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On Thursday Op-Ed pages across the country blasted President Trump for his posture towards journalists. Trump coined “Fake News,” and considers journalists as “enemies of the people.” While I disagree with his generalization of journalists, we did not participate in the Op-Ed witch hunt. 

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A great astronaut once said, “To Infinity and beyond.” Or maybe that was just a tweet from a space cadet.

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Some claim that Donald Trump Jr. hosted an illegal dirt-digging party at Trump Tower a while back aiming to unearth a wealth of dirty dealings by the Clintons. Gosh darn it, that was nothing short of dirty pool —  so say the media and most Democrats, for without that treasure trove, their ca…

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Kentucky is known for its many traditions and unless you have lived in Kentucky for a few years, you may not experience some of the best ones. I have been in Kentucky for 18 years and in another 18, I may start to fit in. But, I have experienced many Kentucky traditions and find them fascinating. 

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The Russian Troll Farms got nothing on us. The Elkhorn Tall-Tellers have been spinning yarns from thin air for decades.

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The shot went across the bow, the pot called the kettle black, the splinter is out of one eye and a log jammed into another, a stone went through a glass house. However, you put it, the challenge has been issued and I want front row seats.

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Not many days pass that a delivery truck doesn’t pull up next door. Meat and Tater do most of their shopping online.

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A bunch of atheists with too much time on their hands raised Cain a while back when an Ohio restaurant offered a discount to all Sunday diners who could produce a church bulletin. 

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The good news is there are plenty of jobs available for people who are willing to work. The bad news is that employers in Kentucky are experiencing a lack of people who can fill the open positions.

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Reportedly, hepatitis A has found its way to this region. It has reached Pike and people are freaking out. 

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I’m not sure what’s scarier, Cadet BoneSpurs’ public groveling before Putin or the Trumpet apologists’ Twister contortions to explain it away.

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I don’t get out much, and I don’t eat sushi, so I’d never heard the word Kabuki much until liberal Democrats started throwing it around. Now that I’ve researched it, it has admittedly been used sporadically by some conservatives, though I guess I never noticed it since they didn’t get all ko…

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It’s official, the Russians have taken over the media and they have even hacked into this newspaper. 

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You’d think there’d be something to write about after a week off. In our reality TV world something breaks every 15 minutes, right before the commercial break.

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Remember back in 2015 when apology tours were all the rage and American taxpayers flew John Kerry and James Taylor to Paris to serenade the French?  

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Last year, worldwide battery and energy storage systems manufacturer, EnerBlü announced they would be moving their facility to the new industrial park in Pikeville creating almost 1000 new, good paying jobs. While the supporters are working behind the scenes to make this happen and some skep…

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Who in the world allowed our Independence Day to fall on a Wednesday? I’ll tell you who: Some guy who doesn’t drink beer, shoot guns and salute the flag;  guy who voted for Obama — twice; Some liberal who won’t as much as light a sparkler, much less a cherry bomb, for fear it may look or sou…

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Another announcement, another milestone, another missed opportunity. Once again, a major announcement was made forging a partnership between the hospital and the university that will work with the City of Pikeville to help foster growth. And once again, not one sign of a county official.

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We’ve been in full Appalachian Rainforest-mode around here lately. I hope you’ve managed to keep some socks dry.

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I got myself a passport some 10 years ago and it’s about to expire. To apply I had to provide a picture with a particular facial expression, some hair follicles, have my blood drawn and submit to a cavity search. Then I got a swift kick between the legs for good measure. 

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You can’t have it both ways. If you don’t want the U.S. to be the world’s police organization, then you can’t criticize the way we run our country. 

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Wonder whatever happened to all those WWJD bracelets? I guess now it’s WWDD.

