June 8, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

New laws take effect this week

Scores of new laws will took effect this week in Kentucky, including one that will allow optometrists to perform some medical procedures that previously had been reserved for ophthalmologists.   Gov. More...

News

Seven men, two women sentenced after pleading guilty

Seven men and two women entered guilty pleas in Letcher Circuit Court and were sentenced by Circuit Judge Sam Wright.  Heather R. More...

Hearing this week for three charged with cutting phone lines for copper

Police say men are responsible for theft of 4,507 lbs. of copper   Preliminary hearings for three men accused of receiving 4,507 pounds of stolen copper from AT&T phone lines are set for 1 p.m. on June 9 in Letcher District Court.  More...

Injured man charged with driving intoxicated after Payne Gap wreck

Police say alcohol and drugs contributed to the cause of a wreck at Payne Gap on June 2.  Frank M. More...

Columns

Moments in Time

• On June 26, 1892, Nobel Prize-winning author Pearl S. Buck is born. Her novel “ The Good Earth” ( 1930), describing peasant life in China, became an international bestseller and was translated into 30 languages. More...

Strange but true

• It was American author Paul Auster who made the following sage observation: “Only the good doubt their own goodness, which is what makes them good in the first place. The bad know they are good, but the good know nothing. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

ALL MY CHILDREN . David saved “Erica” from the allergic reaction and learned she was Jane Campbell. Bianca admitted that she’d fallen in love with Marissa. Greenlee feared that she was turning into her mother. More...

Health

Aromasin is new option in fighing breast cancer

The Associated Press   CHICAGO  Millions of women at higher-than-usual risk of breast cancer have a new option for preventing the disease. More...

New drugs boost skin cancer survival

CHICAGO  They’re not cures, but two novel drugs produced unprecedented gains in survival in separate studies of people with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, doctors reported Sunday.  More...

Flaxseed no help for hot flashes

CHICAGO  Women looking for a natural remedy for a common menopause problem have a disappointment: A new study has found that eating flaxseed does not curb hot flashes.  More...

Obituaries

Services held for Hazel Duncan

Funeral services for Hazel Morene Duncan, 86, of Neon, were held June 1 at Hemphill Baptist Church. Burial was in Haven of Rest Cemetery at Mayking.  More...

Christopher Banks, 32, succumbs

Christopher Keith ‘Mooney’ Banks, 32, died June 3 at his home in Richmond.  Born in Whitesburg to Donald and Brenda Absher Banks, he was a grandson of the late James O. and Emma C. More...

Services are held for Hiram Hall

Funeral services for Hiram ‘Pool Man’ Hall, 71, were held yesterday (Tuesday) at Seco Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Haven of Rest Cemetery at Mayking.  He died June 4 at his home at Seco.  More...

Committee to draft Jenkins liquor law

It will be a busy summer for members of the Jenkins City Council as Mayor G.C. More...

Indictments name 9

A Letcher County man has been named in five indictments charging him with 49 counts of sexual abuse of a girl less than 12 years old and nine counts of sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl.  More...

Wreck fatal

Funeral arrangements were still incomplete late Tuesday night for a Letcher County woman who died of injuries she suffered in a car wreck at Jenkins Monday night.  More...

Opinions

Weiner’s story offers lesson

A New York Democrat has joined what had been a largely Republican caucus of congressmen committing sexually inappropriate online behavior. A picture of Rep. More...

Treating our kids like they’re invalids

One of the currently crazy things happening in the world has nothing to do with dictators or Governators or tweeting private parts. It has to do with knees and bottoms. It is the issue of falling.   More...

Letcher County blighted and deteriorated law abandoned?

The old saying goes, ‘ Rome wasn’t built in a day.’ Apparently, Letcher County’s abandoned, blighted and deteriorated houses will not be leaving in a very timely fashion, either. More...

Sports

REGIONAL CHAMPS —

The Letcher County Central High School Cougars baseball team defeated Knott County Central Monday for the championship of the 14th Region and the right to advance to the KHSAA State Baseball Tourname More...

THEY’RE CHAMPS TOO —

The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars secured the 14th Region softball title last week with a 3-2 victory over Powell County. More...

Will new NBA entry age return to 18?

As summer’s wool blanket settles onto Kentucky from asphalt to tobacco base – some call it HHH, we look across the sports landscape and see ...   More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

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Families & Friends

Pine Mountain displaying summer frock

Greetings from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center.  “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” Psalm 116:15  More...

Rains affected mustard greens

My dear friends and relatives, I thought I would write a few lines to let you know how things are going around here and maybe find out how it is with you and yours.  Red has had a really bad week. More...

Watch out for idiot drivers

As May has come and gone, we are reminded of the hot weather yet to come.  Being Memorial Weekend, there was no doubt a lot of folks were out on the roads — and sober, I hope. More...

Entertainment

The real Ronnie Dunn

NASHVILLE, Tenn.   Finally free of the bonds that came with being half of country music’s greatest duo, Ronnie Dunn says he went a little too far when he started working on his first solo album.  More...

A first for Batman

Holy first issues, Batman!  DC Comics is taking its flagship “Detective Comics” back to No. More...

Coming events

LETCHER COUNTY   ROCK, POP, BLUES  RAP, CHRISTIAN  COMPANY OF THIEVES; Fri., June 17 in Whitesburg at Summit City.  WAYNE GRAHAM; Sat., June 18 in Whitesburg at Summit City.  More...