Jason Isbell doesn’t disappoint fans who traveled far to see him

Build it and they will come to Letcher County – from Washington, D.C., from Columbus, Ohio, from Asheville, N.C., and from Nashville, Tenn. Those are just a few of the out-of-county locations – Lexington and nearby southeastern Kentucky counties were also well represented – where tickets were sold to people who came to Whitesburg on March 22 for a concert […]

Team supporting casino gambling may lose to clock

With the shot clock turned off and the final seconds ticking away, the proposed constitutional amendment to legalize casino gambling still is on the bench in the House of Representatives, hoping to at least get some playing time before the game is over. The pundits on the sidelines are saying it will take a miracle to pull it off, something […]

Bailouts: Be very particular

If we’re going to bail out Wall Street, shouldn’t we also rescue homeowners? “Yes!” the Democrats answer. And faster than Roger Federer returns a tennis ball, conservative voices hit back with reasons – some rather odd – for helping the former and not the latter. Here’s a sensible compromise: Let’s selectively help homeowners in trouble. These would be mortgage applicants […]

Aluminum linked with Alzheimer’s?

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have heard that aluminum, found in many deodorants, is harmful and can contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Is there any truth to this? Every morning when I put on my deodorant, I think about it. – M.R. ANSWER: Aluminum is one of the most plentiful metals on earth, and it’s impossible to avoid coming […]

Conference set

Hazard Community and Technical College will hold a pre-admission conference for the practical nursing program which begins next January at the Letcher County Area Technology Center in Whitesburg. The conference will be held at 3:15 p.m., April 19, in Room 1 of the Letcher County Area Technology Center. For more information, call Brenda Smith or Andrea Johnson at 633-5053, or […]

Three Days Grace rock Pikeville

The rock band Three Days Grace, from Ontario, Canada, were bathed in light as they performed at the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville on March 22. From left are guitarist Barry Stock, drummer Neil Sanderson, bassist Brad Waist, and frontman Adam Goutier. (Photo by Chris Anderson)

A taste of mountain politics

U.S. Sen. Barack Obama got a taste of the complexities of politics in Appalachia last week when a West Virginia man asked the Demcoratic presidential candidate a question about mountaintop removal mining. Obama’s answer didn’t give much red meat to either environmentalists or coal supporters, both of which had loud contingents in the audience in Charleston, West Virginia. In answering […]

Advising people who litter that they will be prosecuted

To the Editor: This letter is written to advise the public that the County Attorney’s Office recognizes the serious problem we have with litter in Letcher County and to assure you that we will actively prosecute the individuals who litter if we have evidence to bring to a jury. KRS 512.070 Criminal Littering (1) A person is guilty of criminal […]

Study details side effects of prostate cancer fixes

ATLANTA One of the first large qualityof life studies on today’s prostate cancer treatments suggests that for some men, it’s a matter of picking your poison and facing potential sexual, urinary or other problems. Of the choices studied – surgery, standard radiation, hormone therapy or radioactive seeds – the seeds seemed to carry a lower risk of several of these […]

Revival planned

A revival will be held at the Pine Creek Free Pentecostal Church of God. The revival will begin Sunday, March 31, at 6 p.m. and will continue Monday, April 1, through Saturday, April 5, at 7 p.m. each evening. It will end Sunday, April 6, with services beginning at 6 p.m. Donald Hardening will be the speaker April 1 through […]