January 5, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Few MTR sites developed

HINDMAN, Ky. More...

Opinions

Playing with economic dynamite

By gollies, America is still an exporting powerhouse. In fact, the good ol’ U.S.A. is No. 1 in the world in exports! More...

Dig it, man! We won!

With 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day in 2011, it’s time to cast back, way back, into the tear-gas scented days of rebellion, when a goodly percentage of baby boomers wanted to change the world, or at least the tranquil, fully employed More...

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Sports

Harrellson’s smile makes lasting impression

Sports in Kentucky

Josh Harrellson’s face is a Kentucky map this week.   Broader than long, proud, blue, with a smile in the middle stretching from Henderson to Knott County.  Kentucky’s win at Yum! More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Fishing hair jigs for winter smallmouth

Every hardcore fisherman has a “go to” bait to depend on to put fish in the boat when no other bait will work. For myself this bait is a hair jig.  More...

Lady Cougars win at home

In last week’s highly competitive eight-team, three-day Gateway Holiday Classic at Montgomery County High School in Mt. Sterling, the Letcher County Central High School Lady Cougars managed to win one of their three games. More...

Families & Friends

FIRST BABY

— Cheyenne Makita Smith was born at 3:33 a.m. on January 1 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, making her the first baby born in Letcher County in 2011. More...

Brothers finally see each other after fighting in Afghanistan

Two brothers who have been serving in Afghanistan for almost a year without seeing each other were able to connect during the holidays, thanks to a visiting commander who heard their story.  Sgt. Joel Borchardt and Pfc. More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

Yellow Jacket Yearbook Dedication 1993 The staff of the 1992-93 Yellow Jacket takes great pleasure in dedicating this yearbook to Mrs. Joye Cassidy of Premium. Mrs. Cassidy is married to Donald Cassidy and they have one son, Danny. Mrs. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Clarence Ison

Clarence Ison, 94, died December 27, at his home at Ice.  A son of the late Jonah and Melda Caudill Ison, he was the father of the late Tony Romelle Ison.  More...

Services are set for Ray H. Hogg

Ray H. Hogg, 90, died December 31 at Thomson Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore.  Born in Letcher County to the late Charles and Lina Hogg, he was a brother of the late Astor Hogg, Morris Hogg, Edd Hogg, Betty Coburn and Anne Hurst.  More...

Andrew Wright to be buried Friday

Andrew Wright Jr., 66, died January 3 at his home in Columbia after a short illness.  A native of Pike County, he was a son of the late Andrew and Draxie Elkins Wright.  Wright was a welder for General Motors and a U.S. Marine veteran. More...

Coal stocks double, tonnage prices up

Stocks for major coal companies doing business in and around Letcher County reached new highs this week during what America’s top investment magazine called a “perfect storm of severe weather affecting both supply and demand.”  More...

Jeremiah man, three others charged after raid for drugs

A Jeremiah man was arrested this week and charged with trafficking in the prescription painkiller oxycodone. Three other men were also arrested after a raid Monday evening on the home of Johnny Michael Mullins, 34, of 3056 KY 7 South.  More...

News

Shriners get new van to transport patients

A woman called a member of the Mountain Shrine Club in November to say that she would no longer need the gas money the club had been giving her to transport her child for scheduled appointments at the Shriners Hospital in Lexington. More...

Jenkins board accepts audit, seats members

The Jenkins Independent School Board of Education voted unanimously to accept its 2010 audit from Whitesburg Certified Public Accountant Dennis Wayne Fleming at a special called meeting on January 3. More...

Ex-governor Carroll rejected as leader of Senate Democrats

FRANKFORT  Former Gov. Julian Carroll, now a Democratic state senator, was rejected by his colleagues Tuesday in his bid to become Senate minority floor leader.  Democrats instead chose Sen. R.J. More...

Columns

Explosion might be broken connecting rod

Car Talk

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Salome's Stars

ARIES ( March 21 to April 19) Aspects call for care in preparing material for submission. Although you might find it bothersome to go over what you’ve done, the fact is, rechecking could be worth your time and effort.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – 1/3-1/7

ALL MY CHILDREN . Kendall was diagnosed with pneumonia and must be watched because of her transplanted heart. Caleb reenacted the shooting and found Erica couldn’t have shot David. Erica confessed that she was covering for Kendall. More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

I don’t know about the rest of you, but my power bill has more than doubled. Please join me in mounting a campaign through Speak Your Piece to let AEP, also known as Kentucky Power Company, know how unhappy we are.  More...

Health

Quelling heartburn

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am 25. I have a serious case of GERD. I’ve been put on four different medicines. They aren’t working.  I also have palpitations throughout the day. More...

A block for sleep apnea?

AP Medical Writer   WASHINGTON  Loud snoring may do more than irritate your spouse: It can signal sleep apnea, depriving you of enough zzzz’s to trigger a car crash, even a heart attack.  More...

Smart Dieting

“Lose 20 pounds in a week!” “Set you metabolism on fire with Metabo-Inferno!” “Lose while you snooze!” These sorts of crazy diet claims are all over the Internet, TV and magazines. More...

Entertainment

Concert last for Chuck Berry?

Chuck Berry, who fell ill with exhaustion and had to be helped from the stage during a Chicago concert over the weekend, was back at his home in suburban St. More...

Mary Jane Clark’s new novel is deemed delectable mystery

Book review

“To Have and to Kill” (William Morrow, $24.99), by Mary Jane Clark:   More...

ACM’s ‘new’ nominees

The Academy of Country Music has revealed the nominees for their two newcomer categories.  Eric Church, Easton Corbin and Randy Houser are competing for top new solo vocalist. More...