No, turkey doesn’t make you sleepy

‘Tis the season for giblets, wattles and snoods – oh my. On Thanksgiving and Christmas, Americans consume about 68 million turkeys – one for about every five of us. In fact, 29 percent of all turkeys gobbled down in the U.S. are consumed during the holidays. And where turkey is being eaten, there is inevitably talk of tryptophan – a […]

William Brown succumbs

William Ronnie Brown, 72, died November 18 at his home on Cowan. A son of the late William H. and Hazel Cook Brown, he was the widower of Anita Carol Brown. Surviving are three sons, William C. Brown, Barry Scott Brown and Jason Daniel Brown, all of Whitesburg; a brother, Richard Brown of Ice; two sisters, Linda Combs of Ice, […]

Inheritance value is rather dubious

Dear Car Talk: I am now the owner of a 1978 Cadillac Seville Grand Opera Coupe. This was my grandmother’s car and one of a few hundred made of this model. It is not running, but I believe that is due to it sitting. It is all original and has very few miles. What is the history of this model, […]

Actress Della Reese dies

LOS ANGELES Della Reese, the actress and gospel-influenced singer who in middle age found her greatest fame as Tess, the wise angel in the longrunning television drama “Touched by an Angel,” has died at age 86. Reese’s co-star on the series, Roma Downey, said in a statement that the actress died peacefully Sunday evening in her home in the Los […]

Rites held for Lavania Stidham

Lavania Stidham, 78, of Charlestown, Ind., died October 27 at Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville, Ind. Born in Whitesburg, she was the daughter of the late Delmar and Martha Fouts Raleigh. Mrs. Stidham was a retired designer for Kentucky Wood Flooring. Her work is in country music stars’ homes, Papa John Football Stadium at the University of Louisville, offices and […]

Policing during the 1946 railroad strike in St. Louis

Near the end of March 1946, Scott Field, Belleville, Ill., was called on to protect the refrigerator cars at the train station in St. Louis during a railroad strike. We were told the cars were full of food. The 25 members of my radio operators class would be with the cars the first night. All my classmates were young, in […]

The same old arguments

Sometimes, the Democratic Party amazes me. And not in a good way. Here is a party fresh off a series of big election triumphs all over the country. The nation faces unprecedented challenges while Republicans are pushing through the most reactionary tax bill since the 1920s. And what do leading Washington Democrats want to do? They would have us engage […]

Community calendar

November 25 — Christmas on Leatherwood will be held at 3 p.m. at the Civil War battleground at Cornettsville. Events include reenactment of the first Christmas, live Nativity, and hayrides. There is no charge and people of all ages are invited to attend. For more information, call Teresa or Danny Dixon at 634-6680. . November 25 — A bluegrass music […]

Bible trivia

By WILSON CASEY 1. Is the book of 1 Thessalonians in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. To keep Adam and Eve away after the Fall, what did God place around the Tree of Life? Smoking pits, Deep moat, Cherubim with flaming swords, Walking vipers 3. In 2 Samuel 12, what personality did God name Jedidiah? David, Amos, […]

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