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 […]