November 9, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Marchers oppose school closings

About 70 people marched down Main Street in Whitesburg earlier this week to protest the possible closure of two elementary schools.  More...

News

HAYRIDE

— Enjoying a ride celebrating the 2011-2012 officer installation of the Whitesburg Lions Club are (bottom row, left to right) Peyton Combs, Colbie Bailey, Josh Bailey, Trinity Pratt, Joe Pratt More...

Jenkins in the late 1920s

I was born on High Street in 1928 in a large house with a long boardwalk that ran from the front of the house up past the house to our outhouse. More...

BROTHERS —

Everett Vanover, who was named the ‘cutest kid in Jenkins’, and his younger brother, Dickie, are pictured in 1930. More...

Columns

Now here’s a tip

• “I have to wear my hair tied back for work. More...

Soaps

RECAPS – 11/7-11   More...

Triva Test

By FIFI RODRIGUEZ   More...

Health

Brittle nails

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: What can I do to improve my chipping, splitting fingernails? I was getting a weekly manicure but stopped due to economic reasons. My nails had grown stronger. Now they’ve become a disaster again. Please help. More...

Pill epidemic goes nationwide

Prescription pain medicine overdoses now kill more people in the U.S. than heroin and cocaine combined, with 40 Americans dying every day from painkiller abuse.  More...

New device screens for melanoma

WASHINGTON  Dermatologists will soon get some high-tech help deciding which suspiciouslooking moles should be removed and checked for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.  More...

Entertainment

Between the bread

Chef’s secrets to building the perfect sandwich

Chef Bobby Flay knows a thing or two about creating flavorful sandwich recipes made with real, simple ingredients. More...

Eastwood tackles ‘J. Edgar’

In Clint Eastwood’s new film, “J. Edgar,” a 1930 movie theater audience makes its preference clear. Whereas J. More...

A Stones’ song known for what?

1. Name the solo artist who had a hit with “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.”  2. Name the group responsible for “Crystal Blue Persuasion.”  3. More...

Breaking News - 11/13/2011 8:40 AM

Two killed in single vehicle collision - Free Access

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Grand jury names 9 in latest indictments

The Letcher Grand Jury has named nine people in 11 indictments including a Blackey woman charged with 19 counts of theft in three indictments.  More...

Beshear wins county, state

Democrat candidates won the election in Letcher County Tuesday for every office but, mirroring almost exactly the choices of Kentucky voters statewide.  More...

Opinions

Are student loans, higher education the next bubble?

First the dot.coms popped, then mortgages. Are student loans and higher education the next bubble, the latest investment craze inflating on borrowed money and misplaced faith it can never go bad? More...

Andy Rooney was really real

It was odd becoming a personal friend of Andy Rooney so late in his life and so far into my own. I’d seen him on “60 Minutes” for all 33 years, first while sitting on the rug in my parents’ house. More...

Says new blacktop should have reached to highway

On October 24, a blacktop crew moved in front of our house at No. 3 in Jenkins and said they were going to blacktop Camden, Joe’s Branch and down the back road across the bridge and up to the main highway, KY 805 (Old U.S. 23). More...

Sports

Keys taken from Busch

Ever since NASCAR announced it was going to let the boys “have at it,” that is exactly what we have been seeing in each of its three major series.  More...

History made in Kentucky

Football history was made in Kentucky over the weekend. On Friday, the Paintsville kid with a singsong name worthy of Everly Brothers treatment, Joshua J. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Crappie fishing is improving

The reports on crappie I have been getting are that fishing is getting better as the waters cool and the lakes stabilize at winter pool.  The fishing action in Tennessee for crappie has been good so far this fall. More...

Families & Friends

Daughter’s surgery leads to child care

Hello again everyone!  It is a rainy time in the Harrison Valley, better rain than snow that has been hitting in lots of other place We will be getting that white beautiful stuff that I have a love/hate feeling for. More...

Look for family histories

I hope everyone had a wonderful week. The weather has been so nice.  More...

Leaves have been falling like raindrops

Starting this week’s article with sad news. Found out a few days ago that a relative I never got a chance to meet died recently.  More...

Obituaries

Funeral in Pound Thursday for miner killed here Nov. 7

Funeral services will be held Thursday for a 47-yearold foreman who died in an underground mining accident in Letcher County.  Baker Funeral Home in Pound, Va., has charge of arrangements for Jerry Eugene Britton, of Pound, Va., who was struck b More...

Services held for Aileen Meade

Funeral services for Aileen Tackett Meade, 86, of Jackhorn, were held November 7 at Carty Funeral Home in Neon. Burial was in Haven of Rest Cemetery.  She died November 4 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. More...

Phyllis Smith dies at 59

Phyllis Jean Smith, 59, died October 28.  Born in Whitesburg, she was a daughter of the late Silas Eugene and Juanita Sturgill, and a sister of the late Silas Sturgill.  More...