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Girls, boys stay on roll

It was another good week in Cougarland as both the boys’ and girls’ teams won both games they played last week. The boys were on the road at Jenkins, then traveled to Powell County over the weekend to take on the Pirates. The Cougars were just too strong for Jenkins (1-16) and their depth was evident as they downed the […]


Autumn Renee Hensley was born August 1. She is the daughter of David and Valerie Hensley of Harriman, Tenn. Her grandparents are Bobby and Rosa Bates of Whitesburg, and Donnie and Bonnie Hensley of Alabama. She is pictured with her older brother, David Andrew, 22 months.

Learning to live in dark

Points East

So where were you when the lights went out on Tuesday, January 27? I was in the kitchen, here at 249 Charlie Brown Road just before 8 a.m. when the lights first flickered, trying to have a phone conversation on a cordless phone. Well before 9 a.m. the power was completely off. I wrote this on February 2 and I […]

AfterShock to play

The AfterShock Band will host a dance at the Jenkins American Legion Saturday, Feb. 7, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Legion membership is not required to attend. Everyone 21 and over is invited.

Loss of Daschle clouds prospects of health reform

WASHINGTON Tom Daschle’s decision to withdraw his nomination as health and human services secretary clouds hopes that President Barack Obama will make significant progress on health reform in his first 100 days in the White House. But the problems of unaffordable medical bills and millions of uninsured aren’t going away, and a deepening recession has more Americans feeling worried about […]

How far will Obama go for GOP?

WASHINGTON The strength of President Obama and the Democrats is being tested: Will they lose their nerve, or will they face down a rapidly forming conventional wisdom that will allow them to claim “victory” only if their economic stimulus package passes with substantial Republican support? Up to now, Obama has handled his own public image with the same dexterity he […]

Lady Cougars improve to 16-4 after two wins

The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars raised their record to 16-4 with a pair of wins last week at Shelby Valley on Jan. 29, and at home against Corbin Saturday afternoon. Last week’s pair of victories marked the third time this season that the Lady Cougars have had a string of four straight victories. Prior to last week’s victories, coach […]

Weather can’t keep seniors home

The Ermine Senior Citizens Center had a full week as the weather wasn’t too bad to keep us home. Tuesday we played Bingo and had a great turnout. Thursday was our potluck dinner. Tina and Bill from Kentucky Power Co. came and gave us a real good talk about saving power and money. They gave us literature on it too, […]

Carolyn Sturgill celebrates birthday

Big Cowan

Well, another week has come and gone and so far we missed the bad storm. Thank God, because Indiana got hit hard with snow and ice. I called Carolyn (Harvey) Sturgill the other night and we talked a lot about when we were kids and how proud her mom, the late Anita Day, would be of her grandkids and great-grandchildren […]