October 13, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Sale will benefit ill high schooler

A bake sale for Phillip McCray, a Letcher County Central High School student diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, is set for 9 a.m. on Friday (Oct. 15) in front of the Letcher County Courthouse. More...

News

Want to throw out expired medicine? Read this and act

Do you have expired medications sitting in your cabinet that you want to get rid of but don’t know how? More...

Remodeling at Craft’s building

Kids’ clothing store open; restaurant coming soon

Two years ago, three men bought the old Craft’s Department Store in downtown Whitesburg not really knowing what to do with all of the space in the large building on Main Street. More...

Ref assaulted, two charged

Two spectators at a middle school girls’ basketball game face criminal charges after a referee was assaulted at the end of the game.   More...

Sports

Letcher Central ‘shows no quit’ despite 1-6 mark

It was homecoming this past Friday night as Letcher Central hosted the Whitley County Colonels. Both teams are really struggling this year and they had identical records of 1-5.   More...

CAVS LOSE AGAIN

CAVS LOSE AGAIN — Jenkins Cavaliers wide receiver T.J. Rose bobbled the ball, but was still able to hang on for a pass completion during the Cavs’ 48-0 loss to Pineville on Friday. More...

Same old Kentucky?

The slogan Joker Phillips coined for his first year as Kentucky’s head football coach left no room for misinterpretation.   Phillips labeled the 2010 season “Operation Win.”   More...

Families & Friends

Yard sale and hot dog dinner was big success

Colson

What a beautiful week we have had. Thank you, Jesus.   Fall is here and the colors are changing. We are so blessed to be able to enjoy the changing of the seasons.   More...

4-POINTER

4-POINTER — Ethan Walters, a 13-year-old 8th grade student at Letcher Elementary, killed a 4-point buck on Saturday, October 9 on the first day of Youth Deer Season. More...

Miller named KHEAA outreach counselor for Letcher County

Miranda Miller has joined the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) as the outreach counselor for Letcher County. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Robin Hayes

Robin Renee Jadroski Hayes, 43, died October 8 at the Holston Valley Hospital.   A daughter of the late John Jabroski and Mildred Jabroksi, she was an RN student at Southeast Community & Technical College. More...

Rites are held for Owen Amburgey

Funeral services for Owen Amburgey, 82, of Jeremiah, were held October 9 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Fred Adams Cemetery at Jeremiah. More...

Sandra Lucas dies

Funeral services for Sandra Darnell ‘Sandy’ Lucas, 63, were held October 11 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in Thornton Cemetery. More...

Neon wants to ‘incubate’ business

While leaders in some eastern Kentucky cities appear content to wait on a “new Consol” to revitalize their economic picture, the City of Fleming-Neon is doing the opposite by teaming with Berea College’s Entrepreneurship for the Pu More...

Allen gets life sentence

Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright followed the recommendation of a Letcher County Jury and sentenced a Sandlick man who was convicted last week of murdering a two-yearold boy in 2003 to life in prison. More...

Columns

A brief lesson on working wear for working men

To state the obvious: I am not a man.   So I don’t know what it feels like to be a guy who makes his living wearing a hard hat and flannel shirts. More...

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The Shadow Class War of 2010

WASHINGTON

The 2010 election is turning into a class war. The wealthy and the powerful started it.   This is a strange development. President Obama, after all, has been working overtime to save capitalism. More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

Sheriff ’s office, we tried to tell you about Crystal Barlow driving around on drugs. No license. Drugs up her nose. Now she almost killed an old man. Quit letting them by with it. We tried to tell you about her. Told you so.      More...

Health

Wipe Out Whitesburg with Pink!

In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Zeta Zeta, Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority of Letcher County wants Letcher County to "Wipe Out Whitesburg" with Pink. More...

Surgery can fix torn rotator cuff

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: For quite some time, my right shoulder has hurt. I saw an orthopedic doctor, who says I have a tear of my rotator cuff. He suggested surgery. What do you think of surgery for this? More...

Research aimed at stroke care

When her stroke hit, Edna Wooten somehow stopped her car. Then her grown daughter ignored her slurred protests and raced her to the hospital — in time for a drug to dissolve the blood clot causing her stroke.   More...

Entertainment

Strings to perform

Appalachian Strings will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16, 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...

Coming events

LETCHER CO.   ROCK, POP, BLUES   RAP, CHRISTIAN   MALCOLM HOLCOMBE; Thu., Oct. 21 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715.   AFTERSHOCK; Fri., Oct. 22 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715. More...

New interest in ‘First Lady’

Country superstar Tammy Wynette subject of new book, exhibit

Faith Hill grew up with Tammy Wynette’s music, belting out classics such as “Stand by Your Man” when she was 12 years old — even though Hill probably didn’t quite understand what it truly meant.   More...