June 22, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Popular business says it can’t meet rules for selling alcohol, will close

Owners of a downtown Whitesburg restaurant who obtained a limited restaurant alcohol license almost fours years ago have announced plans to close the establishment.  More...

News

Blackey Water Plant to shut down

The Board of Directors of the Letcher County Water and Sewer District has voted to de-activate the Blackey Water Plant as long as doing so doesn’t cause the county to lose any funding tied to the plant.  More...

Judge tells firm to rehire miner

A federal Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) has ordered Cumberland River Coal Company (CRCC) to immediately reinstate a Letcher County coal miner to his former position with the company.  More...

Youths sing at Ermine Center

I’m writing this on Saturday, and hurrah, it’s raining and a good time to write my news. I hope you all received some of the dew down from heaven. I sure was pleased with it so I didn’t have to water my banana trees.  More...

Columns

Strange But True

• It was 19th- century German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer who made the following sage observation: “There is no absurdity so palpable but that it may be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to inculcate it before the age More...

Speaking of Soaps

RECAPS – 6/20-6/24

ALL MY CHILDREN . Jane named David as the co-owner of the hospital. Jackson and Caleb both tried to convince ‘Erica’ to rescind the deal with David, but she was undeterred. More...

Salome Stars

ARIES ( March 21 to April 19) You clever Ewes and Rams love nothing more than to rise to a challenge. So, by all means, if you feel sure about your facts, step right up and defend your side of the issue.  More...

Speak Your Piece

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Health

Study: 1 in 13 have food allergy

CHICAGO  Food allergies affect about one in 13 U.S. children, double the latest government estimate, a new study suggests.  More...

Doc’s struggle shows pain of arthritis

WASHINGTON  Dr. Sue Zieman can almost set her watch by her disease: Twice a day, she gets a fever and the already arthritic joints in her arms and hands, legs and feet abruptly, painfully swell even more. More...

Macular degeneration progress can be slowed

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have the dry type of macular degeneration. I take Preser- Vision with lutein tablets twice a day. I hear lutein is very good for my eyes, and I would like to take more than the 10 mg a day that I get in my tablets. More...

Obituaries

William Hall dies

William ‘Cookie’ Hall, 80, of Jackhorn, died June 11.  Born at Jackhorn to the late Nannie and Mart Hall, he was a brother of the late Ghates Hall, Jessee Hall and Ballard Hall, and a grandfather of the late Rachel Hall.  More...

Services held for Danny Stines

Danny Wayne Stines, 56, died June 18 at Letcher.  A son of Lena Johnson Stines of McRoberts and the late Cecil Stines, he was a brother of the late Carl Cecil Stines, Jerry E. Stines, Joyce Faye Stines and Patsy M. More...

Miranda Surber dies at 32

Funeral services for Miranda Nicole Lewis Johnson Surber, 32, will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Hemphill Baptist Church. More...

Two get prison terms

Two men have been sentenced to time in jail after entering guilty pleas in Letcher Circuit Court.  More...

CLOSING ANNOUNCED —

Tbe owners of Summit City say the restaurant and coffee shop will stop operating in its present capacity on August 1. More...

Opinions

Froma Harrop

Film cameras, thank you notes among ‘high-touch’ comebacks

While fetching my digital camera from the repair shop, I noted a bunch of clunky old film cameras and their flashes lining a back table. I thought no one used film anymore. Wrong.   More...

Rigging the 2012 election

WASHINGTON  An attack on the right to vote is under way across the country through laws designed to make it more difficult to cast a ballot. If this were happening in an emerging democracy, we’d condemn it as election-rigging. More...

Political Cartoon

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Sports

Rhodes at Cordia High could be magical

The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see. – Winston Churchill   To Cordia High School and new basketball coach Rodrick Rhodes: Congratulations, and may the force be with you.   More...

STAYING OR GOING? —

Driver Juan Pablo Montoya of Colombia would have many suitors if he chooses to leave current team owner Chip Ganassi. More...

‘Silly Season’ in swing

CHARLOTTE, N.C.   Carl Edwards had top-secret meetings with Joe Gibbs! Clint Bowyer has all but signed a contract with Red Bull! Interested car owners are blowing up Juan Pablo Montoya’s phone!  More...

Families & Friends

Donations sought

Boys and Girls Clubs are seeking donations of cars to benefit the organizations. The car do not need to be functional, only to have a title. The cars are picked up and sold at auction. For more information, call (800) 246-0493.   More...

Services are held for Frank Godsey

Frank Godsey, 75, died June 18 at Letcher Manor Nursing Home in Whitesburg.  Born in Jackson to the late Wiley and Evalee Jefferson Godsey, he was the father of the late Enoch Godsey and a half-brother of the late Wiley Godsey Jr.  He was More...

Rites are held for John Craft

Funeral services for John Wilson ‘Johnny’ Craft, 92 of Jenkins, were held June 3 in Jenkins.  He died June 1 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, and was buried in Green Acres Cemetery.  Born in Letcher County to the lat More...

Entertainment

Must we talk at the movies?

LOS ANGELES   It seems like such a quaint notion: Folks would go to the movie theater, buy their tickets at the box office, then sit down, shut up and pay attention for two hours to what was on the screen.  More...

Cameron Diaz swears up a storm

LAS VEGAS   Some actors swear a lot as the cameras roll and, in most instances, those blue moments end up on the cutting-room floor. More...

Coming events

LETCHER COUNTY   ROCK, POP, BLUES  RAP, CHRISTIAN  THE NEW FAMILIARS; Fri., June 24 in Whitesburg at Summit City.  SUNDAY BEST; Fri., July 1 in Whitesburg at Summit City. More...