Wilson Baker, 81, Jackson passed away Fri., Dec. 6, at the Pikeville Medical Center. He is survived by three sons, Wilson Jr. (Becky) Baker of Scottsburg, IN, Douglas (Elizabeth) Baker of Jackson, Darren Baker of Jackson; three daughters, Darlene (Cecil) Howard of Jackson, Gail (A.B.) Howard of Jackson, Clair (Greg) Center of Commiskey, IN; two brothers, James Baker of Booneville, Ervin Baker of Booneville; one sister, Geraldine Herald of Booneville; ten grandchildren, five great grandchildren. Funeral services Wed., Dec. 11, 12PM at the Breathitt Funeral Home Chapel with Rev.John Abner and Rev. Joe Powlas officiating. Burial in Baker Cemetery at Booneville. Breathitt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Most of us would not knowingly ingest a toxic substance or breathe poisonous fumes. It is challenging to maintain the awareness that negative thoughts are just as toxic to our lives. When we think a negative thought, it is like we are inhaling negative energy deep into our psyches, and it will surely poison our bodies, our relationships, and our social environment.
A negative thought may take the form of a judgment, a criticism, labeling someone, or generally not seeing the positive in life. When we think negatively, we distance ourselves from other people, and from the world. Positive energy is expansive. Negative energy contracts – we feel tightness in our bodies, and interactions with others become strained or constricted. Positive energy opens our hearts – negative energy closes them. An open-hearted person is radiant and a joy to be around. A closed-hearted person tends to pull back from life, and so it is harder to get close.
Naturally, they then find the world to be less warm and accepting than the open-hearted soul. I do believe open-heartedness is our natural state – it is associated with higher levels of physical health. I have also taught the principles of open-hearted living to children, and they grasp it readily. They practice it, and teach it to others, because it feels so right, and so good to them.
The more we practice open-heartedness ourselves, the easier it becomes to recognize when our heart is closing. If we open it right up again, miraculously, the hearts of those around us seem to open as well.
Gwen Randall-Young is an author and award-winning Psychotherapist. For permission to reprint this article, or to obtain books or cds, visit www.gwen.ca
Louisville, KY. (December 6, 2013) – The Breathitt County Farm Bureau was recognized for outstanding membership and program achievement during the recent 94th Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting in Louisville. Here, Holden Williams, center, accepts the award from David S. Beck, right, Kentucky Farm Bureau executive vice president, and Brad Smith, executive vice president of Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Companies, during a December 6 recognition and awards program.
By Ron Hamblin – Let’s face it folks, the Cats are a work in progress. They have played five really tough teams, Michigan State, Baylor, Providence, Boise State & North Carolina. They lost to Mich. St., & Baylor on neutral courts, and lost to N.C. in their first true road game. The defeated Providence on the road and beat a solid Boise State team at home. Should we really be worried about the North Carolina loss? Not really. The UK Wildcats are finding out just how tough it is to have a team filled with promising stars.
Kentucky will go as Julius Randle goes and let’s face it, he did not show up at N.C. No one can deny Randle’s heart. It just seems that he is letting opponents double and triple teaming to cause him to fade in to the background. He has been steady in his offensive numbers since being in beast mode to begin the season. Against North Carolina he was a no show compared to games past. There is no doubt U.K. players will start to jell sooner than later, they are too good not to. Julius Randle should touch the ball 2 out of every 4 trips down the court and with the Cats other talented players coming together, should ease the double and triple teaming of Randle.
A look at Kentucky’s schedule so far shows they have been in every game and with a few free throws and about 4-5 fewer turnovers, the young Wildcats are still number 1 in the nation and undefeated, but that is why we play the games. Against Michigan State, they were dominated in every category, yet only lost by 4 points. Against Baylor, they blew a late 9 point lead only to fall by 5 points. At North Carolina, in what I still think was the worst officiated game in recent memory and with no Julius Randle, U.K. loses by 5 on the road.
Jewell Alsept, 75, Jackson passed away Wed., Dec. 4, at the Wolfe Co. Health Care Center in Campton. She was the wife of the late Richard Alsept and the daughter of the late Jairette and Bertha (Back) Caudill.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Richard Wade Alsept. She was a member of the Hampton United Methodist Church. She is survived by one son, Sonny Joe Alsept (Victoria Gross) of Jackson; three daughters, Arlene Jewell of Winchester, Kay (Haven) Barnett of Jackson, Connie Alsept of Jackson; three sisters, Lena (Adrian) Back of Noctor, Lou (Alvin) Ritchie of Rousseau, Sue (Subby) McIntosh of Rousseau; three granddaughters, Dana (Fudd) Hays, Missy (Clayton) Smith, Brittany Gross; three grandsons, Josh (Tonya) Barnett, Brandon (Deanna) Alsept, Dakota Creech (Andrea Graham); five great grandchildren, Taylor Smith, Dawson Hays, Brayden Barnett, Audrey Barnett, Tressany Hays. Funeral services Fri., Dec. 6, 1PM at the Breathitt Funeral Home Chapel with Rev.John Bunn officiating. Burial in Jackson Cemetery. Breathitt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Bradley Stephen Noble, 29, passed away Fri., Oct. 11, at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard. He was preceded in death by his mother, Tina Combs Noble.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda Noble of Hazard; his father, Gerald Noble of Clayhole; his grandmother, Ersie Noble of Clayhole; his loving pet dog, Bama; host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Funeral services Tuesday, October 15, 1PM at the Breathitt Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Clay Gross and Rev. Eldon Miller officiating. Burial in Noble Family Cemetery at Riley Branch, Clayhole. Breathitt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Verdila Harvey Miller, 88, of St. Petersburg, Florida passed away Friday, Oct. 25, at the Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. She is survived by daughters, Helen Miller and Alena (Bob) Bowen; son, Doug (Janet) Miller; brother, Burton Harvey; grandsons, Mark (Jessica) Opyd and Carl Miller. Funeral will be Fri., Nov. 1, 11AM at the Breathitt Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kerney Bouchard officiating. Burial in the Harvey Bend Cemetery. Visitation begins Wed., Oct. 30, 6PM. Breathitt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
David Lee Nichols, 69, passed away Mon., Nov. 4, at the Ky. River Medical Center in Jackson. He was a member of the House of Prayer Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Nichols; his brother, Jerry Michael Nichols; his stepfather, Andrew Taulbee. He is survived by his wife, Mae Riley Nichols of Jackson; his mother, Edna Taulbee of Clay City; his brother, Kenneth (Penny) Taulbee of Clay City; his sisters, Nellie Sue (Joe) Weaver of Churubusco, IN and Shirley (Mike) Connor of Jackson. Memorial services will be held Sat., Nov. 9, 1PM at the Breathitt Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Harold Conner officiating. Breathitt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Linda Lee White, 64, Jackson passed away Oct. 26. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Mallie White; sister, Connie Jean White. She is survived by brothers, Walter Hall, Lenard Hall and Billy White; sisters, Martha Farley, Wanda Combs, Willena White. Memorial services, Sat., Nov. 16, 11AM at the Breathitt Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eldon Miller officiating. Breathitt Funeral Home in charge.