Feds say Letcher now eligible for help in drug fight

Letcher County has been designated as a member of the Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) – a move that should help local law enforcement agencies to secure more federal funding for the efforts to disrupt and dismantle drug trafficking organizations. John P. Walters, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, announced the designation of Letcher and […]

Boat motor rule is set at Fishpond

Beginning March 1 (Saturday), state fish and game officials will begin enforcing a rule that restricts boats on Fishpond Lake to trolling motors only. Saturday also marks the beginning of Kentucky’s 2008-09 sporting license year.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

March has been named Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Kentucky. The theme for this year is “Sexual Violence: kNOw MORE, kNOw MORE, so you can stop rape.” For information about activities, events or services to rape victims, call Kentucky River Community Care’s Rape Crisis Center at (606) 435- 0849, the 24-hour crisis line at (800) 375-7273, or the hearingimpaired line […]

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Fleming-Neon Little Leaguers must sign up

The Fleming-Neon Little League sign-ups will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 1. The sign-ups will take place at Jenkins City Hall.

Wanting information about Harlan County Cliff House

Southern Ohio

Hello, everyone! If this weather doesn’t start to warm up I am going to close my house up and head for Florida. I may just go visit Gene and Brenda Caudill, whether I am invited or not. As I am sitting here chilling, Gene informed me he was going to pick some lemons from his yard and fix a cool […]


Felice Brothers will play here – and at Bonnaroo

Local music lovers can get a taste of the Bonnaroo Festival without having to leave home next week when The Felice Brothers, a folk-rock and country rock band from upstate New York, visit Summit City in Whitesburg on March 3. The Felice Brothers are among several acclaimed acts scheduled to appear with Metallica, Pearl Jam, Robert Plant, The Allman Brothers […]

Edsel and Carol Baker are Rook champions at the Colson center

Our Valentine party was great success. Hobert Sergent was named king and Opal Froste was named queen. Members of their court were Linda Lucas, Bonnie Craft, Opalene Anderson, Joan Hall, Henrietta Thomas, Imogene Sexton, Nora Logan, Linda Humphrey, Brenda Seals, June Sergent and Eula Short. Our “Wall of Fame” is coming along. Thanks to Daniel Isaacs of Isaacs Lumber for […]

Sex isn’t really what Times story on McCain was about

WASHINGTON It seems odd, but for John McCain it was a blessing to have the chance to bury questions about his dealings with lobbyists beneath an alleged sex scandal. The prurient part of the story was easy to deny, and voters are sick of sex scandals. But even if the sex goes away, the underlying questions raised last week in […]