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News

Warning: Spring fever very possible

STATE COLLEGE, Pa.   “Spring fever advisories” and “happy warnings” are issued for communities from the southern Plains to the mid-Atlantic late in the week as warmer air builds.  More...

Old Daniel Boone Hotel project moving forward

Whitesburg is poised to move a step closer toward becoming a tourism destination as the city government moves to restore the old Daniel Boone Hotel downtown.  More...

Fleming-Neon fights different water battle

The City of Fleming-Neon has water problems of a different sort than those the city experienced when water levels in both city wells dropped and prompted a water emergency last fall. More...

Columns

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS –3/7-3/11   More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) With change dominant this week, don’t be surprised to find new facts emerging that could put another slant on a situation and offer you another choice. Think it through before you decide.  More...

The way we were

March 16, 1961  Letcher Fiscal Court and the Letcher County Board of Education have accepted bids for construction of new consolidated grade schools at Colson and Campbell’s Branch.   .  More...

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Health

Preemie birth preventive spikes

Price of preterm labor drug rising from $10 to $1,500

ATLANTA  The price of preventing preterm labor is going through the roof.  A drug for high-risk pregnant women has cost about $10 to $20 per injection. More...

More cancer survivors than ever

ATLANTA  The number of cancer survivors in the United States is increasing by hundreds of thousands a year, and now includes roughly one in 20 adults, health offi cials say.  More people are surviving cancer, in part, because of earlier det More...

The main causes of constipation

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: What brings on severe constipation? My movements are six to eight days apart. The doctor says milk of magnesia is no good. I am 85. Any help? More...

Obituaries

Funeral Friday for Seco native, 73

Funeral services will be held in Louisville Friday for Charles Wendell Music, a 73-year-old Letcher County native who died March 12 at Windcrest Alzheimer’s Care Center in Abilene, Texas.  More...

Sarah G. Hall rites are set

Sarah G. Hall, 83, of Neon, died March 13 at Pikeville Medical Center.  Born at McRoberts, she was a daughter of the late Burnett and Mary Bell Gibson and the widow of Evert Hall. More...

Della Shell, 79, buried at Viper

Della Coots Shell, 79, died March 11 at her home at Viper.  She was the daughter of the late Wilson and Fannie Jones Coots, and was the widow of Ambrose Shell.  More...

Roundup nets 7 of 21 charged in drug probe here

Police fanned out in Letcher County Tuesday to arrest of seven of 21 persons named in 35 felony indictments related to drug trafficking.  More...

Cuts target LIHEAP and WIC

If some members of Congress have their way, federal funding will be cut for at least two programs that benefit the poor in Letcher County.  More...

Bridge construction should finish in about two months

Work on a highway bridge over the North Fork of the Kentucky River at Mayking is expected to be finished in about two months.  Chuck Childers, Highway District 12 Section Engineer, said work on the northbound lane of the U.S. More...

Opinions

Treating parents like idiots

Each year, there are more than 100,000 books published in America, and aside from John Grisham novels, most of them seem to be telling us how to do something better — how to eat better, look better, find a mate better (or a better mate). More...

Mother Nature trumps man’s best laid plans

A wall of water now rules our freak-of-nature nightmares. Like the whirling funnel that drops down from the sky, it gives scant warning. More...

Our country is not broke

WASHINGTON  “We’re broke.”  More...

Sports

Louisville expects tough task with Kenneth Faried

The Associated Press   LOUISVILLE  Louisville coach Rick Pitino has plenty going on right now, mainly Morehead State and relentless rebounder Kenneth Faried.  The last thing Pitino wants to worry about is why the Cardinals received the More...

Star leaving lasting legacy at Morehead

MOREHEAD, Ky.   College basketball’s best rebounder just shakes his head wondering how he got to this point in his career.  Kenneth Faried never thought he’d make it this far, at least not at Morehead State.  More...

LeBron is backing Ohio State

MIAMI  LeBron James expects his uniforms and sneakers to be on display when the nets are cut down to celebrate this year’s NCAA title.  More...

Families & Friends

Man proposes to girlfriend after hearing favorite song

“Lean on Me,” the 1972 rhythm and blues smash hit by singer/songwriter Bill Withers, still has the power to unite men and women.  The latest example of the effect the ode to friendship can have on people came Saturday night in Whites More...

Give yourself some creadit — Social Security credit

Sometimes people don’t give themselves enough credit.  More...

Wildflower weekend planned

Pine Mountain Settlement School will host a wildflower weekend April 15-17.  The event begins at 6 p.m., April 15, with dinner followed by a presentation on black bears by Harlan County Extension Agent Jeremy Williams and a hike.  More...

Entertainment

Coming events

LETCHER COUNTY   ROCK, POP, BLUES  RAP, CHRISTIAN  DAVE EGGAR; Thu., March 17 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715.  BONE CHINA; Sat., March 19 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715.  More...

‘Sister Wives’ back for new season

NEW YORK   They laugh a lot.  Maybe the Browns were just happy to be back in New York City, where they had landed to plug the second season of their TLC reality show, “Sister Wives.”  More...