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A South African actress named Noma Dumezweni, who plays Hermione in Broadway’s “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” says Donald Trump isn’t welcome at the production. Though bound to devastate the President, I’m sure the thought makes J.K. Rowling all giddy, as hating on Trump is what cranks …

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Over the last several decades, while the county was responsible for their own demise, the City of Pikeville quietly grew. And the folks over at Coal Run decided to work with Pikeville. And both bodies are flourishing. It’s amazing how progress happens when egos are set aside and elected offi…

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There are times meditating in a flower bed is the only solution — Meat’s words, not mine.

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In 1965 there was a beauty pageant held on Gilligan’s Island. Ginger, Mary Ann and Mrs. Howell were all competing to be named Miss Castaway. Needless to say, Ginger and Mary Ann donned bathing suits, which may or may not have made for this particular episode, being one of the most watched ev…

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A southern televangelist is making a plea for $54 million so he can spread the word of the Lord in a brand new, private jet plane. His begging for this excessive luxury is criminal and abusive. Sadly, some poor saps will give their last dollar so this clown can get a free ride. 

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It’s time for Jeopardy. I beg your pardon? What is a question that’s never passed the Donald’s lips?

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When Roseanne Barr butchered the National Anthem at a 1990 San Diego Padres baseball game, we Republicans wanted her head on a plate. So, too, did everyone in the stadium, as, thanks to God, all baseball fans are Republicans, it being America’s Pastime and all. In case you haven’t heard, God…

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According to Jim Balog, an American photographer who explores the relationship between humans and nature, there are four elements that affect humans — water, air, fire and earth. They create “The Human Element,” which is the name of his newest documentary film. 

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Another week, another casualty of tweeting like a twit. One wonders what keeps the tweeter-in-chief employed.

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I have a good friend who was born in Egypt and has lived in Florida for years. Legally, I might add. He looks Middle Eastern, and his English, though fluent, sounds Middle Eastern. I’ve never asked him about his politics or religion, as I couldn’t care less. What I do know is that should you…

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It’s that time of year again. We will see another class of bright eyed young people who are anxious to get the heck out of school and move on to the next part of their lives. 

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I’d like to start this week by thanking the poll workers for making elections work. It’s a long day putting up with people like me.

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If you’re smart, I’m sure you’re going to get out and cast your vote today. If you’re dumb, I’d just soon you stay home.  

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As we lead up to the “big day” when new government jobs will be one step closer to being awarded, I’m waiting to hear that one of the candidates is a cross-dresser, has twelve toes or eats mud pies while rooting for Louisville.  

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Cyan, magenta and yellow are not the names of Kardashian offspring, yet. Those are the primary colors and, likely, on a yard sign near you.

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I looked up a list of the most painful torture devices utilized during the Middle Ages, though I figured a television set with California Sen. Dianne Feinstein on the screen might be among them, it didn’t even make the Top 10. 

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Last week, I started a series of political forums for offices up for grabs in this May primary. To say that the week was eventful is an understatement. For the most part they were civil. But, there were times I thought I was going to have to call in for back up and hip waders as the mud was flying.

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Do you hear that? How could you not? The green explosion has weedeaters working overtime.

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I learned something new about the calculator on my iPhone the other day. You can’t type in the number 1,700,000,000 unless you turn the phone sideways. All the zeroes won’t fit on the screen. 

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I would make a horrible juror. My tolerance for stupid criminals is really low. That’s why I’m skeptical of what’s happening on Main Street, Pikeville in the Pike County Courthouse.

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“Let’s play 20 questions,” might not be something you want to hear from a special prosecutor. It depends on who’s making up the questions, I suppose.

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A Pennsylvania jury has essentially castrated “America’s Dad,” and rightfully so, which means the Cosby Quaaludes are apt to now flood the streets. 

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There’s no better way to start a morning than coffee with Meat and Tater. Apologies to eggheads the world over.

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Political stump speeches actually got their name and were perfected in Kentucky, I understand. 

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Part of being fair is being equally unfair to everyone. When it comes to pulling this state out of the financial mess we are in, the working class is pulling more than their fair share while the rest of the slouches are getting away with living off the taxpayers.

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