Services set for Donald Lucas

Donald Ray Lucas, 76, died, June 10 at his home at Thornton. A son of the late David and June Blanton Lucas, he was a brother of the late Charlie Wayne Lucas. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Alice Baker Lucas; two sons, Matthew Lucas and Mark Lucas, both of Thornton; a brother, Eugene Lucas of Thornton; four sisters, Shiann Adams […]

Hijacked to Cuba

I’m sitting at my desk at the Pentagon in 1971, thinking about putting in for my Air Force retirement. The talk about peace in Vietnam was still going on. The protesters were still near the Pentagon. I was very unhappy working somewhat out of my career as a printer. We had printing equipment, but I saw very little of that […]

Tangy, tomatoey, sauce star of this BBQ chicken

A tangy, tomatoey, molasseslaced sauce is the indisputable star of traditional American barbecued chicken. The brick-hued sauce should be mopped on as the chicken cooks, resulting in a beautifully browned (not charred) exterior surrounding moist, evenly cooked meat. Our Classic Barbecue Sauce gave simple chicken parts all the intense, multidimensional flavor we craved, but the real secret to this recipe […]

Strange but True

• It was French author, philosopher and journalist Albert Camus who made the following sage observation: “Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.” • Famously flamboyant country singer and songwriter Dolly Parton once entered a Dolly Parton look-alike contest — and she lost. • If you’re a sailor you’re probably familiar with the hazards of […]

Josephine Dazey dies in Indiana

Josephine Dazey, 89, died June 1 at her home in Chandler, Ind. Born in Premium to the late Levi and Viola Adams Joseph, she was the widow of Russell Dazey. She was a Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher at Raikes Hill Baptist Church, Patesville Baptist Church, New Hope Baptist Church and New Haven Baptist Church, and was a […]

Keys to moist bread pudding? Custard and type of bread

America’s Test Kitchen’s slowcooker bread pudding boasts tender bread cubes enveloped by a rich custard and accented with a few stir-ins and a simple topping. Getting the texture of this company-worthy dessert just right was a challenge; early tests yielded mushy or dry puddings. After testing types of bread, America’s Test Kitchen settled on challah for its rich flavor. Using […]

LCCHS student receive awards

Awards Day at Letcher County Central High School was held June 1. The scholarships awarded totaled $2,187,515. Receiving Academic Team Awards were Katherine Braswell, Gavin Sexton, Corey Sparkman, and Brooke Saurer. The Art Award went to Alexander Sturgill. In the Band Awards were the National Scholarship Marching Band, Brooke Saurer, Emma Griffith and Sean Looney; National Scholarship Color Guard, Brittany […]

Reginald Sexton, 73, dies

Reginald ‘Reggie’ Lee Sexton, 73, of Hoover, Ala., died May 29 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital with his daughter, Karen, in attendance. The son of the late Leroy and Viola Sexton, he was the widower of Sherry Lee Mullins Sexton. Mr. Sexton had served in the U.S. Navy, and he loved being surrounded by his family and especially his beloved […]

Returning players should boost SEC

Vaught’s Views

After several key returning SEC players withdrew their name from the NBA draft and both Tennessee and LSU got some key late recruits, Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook editor Chis Dortch says he’ll have five or six teams in Blue Ribbon’s top 25. He believes Kentucky, Tennessee, Auburn, LSU and Mississippi State will be in Blue Ribbon’s top 25 with […]