February 15, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Police looking for Isom robber

Police are looking for a man who robbed an Isom convenience store at knifepoint early Monday.  More...

Neon OK’s pump buy

The Fleming-Neon City Council has approved the emergency purchase of a pump for the city water plant and discussed improvements for the town’s“kiddy park.” The council also discussed rehabilitating several city sidewalks and install More...

Beshear presents gambling plan

FRANKFORT  Gov. More...

Columns

Bible Trivia

1. Is the book of Ephesians in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. Lazarus had two sisters, one named Mary and the other being whom? Martha, Miriam, Margaret, Mildred  3. More...

How did Mungo Jerry get name?

1. When did the Beatles arrive in the U.S. for the first time?  2. Name the all-instrumental group that outsold the Beatles in 1966.  3. Where did the band Mungo Jerry get its name?  4. More...

Strange but true

• It was noted American wit and columnist Franklin P. 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

Cold, cough grab hold and won’t let go

Woke up to a beautiful snow on Saturday. Wasn’t able to go out. I’ve been sick for over a week, as well as my husband and several others. This old cold and cough grab hold and won’t let go. More...

Ermine seniors get health information

Winter finally arrived with a vengeance! I hope everyone stayed warm.  A young man from MCHC came to our center this past week. More...

Be in the know before you go

We’re in the dead of winter. In many areas of the country, that means that we could be in for some rough weather. More...

Entertainment

Coming events

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New music is on the way from late Waylon Jennings

NASHVILLE, Tenn.   The family of Waylon Jennings will soon release songs the country music icon recorded shortly before his death 10 years ago.  More...

Triumph, tragedy dominated Grammy Awards

The splintered music world truly coalesces only one night of 365 for the Grammy Awards, and this year was united in the triumph of recovered British soul singer Adele’s trophy haul and the tragedy of Whitney Houston’s death.  More...

Grand jury indicts 4 on 8 counts

Four men are named in eight felony indictments returned recently by the Letcher County Grand Jury.  An 18- year- old Eolia man is charged with rape, three counts of unlawful transaction with a minor (second degree), and three counts of unlawful More...

Victim’s guns were in holster, pocket, prosecution says

Testimony began Tuesday afternoon in the trial of Samuel Todd Collier, 32, who is accused of murdering his neighbor in Jenkins on Oct. 7, 2010.  More...

‘Snake Man’ reality TV show is on hold for now

If you tuned into Animal Planet to watch ”Snake Man of Appalachia” but couldn’t find it, the network’s officials say don’t panic, the show hasn’t been canceled.  More...

Opinions

Big Brother is ‘sharing’

My, how you’ve changed, Big Brother. What happened to the sourpuss in “1984,” George Orwell’s grim novel about a thoughtcontrolled future? More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

That’s what friends are for

Here we go again: a tragedy in the music world, a tragedy waiting to happen that did. Disturbing headlines before and after leave us scratching our heads and asking why.   More...

Sports

Cats leave trail of bruised psyches

We arrive at a place in winter when fans aligned with a college team in Kentucky can bask a little, brag a little, second-guess a little, plan a little and expect a lot more. More...

Wrestlers honored

The Letcher County Central High School Cougar wrestling team hosted Senior Night recently. Jenkins High School and Perry Central High School wrestlers attended the event. Seniors recognized are C.J. More...

Health offices face tough budget cuts

More cuts to Kentucky’s public-health system have been proposed at a time when the demand for services is growing, officials say. In his state budget proposal, Gov. More...

Health

Treatments do exist for hepatitis C

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I believe I read in your column about something that can be given for hepatitis C. My doctor says there isn’t any treatment. Will you please advise me? — Anon.  More...

Fake knees more common

CHICAGO  Nearly 1 in 20 Americans older than 50 have artificial knees, or more than 4 million people, according to the first national estimate showing how common these replacement joints have become in an aging population.  More...

What Are You Really Eating?

Before you toss that box of cereal into your grocery cart, take a moment to read the nutrition facts located on the side of the package. More...

Obituaries

Linda Adams dies at 58

Linda Ann Fields Adams, 58, died February 11.  A daughter of the late Lansford J. and Alma Fields, she was the mother of the late Michelle Renee Adams and a sister of the late Delmas Fields and Kenneth R. More...

Services held for Aileen Adams

Aileen Greer Adams, 88, died February 8 at her home in Catlettsburg.  More...

Rites are held for Mae Watts

Funeral services for Mae Messer Watts, 94, were held February 6 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in Caudill Cemetery at Redstar.  Born in Knox County to the late N.B. and Cora Mills Messer, she was the youngest of 12 children. More...