April 20, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Beshears had $166,224 in joint income last year

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Infant dies

Four-month-old Tiannah Destiny Amelia Potter died April 14 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  A daughter of Teddy and Kelly Howard Potter of Deane, she was a granddaughter of the late Teddy Potter.  More...

$250 scholarships now being offered

The Mountain Heritage Festival Scholarship Committee is now taking applications for four $250 scholarships for the fall semester. High school seniors and nontraditional students are encouraged to apply. Applications must be returned by May 10. More...

Sports

Doing it two by two

Most of us remember the lyrics of an old song that began with “One for the money, Two for the show” and that might have been the most appropriate song for what took place at Talladega on Sunday.  More...

UK takes ‘great offense’ to Knight statement

LEXINGTON  Bob Knight is taking aim at Kentucky coach John Calipari once again.  The Hall of Fame coach blasted Calipari’s habit of recruiting players who spend just a year on campus before bolting for the NBA during a speaking engage More...

Lamb returning to UK

LEXINGTON  Kentucky freshman Doron Lamb is not “one-and-done.”  More...

Families & Friends

Sunrise services set on Tipple Road

Just a small column this week since I’m writing at the last minute again.  Sorry I was mistaken about Easter sunrise services on Blair Branch. This year they will have services at the cemetery where Fred Adams is buried on Tipple Road. More...

Babies bring congratulations to parents

Congratulations to Alice and Doug Hays on the birth of their new grandson. Alice’s son and his wife just gave birth this past week. We all know that is Alice is so excited. Her daughter Randi is also expecting a baby very soon.  More...

Look out for deer on the roads

We are in such a beautiful time of year. Everything is growing and the trees and the grass are such a lovely color because of the newness of God’s world. He is the greatest of artists. He only paints masterpieces.  More...

Entertainment

Krauss & Union Station return

NASHVILLE, Tenn.   Alison Krauss & Union Station needed songs — bad.  More...

Boxed set honors TV legend Kovacs

If you have ever laughed at, say, David Letterman or “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” or “Laugh- In” or “Saturday Night Live” or Steve Allen or Craig Ferguson, then you owe a debt to Ernie Kovacs. More...

Coming events

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Court changes mind on trucks

The Letcher Fiscal Court voted 4-2 this week to reverse an action from the month before designed to give magistrates a vote on whether to allow heavy gas company drilling equipment to cross certain countymaintained roads.  More...

Woman, man accused of helping in murder

A Jenkins man and woman have been indicted on charges of complicity to murder in connection with the shooting death last month of a man visiting from Atlanta.  More...

Columns

A morally untenable corporate system

It’s good to know that some corporate chieftains do feel the pain of their underlings — those hard-hit workers who keep being forced to do more for less reward. More...

Timely reminder

For the past hour or so, a woman I’ve never met has been calling me “honey.”  You decide what you want, honey?  Honey, would you like more coffee?  You stay as long as you need to, honey.  More...

America is not a third world country … at least not yet

Let’s start with the assumption that America is not a Third World country. In poor countries, many people never see doctors. Only the elite go to college. Rattletrap trains take two hours to go 70 miles.  More...

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Health

Bugs do bug us, but pose few risks

WASHINGTON  It’s that time of year when the bugs emerge to bug us.  Some can pose real threats — Lyme disease from tiny ticks, West Nile virus from mosquitoes, or life-threatening allergic reactions to bee stings. More...

Half of meat, poultry may be tainted

ATLANTA  Half the meat and poultry sold in the supermarket may be tainted with the staph germ, a new report suggests.  The new estimate is based on just 136 samples of beef, chicken, pork and turkey purchased from grocery stores in Chicago, More...

Stop muscle loss caused by aging

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Can I reverse sarcopenia, or just slow it down? What I would like to know is what can I do for my thighs? How often should I do it? And I’d like something for my stomach. More...

Obituaries

Marcum funeral will be Thursday

Funeral services for James Edward Marcum Sr., 66, of Indianapolis, Ind., will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday), April 21, at Kings Chapel Church. More...

Vina Michelle Roark succumbs at 50

Vina Michelle Banks Roark, 50, died April 14 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  A daughter of Hattie S. Banks of Letcher and the late William Banks, She was a member of Jeremiah Missionary Baptist Church.  More...

Services held for Normia Toler

Normia Lorraine Toler, 75 died April 16 at her home at Millstone.  Born in Letcher County to the late Morgan and Lola Johnson Tackett, she was the widow of Henry Toler Sr. and the mother of the late Billy Chris Toler.  More...