Luallen says she’ll decide on Bunning challenge by spring

FRANKFORT Crit Luallen, the state auditor whose financial reviews have stung some local-level politicians, says she will decide before spring whether to challenge U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning in 2010. “I am getting a lot of encouragement to consider the Senate race,” Luallen told The Associated Press in an interview last week. “I’m certainly not ruling anything out.” Luallen, 56, of […]

Now here’s a tip

• Got leftover alcohol from holiday parties? Get the musty smell from wool items by spritzing them with straight vodka. It kills the bacteria and mold without leaving behind any smell. • “I keep a stack of brown paper bags that I will use on nights when I expect the weather to ice over. I put them on my windshield, […]

Cat bite sends Oma Hatton to the hospital

Whitesburg By OMA HATTON

Whitesburg By OMA HATTON Hello, everyone. Hope you are all doing well and hope you have had a merry Christmas with all your family. I have had five Christmas dinners, all delicious. Our Christmas for Clyde at the Veterans Center went really well. Everyone was so helpful. A few of the family couldn’t make it on account of their jobs […]

Horse trail work raises concerns

An environmental group is calling for a federal investigation to determine whether endangered species were harmed in the construction of a portion of the new Pioneer Horse Trail in Letcher County. Kentucky Resources Council executive director Tom FitzGerald wrote letters to Gov. Steve Beshear and Wildlife Commissioner Jon Gassett complaining about bulldozer work on Little Shepherd Trail. Gassett ordered a […]

Feds investigating death of a foreman at WVa mine

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. Federal authorities are investigating the death of a foreman at a Consol Energy Inc. coal preparation plant in West Virginia, the Canonsburg, Pa.-based company said Tuesday. Company employees found the body of Mark McIntyre, 58, between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. about 1,000 yards from Consol’s McElroy Mine prep plant, spokesman Tom Hoffman said. McIntyre was last seen […]

Resurgent Wildcats off to races

LEXINGTON Jodie Meeks sat in a chair, hands resting on his knees. He had just scored 32 points in Kentucky’s 102-58 rout of Tennessee State last week when a voice floated in from down the hallway. “Michael Jordan, there go Michael Jordan!” the highpitched shriek came. Meeks turned and caught teammate A.J. Stewart trying — unsuccessfully — to duck out […]

Holiday Barbie is annual Christmas present

Northeast Ohio

‘Tis Christmas day and I do hope everyone is having a great day. I’m sure all the little ones are busy playing with their toys from Santa and moms are busy preparing a delicious dinner. Red and I are just having a lazy day, as we had our family here on Sunday, Dec. 21. All were here except grandson David, […]

Seniors can ‘bowl’ without having to leave the county

Seniors can ‘bowl’ without having to leave the county NEW BOWLERS — Charles Day of Whitco watched as Lennon Hammock "bowled" on a new Nintendo Wii gaming system at the Ermine Senior Citizens Center on December 30. Day and Hammock, both of Whitesburg, say they are still learning how to use the gaming system. "When everyone gets used to it, […]

Region bucks smoking bans

SOMERSET, Ky. While bans on smoking in public places have won support in Letcher County and many other parts of Kentucky during the last four years, the trend has not extended into the traditional tobacco-growing region of southern Kentucky. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that the push for smokefree ordinances in the region appears to be growing, however. Officials said there […]

Sports in Kentucky

New year brings new possibilities

New year, new hope, new dreams, new possibilities, a new president who knows how the game should be played. And a classic quote and a Maybe You Missed This. NEW. President-Elect Barack Obama: “Nothing like a good pick-up game of basketball. When everyone’s passing the ball, playing together and you’re making a few shots. Just makes you feel good.” OLD. […]