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Strange But True

• It was 20th-century American author Margaret Mitchell — best known, of course, for her Civil War-era novel “Gone With the Wind” — who made the following sage observation: “Until you’ve lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is.” • It seems that the Germans have a word for everything. For instance, […]

Lady Cavs get win

CLUTCH SHOTS — Jenkins High School’s Lindsey Rose shot a clutch foul shot late in last week’s game against the visiting Eastside High School Lady Spartans of Coeburn, Virginia. Rose, a freshman forward, also made the other free throw to put the game on ice, and give the Lady Cavs the 68-65 win. Rose scored eight points in the game. […]


NOTICE OF BOND RELEASE In accordance with KRS 350.093, notice is hereby given that Sapphire Coal Company, 1073 Riverview Drive, Grundy, Virginia 24614 has applied for Phase III Bond Release on Increment No. 1 of Permit Number 867-0494, which was last issued on June 27, 2018. Increment No. 1 covers an area of approximately 76.46 acres located 1.2 miles north […]

Not motive in Vegas attack

LAS VEGAS The high-stakes gambler responsible for the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history sought notoriety in the attack but left his specific motive a mystery, the FBI said Tuesday as it concluded the investigation of the 2017 massacre that killed 58 country music fans. While the agency found no “single or clear motivating factor” to explain to explain […]

Recovering from surgery

Dear Readers, My name is Karen Vanover, and my daddy is Everett Vanover. I wanted to write to let you know how he is. On the 19th day of December, he fell while going out to get his paper. I found him on his porch at 7 a.m. He had been lying out for quite awhile. It was 35 degrees. […]

Report: More than 312,000 felons can’t vote in Kentucky

FRANKFORT Kentucky has more than 312,000 people who cannot vote because of a felony conviction, a 67 percent increase from 2006. Kentucky is one of three states, including Iowa and Virginia, that impose life- time voting bans on people with felony convictions. A report from the League of Women Voters of Kentucky shows 92 percent of those with felony convictions […]

Salome’s Stars

For week of February 4

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Seeing the silly side of some really ridiculous situations helps give the Lamb a new perspective on how to handle them. Some important contacts can be made this weekend. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Try to complete your outstanding tasks by midweek. This leaves you free to take advantage of new possibilities — […]

Shutdown hit wall of truth evasion

It’s hard to count the halftruths, warped symbolism and abuse of logic that plunged our country into a government shutdown. Sure, blatant lies will do it, but these other players are worse because they are sneaky. Now, President Trump’s reason for the shutdown, a “crisis” at the border, was a lie. The real reason was Robert Mueller’s tightening noose around […]

Jack Morgan remembered by family, friends

The new year has sprang upon us. The first Tuesday came upon us as a holiday, making our first meeting of the year on Tuesday, Jan. 15, and so it begins. There were 17 members present for our first meeting this year, Jan. 15, and as always, after a long break it was more social than business. The meeting opened […]