November 8, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

City seeking second grant to help with hotel project

The City of Whitesburg will seek $2.4 million in additional grant money for the Daniel Boone Hotel to build a penthouse suite and a rooftop event space, among other upgrades the nearly century-old hotel.  More...

News

Rep. Hatton among officials urging PSC to block rate hike request by Kentucky Power

PRESTONSBURG   When the Kentucky Public Service Commission approves rates for utility companies, it works to ensure those rates are “fair, just and reasonable” to that company’s investors and customers.  More...

KSP says it will I.D. man soon

Kentucky State Police still aren’t releasing the name of a man who allegedly stole a car and led police on a chase through Letcher and Knott counties before he was shot and wounded by troopers on Monday.  The car he was driving had been st More...

Police arrest man accused of firing shot

Police have arrested a man accused of shooting at another man in the parking lot of the Whitesburg Walmart.  The Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department arrested Larry Dean Baker, 32, Tuesday without incident after he was released from the Ap More...

Columns

Strange But True

• It was 20th-century American author and social critic James Baldwin who made the following sage observation: “Ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.”  More...

Moments in Time

• On Nov. 8, 1895, in his lab in Germany, physicist Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen becomes the first person to observe X-rays while testing whether cathode rays could pass through glass. More...

Now Heres a Tip

• “I buy gifts all year long and save them in a closet until the holidays, when I get them out and have festive fun while wrapping. As a matter of fact, I buy my cards after Christmas, too — on sale. More...

Speak Your Piece

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Entertainment

A Friendsgiving Feast

Sides, drinks and leftovers perfect for sharing with friends

Friendsgiving is the perfect opportunity to celebrate your second family with festive, fun recipes that stray a bit away from traditional fare.  More...

It’s cranberry time!

This sauce can be made ahead and will keep in an air-tight container for 2 weeks. Combine this wonderful sauce with 2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard and pour it over leftover turkey, baked fish, chicken or pork. More...

Obituaries

Astor Fields dies at 40

Astor Grant Fields, 40, died November 3 at his home at Cowan.  He was a son of Astor Fields Jr. and Judy Sexton Fields. More...

Jerry Pace dies in Indiana

Funeral services for Jerry R. Pace Sr., 77, will be held November 11 in Whitesburg. Burial will follow at the Vernon Pace Cemetery at Pine Creek. Visitation will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on November 10.  A son of the late Vernon C. More...

Edward Logan succumbs at 81

Edward Logan, 81, of Colson, died October 30 at the Hospice Care Center in Hazard.  A son of the late Ray and Rosie Amburgey Logan he was also preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara; a brother, Lee Roy Logan, a sister, Madgalene Seals, a grand More...

Breaking News - 11/13/2017 11:19 AM

High school closed after rumors - Free Access

Rumors of shooting, bomb threats cause fear among students

Letcher County Central High School was closed Monday after rumors began circulating of threats to shoot up or bomb the school. More...

Citizens urged to be on lookout for drug dangers

In the past few years, Letcher and other counties in eastern Kentucky have made positive efforts to combat the drug epidemic that has laid waste to much of central Appalachia and adjacent areas that are hit hard by the decline in industrial jobs. More...

Man charged with arson is 1 of 6 indicted by jury here

A Haymond man charged with setting fire to a building owned by a neighbor is among six people named in the most recent indictments returned by the Letcher County Grand Jury.  More...

Opinions

Amazon is after tax dollars, grants it doesn’t deserve

Jeffrey Preston Bezos is the man of unbounded ambition who founded Amazon, the online retailing colossus that trumpets itself as “Earth’s most customercentric company.” He’s considered a model of tech wizardry for having total More...

Treatment? For what?

Kevin Spacey is one of a long list of men who, in the wake of allegations of sexual abuse, announce that they are seeking treatment.  More...

Who will pay off the deficit?

In Hawaii, “aloha” also means “goodbye.” President Trump could not have missed the less-than enthusiastic greeting during his brief touchdown in the U.S. state where — facts are facts — Barack Obama was born. More...

Sports

UK’s pass defense must be fixed

Vaught’s Views

Can Kentucky bounce back from last week’s heartbreaking loss to Mississippi? The Cats lost in the final five seconds when they gave up a touchdown pass with a 34-30 lead. More...

Lady Cougars complete outstanding season

The Letcher County Central High School Lady Cougars fell in three sets — 25-16, 25-12, and 25-11 — in their November 3 match with South Warren High School in the opening round of the Girls’ Volleyball State Tournament, held at Valle More...

Struttin’ Time:

The difference a year can make

Sitting here listening to real country music at 6:20 a.m. on the Sunday morning the time changed. You get up early or don’t sleep when your grand baby is visiting.  More...

Families & Friends

Friends meet at rec center

We had a wonderful surprise at senior citizens this past week. After working out I went downstairs and, lo and behold, if there didn’t sit Rhuford and Colleen Hart. I was tickled to death to see them. More...

A long tradition of thanking our vets

President Woodrow Wilson and wife, Edith Bolling Wilson, rode in a carriage on Armistice Day 1918, the day that marked the official end of World War I at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th mon More...

Wind damage reported in Ohio Valley area

Hello everyone!  Rain, rain, go away, I need to mow the grass one more time, so next spring it won’t look like hay! Saturday was sort of nice, yet breezy. More...