Obama thanks No. 1 Wildcats for Haitian relief

COLUMBIA, S.C. President Barack Obama called Kentucky coach John Calipari to praise the program — and to caution the top-ranked Wildcats. The country’s No. 1 college basketball fan thanked Calipari and his players Tuesday for helping to raise more than $1 million as part of the “Hoops for Haiti” telethon. Then Obama counseled them to keep their focus and not […]

Services held for Louella Wampler

Funeral services for Louella Adams Wampler, 76, of Kettering, Ohio, were held January 23 in Kettering. She died January 20. A daughter of the late William ‘Bill’ and Emma Belcher Adams, she was the mother of the late James Paul Wampler Jr., and a sister of the late Ella Mae Budd and Joseph Adams. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, square and […]

Academic competition winnners in Letcher Co.

Academic competition was held in the Letcher County Schools last month. There were three categories, elementary, junior varsity, and varsity. • The winners in the elementary category are: • Social studies — first, Belle Wright, Martha Jane Potter; second, Ronnie Adams, Arlie Boggs; third, Darhla Miles, Letcher; fourth, Dalton McCown, West Whitesburg; fifth, Matthew Caudill, LES. • Language arts — […]

14 new candidates file

Fourteen more candidates beat Tuesday’s filing deadline and will run for county offices in the May primary election. Robert Gerald Baker, a Republican, filed to run for county judge/ executive. Democrats Dellis Johnson, Scott Kiser, Charles ‘Chuck’ Blair and Sandy Hammock filed to run for jailer. Teresa A. Osborne, a Republican, is running for coroner. Democrats Patrick Wright, Billy Ray […]



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10-day stretch tests LCC girls

To say that the last 10 days have been tough on the Letcher County Central Lady Cougars is an understatement, said to coach Dickie Adams. During this stretch, LCCHS has seen its 14-game winning streak and No. 24 state ranking go down the drain. “We played perhaps our best half of basketball in winning (52-49) at Montgomery County (on Jan. […]

William ‘Bill’ Gibson dies at 106

Funeral services for William “Bill” Gibson were held January 25 at the Blair Branch Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Gibson family cemetery at Isom. Gibson, a former coal miner, died January 22 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital at the age of 106. He was married to the late Lonnie Amburgey Gibson, and was the father of the […]

Finanicial aid help off ered

College Goal Sunday will be held Sunday, Jan. 31, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m in the grill in the First Federal Center at Hazard Community and Technical College. Students and their families will have the opportunity to get the 2010-2011 financial aid application filled out with the assistance of a financial aid professional. There are no fees for this […]