Political Cartoon

Coming: A Cup season with no ‘King’

Race fans know that when the ball dropped in New York City on New Year’s Eve the beginning of another Sprint Cup season is just weeks away. The anticipation naturally begins to build for the green flag waving at Daytona next month, but this time the waving of the flag will include a little sadness as there will be no […]

Sarah Back spends holidays with family


Happy birthday to Miss Emmaleigh Skeye Adams of Carcassonne. She will turn six on Jan. 13. She had a party at the Carcassonne Community Center on Jan. 4. She is the daughter of B.J. and Shanna Adams, and is the granddaughter of Gary and Debbie Fugate, and J.R. Adams of Letcher and the late Cheryl Adams. Happy birthday to my […]

Proof that growing old is not for sissies Points East

I’m writing this column late on the first Friday evening in January ’09, three days before I’ll be 60 years old. If you called me on Monday with happy birthday cheer, you already know that we are no longer on speaking terms. I took the greetings glumly. If, perchance, it just now crossed your mind to make a belated call, […]

Coal Town Boys to play at Gordon

The Coal Town Boys will play at the Gordon Fire Department on Saturday, January 10. The performance will begin at 7 p.m.

James Adams dies

Former Marlowe resident James E. “Jim” Adams died December 19 in Louisville. He was 70 years old. Born in Whitesburg, he was a son of the late Bonnie and P.W. Adams. His survivors include a sister, Irene Adams Amburgey of Wellington. Funeral services were held December 23. Burial was in the Brookland Cemetery.

Notable Kentuckians who left us in 2008 added up to many

One of the best annual features on television is the salute by CBS’s “Sunday Morning” to notable people who died in the year just ended. This space, as a chronicle of Kentucky politics, seems overdue for a similar presentation. Each year, our state loses from its public life dozens of people who made a difference — often for good, sometimes […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Spoon is overlooked

One winter bass bait doesn’t get as much use as the jig, but when used in the right place at the right time, it can be very effective. This bait is the jigging spoon. The jigging spoon is one of the oldest fishing baits in any angler’s tackle box. The spoon has been around for a long time and comes […]


Danielle Absher is turning 18 years old on January 8. She is a senior at Letcher County Central High School and is the daughter of Michael and Jennifer Absher of Whitco.

Holidays brought families together

Southern Ohio

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope everyone had a good Christmas. Did Santa Claus bring you lots of goodies? My daughter, Anna, and Scott Nottingham along with my granddaughters, Sarah, Jessica and Katelyn, came by Christmas Eve, bringing me a large package, and a couple of smaller ones. They got me a VCR and DVD combination player. Now if I […]