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People say the strangest things

I found myself with some rare time off recently and I decided that my “Honey do list” could wait and that watching some television was ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Reports.

The Bookworm: “The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation” by Anna Malaika Tubbs

Your mom was always on your side. She stuck up for you when nobody else would, through thick and through thin. She had your back, ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Reports.

Measuring what is best depends on which ruler you’re using

When I was in elementary school, our school used to dedicate one entire day each year to what was called Field Day. It was a ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Reports.

Bookworm: “Everybody Else is Perfect: How I Survived Hypocrisy, Beauty, Clicks, and Likes” by Gabrielle Korn

  What defines beauty? Does it differ from “pretty” or is it just another degree based on the look of ones’ skin or depth of ... Read more

6 months ago by Staff Reports.

Middlesboro native releases new book

New short story collection from Larry D. Thacker West Virginia University Press will release “Working it Off in Labor County,” Larry D. Thacker’s newest book ... Read more

6 months ago by Staff Reports.

The Bookworm: Books to help children learn about Black history

The Bookworm By Terri Schlichenmeyer When you’re a kid, there are so many things to learn. Someone has to teach you your A-B-Cs, and to ... Read more

6 months ago by Staff Reports.

Dave Ramsey: Don’t embrace the wrong things

Dear Dave, Your plan has been a lifesaver for us. Why do you think some people are unwilling to listen to good advice, and make ... Read more

6 months ago by Staff Reports.

Returning to our first love

The word revival is from the Hebrew word “chayah” and it means to bring back to life, to restore, rejuvenate, and renew. In the context ... Read more

6 months ago by Staff Reports.

The Bookworm: A review of “American Baby: A Mother, a Child, and the Shadow History of Adoption”

“American Baby: A Mother, a Child, and the Shadow History of Adoption” by Gabrielle Glaser You can hardly believe someone would let that go. But ... Read more

6 months ago by Staff Reports.

A view from the mountains

By Bill Hayes The great Tom Handy of London, a Republican, who was nearly Lt. Governor of Kentucky, and I, a Democrat, from Middlesboro, who ... Read more

7 months ago by Staff Reports.

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