March 30, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Mayking man faces 23 charges after car crash

A 28-year-old Mayking man has been charged with committing 23 crimes in connection with a recent car crash at Ermine.  The charges against Jeremy Shane Ritchie, of 772 Pine Creek Road, are contained in two indictments returned last week by the L More...

News

Feds cite Massey, small Ky. mine

By TIM HUBER AP Business Writer CHARLESTON, W.Va.   Massey Energy Co. More...

Hospital addition should be completed by summer

A new wing at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) hospital is on target to be completed by early summer. The first patient is expected to be treated in the 15,000-square-foot addition on June 27.  More...

Veolia may be asked to run county water system

Changes are underway for the Letcher County Water and Sewer District even as ongoing construction projects add water lines on a daily basis.  More...

Columns

Points East

Advice arrived in many forms

Picking up where we left off last week, I am pleased to report that the mysterious sound that has been emanating from the woods here on Lowell Branch has been positively identified. More...

Strange but true

• It was American educator Laurence J. More...

Moments in time

• On April 17, 1790, American statesman, printer, scientist and writer Benjamin Franklin dies in Philadelphia at age 84. More...

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Families & Friends

To perform

Bluegrass Circle will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 2, at the Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1 ½ mile west of Norton. More...

Ethan Isaacs baptized in Richmond

How about the Wildcats! If I survive the next game it will be a miracle. Clester had to leave the room when they were playing Ohio State. He was a nervous wreck. We do take it seriously, don’t we? More...

Flu has family feeling down

Hello everyone. I hope everyone is doing well. All my family have been sick with the flu and still don’t feel like running races.  Mike wound up in the ER last week with fever, vomiting, cough and congestion. More...

Entertainment

‘Nurse Jackie’ returns with her lying, pill-popping ways

NEW YORK   Edie Falco has performed the near impossible: She has made a clean break with the show that made her a star yet could have pegged her for a lifetime as mobster wife Carmela Soprano.  More...

Apparent murder reported as mishap

Suspect in Jenkins shooting scheduled to appear at court hearing Thursday

What was initially reported to police as an accidental shooting inside a Jenkins home has transpired into a murder investigation centered around two Georgia men police say were in Letcher County taking part in “illegal activity involving drugs. More...

Letcher one of state’s least healthy counties, according to new report

By BRUCE SCHREINER The Associated Press   LOUISVILLE  Health educator Sue Brunk sees the warning signs of unhealthy lifestyles — the junk food, smoking and inactivity — in tiny Owsley County, ranked Wednesday as Kentucky’s More...

Opinions

Connie Schultz

You benefit, too

Last week marked the 100th anniversary of the fire that killed 146 workers, most of them women and girls, at the Triangle Shirtwaist Co. in New York.  More...

Froma Harrop

When government was a bear

Are conservatives right that our government has become overbearing? Is it true that the rights of the individual, enshrined at the dawn of the Republic and cried over by Glenn Beck, are being smashed by the modern state?   More...

E.J. Dionne

Surprising new class politics

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn.   The battle for the Midwest is transforming American politics. Issues of class inequality and union influence, long dormant, have come back to life. More...

Sports

Soaring Wildcats Final Four bound

The only way last weekend could have been “My Old Kentucky Home” better would be if former Gov. More...

Cinderella officially departs the NCAA tourney

The NCAA tournament is at a tipping point.  More...

Harrellson rises up from comic relief to cult figure

LEXINGTON   Kentucky center Josh Harrellson could hear the murmurs when the NCAA ruled freshman big man Enes Kanter permanently ineligible in January.  More...

Health

Folk remedies don’t help colic

CHICAGO  That nonstop crying of a baby with colic has some parents turning to popular folk remedies. Unfortunately, there’s no good evidence they work, according to a review of 15 studies.  More...

‘Facebook depression’ hits teens

CHICAGO  Add “Facebook depression” to potential harms linked with social media, an influential doctors’ group warns, referring to a condition it says may affect troubled teens who obsess over the online site.  More...

Triptans offer some relief from migraines

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Please write about migraine headaches. My granddaughter, age 22, suffers from them. She is a college student and also works. What causes these headaches? — E.F.  More...

Obituaries

Services held for Sharon Holbrook

Sharon Holbrook 64, of Whitesburg, died March 15 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  Born in Whitesburg to Opal Holbrook and the late Robert Holbrook, she was a granddaughter of the late Abbot and Clemey Tolliver Holbrook, and the late More...

Connie Hall dies

Connie Mae Hall, 88, died March 24 at her home at Millstone.  Born at Thornton to the late Archie Columbus and Clara Spangler, she was the widow of Alex Hall.  She was a grandmother of the late Michelle Hall, Bobby Joe Hall, Ann Stidham Rat More...

Rites are held for Inez Underwood

Inez Hammons Underwood, 86, died March 25 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.  Born in Whitesburg to the late Corbitt and Elsie Hammons, she was the widow of Paul E. Underwood and a sister of the late F. C. Hammons.  More...