LCC must regroup for Perry

Letcher Central must regroup after falling 49-7 to rival Harlan County in the Cougars’ first district game of the year. The loss gives LCC it first losing record of the year at 3-4. Harlan County started the game off with excellent field position after a 44-yard kickoff return by Bobby Huff to the LCC 48-yard line. Facing fourth and two, […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The high standards you set for yourself don’t always translate into the behavior you expect of others. That relationship problem can be resolved if you’re more flexible and less judgmental. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Not enough party bids to satisfy the Bovine’s fun-loving side this week? Go ahead and throw one of […]

Why some women have mustaches

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I watch a lot of TV news. Without naming names, there are two very attractive women reporters, darkhaired, who have prominent mustaches. Is unwanted hair removal so very painful or costly that they would not have it done? We have a niece with the same problem, but I would never mention it to her. — D.B. ANSWER: […]

Steve Pratt injured in logging accident


Happy birthday to Kaydance and Kameran Tourngeau of Blackey. It was their sixth birthday on Oct. 12. They are the children of Jessica Sparks and Justin Combs, grandchildren of Paula Sparks of Isom, the late Jeff Sparks of Neon and Lee Roy and Diana Combs of Carcassonne. They have a baby sister, Kennadie Combs. Steve Pratt of Blackey was involved […]

‘Silly season’ is ending

The 2013 Sprint Cup season will long be remembered as one that never did lack drama as it seemed the sport kept itself in the headlines of the sports pages. NASCAR would just as soon not had to read some of those headlines as the sport wasn’t always putting its best foot forward when it came to the public perception. […]


RECAPS – OCT. 14 - 18

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Hope heard the words from Wyatt that she always wanted to hear from Liam: that there will never be another girl in his life but her. Brooke advised Liam to take a step back from his relationship to allow Hope time to decide who she wants to be with. While Wyatt and Liam made […]

Chemical tied to miscarriages

New research suggests that high levels of BPA, a chemical in many plastics and canned food linings, might raise the risk of miscarriage in women prone to that problem or having trouble getting pregnant. The work is not nearly enough to prove a link, but it adds to “the biological plausibility” that BPA might affect fertility and other aspects of […]

Retired teachers honored

The week of October 21- 27 has been named Retired Teachers’ Week. Carolyn Falin, President of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association, issued a proclamation saying, “Kentucky’s retired teacher have devoted their careers to the education and training of literally thousands upon thousands of Kentucky’s youth. “ Kentucky’s ret i red teachers have retrained and/or provided primary educational opportunities to hundreds […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

From small ponds big things come

There are many small lakes and ponds in our area, but don’t let the word “small” fool you about the size of the fish in them. Some of the biggest bass and bluegill I have ever seen came out of smaller waters. Many ponds also hold great catfish. Many ponds and small lakes are not affected by weather changes and […]

Moose Lodge marks 20th anniversary


Cooler temperatures have sneaked in here and there the last few weeks. We’ve had quite an eventful summer as well. I apologize for so much spacing between my columns this time around. I have been terribly busy with working on the weekend and miss getting news in. I will do better, hopefully, as I schedule my writing time into my […]