Credit card debt can cause college students financial headaches

Students can get into trouble with credit card debt if they don’t take time to think about what they’re doing, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). One quick way to get into trouble is to carry a high balance and pay only the minimum payment each month. If you have a $1,500 balance, your minimum payment might […]

Rites held for Tim McCray

Tim McCray, 55, died December 13 at his home in Thornton. Born in Whitesburg, he was a son of Sharon Craft Banks of Jenkins and the late Charles McCray, and a brother of the late Greg McCray. Mr. McCray enjoyed fishing, riding his motorcycle, and spending time with family and friends. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, […]

TV had some big moments during past year

It was a remarkably dramatic year on television, with much of it unscripted. While prime-series including “This Is Us” and “Atlanta” reached notable emotional and provocative highs, TV impressively fulfilled its role as witness to gripping real-life events. We had the chance to see it all unfold: today’s barbed politics in unlikely settings; a woman essentially saying MeToo to U.S. […]

My uniforms disappeared

In October, 1968, I reported to Germany as the noncommissioned officer in charge (NOIC) of all printing in Europe. My first two trips to the base laundry, my uniforms disappeared. My printers and I only wore our uniforms on special occasions like parades or reporting to our boss. We always wore fatigues, our work clothes, while working. I talked to […]

State’s high court did the right thing


“Liberal.” “Activist.” The Supreme Court of Kentucky? Nothing could be more ridiculous than calling an elected court in a state that voted overwhelmingly for the past three Republican presidential candidates “liberal” and “activist.” It would be even more ludicrous if those statements were made by the governor and the majority leader of the state Senate. Wait a minute — they […]

Rita Lewis Collins dies

Funeral services for Rita Lewis Collins, 89, were held December 18 at Faith Community Church in Whitesburg. Burial was in the Collins Cemetery at Colston. A daughter of the late Johnny and Polly Creech Lewis, she was born at Gilley. She died December 16 at her home at Colson. She was the widow of Otis Collins and was also preceded […]

Country singer Kane Brown: From very humble beginnings to one of most successful acts

Kane Brown wasn’t sure he was going to make it. But there was one thing he was certain about: He was never going to give up. The singer from humble beginnings has become one of the brightest new singers in music and arguably country music’s most successful act of the year, and has been named one of The Associated Press’ […]

Lion Club talks of this year’s accomplishments

Christmas dinner was on Tuesday, Dec. 4, meeting for its last time for the year of 2018. The gathering took place at 6 p.m. with the usual manner but with the exception of the guests. Present at the dinner were the spouses and friends of the members. There were over 30 individuals present. The dinner menu was catered by the […]

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Lou Gary Quillen dies at 72

Lou Gary Quillen, 72, died October 29 in Ann Arbor, Mich. Born in Deane to Opal Johnson Marquis of Plymouth, Mich., and the late Clarence Quillen, he was the widower of Shirley Quillen. Mr. Quillen was a Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Army, where he was awarded the Purple Heart. Surviving in addition to his mother are a daughter, Clarissa […]