Big Blue Christmas looks like lump of coal

Kentucky’s basketball season began with a number one ranking and a coach letting the words “40-and-oh” pass from his lips. Two months in, a late game chant from North Carolina students at Dean Dome in Chapel Hill last week: “Over rated! Over rated.” Suddenly, a happy Christmas season for Kentucky fans is looking more like a lump of coal. Big […]

It’s time to bring back ‘real’ songs to shop by

I don’t get out and about as much as I’d like to these days. The last two strokes in October put a serious hitch in my giddy-up. But when I am able to go shopping, I’d like to just once, between now and Christmas, walk into a store that didn’t have “Little Drummer Boy” on instant replay blaring through the […]

Lonzo Caudill marks 89th birthday


December is winding on down and before you know it a New Year will be here. I wish all the readers a merry Christmas and that you are blessed with a happy, family-filled, loving holiday season. And for those who have lost loved ones and this is your first Christmas without them, our prayers go out to you during your […]

Now here’s a tip

• Zip-top bags are essential when our family packs for holiday visiting. We use gallon-size bags for the kids’ outfits — top, bottoms, underclothes, etc. — and each bag holds one complete set. There is no suitcase chaos, as yesterday’s clothing goes in the bag, ready for laundry day when we get home. — Happy Traveling, JoAnn • After-Christmas sales […]

LCC girls escape Cavs, miss at Bell

After a big district win at home Friday night over Jenkins, the Lady Cougars lost 59-43 at unbeaten (5-0) Bell County on Saturday afternoon to even their record at 2-2. The Lady Cougars are on the road tonight (Wednesday) at unbeaten (3-0) Leslie County and then play at 4-1 Breathitt County on Friday night. The Lady Cavs will participate in […]


Attack on Pearl Harbor

Dec. 2 was the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Perl Harbor. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s words rang true when he said, Dec. 7, 1941, was a day, “. . . that will live in infamy.” Three hundred and fifty Japanese aircraft attacked the Pacific Fleet while it lay at anchor on a Sunday morning on the island of Oahu, […]

Annabel Wright hospitalized in Pikeville


Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. It’s been a bad week for me. My hill has been icy ‘til I can’t get off. My phone was out three days and my radio was out two days. Oh well, it could have been worse so I won’t complain. All those are only minor things. I got a call from […]

Childress brings ‘3’ back

What had to be the worst kept secret in all of NASCAR this season was finally announced last week when Richard Childress made it official that he would be bringing the No. 3 back to the Sprint Cup Series, and that his grandson Austin Dillon would be behind the wheel. It will be the first time the number will take […]

Robinson Leaders applications available

Applications for the Robinson Leaders Program will be accepted through January 17. One hundred high school freshmen from 29 Kentucky counties will be accepted into the program, which benefits students who would be the first in their families to attend college. The program provides career and college coaching; ACT prep workshops; leadership, career and academic workshops; summer academic enrichment camps; […]