McGraw soars on new album

Audio Review

Tim McGraw, “Emotional Traffi c” (Curb) Tim McGraw never has lacked ambition, as illustrated by the country star’s film acting and selfnamed cologne. That ambition comes across most clearly in his music. On “Emotional Traffic,” his 11th studio album, McGraw continues to expand country music’s boundaries. That’s why, 20 years into his career, his music still sounds so fresh, even […]

Yeast infections

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I haven’t seen an article about vaginal yeast infections. The doctor gave me an oral antiyeast medicine for it and a cream to apply. In addition, he gave me something to stop the itching. It seemed worse after the treatment, so the doctor gave me five more days of the oral medicine. What would you suggest if […]

A Christmas celebration

Norma G. Napier, 80, of Seco, died January 12 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. Her daughter, Judy Sparks, reports that Mrs. Napier had a huge party on the hospice floor of St. Joseph Hospital on Dec. 24. She had requested one, and her children went into action. They provided food to care for all the families on the floor […]

Extension Service board accepts resignation letters

The Board of Directors of the Letcher County Cooperative Extension Taxing District has accepted the resignations of four board members and the district’s treasurer. Meanwhile, two new district board members were appointed and sworn in by Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward. No reasons were given for the resignations of board members Truman Halcomb, Kathy Napier, Howard Stanfield and Diann Watts […]

Fruit, vegetable conference set

The East Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference will be held Feb. 17 at the Letcher County Extension Service Office in Whitesburg. Topics will include entomology, vegetable diseases, pesticides and fruit sessions on grapes, blueberries, and apples. There will also be a variety of exhibits and vendors. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and class will take place from 9 a.m. […]

Doris Gibson dies in Indiana

Funeral services for Doris A. Gibson, 71, of Hanover, Ind., were held January 22 in Indiana. Burial was in New Prospect Cemetery. She died January 19 at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Ind. Born in Millstone to the late Elizie Kiser Sr. and Mary Alice Webb Kiser, she was a grandmother of the late Samantha Gibson and a sister of […]

Plan giving county 3 representatives looks to be illegal

A redistricting plan signed into law late last week by Gov. Steve Beshear splits Letcher County into three state legislative districts, but appears to violate the Kentucky Constitution. Portions of Letcher County will continue to make up parts of the 94th and 92nd districts represented by Leslie Combs of Pikeville and John Short of Hindman, but will also become a […]

Valentine grams being offered

The Letcher Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Facility’s Relay for Life Team is selling Valentine grams. Each candy gram will consist of a small goodie box of assorted candies, a Mylar balloon, and a valentine card with a personal message inside. Purchasers many also upgrade by adding an additional Mylar balloon for $2.50 and a stuffed animal for $3. Candy grams […]

Redistrict outrages may face redress

FRANKFORT There is redistricting, and there is redistricting. The latter is what went down in Frankfort last week, and it went down hard. We figured it would be bad, but not that bad. And things will probably get messier. Not only did the House and Senate’s partisan majorities pass politically outrageous plans for their respective chambers, going beyond the usual […]

Services held for Ruth Raper

Funeral services for Ruth Raper, 86, of Neon were held January 18 at the Neon First Church of God. Burial was in the Sardis Cemetery in Ohio. Born in West Virginia to the late John Andrew and Lillian Pollin Williams, she died January 15 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was a halfsister of the late Harold Williams. She was […]