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Near-record-high temperatures and summertime heat continue late this week. The first day of tsummer will be intense out there. While it may be in the upper 90s, the high humidity and direct June sunlight will make it feel like 100 degrees or more for both Thursday and Friday!

Just after my family moved to Prestonsburg over 20 years ago, Leah Dane Ƶ the wife of one of our older deacons wives Ƶ made us a loaf of banana bread. The small bundle was wrapped in foil. Opening it up, we found it already sliced for our convenience.

The monthly First Friday Cruise-in, sponsored by the Nitro Antique Car Club, brought out the automobile enthusiasts to enjoy free hot dogs, music and car talk on Friday evening, June 7, 2024.

The heat is on! A powerful ridge of high pressure that has produced intense heat over the four corners region of the country is sliding eastward. This will produce some hot temperatures in our neck of the woods for Thursday. In fact, most of us will soar well into the 90s! While northerly wi…

The lions sauntered along the road without fear. A half dozen of them, passing a line of vehicles driving through Africa. The caption on that video read, ƵThe way you walk, when you know who walks behind you.Ƶ

Teays Physical Therapy Center Inc. and The Putnam Herald are pleased to present this yearƵs Female Gamer of the Year award to senior Mia Duterte of the Winfield High School soccer and track and field teams.

Winfield Watersports Weekend returns for its fourth year, offering a variety of watersports activities on the Kanawha River at Winfield along with music, food and fun on Saturday, June 8, 2024.

LEESBURG, Va. Ƶ A West Virginia SkillsUSA advisor and Fire and Emergency Management instructor has won a prestigious Outstanding Career and Technical Educator award for participation in SkillsUSA and career and technical education.

An annual spring tradition, the Bridge Church car show brings out automobile enthusiasts on Saturday afternoon, June 1, 2024, in Poca.

GARY L. BAILEY, 79, of Eleanor passed away Saturday, June 1, 2024. Funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, at Raynes Funeral Ƶ, Eleanor, with visitation two hours prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery.…

Students at Mountain View Elementary School enjoy the end-of-year field day on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, on the schoolƵs playground in Teays Valley.

Memorial Day and the final week of school brought out the smiles in Putnam County last week.

The unbearable heat and humidity is over for a short period of time in Putnam County. A cold front that produced a soaking of rainfall Wednesday will push off to our east sometime on your Thursday. This will take out some moisture and make it feel drier and comfortable by afternoon. Lingerin…

When I was quite young back in England, I used to play the usual boysƵ games. In those days we played outside, whereas today many boys tend to play the same sort of games inside on their computers or consoles. I guess itƵs always been so but, in the mid-19th century, some boys took their gam…

LEWISBURG, W.Va. Ƶ A Putnam County woman recently graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) with a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree.

The Rylynn Remodeling Jaguars take on the Rubic Pink Hooligans in youth softball action on Saturday morning, May 25, 2024, at the Winfield Ballfields.

POCA Ƶ Poca High School celebrated a significant step in its evolution with a May 13 ribbon-cutting ceremony, symbolizing the inauguration of its new College and Career-Ready STEM Lab and Media Center.

HURRICANE Ƶ Memorial Day Weekend means the pools are now open, including Waves of Fun in Valley Park, where people enjoyed swimming and floating on Saturday, May 25, 2024.

After a long, covid-pandemic-related shutdown, H&H Rodeo, one of nearby Mason CountyƵs favorite entertainment venues, welcomes back excited fans on Saturday, May 25, 2024.

Moving is always a stressful project. Throw in the threat of a moving scam, and things get even worse. Before hiring a moving company, careful research is necessary to avoid falling victim to a moving scam.

IƵve written before about my inclinations to repair things before buying new, and one of the areas where IƵve had a lot of success with this is with outdoor furniture. Last year I stripped and repainted the frames of all of our swivel sling chairs for our patio set, then sewed and replaced t…

A cool, westerly wind has placed us below normal and closer to 70 degrees for your Thursday! We finally have a disturbance-free weather system that brings a spring-like feel for us outside.

Surely it cannot have escaped anyoneƵs attention that we are deep into the throes of an election campaign. For weeks, every patch of greenery has been festooned with ads and placards asking the public to vote for all sorts of positions, ranging from president of this country to numerous loca…

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