May 4, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Crime out of hand, official warns

A rash of break-ins has plagued the Burdine community in Jenkins and a Letcher County Fiscal Court official was almost the latest victim. More...

Opinions

E.J. Dionne

Debt ceiling folly about to consume Washington   WASHINGTON  More...

GOP House chooses Big Oil over Granny

Now, let’s check today’s sports scores: 4, 10.7 and 21-and-a-half.  Those tallies are from the oil league, and the winner, of course, is the league’s powerhouse, ExxonMobil. More...

Osama gone, but not terrorism

WASHINGTON, D.C.   Of course, we’re celebrating. And of course, they’re threatening retaliation. More...

Sports

Can Dialed In or Midnight Interlude win Derby?

The one event in Kentucky capable of drawing a coast-to-coast crowd larger than a basketball or football game involving Universities of Kentucky and Louisville is the Kentucky Derby.   More...

LADY CAVS WIN —

Jenkins pitcher Kayla Stambaugh fired a pitch to the plate during the Lady Cavs’ 4-1 win over the visiting Letcher County Central Lady Cougars in softball action last week. More...

Nighttime heats up

There is just something special in the Sprint Cup Series any time the schedule has the green flag waving on a Saturday night. More...

Families & Friends

SAFETY MILESTONE —

Employees at the Sapphire Preparation Plant have reached a milestone in safety, working seven years without a lost time accident. They and guests recently celebrated the event with a dinner. More...

Mushroom hunters find a copperhead

Deanna Brown of Oregon has been visiting her parents Sheila and Roger Brown in Virginia, and grandparents Juanita and Earl Profitt of Cowan. Deanna works in a nature conservatory. More...

Tyme to perform

East KY Tyme, a country/ bluegrass band, will play Friday, May 7, at Hemphill Community Center from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Obituaries

Anita Mae Johnson buried at Cowan

Anita Mae ‘Tink’ Johnson, 48, died April 27 at her home on Cowan.  A daughter of the late Bill and Elizabeth Ann Adams Trent, she was a sister of the late Jimmy Trent.  More...

Services held for Lois Roark Hill

Funeral services for Lois Roark Hill, 88, were held April 28 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.  More...

Vina Riddle succumbs at 100

Vina Pence Riddle, 100, of McRoberts, died April 27 at the Danville Center for Health & Rehabilitation.  Born in Lee County to the late Felix and Rachel Newton Pence, she was the widow of Noble Riddle, and a sister of the late Dorothy Yontz More...

High school umps remain jailed on trafficking charges

Two Kentucky high school sports officials were still being held in the Letcher County Jail on felony drug charges late Tuesday, four days after they were arrested at their homes and charged with trafficking in the painkiller oxycodone.  More...

Police looking for driver

Police are looking for the driver of a 1990s model Plymouth Breeze who fishtailed into a 2009 Toyota Camry near Ermine on Tuesday afternoon.  The white Breeze crossed the centerline on Highway 2034 traveling toward Walmart at 4:10 p.m. More...

News

Webb was teacher, fireman

Funeral services for an elementary school teacher and firefighter were held Sunday at the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church.  Michael Conley Webb, 46, of Goose Creek, suffered a massive heart attack hours after he had responded to an all-terra More...

Miner sues employer

A Letcher County coal miner and safety activist has filed a lawsuit in Letcher  Circuit Court against Cumberland River Coal Company (CRCC), alleging the company laid him off in May 2009 because he made safety complaints to federal and state mine More...

SMILES FOR ALL

— Jacob Eugene Smith (right) enjoyed a recent warm day with his sister, eight-yearold Meggan Shae Smith. Jacob, of Colson, turned 5 on May 2. More...

Columns

Now here’s a tip

• “My dogs stay outside most of the day now, while the weather is so nice. We bring them indoors when it gets too hot, but for a treat, we will freeze a plastic cup of ice and then chuck the “ice block” on the porch. More...

Strange But True

• It was the multitalented Pierre Beaumarchais — born in the 18th century, he was a revolutionary in both France and America as well as a watchmaker, diplomat, musician, spy, inventor, publisher and arms dealer — who made the followi More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

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Health

Potassium assumes many roles in body

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: A recent blood check showed that my potassium was high. I was told to stop eating bananas and drinking orange juice. I also was told to return to the doctor’s office the next week. I did. They took another blood sample. More...

Cheaper eye drug does job

A much cheaper drug has proved just as good as a $2,000 monthly shot at treating a common eye disorder that can lead to blindness, a long-awaited study has found. More...

Easy checklist spots autism by 1

WASHINGTON  A simple checklist that parents fill out in the waiting room may help doctors someday screen for warning signs of autism as early as a baby’s first birthday.  More...

Entertainment

Rob Lowe’s memoir reveals love of acting

“Stories I Only Tell My Friends” (Henry Holt), by Rob Lowe.   More...

Movie roles await ‘FNL’ star

NEW YORK   For fans of TV’s “Friday Night Lights,” the sight of a groggy Taylor Kitsch is a familiar one. More...

Coming events

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