2012-02-08 E-Edition

Sickness hits many in Blackey

Happy birthday to Jessica Sparks of Blackey. It is on Feb. 10. Bruce Gilley of Letcher had been having chest pains and finally went to the doctor. He is now in Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital and they are having a doctor in from North Carolina to see what he needs to have done. They are talking about open heart surgery. […]

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Larry Hatton is hospitalized at Whitesburg ARH

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and enjoying these pretty spring-like days. It sure doesn’t feel like February. I’m sure not complaining. The flowers are blooming, the jonquils, forsythia bushes and some more that I don’t know the names of. I ran into some good friends at Walmart a few days ago, Marie and Gillis Reedy. They had […]

John Corabi, former singer for Motley Crue, here Friday

Rock singer and guitarist John Corabi, who is known best for his short but critically acclaimed stint with Motley Crue, will perform an acoustic show in Whitesburg Friday night at Summit City. Admission is $15. Corabi, a 52-year-old native of Philadelphia, was fronting the Los Angeles-based hard rock band The Scream in 1992 when he was invited to join Motley […]

Escapee is caught after 5 months

An escaped inmate from the Letcher County Jail has been caught after being on the run for more than five months. Stevie Daniel Wynn, 33, of Thornton, was arrested at 11:38 p.m. on Feb. 1 after he was found hiding in the bedroom of a mobile home on 3535 Thornton Road at Camp Branch. Wynn escaped last August after assaulting […]

LCC speech team moves to state

Ten students from Letcher County Central High School will compete in the state speech competition. “ This is our third year and each year we take more students to state,” said Kim Sergent, LCCHS speech coach. “This year, we have 10 students competing at state, with three of those competing in three categories and three students competing in two categories […]

Denial is over, now it’s time for coping with the disease

As longtime readers of this column know, I have moaned and groaned over the last two years about personal health issues related to my lack of balance and then, late last summer, I began losing almost all use of my right arm. I couldn’t type with my right hand, hold a cup of coffee or even sign my name, and […]

To play Div. 1 soccer

Governor wants quick action on drug abuse

FRANKFORT Prescription drug abuse deserves the same level of attention in the Kentucky legislature as some other issues that have captured most of the headlines over the past month, Gov. Steve Beshear said this week. Beshear said he doesn’t want “ the scourge” of prescription abuse, blamed for more than 80 overdose deaths a month in the state, to be […]

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