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Popular Cornmeal Makes A Return

(Column by Teresa Brooks) Around Thanksgiving time last year, I ran across a long-lost grocery store item at Food City in Middlesboro that I hadn’t been able to find locally for many years. Three Rivers brand cornmeal was like a tradition in southern cooking. Used for over 75...

Frozen britches and bare bottoms

Well, I think we can officially say fall is over as it is getting close to the middle of November and I know the bitterly cold weather is coming, whether I like it or not. Truthfully, I am not and never have really been too fond of winter, and as I get older, I like it even less....

Whitley County has a new centenarian; Foley recently celebrates 100th birthday

World War II veteran and COVID survivor, Warren Foley, of Williamsburg, celebrated his 100th birthday on November 7, 2020. He is a member and deacon at Highland Park Baptist Church, and is currently a resident at the Williamsburg Nursing Home. The nursing home threw Warren a...

Hauntings of Fall

In October, when the days start getting shorter and darkness overtakes the land, people’s minds sometimes plays tricks on them and they think they see things that may not necessarily be what they think they are. Such is the case, I believe, of the Mulberry Black Thing. If you’ve...

Daniel Boone National Forest waives fees for National Public Lands Day Saturday, Sept. 26

In honor of National Public Lands Day, the USDA Forest Service will waive fees at all Daniel Boone National Forest recreation areas other than concession-operated sites on Saturday, September 26, 2020. Established in 1994, National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest,...

Amanda Angel

Amanda Angel, 73, of Williamsburg, KY, passed away Monday, September 30, 2019 at Williamsburg Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born July 11, 1946 in Whitley County, KY, to the late Noah D. and Stella Bryant Lovitt. Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her...

James “Red” Cornelius

James “Red” Cornelius, 75, of Williamsburg, KY, passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at Signature Health of McCreary County in Pine Knot, KY. He was born January 22, 1944 in Whitley County, KY, to the late Clark and Vina Bryant Cornelius. Along with his parents he is preceded in...

Local woman to donate kidney to help friend live longer life

UPDATE October 3, 2019 5:15 PM Message from Scott Dunn, Cindy’s husband concerning her kidney transplant surgery that was held this morning: “Everything went great. Linda [Croley] is doing good. And Cindy [Cynthia Dunn] is doing good too. The new kidney started...

Agnes Hopper Young

Agnes Hopper Young, 96, passed away on Monday, September 16, 2019 at home in Corbin. Agnes was born in Casey County, Kentucky, on November 17, 1922, a daughter of Ethel Godbey and Lewis Wilham. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister Pauline Wilham, husband...

James L. Safriet

James L. Safriet, 89, of Williams-burg, Kentucky passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 22, 2019. He was born in Gatliff, Kentucky on May 26, 1930 to the Pearl (Teague) Safriet. He was one of three veterans in his family. He is also preceded in death by a brother Art (Jr.)...