October 26, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Thieves remove tin roof, tools from church shelter

Police are looking for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for stealing tools and metal from a church retreat near an entrance to Little Shepherd Trail.  More...

News

Jenkins High looks for 4th principal since ’08

The Jenkins Independent School System is left looking for a new principal for its middle-high school after the sudden departure of former principal Lisa Barker.  More...

March set to help save school

A march organized by parents of students at Arlie Boggs Elementary School will take place Nov. 7 from the Letcher County Courthouse to the Central Offi ce of the Letcher County School System. The march will begin at 10 a.m.   More...

Centerpieces for your holiday table

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will offer a workshop, Creating a Festive Centerpiece for Your Holiday Table, at the Whitesburg campus on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  The instructor will be Peggy Conklin. More...

Columns

Moments in time

• On Nov. 8, 1847, Bram Stoker, author of the horror novel “Dracula,” is born in Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland. More...

Speaking of Soaps

RECAPS – 10/24-28   More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES ( March 21 to April 19) A work-related situation that started last month takes on increasing importance this week. The choice is still yours as to how it will evolve.  More...

Speak Your Piece

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Families & Friends

Owen's Turkey

OWEN GIBSON II killed a turkey this shotgun season. More...

Reunion planned

The Letcher High School Class of 1971 will hold a 40-year reunion on Oct. 29 at the Alumni Building at Calvary College. The reunion will begin at 5 p.m. and will include dinner.  More...

ANNIVERSARY

— The Rev. Conard and Carolyn Profitt will celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner at Calvary Temple Church of God on Sandlick Road on Saturday, Nov. 5, from noon to 3 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Margaret Caudill

Margaret Caudill, 73, died October 22 at her home at Jeremiah.  A daughter of the late Lloyd and Sallie Adams Back, she was the widow of Mitchell Caudill.  She was the mother of the late John Mark Caudill and Greg Caudill.  More...

Rites held for Pebble Daugherty

Pebble D. More...

Halcomb dies

James Halcomb, 95, of Isom, died October 20 at the Hazard Hospice Care Center.  A son of the late Monroe and Nancy Halcomb, he was the widower of Nassaretta Dixon Halcomb.  More...

TRYOUTS —

Twelve-year-old twins Jonathan and Nicholas Sergent tried out new exercise bikes with their mother Liz Sergent of Whitesburg during the open house of the Letcher County Recreation Center in Whitesbur More...

Grand jury: Two stole road beams

A Letcher County Grand Jury has accused two men of taking steel retaining beams from a road near Elk Creek.  Joshua Wayne Maggard, 28, of 263 Deep Hollow Road, Blackey, and Joshua Mullins, 19, of 1989 Highway 7 South, Jeremiah, are both charged More...

Burdine residents angry that P.O. may be closed

As the U.S. Postal Service considers closing dozens of eastern Kentucky post offices, Burdine residents are fighting to keep their office open.  More...

Opinions

McConnell argues for unemployment

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) last week kept his caucus united and killed a popular jobs bill during a jobs crisis. More...

Once again, it’s all about Ohio

Last week, I was in Jamestown, N.Y., to give a talk to a library room full of the kindest and feistiest people you ever would want to meet.   For a half-hour or so, I told stories that had virtually nothing to do with Ohio. More...

Remember budget surplus?

Hard to believe, but once upon a time, economists worried that the U.S. government would pay off all its debt. Also hard to believe, once upon a time was only 11 years ago.   More...

Sports

Jenkins scores listed

The Kentucky Department of Education’s No Child Left Behind Adequate Yearly Progress Report lists the Jenkins Independent Schools System as having met seven of 10 Target Goals.  The scores for the Elementary Schools follow along with score More...

CAVALIERS COLLAPSE -

Jenkins High School’s Cody Childers stiff-armed a defender on a rushing attempt in last Friday night’s loss to Harlan, 52-28. More...

Lady Cavs get middle school title

Whitney Creech’s game-high 38 points led the Jenkins Middle School Lady Cavaliers to a 45-36 victory over Martha Jane Potter Elementary in the finals of the 2011 Letcher County Elementary Girls’ Basketball Tournament at Letcher County Cen More...

Health

Treating COPD

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My mother is in her early 70s. She has been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD. She had a bronchoscopic exam to remove a mucus plug. She was a very heavy smoker. She still smokes. More...

Beware of ‘decorative’ contacts

Halloween is the one time of the year when consumers can transform themselves into ghosts, goblins, celebrities or superheroes. However, when choosing the perfect costume, it’s important to keep health and safety in mind.  More...

Yearly Pap tests urged less and less

Annual cancer tests are becoming a thing of the past. More...

Entertainment

Fresh start for Martina McBride

NASHVILLE, Tenn.   Martina McBride was looking for that spark you get when you know you’ve discovered your true match. The country music star found it in Scott Borchetta and his Big Machine Label Group.  More...

Feeling free with Circa Survive

Located in a dome-shaped building connected to the end of a flea market in the back streets of Louisville, it is easy to see why Expo 5 is one of the most unique concert venues in the country. More...

Eagles’ first hit? No. 1’s for Jett?

1. How many No. 1 hits has Joan Jett had?  2. Dig back for this one: What year did the Kingston Trio release “Tom Dooley”? What’s the song about?  3. More...