Tyme to perform

East KY Tyme will play at the Hemphill Community Center from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5. For more information, call Astor Taylor at (606) 633-2708.

ARH psychiatric center says murder suspect needs freed

A hearing will be held in Letcher Circuit Court next week to determine whether a psychiatric center in Hazard must continue to treat an elderly Letcher County man who still hasn’t been tried for two murders he allegedly committed more than five years ago. Attorneys for the psychiatric center, operated by the Appalachian Regional Healthcare chain, argue in a motion […]

Some winter weather safety tips

Everyone is potentially at risk during winter storms. Most fatalities are indirectly related to the storm. People die from traffic accidents on icy roads, heart attacks while shoveling snow, hypothermia from prolonged exposure to cold and unsafe residential conditions. Be prepared for winter weather. Listen to NOAA weather radio or commercial radio/ television to stay informed about winter storm watches, […]

Christmas meant stack cake and shucky beans

Southern Ohio

Happy Thanksgiving! By the time you read this column it will be over and done with! Just a memory and in some cases it will be a memory that will linger for some time, that is if you are like me, across the hips and thighs. In my case, an allover memory. I really don’t remember our mommy (Ora Hall) […]

Connection to play

The Connection will perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., December 6, at the Whitesburg American Legion. The group includes Bo Conn on guitar and vocals, Tony Shortt on drums and vocals, and Scott Sexton on bass. For more information, call 633-2834.

Letcher 1 of 6 counties where jobless rate down from this time last year

Letcher County is among only six Kentucky counties where unemployment fell between October 2007 and October 2008. Letcher County is now tied with Knott County for the lowest jobless rate in the eight-county Kentucky River Area Development District. While unemployment rates rose in 112 Kentucky counties between October 2007 and October 2008, they fell in Letcher and five other counties […]

Moments In Time

• On Dec. 2, 1867, English writer Charles Dickens gives his first public reading in the United States, in a New York City theater. Dickens was a hit with the American public. The line for his first reading was more than a mile long. • On Dec. 6, 1884, in Washington, D.C., workers place a 9-inch aluminum pyramid atop a […]

Garden Club to give prizes

The Whitesburg Garden Club will award prizes to two homes in the Whitesburg area having the best outside Christmas decorations. The club has presented these prizes annually for more than 20 years. Judging will take place the week of December 14-19. A poinsettia will be given for the best decorated home of a Garden Club member and one will also […]

Bluegrass at Norton

Bluegrass Circle will perform at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 6, at The Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1 1/2 miles west of Norton. For more information, call (276) 679-3541.

Judge sentences Collins to 2-1/2 years in prison

A Democrat man has been sentenced to 2-1/2 years in prison for shooting his best friend to death after an alcohol-fueled argument on July 3, 2007. The sentence handed down last week to Bobby Gene “Wasper” Collins was the maximum recommended in October by the Letcher Circuit Court jury which found Collins, 38, guilty of reckless homicide in the death […]