November 17, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Police investigating charges student sexually assaulted

Police are investigating allegations that a Jenkins High School student was sexually assaulted with a broom handle earlier this month.   Because of the nature of the charges involved, police would not go on record to talk about the case. More...

News

Caring for pandas a dream-come-true

Connie Hall Fields is still beaming with excitement after fulfilling a long-time dream of hers in mid- October. More...

Indictments name 13

The Letcher County Grand Jury recently named 13 people in 14 indictments, including two men who are each charged with having sex with a minor.   More...

Sexton pleads not guilty to drug trafficking counts

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for next week for the president of the Sandlick Volunteer Fire Department who was arrested last week on a drug trafficking charge.   Buddy Sexton, 73, pleaded not guilty during his arraignment on Nov. More...

Columns

Unrecorded moments

I can’t quite remember certain things that happened in college, particularly during my junior year “abroad” at Dartmouth. More...

A lame and spineless duck?

WASHINGTON   The lame-duck session of Congress that kicked off this week will test whether Democrats have spines made of Play-Doh, and whether President Obama has decided to pretend that capitulation is conciliation.   More...

Liberals have much to like in plan to reduce deficits

Many liberals went bananas over the new plan to reduce defi- cits. The ideas put forth by the chairmen of President Obama’s bipartisan deficit commission ignore their priorities, they lament.   More...

Health

Women with high job stress face heart risks

CHICAGO   Working women are equal to men in a way they’ll wish they weren’t. More...

New blood thinner rivals Coumadin

CHICAGO   Millions of people who are struggling with the tough-to-use blood thinner warfarin, sold as Coumadin and other brands, may soon have another alternative.   More...

Hospitals go high-tech to inform patients

CHICAGO   Learning he had prostate cancer floored John Noble. Then came the prospect of surgery and his overpowering fear of being “put under” with anesthesia.   More...

Entertainment

Rascal Flatts celebrates 10th year

NASHVILLE, Tenn.   Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney were magnets for criticism 10 years ago when they formed Rascal Flatts.   They were called a boy band. Their clothes were funny. And, boys, that ain’t country music. More...

Owensboro museum displays Monroe’s mandolin

OWENSBORO, Ky.   Visitors to the International Bluegrass Music Museum in this western Kentucky city will get a special treat: A look at the 1964 Gibson mandolin that once belonged to bluegrass legend Bill Monroe. More...

Coming events

LETCHER CO.   ROCK, POP, BLUES   RAP, CHRISTIAN   FISH OUT OF WATER; Fri., Nov. 26 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715.   SONS OF BILL; Sat., Nov. 27 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). More...

Cap-and-trade bill dead, Senator says

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.   A new U.S. Senator from the Central Appalachian coalfields said Democratic leadership promised him this week that federal “cap-andtrade” legislation is dead.   More...

Firm says city slow in paying water bill

Ongoing problems with collecting from delinquent water customers and slow deliberations by the Kentucky Public Service Commission have caused the City of Whitesburg to fall behind in paying an outstanding debt to Veolia Water.   More...

Opinions

Obama should run from ‘dogs’ who bought elections

Why is it when Barack Obama won an election, the Republicans think it was OK for them to ignore the election and obstruct the winner’s program, but when the Republicans win an election, Obama is supposed to run through the woods like Long John More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Explaining political ad

To the Editor: The election is over but the damage to my reputation continues. I ask you to print this letter to give me an opportunity to correct two of the incorrect statements that appeared alongside the outrageous Pinocchio caricature.   More...

Sports

Thoughts on how Kanter might get to play

Sports in Kentucky

Enes Kanter was let go by the NCAA last week. In the Land of the Free, the ex-Turkish professional wannabe-an-amateur-again can examine a full range of good options. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

It’s time to give bluegill a try

It is the time of year when bluegill are scattered everywhere looking for food, and bluegill fishing should be peaking right now. So try to get out all you can before it gets cold, because the bluegill are not as active during the cold weather. More...

Hamlin, Harvick won’t back down

CHARLOTTE, N.C. More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

This goes to the man that made a comment in last week’s paper about how much he loves his wife: If you love her so much, why were you seen with a skanky woman at Save-ALot on Nov. 1? More...

Families & Friends

Thanksgiving is getting passed over

Whitesburg

Hello everyone. I hope you are all doing well and enjoying these pretty days we are having and are getting ready for the holidays.   It seems like Thanksgiving is getting passed over anymore. People celebrate Halloween more than Thanksgiving. More...

BIRTHDAY

BIRTHDAY — County Attorney Jamie Hatton, who will celebrate his birthday Nov. 29, has changed some since these photograph was made. More...

MARLOWE RESIDENT

Whitesburg correspondent Oma Hatton says, “This picture is for Anna L. Watkins of Florida. Thelma Caudill was one of her neighbors at Marlowe.” More...

Obituaries

Services are set for Julie Lucas

Funeral services for Julie Sergent Lucas, 97, will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial will be in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. More...

Rites planned for Lakie Brown

Lakie Brown, 83, died November 15 at Letcher Manor Nursing Home in Whitesburg.   A daughter of the late Emmit and Silar Kincer Page, she was the widow of Eugene Brown. More...

Services held for Rev. Ralph Banks

The Rev. Ralph Banks of Clay City, died November 12 at Clark Regional Medical Center in Winchester. He was 61 years old. More...