November 23, 2011 RSS feed / News

Hardwoods planted on reclaimed mine

The Associated Press  MIDDLESBORO, Ky.   Volunteers have planted hundreds of trees on reclaimed mine land in eastern Kentucky.  More...

HONORED —

Alicia Cook and Lisa Bates were guests at a lunch in their honor for Family Nurse Practitioners Week. More...

Water board OK’s $995,262 budget, will examine fees

The Board of Directors of the Letcher County Water and Sewer District voted unanimously to accept a $995,262 operating budget against projected expenses of $779,847.43 for 2012 at its November meeting.  More...

Company coming? Make your house look good fast

NEW YORK   A thorough housecleaning can take all day — maybe all weekend. And as satisfying as that can be, sometimes you just don’t have the time or the motivation.  More...

The dreaded non-commissioned officers academy in Orlando, Fl.

When I was promoted to master sergeant in 1960, my boss picked me to go the NCO Academy in Orlando, Fla., for the five-week course where only the top 5 percent of the Air Force personnel are sent. More...

Christmas on Leatherwood

On Saturday, Nov. 26, a very special event is scheduled to take place at Big Leatherwood Old Regular Baptist Church and the Sonny Miniard Farm. More...

Christmas concert set

The Eastern Kentucky University Singers will perform a Christmas concert featuring area school choirs at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. More...

4% more to travel this Thanksgiving

LEXINGTON  More...

Rites held in Frankfort for woman killed here in KY 7 traffic accident

Funeral services were held in Frankfort Monday for a woman who was killed in a car wreck near Colson last week.  Pamela Jo Walker, 28, of Frankfort, was pronounced dead at the scene on Nov. More...

Alpha needs miners to replace retirees

Alpha Natural Resources says it needs to hire as many as 50 new underground coal miners just to keep pace with the number of miners being lost retirement.  Alpha, whose Enterprise Coal division has extensive operations in Letcher County, is faci More...

AUTO EXTRICATION

— The Whitesburg Fire Department recently hosted an emergency medical training class in auto extrication offered by Hazard Community and Technical College and taught by Bert Absher. More...

AWARD WINNER —

Carl B. Banks (right) is the recipient of the Paul Harris Fellowship Award given by the Whitesburg Rotary Club. The award was presented by District Gov. John B. More...

Students have thankful thoughts

Here are the thankful thoughts of the fourth-grade students at West Whitesburg Elementary School.  Melody Lewis’s class:  More...

Unusual recipes for Thanksgiving turkey

The Fleming- Neon Elementary School kindergarten class, taught by Bill Stanley and Nancy Ratliff, has provided unusual recipes for Thanksgiving. Here are their “never heard of before turkey recipes”: I will buy my turkey at Walmart. More...