Cougars to host Leslie

The Letcher County Central Cougars, ranked fifth in this week’s Lexington Herald-Leader rankings of 14th Region teams (behind Perry County Central, Hazard, Knott County Central and Breathitt County), hosts 5-7 Leslie County this Friday night before going on the road to play at 2-11 Prestonsburg on Saturday night. The Cougars continue on the road next week with games at Shelby […]

Company: Microwave keeps bread mold at bay

Attention, bread shoppers: A Texas company could have the answer to some consumers’ unwelcome discovery that justpurchased loaves contain mold. MicroZap Inc. claims its technology allows bread to stay moldfree for 60 days. The bread is bombarded with microwaves for about 10 seconds, which kills the mold spores, said chief executive officer Don Stull said. The process could eliminate bakers’ […]

Forward in the Fifth seeking students for video contest

Forward in the Fifth is asking middle and high school students in Letcher County to speak out about what’s going on in their schools to advance and promote education in southern and eastern Kentucky in a regional video contest. The contest is part of a newly launched Forward in the Fifth initiative in partnership with Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative and […]

5 overlooked albums that should be heard

While everyone was buzzing about big album releases from Frank Ocean, Fiona Apple, Mumford & Sons and Taylor Swift, you might have missed some mustlistens. Here’s what you should know about, and why: Grizzly Bear, “Shields” (Warp) — Yes, iTunes named Grizzly Bear’s “Shields” the best album of 2012. Yes, the critics adored it. And yes, it debuted in the […]

Will Caudill and Route 7 to play

Will Caudill and Route 7 will perform from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1½ mile west of Norton. Admission for adults is $5, and $1 for children 2 through 11 years old. Tuesday jam sessions are […]

Louisville now state’s sports ‘gold standard’

The price of bullion is up, way up. The gold standard, as defined by Kentucky’s Mitch Barnhart last year, has been reset and belongs in Jefferson County. As we head into mid-winter, University of Louisville athletics is on a hot streak that dazzles the mind of even the most ardent fan in Big Blue Nation. • UofL has a Sugar […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Guess what, Lamb? You’re about to experience a new perspective on a situation you long regarded quite differently. What you learn could open more opportunities later. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The Bold Bovine is tempted to charge into a new venture. But it might be best to take things one step at […]

Services held for Ruth Collins

Ruth Collins, 82, died December 24 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Born in Knott County to the late Alex and Maggie Hall, she was the widow of Elmer Collins. She was graduated from Whitesburg High School and attended Eastern Kentucky University before transferring to Fugazzi Business School. She moved to Roseville, Mich., in 1964, then settled in Cincinnati, Oh., in 1982. She […]

‘Ultra-HD’ TVs unveiled

LG unveiled a 55-inch TV that sports “ultrahigh-definition” resolution with four times the sharpness of regular HD television sets, kicking off what is likely to be a mini-obsession with the latest super-clear format at the annual International CES gadget show. The model announced this week is the smallest in a 2013 lineup that includes 65-inch and 84-inch versions. But the […]

It’s time for a bluegrass music fix

Southern Ohio

Hello everyone! I hope you had a safe and happy New Year’s Eve, and not too much partying. A lot of partying and not too much drinking, I should say! As usual I stayed home, and when you are alone you can’t get into too much trouble. I have really been a different person as it has been a couple […]