Horoscope



ARIES (March 21 to April 19) There’s nothing an Aries Lamb likes less than having to tackle a humdrum task. But finding a creative way to do it can make all the difference. A more exciting time awaits you this weekend. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Finishing up a job on time leaves you free to enjoy your weekend […]

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS - 6/1-5

ALL MY CHILDREN — Liza asked Jake to promise her that he won’t take Amanda’s baby back once he gives it to her. Colby found the letters that Adam had kept from her from Liza. Pete discovered the bloodstain on one of the letters was Stuart’s. David begged Krystal to come back to him. When he got physical with her, […]

Moments in Time



• On June 6, 1683, the Ashmolean, the world’s first university museum, opens in Oxford, England, with collections donated by English archaeologist Elias Ashmole. Today, the collection at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology ranges from 500,000-year-old manmade implements to 20thcentury works of art. • On June 4, 1876, a mere 83 hours after leaving New York City, the […]

Now here’s a tip



• Go Green Tip: Take a bicycle ride. Get a basket for your bike or carry a backpack and utilize shops close to home. If you live too far to bike, make sure you combine errands. Plot destinations to minimize driving time. • “I keep a small tub next to the kitchen sink. I catch water in it when rinsing […]

Plan now for future



May is Older Americans Month, and the theme for this year’s observance is “Living Today for a Better Tomorrow.” While much of the theme’s emphasis is on the need for aging Americans to take care of their physical well-being to ensure a healthy future, the theme can also apply to their financial well-being. Not only personal finances, but how older […]

Watching others play from our yard



Until I was about 10 years of age we lived 1.4 miles above Blackey on the River Road. We moved closer to Blackey so our half-brother wouldn’t have so far to walk to school. There were four of us siblings plus our halfbrother. The house we moved out of had no electricity and the one we moved into did. At […]

Car Talk

Solenoid could be the problem

Dear Tom and Ray: Our 2000 Saturn sedan has died twice in the same exact spot (stopping at the end of a highway exit ramp). The first time, it took 10 minutes or so to get going again; the second time, it took 30-40 minutes. Then it happened again on a straight stretch when slowing down at a stoplight. An […]

Sports in Kentucky

UK's fans are in for bizarre summer

Newsmaker follies. Billy Clyde Gillispie sued the University of Kentucky from Dallas. UK sued him back from Frankfort. John Calipari’s NCAA demons past, real, imagined or massaged by media conspirators, came back to bite … the University of Memphis. Part of UK’s Big Blue Nation was so incensed by those with the nerve to spoil Coach Cal’s […]

County teams fall in tourneys



Local high school softball and baseball seasons officially ended last week with tournament losses by the Letcher County Central High School boys and the Jenkins and Letcher Central girls teams. 53rd District champion Jenkins and district runner-up Letcher Central fell in the 14th Regional girls’ fastpitch softball tournament to Powell County and Estill County, respectively. Jenkins finished the season with […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Don't overlook walleye fishing

One of the most overlooked and under-fished resources we have in our area is the walleye fishing at Carr Creek Lake. Many fisherman are not aware of the number and of the nice size of walleye in this lake, and only a handful of anglers regularly fish for them. I have always said that the walleye fishing on Carr Creek […]


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