July 21, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Festival committee wants flowerpot art

What can you make with plastic flowerpots, rope and a little paint? More...

"GRATE" Burgers

T here’s nothing like the “grate” taste of a big, juicy burger hot off the grill to signify the start of the summer cookout season. More...

Sports

Wolves’ schedule

The schedule of the Letcher County Wolves football team is:   • July 24, Clarksville Vipers, home, 7 p.m.   • July 31, Knoxville Knights, home, 7 p.m.   • August 7, Hopkinsville Jokes, away, 7 p.m. More...

Ky. may allow betting on re-shown races

LEXINGTON   The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission wants to allow bets on previously run “historical races” at the state’s racetracks — another effort to boost the struggling industry in the self-proclaimed horse capital More...

WOLVES ROUTE BARBOURVILLE

WOLVES ROUTE BARBOURVILLE — Former Letcher County high school football standouts Johnathan Tucker and Chris Puckett teamed up to disrupt a “hail Mary” pass in the Wolves’ 30-12 More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

Tell us what’s on your mind. No need to give your name. Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday. E-m@il address   In addition to the telephone and the U.S. More...

Families & Friends

Colson seniors having fun-filled summer

Hope everyone had a blessed week.   The Colson Senior Citizens Center is having such a fun-filled summer. More...

ROSE AWARD

ROSE AWARD — Anna Smith is the winner of the Rose Award, giving by the Department for Aging & Independent Living to a grandparent who is rearing a grandchild. More...

GRADUATE

GRADUATE — Natasha Nicole Pennington was graduated from Harlan County High School on June 13. More...

Entertainment

Wanted to play

Wanted, a classic rock band, will play at the Whitesburg VFW from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday, July 24. Attendees must be at least 21 years old. For more information, call James Smith at (606) 497- 6999.   More...

Dance planned

Cemetery Road, a classic rock and blues band from Hyden, will perform at the Whitesburg American Legion Post at Pine Mountain, 142 Douglas Day Dr., Hwy. 119, Saturday, July 24, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Attendees must be at least 21 years old. More...

South Mtn. Boys to play at Norton

South Mountain Boys will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, July 24, at the Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1½ mile west of Norton. More...

Judge, magistrates considering raises for hourly workers

The Letcher Fiscal Court has agreed to study the question of whether the county treasury can afford to raise the hourly pay of county workers.   More...

Woman who left kids in hot car while shoplifting is still in jail

A Dry Fork woman remained in the Letcher County Jail this week awaiting a court hearing on charges that she endangered her three young children by leaving them in a hot car while she was shoplifting at a Whitesburg grocery.   More...

News

Mine industry sues over MTR permits

CHARLESTON, W.Va.   The coal industry filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the Obama administration’s efforts to limit surface coal mining in Appalachia.   More...

Floods damage Pike

PIKEVILLE, Ky.   A few thousand homes remained without running water Tuesday in the wake of harsh flooding in Pike County that turned over cars and destroyed homes. More...

Conway gains endorsements in Senate race

LOUISVILLE   Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate has picked up a couple of endorsements. More...

Columns

They’re grinning on Wall Street

Like ugly on a toad, greed just can’t be rinsed off the biggest bankers, no matter how much regulatory soap you use.   More...

Socialist who coddles business?

WASHINGTON   The titans of the private sector say President Obama is antibusiness. Many progressives say he coddles business. How does the administration manage to pull that off ?   More...

Honoring the fallen, one Facebook post at a time

Facebook status update on June 15, 9:51 p.m.:   More...

Health

County residents can help 16-year-old fight cancer

Two community fund-raisers are planned for today (Wednesday) to help pay medical bills for a 16-year-old Letcher County Central High School student who was recently diagnosed with cancer.   More...

Don’t let your bladder take control of your life

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I, like the letter-writer P.G., had to run to the bathroom constantly in order not to have an accident. I wanted to see my grandson graduate from college, so I consulted a urologist. More...

Microneedles may make getting flu shots easier

WASHINGTON   One day your annual flu shot could come in the mail.   At least that’s the hope of researchers developing a new method of vaccine delivery that people could even use at home: a patch with microneedles. More...

Obituaries

Services are set for Joella Collier

Joella Faye Collier, 72, of Nancy, died July 18 at Pikeville Medical Center.   A daughter of the late Lewis F. and Ritter Hall Craft, she was born in Letcher County. More...

Services are held for James Crase

James William ‘J.W.’ Crase, 76, of Mt. Orab, Ohio, died July 17 at Eagle Creek Nursing Center in West Union.   Born in Neon to the late John Bruce and Victoria L. Holcomb Crase, he was the father of the late Audrey Jayleen Crase. More...

Services held for Annette Potter

Former Millstone resident Annette Potter, 69, of Elsmere, died July 4 at the Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.Va. More...