirates down Kingdom Come to open tournament The Pirates from Fleming Neon ousted the Wildcats from Kingdom Come in the opening round of the 53rd District play at Whitesburg, Wednesday night by a score of 80-57. Long of Kingdom Come opened the ball game by hitting a hook shot to send his team into the lead 2-0. Johnson […]


Rites held for Rev. John Harms

Funeral services for the Reverend John Harms, 83, of Jenkins, were held June 17 at the Beefhide First Alliance Church. Burial was in the Haynes Cemetery at Jenkins. Born in Crookshank Saskatchewan, Canada to the late Abram and Agatha Friesen Harms, he died June 13 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was graduated with a Doctorate of Divinity degree, was […]