My Toyota

It was a great car. A 1981 Toyota Corolla, white with blue interior, and no extras. Exactly $5,000 — $1,000 down, the rest financed. To be honest, I really wanted a Honda Accord. My mother had one, and what a dream that car was. But it was also $1,000 more, and while that might not sound like so much, believe […]

Auditions set

Workshops and auditions will be held for the Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come outdoor drama from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 4, at the Jenkins Public Library . Workshops will be given in the morning by playwright Fern Hilton for those wishing to help run the play this summer. In the afternoon, auditions will be held for […]

Website lists probation, parole violators

A web site is available listing the names of those who have violated the conditions of their probation or parole. The web site is ww.myspace.com/ky_pandp_ fugitives. Click on the “Most Wanted” black box. The folder titled ‘Prestonsburg Area Fugitives’ lists offenders who have absconded from Letcher, Pike, Floyd, Perry, Harlan, Clay, Leslie, Knott, Magoffin and Jackson counties. Information about violators […]

Myrtle Potter celebrates 90th birthday


Hello everyone, it has been a couple of weeks since I have put anything in the paper. Thank goodness the snow has finally melted away and spring is right around the corner. I hope. I got a call from Patsy Potter Watts who is now living at Cherokee Lake in Tennessee. She is formerly from Potter Town in Hemphill. She […]

Bonham Carter maintains wicked streak in ‘Alice’

LOS ANGELES Once a corset queen in prim, proper costume dramas, Helena Bonham Carter has spent her time lately playing all manner of foul women. Fanatic Bellatrix Lestrange, a disciple of evil Lord Voldemort in the “Harry Potter” movies. Vile Mrs. Lovett, who grinds murder victims up as meat for pies in “Sweeney Todd: TheDemon Barber of Fleet Street.” A […]

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Dance class offered at HCTC

Sherry and Bill Bettinazzi will teach a six-week dance course in which beginners will learn the basic swing (jitterbug), free style moves, the electric slide and more. Intermediates will work on more advanced moves. Students should wear comfortable, smooth-soled shoes (not rubber soles). The class will begin Tuesday, March 23. Beginner classes will meet on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and […]

Center launches workforce training initiative

The Center for Rural Development is launching ‘Your Center of Learning’ workforce training initiative for job seekers and employers at a March 9 Orientation Meeting in Hazard . Are you looking to move up the career ladder or get the competitive edge in today’s tight job market? Are you an employer looking to focus more on profits and sales and […]

Snow has made for beautiful winter

Southern Ohio

Hello once again! I believe Dean and Nina Cornett of Blackey have been missing their home in Alaska so somehow they waved a magic spell to convert eastern Kentucky to resemble Alaska and somehow passed it on to us in the Harrison, and surrounding areas. We are expecting more of this wonderful four-letter word that spells snow! I am only […]

Cable channel drops Miss America

LAS VEGAS Miss America’s three year run on TLC is over after the cable network chose not to renew its television contract with the beauty pageant. TLC declined on Monday to say why it was cutting ties with the 89-year-old competition after the pageant’s broadcast attracted 4.5 million viewers in January — the best showing ever for the pageant on […]