Tyme to play at Hemphill

East KY Tyme, a country/ bluegrass band, will play Friday, April 15, at Hemphill Community Center from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase. Everyone is invited to attend. The group will also perform Saturday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Family Bluegrass in Hansonville, Va. For more information, call Astor Taylor, (606) 633-2708, or visit […]

Our culture races into decline

America’s tailspin toward the cultural abyss has gained speed with an ad featuring single-mother celebrity Bristol Palin. Bloggers unfriendly to her mother, conservative entrepreneur Sarah Palin, have bashed a charity for paying Bristol $262,500 to warn against teen pregnancy while doling a pitiful $35,000 to social organizations that actually deal with its problems. A solid complaint, but one that barely […]

ATV ride set

The 11:11 for Life Relay for Life team will hold a mountain all-terrain vehicle ride and cookout on April 23. ATV riders will meet and register at Eolia’s Lively Hope Park, located at the bottom of Shelton Drive at 8 a.m. The ride will begin at 9 a.m. A donation is required to ride. Riders should dress warm and plan […]

The Whigs to perform Friday

Trio has peformed before 65,000 in London and sold-out Madison Square Garden; Chicago band will open show

What would you do for an encore if during the last 13 months you had released your third critically acclaimed rock album, performed on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” played with bands such as The Black Keys and The Hold Steady, and supported rock superstars Kings of Leon on a tour of the […]

Services are held for Virda Cook

Virda Cook, 85, of Isom, died March 31 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. A daughter of the late Townsel and Ollie Stidham Breeding, she was the widow of the late Andrew Jackson Adams and after his death married the late Paul Cook. She was the mother of the late Stephen Daniel Adams and a grandmother of the late Stevie Lee […]

Letcher Countians attend Indiana church

Sorry I didn’t have a column last week. We had been out of town and I didn’t get back in time to have one. Bob, Kenny Joe and I took Don and Coreen Pridemore with us to Carrollton to General Butler State Park for a few days. Saturday evening, Bob, Coreen and I drove over to Brownstown, Ind., to visit […]

Hating government has costs

WASHINGTON One image perfectly captured the meaning of the absurd, irrational and wholly unnecessary confrontation over whether to shut down the federal government on the basis of remarkably small differences on budget numbers and policy. During a tea party rally near the Capitol last Wednesday — “rally” is generous for a gathering of a few hundred people — Rep. Mike […]

Medicare coverage when you’re not retired

You’ve made your decision: although you’re eligible to collect Social Security payments, you’re going to keep working and delay receiving your retirement benefits. But don’t forget about Medicare. Even if you decide to wait until after you are age 65 to apply for retirement benefits, most people should apply for Medicare coverage at age 65. If you’d like to begin […]

Coming events

LETCHER COUNTY ROCK, POP, BLUES RAP, CHRISTIAN DAVE EGGAR; Thu., April 14 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715. THE WHIGS with COMPANY OF THIEVES; Fri., April 15 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715. THE LONE TONES; Sat., April 16 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715. THE ONLY SONS; Sat., April 23 […]

Southern Ohio

Calihans enjoy trip to Louisville

Happy Easter everyone! Spring is finally here, but not too much warmth. That is okay. As I look across the hayfield in front of my house, oh, it is such a beautiful sight to see, green grass, then a strip of blacktop and I can see trees on the hillside that are beginning to show their leaves. I will take […]