October 12, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Ex-UK stars, now pros, exhibiting their skills

A team of former star basketball players at the University of Kentucky who now play professionally were in eastern Kentucky over the weekend to play exhibition games against the University of Pikeville and Alice Lloyd College while awaiting word on t More...

Three plead guilty

Three Letcher County men pleaded guilty to criminal charges in Letcher Circuit Court and were each sentenced to probation for two years.  More...

Dogs, vandals concerns for Fleming-Neon

Vandals and unleashed dogs are creating problems for the City of Fleming- Neon. More...

Sports

More than 300 compete

More than 300 anglers descended upon the city of Millbrook, Alabama during the week of September 28 through October 2 for the Bass Pro Shops Crappie Masters Classic National Championship Tournament. More...

Band wins at competition

The Letcher County Central High School Band competed in the McChesney Band Festival in Big Stone Gap, Va., Saturday. More...

Big change a must

The Southeastern Conference is better than ever at the top — LSU and Alabama are 1-2 in America — and solid in the middle with South Carolina, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida and Auburn. More...

Families & Friends

Smiths, Parsonses welcome baby boys

Happy birthday to two of our grandbabies, Kaydance and Kameran Tourangeau of Blackey. They will be four on Oct. 12. They are the children of Jessica Sparks and Justin Combs. More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

On Jan. 18, 1917, at Farmville, Va., a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Preston Malcolm Armstrong. He was the eldest of two sons. More...

Howard reunion planned for Oct. 22

Hello everyone. I hope you are all doing well. I want to wish a belated happy birthday to Glen Miles, Scott Howard and Daisy Collins. I met her awhile back at Childers Oil while we were waiting for an oil change, and I enjoyed talking to her. More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Irene Bentley

Irene Bentley, 57, of Jackhorn, died October 2 at Pikeville Medical Center.  A daughter of the late Troy and Daisy Ray Adams, she was the widow of Denver Lee ‘Peanut’ Bentley.  She was a sister of the late Chester Jr. More...

Daisy Louise Pass Yonts dies at 86

Daisy Louise Pass Yonts, 86, died October 4 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  Born at Fleming-Neon, she was a daughter of the late N.B. and Rachel Murry Pass. She was the widow of Harold L. More...

Services held for Corrum Callahan

Corrum Callahan, 77, of Bledsoe, died October 3 in Sevierville, Tenn.  A son of the late Henry and Mary Wells Callahan, he was a brother of the late Coleman Callahan and Thelma Callahan.  He was a retired coal miner, and was a member of the More...

No school changes coming — yet

Elementary and middle school students will stay at their current schools for the rest of this academic year, said Letcher Schools Supt. Anna Craft.  More...

‘Chum’ Tackett to plead guilty

Former Golden Years Rest Home administrator James F. More...

Grand jury says stolen DVDs were presents for poor kids

A Jenkins man accused of stealing DVDs meant to be Christmas presents for underprivileged children is one of five persons named in six felony indictments returned by the Letcher County Grand Jury.  More...

Opinions

Are the Tea Party, Libertarian and Koch brothers the same?

Could it be that the basic tenets of the Tea Party, Libertarian, and billionaire oil rich Koch brothers are nearly the same? How might this have happened? More...

Columns

Now here’s a tip

• Using your fireplace? Try adding citrus peels to the logs for a nice aroma. They can be a good starter material as well.  More...

Playing D.C.’s inside game

And then there were 12.  When the 435 House members and 100 senators failed in July to agree on a long-term deficit reduction plan, congressional leaders did what they often do when they don’t know what to do: They appointed a committee. More...

One photo, many stories

Perhaps you have seen this photo. On Facebook maybe or on a military blog, in an email.  In the picture, to the right, Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew Paul Carpenter’s dog tags dangle from his dusty boots. More...

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Health

Pancreatic cancer very deadly, painful

The death last week of Apple Computers co-founder Steve Jobs has focused attention on pancreatic cancer, a very deadly and painful form of cancer.  According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 44,000 new cases of pancreatic cancer will More...

Asthma not only a problem for kids

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: What gives? When I was a kid, I had asthma. Then it went away completely. Now, at age 37, it’s come back. As a child, I took only one medicine, and did well. More...

Prostate test advice changes - again

WASHINGTON  Men finally may be getting a clearer message about undergoing PSA screening for prostate cancer: Don’t do it. ey  Th may not listen. After all, the vast majority of men over 50 already get tested.  More...

Entertainment

Atkins falls short on complete album

Rodney Atkins, “Take A Back Road” (Curb) Audio Review   Rodney Atkins, for better or worse, epitomizes the stance of the majority of contemporary male country singers. More...

Flashback

1. What was Peter Gabriel’s first No. 1 U.S. hit?  2. Name the girl group that released “Head Over Heels” and “Turn to You.” What year was that?  3. More...

Coming events

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