July 20, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Letcher wants better U.S. 460

Pike County has recently been allocated $300,000 in multi-county severance tax money from the Kentucky Department for Local Government (DLG) to conduct a comprehensive economic development study on the construction of U.S. 460.  More...

Hawk serves as foster parent

Master falconer Mitch Whitaker didn’t want a young hawk found in a nearby county recently to have too much human contact, fearing the animal would not make it on its own in the wild if it wasn’t around other hawks.  More...

Official site chosen for Army museum

Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh has approved the Gunston location of Fort Belvoir’s North Post as the official site of the National Museum of the United States Army.  More...

Columns

Car Talk

Shop responsible for botched oil change

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

The way we were

July 20, 1961  Gov. Bert Combs announced that the Kentucky Department of Parks will establish a state park in the area of the caves in Pine Mountain at Linefork. The announcement was made at a banquet in Cumberland.  . More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES ( March 21 to April 19) A misunderstanding tests the temperament of the sometimes headstrong Aries. Instead of blowing your top, take time for a pleasant diversion while things cool down.  More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

The July 6 article about Golden Years Rest Home should make everyone in Letcher County take a second look at themselves. How could things deteriorate to such horrible conditions? Where are the elected officials? More...

Health

Grief counseling offered

Hospice of the Bluegrass – Mountain Community will offer “Grief 101”, a monthly drop-in class for the newly bereaved. More...

Should parents lose custody of kids who are too obese?

CHICAGO  Should parents of extremely obese children lose custody for not controlling their kids’ weight? More...

Falls, eye test may detect Alzheimer’s

PARIS  Scientists in Australia are reporting encouraging early results from a simple eye test they hope will give a noninvasive way to detect signs of Alzheimer’s disease.  More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Viola Mathews

Viola Mathews, 85, died July 15 at Letcher Manor Nursing Home in Whitesburg.  Born in Letcher County to the late Ewell and Mandy Adams Hensley, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Jim Hensley, Finley Hensley and Hurl Hensley, and a sis More...

Rites held for Herbert Honeycutt

Funeral services for Herbert Honeycutt, 71, were held July 12 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Acres Memorial Park at Ermine.  A son of the late Hagan and Wilma Simpson Honeycutt, he was born in Harlan County. More...

Baumgardner dies

Susie Baumgardner, 69, of Plainsville, Ga., formerly of Linefork, died July 17 at the Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Ga., following a long illness.  A daughter of the late Robert Cornett Sr. More...

County will take late-paying trash customers to court

The Letcher Fiscal Court voted 5-1 this week to take some delinquent garbage customers to court to force them to pay their overdue bills.  More...

Killer wants sentence tossed

Convicted murderer Jerome Boggs has filed another lawsuit seeking to have judgment vacated in the 2002 shooting deaths of a four-year-old boy and his father.  More...

Opinions

Words worth repeating from Benjamin Franklin and Susan B. Anthony

So far this summer, we have heard one confirmed candidate and one thinking-seriously-about-running candidate for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination say they have been called on by a higher power to run for our nation’s highest office.& More...

No new pledges

Among the Republicans vying for their party’s presidential nomination, only former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson had the self-respect to denounce the ludicrous “Marriage Vow” pledge. More...

Her memory is gone, but his love remains

Every once in a while, 86-yearold Sue Williams looks in the mirror and is startled by the stranger staring back at her.  “Who is that?” she’ll ask.  Chuck, her husband of 66 years, always gives the same answer.  &ldq More...

Sports

Sports in Kentucky

USA, Japan did far more than play for World Cup

Abby Wambach worked her way into the middle, jostled with two defenders for position at the goal front, then rose above the buzz of short traffic, stuck out her noggin and BOINK!   Goal! Iron Head had done it again. The U.S. More...

Still time for Stewart-Haas?

LOUDON, N.H.  Tony Stewart called New Hampshire a perfect weekend for his organization. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Fishing deep is your best bet now

Right now the water temperatures are in the high 80s and most of the fish like bass and crappie have moved toward deeper, cooler water.  More...

Families & Friends

Irene and Eugene Day mark 61st anniversary

Well, this has been an interesting week! My brother, Archie Ray Fields, has been in the hospital with E. coli. Not sure how he got it. He is doing better and with the antibiotics, they have been flushing it out of his system. More...

FIVE GENERATIONS

Pictured are five generations of the Campbell family of Cornettsville. More...

Chamber seeks nominations

The Letcher County Chamber is seeking nominations for its annual “Unsung Heroes” awards dinner to be held on Sept. l0.  More...

Entertainment

To perform

South Mountain Boys will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, July 23, at the Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1½ mile west of Norton. More...

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Jack’s Mannequin is defying all odds

Editor’s Note: Whitesburg Middle School students and music fans Cassidy and Kennedy Breeding are spending as much time as they can this summer attending rock concerts large and small. More...