2010-08-18

Better be on lookout for Haley Barbour



The Drudge Report headline declaring that “Murdoch Gives $1 Million to Haley Barbour” is not technically accurate. In fact, News Corporation (full disclosure: I’m a contributor to Fox News) gave $1 million to the Republican Governors Association, of which Barbour is the chair. But the headline caught my attention because if there’s one Republican I’m worried about going into what […]

Dixie Hall visits 95-year-old mother



Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. We sure have been having some hot weather, also some good rains. Last week was a really good week. I spent last weekend in Ashland with my son Astor and his family. I really did enjoy it. I told him he was spoiling me with big breakfasts and good food all day […]

Three charged after pills taken in home invasion



Police say prescription narcotics were stolen from an apartment in Goose Creek Monday evening after two men armed with knives forced entry into the dwelling. Lt. Brian Damron of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department said a resident of the Mountain Pride Apartments told police she was injured during the home invasion when one of the men pushed her while […]

Open house set



Cowan Community Center will host an arts and crafts open house beginning at 5:30 p.m., August 27. Local artists and craftsmen will display their work, and music will be provided by the youth string band of the Cowan Creek Mountain Music School.

Beware of ‘Tea Party doctrine’



To the Editor: If you are sick and tired of high taxes, deficit spending and a lousy job market — blame the U.S. trade policy! Over the last 30 years, corporate America has outsourced most of its industrial and manufacturing operations, the bulk of it going to China. The Chinese produce most of what we now consume — just check […]

The real JetBlue heroes




The JetBlue flight attendant who theatrically quit his job by cursing out a “rude” passenger and exiting via an emergency slide has become a working-class hero to many. But Steven Slater’s story didn’t hold up for long. It now appears that the gash allegedly caused by someone slamming an overhead bin into his head was there before the flight. Slater […]

Moments and Memories of Whitesburg High School



“ON THE HILL” by Wanda Lee Collier (Sept. 5, 1957 The Mountain Eagle) After a three month vacation, the students of W.H.S. once more ascended the steps which lead to the “Hill of Knowledge.” I think for most students it was great being with old friends again. On Friday, Aug. 23, 260 freshmen registered. On Monday, the upper classman registered. […]

Grand jury indicts 13



Thirteen people are named in 14 indictments returned by the Letcher County Grand Jury on July 28, including a man charged with impersonating a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) officer and a Hazard Police Department detective. The grand jury accuses Kelvin Eric Sexton, 27, 346 Hwy. 1410, Whitesburg, of burglarizing the home of Jimmy and Jessica Branson at 217 Buck Creek […]

Conway blasts Paul’s views on drug abuse fight




LOUISVILLE Democratic Senate candidate Jack Conway said Republican opponent Rand Paul is out of touch with drug abuse woes in eastern Kentucky as Conway picked up a statewide police organization’s endorsement this week. Conway, who favors using federal money to help state programs, told reporters that Paul’s views about federal assistance for local drug enforcement would “handcuff ” police efforts […]

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