Wine in Virginia

June 4, 2014
Winemaker Gabriele Rausse (left) uncorks a bottle of his vintage Viognier for participants of Monticello’s third annual Wine Festival. (Photo by Jordan Thomas Hall)

  By Jordan Thomas Hall The beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia was the center of my travel last weekend. One of the largest antique shows in this part of the country was being held there with excellent offerings. Also in the Valley is Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello. Touring the masterpiece I was able to...

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Why I think mothers would make good politicians

June 4, 2014

By DR. JAMES L. SNYDER In looking forward to Mother’s Day, I could not help but think about the mess our country is in right now. Not that messes remind me of mothers in particular, but honesty compels me to admit they are good at cleaning up messes. And, the messes they clean up...

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Shenandoah Antiques Expo

June 4, 2014
Shenandoah Antiques Expo

By Jordan Thomas Hall The beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia was the center of my travel over the weekend. One of the largest antique shows in this part of the country was being held there with excellent offerings. Also in the Valley is Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello. Touring the masterpiece I was able to...

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Roaming horses are growing problem

May 5, 2014
Roaming horses are growing problem

There are many people in Breathitt, Knott and throughout east Kentucky who love horses but have limited space on their own properties to keep them due to the mountainous terrain. At  the same time, there are many large landowners and coal reclamation sites that could provide lots of grazing area and ideal pastureland. In...

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Knott’s first Village Post Office opens

May 5, 2014
Pictured (not in order) at the VPO Grand Opening -- Nick Walker VPO Coordinator, with Josh Slone, David Thomas, Donnie and Maybelle Newsome, Ronnie Ratliff (Postmaster of the Hindman Post Office), Charlie Keens, Stacy Turner, Melanie Little, Josh Meade and Austin Breeding.  (Photo by Mary Ross)

The Big S Market, located at 53 Old House Branch Road in Topmost, is the new home of the first Village Post Office in Knott County. The Topmost VPO is another opportunity to make postal services and products more readily available to customers with convenient hours. VPOs are operated by local businesses and provide...

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