Sports in Kentucky

Wildcats come a long way in just one year

From nowhere last year to New Orleans this week. From the outer reaches (NIT) to core group (NCAA No. 1 seed), that’s Kentucky. The Wildcats earned the school’s 50th trip to the Big Dance this week and Big Blue Nation expects its team to be dancing to Syracuse on the way to Indianapolis. Anything short of Indy will be like […]

Rites are held for Charles Caudill

Charles Lynn Caudill, 67, of Whitesburg, died March 11 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born in Letcher County, he was a son of the late Charles H.and Lula M. Caudill. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Angela and Belva Lynn, and a brother, Willie J. Caudill. Caudill was an avid fisherman. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn […]

WMS raises money for Haiti

Over the past two weeks Whitesburg Middle School students have been raising money to donate to the people of Haiti. What was initially a minimal project with an expected goal of $200 soon gave way to a full scale competition between the homerooms. A daily total was calculated and posted as more and more donations continued to fill the canisters. […]

Pressure spikes cause stroke

People with occasional spikes in their blood pressure could be at higher risk of having a stroke than those with regularly high blood pressure, new studies say. In four articles published in the medical journals Lancet and Lancet Neurology, European researchers suggest current guidelines for treating people with high blood pressure need to be revised. In one of the studies, […]


Apply on-line

Question: My cousin said he applied for Social Security retirement benefits on the Internet. Can you really do that? Answer: Yes you can! Applying online is the easiest, fastest, and most convenient way to apply for retirement benefits. There’s no need to fight the traffic to visit an office or wait for an appointment. Our website makes it simple, allowing […]

Boys’ Sweet 16 set to open

LEXINGTON The field for the 2010 boys’ state tournament may not have a favorite, but it’s definitely top-heavy. When the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Boys’ Sweet Sixteen tournament opens Wednesday at Rupp Arena in Lexington, half of the teams competing on the first day will be ranked in the Top 10. “It isn’t a secret that the top half […]

Maryland Collins, 72, dies at home

Maryland ‘Bud’ Collins, 72, died March 14 at his home at Deane. A son of the late John Henry and Martha Mullins Collins, he was the widower of Winnie Sue Jacobs Collins. He was the father of the late Charlie ‘Bugger’ Collins and Ruth ‘Moose’ Sexton. Surviving are four sons, Elwin Swab Collins of Colson, Robert J. Collins and Bobby […]

Learn to garden

The 4-H Gardening Club will meet at 4 p.m., April 8, in the Letcher County Extension Service office in Whitesburg. Participants will learn about beginning gardening. There is no charge and everyone is welcome. To register, call 633-2362.


Although healthy snacking is an essential part of your diabetes management, giving in to cravings can easily get out of control…Remember that cravings are temptations, not commands. But if food cravings take charge, here are some tips to help you fight back. Plan for Snacking. Carefully planning out and following your daily meals and snacks is not only a good […]