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Moments and Memories of WHS

1996 DAR names Good Citizenship Award from WHS

Forrest Waylon Brock is the son of J.R. and Rhonda Brock of Whitesburg. Forrest has been active in many areas while at Whitesburg High School. He has played football and basketball all four years. He is a DARE instructor as well as a PSI Teen Leader. (DARE is the program to keep young people off drugs. PSI means postponing sexual […]

House Dems to probe high drug prices

House Democrats announced a sweeping investigation this week of the pharmaceutical industry’s pricing practices, jockeying for the upper hand with the Trump administration on an issue that concerns Americans across the political spectrum. Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings said he’s sent letters to 12 major drugmakers seeking detailed information and documents about pricing practices for brand-name drugs to […]


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Turner discusses his votes in new legislative session

The 153rd regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly convened last week with more than 150 bills already filed. Five of those received passage in the Senate chambers during the first week. In years past, the first week of off-year “short” sessions was spent mainly on formalities such as electing leaders and appointing committees with the real work of passing […]

Make a resolution to better yourself financially in 2019

The new year is a great time for a fresh start. More than half of us will make a resolution. This year, think about resolutions you make to help improve your financial well being. Taking stock of your current financial situation is a good place to start. Ask yourself these questions: • Am I comfortable with my current financial situation? […]

Beshear wants opponents to release tax returns

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has officially filed to run for governor, calling on his Democratic opponents to release their tax returns ahead of the primary on May 21. Beshear is the second Democrat to file for the race, joining former state employee Geoff Young. Two other Democrats say they are running: state House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins and former […]

My new military assignment

At the end of the Korean War, I was asked to take over the printing department at the only training base in California, the Parks Air Base in Dublin, where the military police were trained for all Air Force bases. My first week on my new base I ran into Rodney Gallion of Joe’s Branch, a childhood buddy of mine. […]

Nurturing womanly ambition

A few days before my mother died, at age 62, she sat tethered to oxygen in her crowded hospital room and expressed two regrets about her life. “If I had it to do over, I’d dye my hair red,” she said, “and I would own cats.” Some of us laughed nervously. Her voice was uncharacteristically angry, and the target of […]

Services set for Gerald Johnson

Gerald Kenneth Johnson, 74, of Richmond, formerly of Goose Creek died January 12 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. A son of the late Luther and Golda Ruth Stephens Johnson, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Barbara Louise Mullins and Carol Ann Baker, and a brother, Jackie Vincent Johnson. Surviving are his wife, Janet Meade Johnson; three […]