Kentucky’s teams still unimpressive in mid-January

Kentucky has 15 games left in regular season, same for Western Kentucky. Louisville has 14. Midschedule impressions from here … KENTUCKY. Halfway through their college careers, John Calipari’s one-and-doners, in light of preseason hype showered on them, have underachieved. Game performance to match preseason No. 1 ranking? One. Defeated Louisville at Rupp Arena. Michigan State and North Carolina aside, Kentucky […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Taking some time out of your usually busy social life could be just what you need to help you focus on putting those finishing touches on your plans for a possible career change. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A misunderstanding about a colleague’s suggestions could create a delay in moving on with your […]

The Purple and Gold

After the band paraded through town, the Juniorettes, ages ranging from 6 to 9, performed a precision routine which was very good. Leaders of this group are Joyce Peace, Linda Davis, and Linda Kay Bentley. Also the Piratettes, ages 14 to 17, performed a precision of dance routine with perfect timing. Leader of this group is Linda Dingus. Assistants are […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

2003 “The Famous Final Scene,” Graduation 2003. On June 6, the 2003 graduation class of WHS filed into the gymnasium for the last time. As the service began, anxious faces of the future graduates respectfully and attentively listened and watched as the final chapter of their high school career came to a close. Now as a new chapter begins, a […]

Letcher leads bear kills

Kentucky hunters took 20 bears during the 2013 bear season that concluded this past December. Seven bears were killed in Letcher County, the most of any county in the expanded 16-county bear zone. This past season also introduced an archery and crossbow season. Both the firearm and archery/crossbow bear seasons received a 10-bear quota for the 2013 seasons for a […]



THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Bill paid a visit to Katie, with his heart in his hand, asking for them to be a family again with their son. Liam vowed to get dirt on the Fullers after Quinn warned him to back off regarding Hope, Wyatt, and her company. While listening into a conversation between Pam and Charlie, Liam […]

Cooler weather returning

AccuWeather reports that another arctic blast is on the way, including a glancing blow from the polar vortex. “We will likely see a piece of the polar vortex break off and set up just north of the Great Lakes spanning Jan. 16 to 20,” AccuWeather’s Lead Long-Range Forecaster Paul Pastelok stated. “This next main arctic blast will not rival, nor […]

Rites held for Billy Maggard

Funeral services for Billy Joe Maggard, 68, were held January 9 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in Maggard & Standifer Cemetery in Whitesburg. A son of the late Sydney and Ruby Adams Maggard, he died January 7 at his home at Jeremiah. He was a brother of the late Sydney Oneil Maggard, Rondall Maggard and Lucille Wyatt. […]

Letarte to leave Hendrick

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will now be looking for a new crew chief for the 2015 season after Steve Letarte recently announced that he would be leaving the sport in his present position at the end of this season. Letarte will move into the broadcast booth for NBC once coverage of the Sprint Cup season starts in 2015. Letarte is one […]

Cold weather leads to water line bursts

Big Cowan

Hello everyone! Hoping all is well. Enjoy these beautiful days. Glad the freezing rain was canceled. My water line froze and then burst during that real cold spell we had. It burst in four places. Thanks to my brother-in-law Eddie Wolfe, my son Mike, and neighbor Brack Sexton, I now have water. Then my gas went out one morning. Thank […]