Getting old is not for wimps

Getting old is not for wimps

If there was such a thing as a handbook for growing older, I doubt that any of us would read it when we are young and could take heed. When we are you...

July 29th, 2016 updated: July 29th, 2016. |  


Where the election stands

Where the election stands

The next few weeks in politics are a little like the all-star break in baseball. With the Republican and Democratic national conventions upon us, it&#...

July 28th, 2016 |  


Mrs. Forrest’s unstoppable feeding compulsion

Mrs. Forrest’s unstoppable feeding compulsion

Mrs. Forrest has always been a compulsive feeder. Before she retired, she was cooking for the Mule Barn truck stop’s customers, and is singularl...

July 28th, 2016 |  


Will anyone step up to the plate for Harlan?

Will anyone step up to the plate for Harlan?

I was born in the old Harlan hospital on Mound Street, March 30, 1940. Dr. Clark Bailey delivered me. I attended kindergarten, grade school and high s...

July 27th, 2016 |  


Trump revolution more profound than realized

Trump revolution more profound than realized

Something of a mega earthquake happened when Donald Trump selected Governor Mike Pence as his vice presidential running mate over my predicted long-te...

July 27th, 2016 |  


Eye on the plow

Eye on the plow

Scripture in the Holy Bible talks about keeping our hands on the plow. The scriptural reference from the book of Luke speaks to the attitude a Christi...

July 24th, 2016 |  


Learning more about humility

Learning more about humility

Humility is a difficult thing to define. Most people say, “I know it when I see it.” We are offended when we see arrogance, and we like it...

July 24th, 2016 |  


All about Jesus, faith in him

Without a doubt, the most well-known verse in the Bible is John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whos...

July 24th, 2016 |  


Noe celebrates 101 birthday

Noe celebrates 101 birthday

One of the most elderly women in Harlan County is Helen Potts Noe. Born in Bell County at Balkin, she has spent 99 percent of her life in Harlan Count...

July 23rd, 2016 |  


Rekindling a favorite hobby

Rekindling a favorite hobby

Prior to becoming so closely acquainted with Mr. Parkinson, fishing was my favorite hobby. I have been known to be out there wetting a line in Decembe...

July 23rd, 2016 |