Let courts change mortgages

Let bankruptcy courts modify the terms of home mortgages, says President Obama and legislation now before Congress. Banks don’t like the idea, but it’s a good one, possibly even for them. We are talking about Chapter 13 bankruptcies, in which troubled borrowers reorganize their debt, not walk away from it (that’s a Chapter 7 bankruptcy). Judges can already restructure loans […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Every angler has a favorite lake. One of my all time favorite is Dale Hollow Lake, which always offers a memorable fishing trip. As many know, this is the lake that held the world record smallmouth bass caught by David L. Hayes in 1955 on the Kentucky side of the lake, which borders Tennessess. The fish weighed an amazing 11 […]

Applications are being accepted

Applications are being accepted for the respiratory care program at the Whitesburg Campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. The deadline to apply is March 1. For more information, contact Wendy L Wright or Lori Johnson at 633-0279, extensions 13349 or 13311 or wwright0032@kctcs.edu.

Wellness Conference planned for March 10

A Wellness Conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 10, at the Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky in Hazard. Industry officials, school officials, and community members are invited to attend. There is no fee, but attendees should register by March 6 to receive lunch. The conference is sponsored by the Partnership for a Fit Kentucky, […]

Gospel singing is planned for Feb. 28

A dinner followed by a gospel singing will take place February 28 at the Campbell’s Branch/ Linefork Community Center. Dinner will be served at 3 p.m. and the gospel singing will begin at 5 p.m. Admission is $6 and proceeds will benefit the community center. For more information, call 632-1001 or 633- 5433.

ARH wins construction award

An awards competition sponsored by the Associated Builders and Contractors of Kentucky has recognized the renovation of an old Wal-Mart building into a regional medical mall as one of Kentucky’s top construction projects in 2008. The Award of Excellence went to Appalachian Regional Healthcare and contractor/ designer Denham- Blythe Company Inc. of Lexington, for its role in transforming a 90,000-squarefoot […]

Our schools must not care

To the Editor : I got on the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) website the other night to look up Kentucky state baseball records. I don’t know why I thought about it after all these years, but I did. I got looking through them and I noticed that my name is not on it. Most of the categories they […]

UK’s Miller hopes funk is over

LEXINGTON Darius Miller caught the ball on the baseline, maybe 10 feet from the basket midway through the first half of Kentucky’s 77-58 win over Tennessee on Saturday and was shocked by what he saw. Nothing. No defender running out at him. No hand in his face. No double-team. Instead, the Volunteers barely paid any attention to the Kentucky freshman. […]


Letcher Central students in speech competition


I hope everyone enjoyed “20/20” on Friday, Feb. 13. It’s no wonder people think everyone from eastern Kentucky is an idiot! It was already well known for toothless people, and that interviewer, Diane Sawyer, did well. That was the icing on the cake. Maybe one of these days someone with common sense could give them an interview and hopefully they’ll […]