Pikeville College lands Jenkins softball star

Jenkins High School Lady Cavaliers softball star Hillary Brashear, second from right, agreed Monday to play college softball for Pikeville College. Others attending Monday’s ceremony were Brashear’s mother and father, French Joe and Kim Brashear, Jenkins coach April Damron, Pikeville coach Robert Staggs, and Gary Justice.

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Admit it, elk program has been a success

When the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources began reintroducing elk in Kentucky for the first time in more than 125 years in 1997, one of the stated purposes of that effort was the elk eventually would boost tourism by promoting more hunting in the state. Has it? Well, a year ago more than 46,000 people representing all 50 […]


Congress got it right

While lawmakers should lead by example, sometimes they don’t. But, in the case of Congress voting to deny its members an automatic cost-of-living pay raise in 2011, they got it right. On April 27, the House voted 402-15 against the pay increase, saying that giving themselves the increase in an election year when the unemployment rate hovers near 10 percent […]

What happens in Arizona is everybody’s business

The argument goes something like this: If you don’t live in Arizona, you have no business meddling in its immigration problems. After all, what’s it to Midwesterners if Arizona makes it a crime not to carry proof of immigration status? Why should East Coast residents care if a new law in the Southwest targets people of color? What right does […]

Thankfully, some things still are not for sale

Until it was time for the horses to leave the paddock and head for the track, the day of the 136th Kentucky Derby was such a dreary affair that YUM! Brands, the corporation that has leeched its name onto the world’s most coveted horse race, should have offered everyone a refund or, at least, a coupon for a bucket of […]

Smaller government, anyone?

Maybe not so fast after recent events

Maybe not this week. With the oil spilling in the Gulf, it’s hard to find too many people calling for less government and more reliance on the private sector. Drill, Baby, Drill? Maybe not so fast. BP, to its credit, is taking responsibility for the spill, promising to do everything it can to stem the disaster. But I haven’t heard […]

Services are held for Martin Lusk

Martin Keith ‘Marty’ Lusk, 53, died April 30 at his home at Blackey. He was a son of Martha Jane Dixon Burns of Blackey and the late Lester Lusk. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Cheryl C. Spurlock Lusk; a son, Elijah Keith Lusk of Cornettsville; a daughter, Ashley Nicole Cline of Roanoke, Va.; a brother, Danny […]

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