Calipari pleased with No. 3 Kentucky’s progress

LEXINGTON Kentucky doesn’t need John Wall to win games. The No. 3 Wildcats are just as deadly without their star point guard playing to his potential. In his worst appearance of the season, Wall scored six points in Kentucky’s 81-55 romp against LSU on Saturday. Despite a poor night for the freshman, who ranks among the Southeastern Conference’s top 10 […]

Services held for Alvin Holbrook

Alvin G. Holbrook, 55, died January 31 at Kindred Hospital in Louisville. A son of Charles and Helen Holbrook of Ermine, he was born at Lackey. He was a brother of the late Herman G. Holbrook. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his four-wheeler and spending time with his family. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Karen Holbrook […]

Struttin’ Time

A cause well worth supporting

The Little Shepherd Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is the little chapter that could. Formed in the early ‘90s, the Little Shepherd Chapter has charted a course of good in Letcher County. Although not as well known as maybe the Mountain Heritage Committee or Kids Days Committee, it has stayed the course and has helped the people and […]

Tips for doing well on the ACT

Juniors attending Kentucky public high schools will take the ACT, the nation’s most widely accepted college entrance exam, on March 9. The ACT test assesses high school students’ general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work. Higher scores may also qualify students for a bonus award through the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) program. To do their best, […]

Amburgeys mark anniversary on Valentine’s Day

Big Cowan

Hard to believe it’s February already — only a few more months until spring. I can’t wait! My ‘honey,’ James, will be 63 years old on Valentine’s Day. I hope he has a good one. Also, Greg Dollarhyde has a birthday on Feb. 14. I hope you enjoy your day. I would like to also wish Tim and Judy Amburgey […]

Moments in Time

• On Feb. 24, 1786, Wilhelm Karl Grimm, the younger of the two Brothers Grimm, is born in Germany. Grimm’s Fairy Tales were produced in several volumes between 1812 and 1822. Tales in the Grimm collection include “Hansel and Gretel,” “Snow White” and “Little Red Riding Hood.” • On Feb. 27, 1827, a group of students dance through the streets […]


SIXTH-GRADER STARS — Jenkins sixth-grader Whitney Creech put on a show in the second quarter of the Lady Cavs’ 74-39 win over Red Bird last week. Creech scored 10 points in the quarter, on two three-pointers and a pair of field goals. She is seen here firing up a shot between Red Bird defenders. (Photo by Chris Anderson)

Services are held for Caleigh Russell

Two-year-old Caileigh Somer Russell died January 27 at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. A daughter of Dee Hall, she enjoyed dancing, singing, riding four-wheelers, watching Sponge Bob Square Pants and pretending to be Tinkerbell. Surviving in addition to her mother are her grandparents, Junior and Elaine Hall; an aunt; Marlene Hall; two uncles, Shane Hall and C.J. Hall; two […]

Dance scheduled

AfterShock Band will be hosting a Valentine’s dance at the Jenkins American Legion, Saturday, Feb. 13, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Membership is not required, though attendees must be 21 years old.

‘Moonlight and Valentino’ on stage

”Moonlight and Valentino” by Ellen Simon will be presented Feb. 25-28 in the Jolly Auditorium as part of the HCTC Greater Hazard Area Performing Arts Series. The play by Neil Simon’s daughter captures the warmth and spirit of four women seeking answers to life’s biggest questions. Performances will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb 25-27 at 7 p.m. and on […]