A one-sided relationship

A lot of Kentuckians and West Virginians plaster their vehicles and bodies with “Friends of Coal.” But the friendship is not mutual, as an industry group is proving by trying to sabotage U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers’s RECLAIM Act. Rogers’s legislation would put unemployed miners back to work reclaiming abandoned mine sites by spending proceeds from an industry fee in communities […]

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of Libertaria in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. In Galatians 5: 1, “Stand fast therefore in the … wherewith Christ hath made us free”? Light, Liberty, Redemption, Resurrection 3. From John 8:32, “And ye shall know the …, and ‘it’ shall make you free”? Word, Truth, Love, Forgiveness 4. How many times is […]

Lands Trust adds 353 acres of land on Pine Mountain

Kentucky Natural Lands Trust recently purchased 353 acres of key conservation land on Pine Mountain near Pineville in Bell County. The two tracts protect unique habitats for a diversity of plant and animal life, including the endemic Icebox Cave Beetle found nowhere else on Earth. The acquisitions kept the beetle off the endangered species list. These new tracts are additions […]

Political Cartoon

Beautiful weather in the Ohio Valley

Hello once again! Hope everyone is able to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather. At least it is beautiful in the Ohio Valley area. I took a few minutes to sit on my front porch before unlocking my door to come in the house. As the cool evening breeze caressed my skin, I could feel fall in the air. […]

Carlos Sexton dies at 69

Carlos Sexton, 69, formerly of Thornton, died June 27 at his home in Glasgow. He was a son of the late Henry and Sarah Sexton. Surviving are his wife, Wanda Sexton; two sons, Carlos Sexton Jr. of Glasgow and Jeffrey Sexton of Neon; two daughters, Joyce Ann Stamper of Glasgow and Sarah Blair of Franklin, Ind.; a brother, Ricky Sexton […]

No recess from opioid crisis

On June 27, public outrage forced the Republicans to postpone their vote to gut the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid. Two hours later, I stood with a loved one in an emergency room in small-town Ohio and got an earful from the nurse taking care of him. The nurse, with more than 20 years in the profession, had spent the […]

Outdoor drama opens in Jenkins

The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come, an outdoor drama based on a novel of the same name by John Fox Jr., opened its ninth season at the Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come Outdoor Drama amphitheater in Jenkins on Saturday. The Little Shepherd is the story of the struggles of Chad Buford, born on Kingdom Come Mountain in the Letcher County […]

Salome’s Stars

Your 7-day horoscope for week of July 10 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You clever Ewes and Rams love nothing more than to rise to a challenge. So, by all means, if you feel sure about your facts, step right up and defend your side of the issue. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You’ve done some great work […]

‘Jobettes’ in U.S.

Excellent news, folks: A decade after Wall Street greed crashed our economy and crushed the working class, jobs are suddenly plentiful! As an Associated Press article joyously put it, “The U.S. job market has settled into a sweet spot of steadily solid growth.” At long last, the American dream is back for working families, right? Well … in a word: […]