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With the help of Eastern Kentucky University and members of Rolling Thunder Chapter 5, a nonprofit state chapter of the national organization, many service men and women who are Prisoners of War - Missing in Action (POW/MIA) will be remembered with the unveiling of the 'Chair of Honor.'

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Serving his country. That's what George McMakin says Veterans Day means to him. The veteran with almost 24 years of service to his name noted he doesn't like to brag about his army life. However, when recognition is given, McMakin said he feels honor.

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Emerson McAfee began serving his country in the U.S. Air Force in early 1960, not long after graduating from high school. After 25 years of active duty, the Springfield, Ohio, native retired in 1984 as a master sergeant and returned to Madison County, his adopted home.

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For Peter Schmidt, a retired law enforcement specialist with the Air Force, the highlight of his near two-decade long career is being on a Philippine Air Force base when prisoners of war (POWs) were returned safely.

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Farmers have a more difficult time getting started in any kind of farming venture without a generational background, as Brandon Sears, of the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, stated. Growing up in a farming family and inheriting farmland are two key benefits that can really give a new farmer an advantage.

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"It is tough, but it's very rewarding if you like and enjoy it. If you enjoy it, it is well worth the sacrifice to do it." For Isaac Marcum, farming is indeed fraught with challenges, but those are not severe enough to deter him from the farming lifestyle.

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This year in Kentucky, 20,164 low-income children benefited from afterschool suppers on an average weekday in Kentucky in October 2018. This is a 17% increase from the previous year, according to Afterschool Suppers: A Snapshot of Participation, a new report from the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC, a national anti-hunger advocacy group).

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Peggy Robbins' infectious laugh catches you off-guard, and you can't help but smile when you hear it. The two-time breast cancer survivor has worked hard to keep a positive outlook since she was diagnosed eight years ago. She credits her faith and support from those around her to helping her through her fight.

This Week's Circulars

Obituaries

Earl Junior Dishman, age 93, of Monticello, Ky., passed away Monday, November 27, 2017 at Hospice of Lake Cumberland Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset, Ky. He was born November 23, 1924 in Bowling Green, Ky. the son of the late Thomas Edison and Mae (Dugger) Dishman. He is survived by his …

Darwin Edward Keeton, age 70, formerly of Monticello, Ky. passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at his home in Spring Hill, Fla. He was preceded in death by his wife-Elizabeth Gaye (Piercy) Keeton; his parents-Clarence Edward and Zula (Norfleet) Keeton; one nephew-Timothy Joe Krick; paternal…