Moments in Time

• On Aug. 3, 1861, the last entry of the serialized novel “Great Expectations” is published. The book had been serialized in Dickens’ literary circular, All the Year Round. The novel tells the story of young Pip, a poor orphan who comes to believe he will inherit a fortune. • On Aug. 6, 1911, Lucille Desiree Ball, one of America’s […]

Campout set for July 24-25

The East Kentucky Sportsmen Association will host a weekend campout July 24-25. The event will include competition and games, a cowboy action shooting school, range officer safety school, match stages, and side matches. There will be overnight camping and a bonfire. The campout will be located on the Pike County Airport Access Road, KY 3218. For more information, call Tracy […]

Honors program planned

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will offer the first course in a new honors program during the fall semester, according to program coordinator Robert Gipe. The course, Introduction to Contemporary Thought, is part of a program for students throughout Southeast’s service area. The honors program is designed for students with interest in the humanities and social sciences who are […]

Floods damage Pike

PIKEVILLE, Ky. A few thousand homes remained without running water Tuesday in the wake of harsh flooding in Pike County that turned over cars and destroyed homes. Local, state and federal officials were in the county to begin estimating damage so they can seek federal assistance. “The aftermath of the flooding in Pike County is really unlike anything I’ve seen […]

Doing back-to-school shopping on a budget

It is officially back-toschool season. Many retailers have started running back-to-school shopping ads and with less than 30 days before the first day of school in many school districts, it is time to start planning for your back to school needs. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, $7.2 billion was spent at family clothing stores in August 2009, second only […]

NASCAR news still aplenty

The Sprint Cup Series took the weekend off but there was still plenty of news coming out of the sport as teams prepare for the seven-race stretch to determine who moves on to the Chase with a chance to run for the title. Both the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Nationwide Series did take to the track this weekend, […]

Gardening in boxes

Back during the winter I was thinking of growing a little garden, which was a good idea except I had no place to grow one. We live on a rock pile, which I call Rattler Ridge. We haven’t seen any rattlesnakes here, but it seemed like a fitting name since it looks like an awful good place to find them. […]



Conway gains endorsements in Senate race

LOUISVILLE Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate has picked up a couple of endorsements. Conway’s campaign said he’s being backed by the United Auto Workers union and the Kentucky State Building and Construction Trades Council. UAW regional director Mo Davidson said Conway has a plan to create and preserve jobs in the U.S. Larry Roberts, state director of the Building and Construction […]