October 5, 2011 RSS feed / News

Lady Cougars win on senior night, assured of spot in regional tourney

Letcher Central junior Julie Cornett fires the ball across the net in the Lady Cougars’ senior night win over Shelby Valley on Monday. More...

Fall festival set

The McRoberts Elementary Campus PTO will hold its annual fall festival on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 5 to 9 p.m. There will be games, prizes, an auction, inflatables, vendors and concessions. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

TRUCK WINNER —

Dr. Kevin Roark won a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado at the annual Mountain Shrine Club fundraiser in Whitesburg on Sept. 24. More...

Sisters unite, seek info about their mother

Mae Belle Hall was, if photographs are reliable, a beautiful woman. She loved to travel. More...

2 held in phone wire thefts

A preliminary hearing is set for Thursday for two Blackey men accused of stealing AT&T telephone wire.  More...

TO SPEAK —

Photographer Wendy Ewald will speak at the Whitesburg Campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College at 7 p.m. on Oct. 10. More...

UNITE receives $500,000 health grant

Operation UNITE has received a $500,000 grant for prevention and healthy lifestyle programs across Kentucky.  The grant is part of the U.S. More...

Masquerade Ball is set for Oct. 15

Hospice of the Bluegrass – Mountain Community will host its annual Masquerade Ball on Saturday., Oct. 15, at the First Federal Center in Hazard.  More...

Grandma’s switch was scary

As we get older we seem to take more time to reflect on the past, remembering the good times as well as the bad. But nobody knows what the future holds and it is probably a good thing we don’t.  More...

Meth education campaign begins

Dangers posed by methamphetamine are not limited to those who make or use the highly addictive drug, and that should concern everyone, a panel of professionals agreed during a recent forum unveiling a new statewide educational campaign.  More...

100 disability conditions fast-tracked

Here’s some important news if you’re applying for Social Security disability benefits for yourself or a loved one. There are 100 conditions which qualify for an expedited process known as Compassionate Allowances.  More...

Retired teachers to meet on Oct. 7

The Letcher County Retired Teachers will meet on Friday, Oct. 7, at Parkway Restaurant. The meeting will take place at noon, and information will be available on the Silver Sneakers program.   More...

QUEEN AND ESCORT

— Jenkins High School senior Brittney Webb was crowned as the 2011 football homecoming queen on a rainy night Friday. She was escorted by senior Austin Bentley. More...

WINNING IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE —

Letcher Countians Erik Arroz, left, and Winston Lee recently participated in “Benge’s Revenge,” a competitive cycling race held annually in Wise County, Va. More...

PROMOTED

— Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Sgt. Justin A. Pickrell (center) of Whitesburg received his promotion certificate from Ky. Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary J. More...

Square dance set

The Carcassonne square dance will be held from 8 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8. Music will be by Randy Wilson with John Haywood, Gabe Wilson and Logan Dollarhide. For more information, call 633-7958.   More...

WINNERS —

Finishing first in the Mountain Heritage Horseshoe Tournament were James ‘Duke’ Amburgey and Neil Fulton. In second place were Harvey Leroy Fox and Razor Duncan. Loyle Fields and Rick Ratliff were third. More...

SCHOLARSHIP

— Heather Dawn Blair (left) is the recipient of the fall Meryl Brown Rotary Scholarship. More...