February 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Pharmacy alarm scares burglars

The sounds of an alarm apparently scared away two burglars after they broke into a Whitesburg pharmacy during the early morning hours.  Whitesburg Police Chief Tyrone Fields said two men entered the Parkway Pharmacy around 3:45 a.m. on Feb. More...

News

Coal tax should pay for scholarships, not UPike, Morehead president tells meeting of Education Committee

FRANKFORT   Morehead State University’s president told legislators Tuesday that there’s no need to turn the University of Pikeville into a publicly funded school.  More...

Hydraulic ‘fracking’ rare here, but questions posed

Geologists, professors, activists and experts came together for the Appalachian Forum on Hydraulic Fracturing last week at the University of Kentucky to discuss fracking as a means of natural-gas extraction in the state.  More...

5th District ranks at bottom in emotional, physical health

Kentucky was again next to last among the states in happiness and healthiness of its residents in 2011, ranking above only West Virginia, though precise rankings are uncertain.  More...

Sports

Knott County wins district, is a favorite in 14th Region

In the wake of Perry County Central’s upset loss to Buckhorn in the semi-finals of the boys’ 54th District Tournament last week, the Knott County Central Patriots have established themselves as the front runner in this week’s 14th R More...

Girls take district, advance in region

53rd District Champion Letcher County Central romped over the Leslie County Lady Eagles, 61-31, in the opening round of the girls’ 14th Regional Tournament Monday night in Jackson.  The Lady Cougars will play 55th District champions Breath More...

Is Monday night racing next?

The Daytona 500 wasn’t just delayed. It was a flat-out disaster.  More...

Families & Friends

SHOWING HER TEAM SPIRIT

— Little Jaeleigh Breeding wasted no time getting her Cougars fired up before the championship game of the boys’ 53rd District Tournament at Jenkins on Saturday night. More...

Weather has been a mixture

Whitesburg

Hello everyone. Time for our visit, so pull up a chair and get a cup of coffee.  We sure have been having a mixture of weather. A beautiful snow, but it caused a lot of power outages. I didn’t lose mine, but so many others did.  More...

ENGAGED

— Lorie Rayburn and Harold ‘Howie’ Morine II, both of Bardstown, announce their engagement to be married. She is a former resident of Eolia and is the daughter of Clyde Stidham Jr. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Bessie Jones

Funeral services for Bessie Jones, 75, were held February 25 at Kingdom Come Old Regular Baptist Church. More...

Rites are held for Arlin Shepherd

Arlin ‘Art’ Shepherd died February 20 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. He was 76 years old.  Born in Perry County, he was a son of the late Clem and Della Browning. More...

Services are held for Madge Bentley

Madge Bentley, 75, of Indianapolis, Ind., died February 19.  Born at Jackhorn to the late Hayes and Cynthia Johnson Little, she was the widow of J.P. More...

Jenkins schools want iPad for each student in grades 6 and above

The Jenkins Independent School System has set a goal of having every student in its middle high school using a school-issued iPad computer tablet instead of relying so heavily on textbooks if funding can be found.  More...

‘Chum’ Tackett sentenced to state and federal terms

Former Golden Years Rest Home administrator James F. ‘Chum’ Tackett was sentenced to probation for 10 years after pleading guilty to felony theft charges in Letcher Circuit Court on Feb. 23.   More...

Opinions

Sturgill’s statement

To the Editor:   For all of those who were unable to attend the trial, but who knew and loved Mark, myself, Gabriel and Caleb, I want to share the victim impact statement the jury considered when deliberating the length of Todd Collier’s s More...

Columns

Cars not a once-in-a-lifetime purchase

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

The way we were

March 1, 1962 Mr. and Mrs. Fred B. Jones and their son, Haskell, were forced to move out of their homes at Blair in the Cumberland River Valley by a giant slide of trees, rock and mud from a U.S. Steel Co. strip mine high on Blair Mountain.  More...

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of Capernaum in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. From Exodus 28:39, what kind of head covering did the priest wear? Turban, Snood, Scarf, Kalupto  3. More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

Tell us what’s on your mind. No need to give your name.

I would like to respond to the comments made in last week’s paper concerning Burdine Elementary and Jenkins school system. Someone made a comment about sending their child with a $10 bill to the Burdine book fair. More...

Health

Minor heart attack can still be deadly

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My husband, 46, died suddenly and unexpectedly from a heart attack. An autopsy showed that he died from what the doctor said was a minor heart attack. How does a minor heart attack kill? It was major for him and me. More...

Feds draft plan to fight Alzheimer’s

WASHINGTON   The Obama administration has declared Alzheimer’s “one of the most feared health conditions” and issued a draft of a new national strategy to fight the ominous rise in this minddestroying disease.  More...

Whooping cough shots urged for adults

A federal advisory panel wants all U.S. More...

Entertainment

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Keep an open mind about a suggestion you see as unworkable. Give it a chance to prove itself one way or another. The results could surprise both supporters and detractors.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL . Steffy received a midnight visitor and was pleased to welcome him into her home. Amber boasted to Marcus that she believed her future would be with Rick. More...

Hawthorne Heights singer to perform Friday night in county tourism building

JT Woodruff, lead singer and rhythm guitarist for the Dayton, Ohio-based rock band Hawthorne Heights, will perform in Whitesburg Friday night (March 2) to promote his new solo album, Heavy, Heavy, Heavy, Heavy Heart.  More...