2012-02-08

Joe Bentley still pulling pranks



We were so glad to see Joe and Doris Bentley this week. Joe looks good and hasn’t lost his sense of humor. He still pulls pranks on Debbie Slone. We look forward to them being here full time soon. Ermine Center I had a call from Mrs. Otho Holcomb from Elyria, Ohio. She gets The Mountain Eagle and had seen […]

The purpose of primaries



If the goal of the primary process is simply to nominate a candidate, essentially to nominate the man or woman most likely to win in the end, then this primary season should be declared over. Clear the stage, and give it to Mitt Romney. Newt Gingrich’s promise to go the next 46 notwithstanding, you couldn’t find anyone in Vegas to […]

Bakery brings business to town



I want to begin this week asking for prayers for the Elliot family. Hugh Elliot, formerly of Bullitt County just outside our area, and his two grandsons, Conner, age 7, and Austin, age 9, were killed in a house fire on Jan. 11 at Mr. Elliot’s home in South Carolina. Also please pray for Hanna. Her last name hasn’t been […]

Former Letcher man running for Congress



William Adkins, chairman of the Grant County Democratic Party, has filed to run for the 4th Congressional District seat in northern Kentucky being vacated by Republican Geoff Davis. He will face Greg Frank of Corinth in the primary. The filing deadline for congressional seats was Tuesday. Five Republicans are seeking the seat. The 56-year-old Adkins, of Williamstown, is a 1974 […]

Wins crown, scholarship



Komen blowup and November



The blowup at Susan G. Komen for the Cure set off a political alarm that Republicans dare not ignore. The leading breast cancer group, Komen tried playing Republican base politics by cutting its funding to Planned Parenthood for breast-health services. The sisterhood and its allies exploded, and Komen reversed course with abject apologies. “I have to believe that the Republican […]

Jenkins council urged to protest UPike proposal



The Jenkins City Council has been asked to join Letcher County Judge/ Executive Jim Ward and District Five Magistrate Wayne Fleming in condemning a proposal to turn the private University of Pikeville into a state-funded university. Fleming addressed the council at its February meeting and said Ward had joined a number of eastern Kentucky Judge/Executives in condemning the plan, which […]

My baby brother was a paratrooper



In June 1950, war broke out in Korea. I was the NCOIC of the base printing department at Lackland Fields, San Antonio, Tex., and was picked to open the print shop at one of the three new training command bases to train men and women for this new war. I was sent to Sampson Air Base, in Geneva, N.Y., and […]

It’s still about the points



Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards showed us last season just how important it was for a driver and team to get every point they could from each race. The point’s race became a lesson in mathematics as suddenly fans of the sport began to realize just how important it was to collect that one single bonus point for leading a […]

Nude burglar charged with assault, sent for evaluation



A 22-year-old man who is accused of recently breaking into a Neon grocery store has been charged with assaulting a Letcher County deputy jailer. Five days after Andrew Allen Michael Toothman, of Neon, was found naked inside the Neon Food World IGA covered in peanut butter and chocolate, he was charged with third-degree assault after he allegedly smacked a deputy […]