2018-01-03 E-Edition

Stop war on baby boomers!



When things get dull, enterprising rousers of rabble promote a war against something or other to gain attention. The war against the baby boom generation is already in full swing. One book about the Americans born between 1946 and 1964 has “Generation of Sociopaths” in the title. And a recent piece in The Atlantic goes for their throats as “grandparents […]

The word for 2018: Enough



With New Year’s resolutions and almost everything else in life, it’s essential — and often extremely difficult — to set priorities. This applies especially to politics, now dominated by the provocations and outrages that emanate daily from President Trump and his White House. In 2018, Trump’s abuses of power, his indifference to truth and his autocratic habits will be the […]

Political Cartoon



Inequality now feeds the U.S.



Inequality doesn’t just come out of the blue; it’s intentionally created by decisions that elites make — usually behind closed doors, so those knocked down don’t know what (or who) hit them. Take America’s 4 million fastfood workers, whose average pay hovers around a miserly $300 a week before taxes. With the labor market tightening, why don’t they just hop […]

How much your electric bill will rise still up in air



The Kentucky Public Service Commission has asked Kentucky Power to determine how much money it will save from the corporate tax cut passed by Congress just before Christmas, and it will set a hearing at a later date to determine whether the company should cut its rates. The company had been seeking a rate increase of 16.8 percent for residential […]

LCC girls return home



The Letcher Central High School Lady Cougars were in Orlando, Fla., last week, participating in the KSA Events Holiday Tournament. The Cougars defeated Gulf Breeze (Fla.) 50-25 Dec. 28, before having a three-game winning streak snapped in losing 68-25 to Cumberland Gap (Tenn.) Dec. 29. The 7-6 Lady Cougars will return home to host 6-6 Harlan on Friday, Jan. 5. […]

LCC boys run into tough luck in Lexington tourney



After last week’s holiday action in the Central Bank Classic in Lexington, the Letcher Central High School Cougars will play at home for the first time in nearly three weeks when they host 6-5 Leslie County tomorrow night, Jan. 4. The 3-11 Cougars will be right back on the road the next evening when they travel to 2-10 Phelps to […]

UK signee Keldon Johnson draws raves

Vaught’s Views

Kentucky recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow says 2019 is going to be a “strong” recruiting year in Michigan and he hopes adding Michigan prep standouts Marquan McCall and Deandre Square to this year’s recruiting class will help UK reach into the state for more players next season. McCall, a two-way lineman in high school who hopes to play defense at UK, […]

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