Bus driver, students injured in Pike County bus accident

PIKEVILLE Kentucky State Police say a school bus driver and a student from eastern Kentucky have been seriously injured in a collision with a gravel truck in Pikeville. Police say emergency workers had to extricate the driver and student from the bus after the crash on U.S. 460 around as rain fell around 3:30 p.m. on Monday. Trooper Mike Goble […]

To meet March 30

The Kentucky River District Board of Health will meet at 6:30 p.m., March 30, at Ponderosa in Hazard. All board members are encourage to attend.

Texas? Education?

In the good-and-good-for-you department, food scientists are now touting the health benefits of enjoying a handful of nuts every day. I, for one, am glad, because I love nuts — pecans, hazelnuts, pistachios, almonds, you-name- ’em. But my favorite nuts, by far, are the homegrown natives that have taken root in one particularly fertile area of my state: the Texas […]


Woman found by road

Kentucky State Police are still trying to determine why a 79-year-old Jeremiah was lying unconscious beside a busy roadway last week. After KSP received a call from a motorist at 10:33 a.m. on March 19, Wanda Caudill was found lying beside KY Highway 7 South. Caudill, whose son Jeff is a former post commander at KSP Post 13 in Hazard, […]

Eolia parents fear school may close

A woman whose three children attend Arlie Boggs Elementary School told the Letcher County Board of Education this week she is concerned the Eolia school may soon. “We have become immediately alarmed that our school might be closed,” said Brenda Mullins. “We do want everyone to know that we need our school. It’s a school for the kids and it […]

Band to play

Natural Blend will play Friday, March 27, at the Hemphill Community Center from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call Eileen Fleming, 855- 7737.

2010-03-24 E-Edition

This time, a real immigration fix

What part of “immigration reform” don’t you understand — or, rather, don’t want to understand? The send-’em-home crowd doesn’t “get it” that a new enforcement regime must be paired with an amnesty for millions, even though they broke the law by working here illegally. And an alliance of cheap-labor types and ethnic activists don’t want to understand that real reform […]

Parent meeting set

Letcher County Central High School will hold parent meetings for preregistration for the 2010- 11 school year to inform parents of graduation requirements and classes off ered at LCCHS. The schedule for the meetings is: current juniors, March 29, 5:30- 6:30 p.m.; current sophomores, March 30, 5:30- 6:30 p.m.; current freshmen, March 30, 7-8 p.m.; eighth graders/incoming freshmen, April 1, […]