Political Cartoon

Whether it’s brushing your teeth or typing, ‘Mr. P’ makes it tough

I realize that some you are probably tired of hearing me whine about life with Mr. Parkinson but most of you aren’t stuck with the obnoxious bully 24/7. Sometimes it’s simply impossible to ignore him even though complaining is totally useless. Points East It’s like being back in grade school when the class bully was also the teacher’s favorite little […]

Services Friday for Hassie Short

Hassie Short, 91, of Jackhorn, died March 19 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. A daughter of the late Town and Mary Blair Hall- Yonts, she was a stepdaughter of the late Ernest Yonts and the widow of Mick Short. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Allie Wright, and a half-sister, Wilma Sue. Mrs. Short was a member […]

The thieves in the suites

Today’s captains of corporate capitalism like to think of themselves not as mere businesspeople, but as modern society’s genius “innovators.” Sounds positive… until you ask the key question: Innovation for what purpose? After all, some of society’s most inventive minds are flim flammers, Ponzi-schemers, gamers and embezzlers. Sure enough, an inordinate amount of the innovation comes out of corporate suites […]

Scholarship fund is set up for daughter of slain police officer

Community Trust Bank, Inc. has announced the establishment of a scholarship fund for Brynlee Hamilton, the infant daughter of City of Pikeville Police Officer Scotty Hamilton, who was killed in the line of duty on March 13. Anyone may donate to this savings account by going to any one of Community Trust Bank’s 80 branch offices: Brynlee Elizabeth Hamilton Scholarship […]

Teachers protest pension plan

Teachers lined up along the Whitesburg Bypass this week to protest state Senate Bill 1, which would drastically cut teacher pensions. Teachers and other school employees crowded onto the shoulder of the road and into the truck pull off to gather support and raise awareness, while drivers honked their horns as they passed. At issue is a bill before the […]