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When Calipari came to Kentucky

John Calipari responded to a question after being introduced as the new Kentucky men’s basketball coach during a news conference in Lexington on Wednesday, April 1, 2009. Before the news conference, Kentucky’s athletics board approved an eight-year, $31.65 million contract that made Calipari the highest paid basketball coach in the nation. Earlier this week, UK agreed to a long-term contract […]

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: APRIL 1 – 5 GENERAL HOSPITAL— Valentin told a lie. Franco was confrontational. Lucy offered moral support. Laura confided in Alexis. Carly was shocked. Scott received a heartfelt message. Franco was curious. Bobbie and Felicia hugged. Epiphany interrupted. Monica was called back to work. Sam stole a moment alone with Jason. Kristina crossed the line. Michael needed Sonny. Cameron […]

Moments in Time

• On April 7, 1776, Navy Capt. John Barry, commander of the American warship Lexington, makes the first American naval capture of a British vessel when he takes command of the warship HMS Edward off the coast of Virginia. The capture turned Barry into a national hero. . • On April 1, 1877, prospector Edward Schieffelin begins his search for […]

Now Here’s a Tip!

• If you’re forgetful, experts say to “speak up” when completing a task. Not sure you turned off the oven? When you take the pan out, say, “I’m shutting off the oven!” You’re more likely to remember if you’ve given yourself a verbal reminder. • Lock your device! Just as you wouldn’t leave your door unlocked, so too should you […]

Take this trivia test


1. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Who was the first president to be born a U.S. citizen? 2. GEOGRAPHY: Where is the elite shopping district called Rodeo Drive located? 3. MOVIES: Which 1990s movie featured the line, “Keep the change, ya filthy animal”? 4. HISTORY: In which country did the Mau Mau Uprising take place? 5. TELEVISION: What kind of creature was the […]

Moments and Memories of WHS


Mary Jane Baker b. 7/12/1940: Food-Anything eatable; Drink-Pepsi; Song- Come What May; Ambition- To leave Letcher County. Robert B. Caudill b. 4/ 22/ 1938: Drink- Milk ; Song-Whole World in His Hands; Ambition- None; Activities-Pep Club 3, 4; Wildlife Club 2, 3, 4. Billy Howard Cook b. 8/27/1940: Food-Everything; Drink-Root Beer; Song-Reeling & Rocking; Ambition-Undecided. Mercitus Duncil b. 10/25/1940: Food-Hamburgers […]

It’s time for a new car



Dear Car Talk: I have a 1994 Geo Prizm that has been reliable for four years. It was in a wreck before I got the car, so it has no airbags and a cracked windshield. I was told by a mechanic that I need to have the front axles replaced, which will be $788. I also know I should get […]

Salome’s Stars

For week of April 8 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A suggestion from a colleague on how to work out a problem might not sit too well with you. But before you suspect his or her motives, why not just accept it as a friendly gesture? TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) An associate might seek your counsel on […]

Highlights of F.N.H.S.


1996Mountain Heritageessay contest winner Ms. Angela Denise Bentley’s entry was chosen as one of the winning essays in this year’s Mountain Heritage Essay Contest. She is a senior at Fleming-Neon High School, where she has maintained a 4.0 GPA. She is the daughter of Chuck and Connie Bentley of Jackhorn. Angela is a member of the Lady Pirates softball team […]

Moments in Time

• On March 30, 1855, in territorial Kansas’ first election, some 5,000 “Border Ruffians” invade the territory from western Missouri and force the election of a pro-slavery legislature. Although the votes cast exceeded the number of eligible voters, Kansas Gov. Andrew Reeder reluctantly approved the election to prevent further bloodshed. • On March 28, 1915, the first American is killed […]


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