June 10, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Opinions

Truex punches ticket

The Sprint Cup schedule is divided into a regular season consisting of the first 26 points-paying races of the season followed by the 10-race Chase portion that eventually crowns the series champion.  More...

Struttin’ Time:

Memories of shooting snakes off road

Watching another hunting and fishing show this week took me back to into “the day.” My mind wondered to my youth and how it use to be when a whole gang of me packed their boats, tents, firearms, food, and drinking water and set out for a More...

Sports

Coach leaves LCC for Mississippi job

After coaching baseball at Letcher County Central High School for 10 years, Bryan Dean has accepted a job offer in northeast Mississippi.  “He got a really good offer,” said Arthur “Ozz” Jackson, former LCC athletic direc More...

Will NCAA really punish Tar Heels?

Sports in Kentucky

North Carolina is officially on the NCAA clock. More...

Tee ball title holders for 2015

The Red Sox were crowned tee ball champions of Fleming-Neon Little League after emerging victorious in the championship game last week. More...

Families & Friends

Country Troubadours to play

Fleming-Neon Senior Citizen’s Center news  June 11: KY VA District Fair Senior Day in Wise, Va.  June 17: Prevent Elder Abuse in Hazard.  June 25: Potluck.  Regular Bingo: Fridays at 10:30.  Rook and Checkers played dai More...

Baseball camp set June 15-19

The Scott Cornett Baseball Camp will be held June 15 – 19, at the Alice Lloyd College Baseball Field, 100 Purpose Road, Pippa Passes.  The focus of the camp will be on basic skills in throwing, hitting, fielding, base running, and sliding, More...

Farmers Market to open June 13

Letcher County Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on June 13 and every following Saturday until October. The farmers marker is located in Whitesburg near the Letcher County Veterans Memorial Museum. More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Tyler Campbell

Funeral services for Tyrone Campbell, 60, of Cornettsville were held June 4 at the Cedar Grove Old Regular Baptist Church.  Campbell died May 26 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard.  He was a son of the late Ray and C More...

Rites held for Buford Caudill

Funeral services were held in Whitesburg on June 3 for Buford Caudill Jr., 58, of Jeremiah.  Caudill died May 31 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.  A son of the late Buford Sr. More...

Harris memorial service

A memorial service will be held in Jenkins on June 12 for Martha Anne Harris, 76, who died June 4 at her home.  The widow of former Consolidation Coal and Beth-Elkhorn Coal official Ed Harris, she was a retired teacher, having taught for 16 year More...

Coal severance tax funding has fallen $2.2 million here

County officials facing serious belt-tightening in new budget

The Letcher County Fiscal Court conducted the first reading of its budget for Fiscal Year 2015-16 amid warnings of the need for extreme belt-tightening because of lowered coal severance receipts.  More...

City to sell old Salyer building

The Whitesburg City Council voted unanimously at its June meeting Tuesday to place the old Salyer Radio Building up for bid.   More...

Gracie Maggard is new principal at Letcher Central

Gracie Walters Maggard has been hired as the new principal of Letcher County Central High School.  Maggard, principal of Fleming- Neon Middle School, begins her tenure at LCCHS July 1.  Stephen Boggs recently retired as LCCHS principal, a p More...

News

Dr. Ward to begin residency in OB/GYN

Calvin Ward, graduate of University of Kentucky College of Medicine Class of 2015, is the son of Jim and Joan Ward of Whitesburg. More...

Letcher County Police Beat: June 1-9

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New buyer is expected to purchase Teco soon

While Cambrian Coal Company’s long effort to buy TECO Coal Company appears to have fallen through, TECO’s parent firm is now in negotiations to sell the company to a “new buyer” that has the “financial capability” More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Thursday, June 11, 1925 All holdings of the Blackey Coal Corporation will be sold at auction on July 6, a bankruptcy trustee for U.S. District Court has ordered. The auction will be held in front of the Letcher County Courthouse.  More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A plan you’ve kept on hold for a long time finally could be greenlighted. But in typical Aries form, you’ll need to be sure that everything is in place before you hit the “start” button.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Ridge became concerned about his plan to takeover Forrester Creations when Steffy told him that she went back on her word in regards to suppressing her feelings for Liam. More...

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Health

Healthy tips for the week

Want to cut calories? Chew gum. Chewing gum has actually been proven to improve satiety, suppress appetite, decrease cravings for sweet foods, and reduce snack intake. More...

Woman complains of being too warm

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 66-year-old woman who usually is too hot. When I tell my doctors, they just sort of laugh it off. More...

Q&A: Female sex pill makes comeback after panel’s vote

Women suffering from low libido have some new hope after a panel of health experts said the government should approve an experimental pill intended to boost sexual desire. It is the first time a government panel has endorsed such a drug.  More...

Entertainment

Coming events

LETCHER COUNTY  ROCK, POP, BLUES,  RAP, CHRISTIAN, JAZZ  BLACK BOTTOM ROAD; Sat., June 13 at 7 p.m.  WHITEY MORGAN & THE 78’S; Wed., July 15 at Summit City in Whitesburg. More...

Rolling Stones seek new fans with re-release of 1971 classic

LONDON  Keith Richards doesn’t keep a list of the Top 10 Rolling Stones albums. But he’s happy to place “Sticky Fingers,” which was re-released in a deluxe edition this week, near the very top.  More...

What artist had hit with ‘Sunshine’?

1. Name the solo artist who had a solo hit with “Sunshine.”   2. “Bridge Over Troubled Water” is the signature song of which duo?  3. More...