November 10, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire dept. president, founding member charged in drug bust

The president of the Sandlick Volunteer Fire Department was arrested last week after police say they caught the 73-year-old man trafficking a large amount of cocaine in Letcher County.   More...

News

Homemakers attend annual meeting

Nineteen Letcher County Extension Homemakers and guests attended the Quicksand Area Homemaker annual meeting on October 26 near Jackson. The theme for the meeting was “Homemakers Tying One On”, featuring aprons as décor. More...

Rook tourney set for Nov. 12

A Rook tournament with a lunch and dinner will be held Friday, Nov. 12, at the McRoberts Community Center.   The lunch will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Thanksgiving dinner planned at Gordon

A free community Thanksgiving dinner will be held from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 18, at the Gordon Volunteer Fire Department. Those attending should bring a covered dish. For more information, call (606) 589-5133 or (606) 589-5028.   More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

This message is to all of you longwinded callers to Speak Your Piece: What are the instructions Speak Your Piece gives you? Please speak clearly, slowly and to the point.  More...

Health

Tough dandruff

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am writing to inquire about the mite that invades one’s body and causes dandruff on the head. I have used Selsun Blue shampoo, but it is taking so long to see an effect. More...

Omega-3 pills fail to slow Alzheimer’s

CHICAGO   Omega-3 pills promoted as boosting memory didn’t slow mental and physical decline in older patients with Alzheimer’s disease, a big disappointment in a multimillion dollar government-funded study.   More...

Study: CT scans cut lung cancer deaths

WASHINGTON   A major study shows giving heavy smokers special CT scans can detect lung cancer early enough to modestly lower their risk of death — the first clear evidence that a screening test may help fight the nation’s top canc More...

Entertainment

Chicago rockers to perform here

“In a time when old-fashioned rock and roll is coming back in style, The Steepwater Band is a cut above the rest of the field.” — Pop Culture Press   More...

Coming events

LETCHER CO.   ROCK, POP, BLUES   RAP, CHRISTIAN   THE STEEPWATER BAND; Sat., Nov. 13 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715.   FISH OUT OF WATER; Fri., Nov. 26 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). More...

Obituaries

Services are set for Dorothy Stephens

Dorothy Marie Stephens, 76, of Dalton, Ga., died November 8 at Wood Dale Health Care Center in Dalton.   Born in Letcher County, she was a daughter of the late William and Alice Baker Hughes and the widow of Jackie Stephens.   More...

Services are held for Earl Rayburn

Earl ‘Ram’ Rayburn, 87, of Big Cowan, died November 5 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.   A son of the late Frank and Maudie Rowe Rayburn, he was born in Greenup County. He was the father of the late Sonya Rita. More...

Lawson rites held

Nathan Bedford Lawson, 77, died November 3 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.   Born in Letcher County to the late Arthur and Ellen Hilton Lawson, he was a U.S. Army veteran and served in the Korean War.   More...

Jury rules shooting not in self-defense

19 named in 22 other indictments

The Letcher County Grand Jury has named 20 people in 23 indictments including a man charged with murder.   Samuel Todd Collier, 56, of 70 White Wolf Drive, Jenkins, is accused of shooting Mark Sturgill in the head with a handgun on Oct. More...

Accident kills experienced logger

Funeral services were held Friday for a Cowan man who was killed in a tree cutting accident last week.   Joshua Randy Fields, 26, of Cowan, died Nov. 2 while cutting a tree in Holmes Mill in Harlan County around 1:50 p.m. More...

Opinions

Veterans Day should be celebrated every day

To the Editor: I sometimes reminisce about the wars and conflicts that we have been involved in as a nation since World War II.   Our families have been involved in every war since that period of time, excluding Iraq and Afghanistan. More...

Legacy of a veteran: Freedom is not free

To the Editor: Many years have quickly passed. Not all of them were kind. The dreams I thought would never last, still burning in my mind. I thought I would grow and change, remove my guilt and fear, but all attempts were in vain.   More...

We got our wires crossed

All In Fun

My wife and I use a bedroom in the very back of our house. It’s the farthest back from the fireplace and sometimes gets a little cold.   During a really cold spell in the winter of 2009, it got unbearable. More...

Columns

Strange But True

• It was Kurt Vonnegut, one of the most influential American writers of the 20th century, who made the following sage observation: “Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. More...

Real work doesn’t sit behind desk

Darwin Cooper looked out at a crowd of several hundred fellow retired autoworkers in Youngstown, Ohio, and started shooting questions.   “How many of you have had surgery for carpal tunnel?” he shouted into the microphone. More...

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Families & Friends

Five sisters enjoy getting together

Whitesburg

Hello everyone. I hope you are all doing well and keeping warm. The weather has turned cold. I’m not sure if I’m ready for that, but I guess we will have to take whatever we get. It seems like all the seasons are coming early this year. More...

What’s your water story?

A non-profit organization in Letcher County is spearheading a new campaign to get people talking about water quality issues that they live with every day.   Headwaters Inc. wants to know “What is Your Water Story?”   More...

BIRTHDAY

BIRTHDAY — Eric Devon Maggard celebrated his 11th birthday at Las Penas restaurant Nov. 1. More...