January 18, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Owner says Mayking store hasn’t sold anything illegal

A Virginia man who operates a Mayking store that is the focus of a new Letcher County ordinance outlawing the sale of synthetic marijuana say they have done nothing illegal and intend on staying in business.  More...

News

Beshear leaves coal tax funds for Pikeville college after House measure filed

FRANKFORT  Democratic state Rep. Leslie Combs has filed legislation that calls for public funding for the University of Pikeville.  The long- anticipated measure was filed on Tuesday with House Speaker Greg Stumbo as co-sponsor.  More...

Trumka: Calls to end coal make no sense

Former coal miner Richard Trumka, who once headed the United Mine Workers and is the nation’s top labor leader as president of the national AFL-CIO, told the United Nations Investor Summit on Climate Risk last week that global warming is caused More...

King honored here

Jenkins Mayor G.C. Kincer said if he could only pick one word to describe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., it would be love.  “He changed the attitude from anger to love,” said Kincer. “He taught love and peace. More...

Columns

Moments in Time

• On Feb. 3, 1780, in one of the most famous crimes of post-Revolution America, 20-year-old boarder Barnett Davenport commits a mass murder, killing a family of five at their home in rural Connecticut. More...

Speaking of Soaps

RECAPS – 1/16-20

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL .Liam confessed to Brooke his real feelings about what happened in Cabo San Lucas. Jackie informed Nick that Pam was beginning to have second thoughts about stealing Forrester designs for Jackie M. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The changes you’ve waited to see in your work situation might not be happening quite as quickly as you’d hoped. Although the pace is slow, it’s ongoing. Expect to hear news soon.  More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

Tell us what’s on your mind. No need to give your name. Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday. E-m@il address   More...

Families & Friends

Good time for pot of soup beans

Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center.  “But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with the wings of eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. More...

Photo

The Ben Fisher Memorial Wrestling Tournament was hosted by Letcher County Central High School on Jan. 7. Ben Fisher was a student on the wrestling team at LCCHS from 2005 to 2008. More...

I almost went to Viet Nam

In the late 1960s the war was not going well for us in Viet Nam. More...

Entertainment

‘Dark Knight,’ ‘Spidey,’ ‘Hobbit’ lead 2012’s coming attractions

LOS ANGELES   Hollywood is respecting the environment and recycling — again.  The prospect of a few dozen sequels, prequels, remakes and assorted other reworkings of familiar tales might sound tiresome until you look over the guest li More...

DVD pick of the week

“Ides of March” (R) — Ryan Gosling and George Clooney stage a battle of the jawlines in this Clooney-directed political drama. More...

Deep Purple wasn’t Blackmore’s first

1. Name the two groups Ritchie Blackmore joined before he hooked up with Deep Purple.  2. When was the last Isle of Wight Festival? Where was it held?  3. Name the artist who first scored a No. More...

Coal-related state agencies to suffer few budget cuts

FRANKFORT  Declaring “the day of reckoning has come,” Gov. Steve Beshear called Tuesday for 8.4 percent cuts to most government agencies.  More...

Ex-jailer candidate charged with thefts

Police say a former candidate for Letcher County jailer is linked to three recent thefts in the Colson area.  More...

Redistricting plan draws plenty of ire from local officials

A redistricting plan laid out by the Kentucky House of Representatives is highly unpopular with members of the Letcher County Fiscal Court.  More...

Sports

Four sign agreements with UPike

Four Letcher County Central High School seniors have signed letters of intent with the University of Pikeville to run cross-country and track. More...

C-plus not always bad

Ever have a weekend when, to borrow a horse racing analogy, all your picks hit the finish line first? Sure you have.   • No. 2 ranked Kentucky beat Tennessee in Knoxville and put the Wildcats atop the SEC standings again. More...

Daytona test brings changes

Daytona’s annual preseason testing has always been a time for teams to shake down their equipment in preparation for the Daytona 500. More...

Health

Three or more embryos no better than two when treating infertility

LONDON  A new study of fertility treatment found that women who get three or more embryos have no better odds of having a baby than those who get just two embryos.  They also have a greater chance of risky multiple births.  More...

Blocked leg artery

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am a 74-year-old male and have been diagnosed with peripheral artery disease, PAD. I have a complete occlusion of the main artery just above the knee. More...

Statins may up diabetes risk

WASHINGTON  A new side effect seems to be emerging for those cholesterol-lowering wonder drugs called statins: They may increase some people’s chances of developing Type 2 diabetes.  A new study adds to the evidence, finding a modest More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Hayes Bentley

Graveside services for Hayes Darrin Bentley, 43, of Jackhorn, were held January 13 at the Gad Johnson Cemetery.  A son of Yvonne Johnson Bentley of Jackhorn and the late Kenneth Ray Bentley, he died January 11 at Holston Valley Medical Center in More...

Rites held for David Lee Morris

David Lee Morris, 60, died January 12, at his home at Mayking.  He was a son of Ella Cook Morris of Whitesburg and the late Claude Morris.  More...

Services held for Okera Huff

Okera Huff, 84, died January 7 at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility in Michigan.  Born in Letcher County to the late Floyd and Cora Amburgey Huff, he was a brother of the late Cornellius Huff, Delmas Huff and Orville Huff.  He was a More...