Bring on UK vs. UofL

Joy to the world — and Planet Basketball too. In the Bluegrass State, this Christmas is more than Jingle Bells, Here Comes Santa Claus and going to Grandma’s house. Family revelry is okay. Mother’s chocolate-covered peanut butter balls and candlelight service on television is appropriate. But here in The Nations (Big Blue and Cardinal), Kentuckians will open Christmas gifts with […]


RECAPS: 12/22 – 12/26

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Maya confides in an ally about her and Rick’s plan to be together. Carter becomes contemplative about his past relationship with Maya when he tells Ridge that he’s looking for a good woman to share his life with. Ivy is put in a difficult position when Rick warns her not to divulge to Caroline […]

Viewing TV used to be hard work

Points East

When my dad and I were hauling horse, cow and chicken manure from the barn to the growing fields on Blair Branch, he used to tell me that you had to spread it around pretty thick and wide if you wanted it to do any good. So that is what I try to with this column, not that it does […]

Mechanic is not trying to hose her on gasket job

Car Talk

Dear Car Talk: The weatherstripping on my 2007 Saturn Ion (yes, it’s under recall, but the part isn’t in yet) has come off my windshield. I stopped by my local mechanic, who is normally aboveboard. He said that the entire windshield will have to come off to replace that little piece of rubber. Is this accurate? It seems as if […]

LCC girls to hit road

The Letcher Central Lady Cougars will take their 7-3 mark to Bowling Green this weekend to compete in the Farmers National Bank Holiday Bash, a three day round-robin affair that pits the Lady Cougars against Glasgow (7-2) at noon on Saturday, Dec. 27, followed by Adair County (8-2) that evening. The Lady Cougars will play Franklin-Simpson (2-5) at 1 p.m. […]

Isons enjoy family get-together

Southern Ohio

Merry Christmas everyone! With Christmas being a few days away, I sure hope everyone has been good so Santa will stop to see you. I feel like Scrooge this year as I haven’t decorated at all. I managed to put a small tabletop tree up, but it looks so icky I am thinking of taking it down. I can’t seem […]

Mail changes cause bills to be paid late

As Letcher Countians now know from experience, it’s not unusual for rural mail to be shipped to processing centers in metropolitan areas (Knoxville, Tenn., in our case) even if the center is located in the opposite direction of the mail’s final destination. It is now becoming clear that the U.S. Postal Service’s closing of some offices and reducing hours at […]

Highlights of Fleming-Neon Hi


Fleming High School faculty William Robert Jones, Principal — Graduate of Duke University and Morehead College. Under his guidance we see Fleming High School pushing forward for first place. Lutie W. Adams — English and Public Speaking; graduate of Union College. Her pleasing personality has made her a lovable character and liked by all. Vincent A. Vaughan — Civics and […]

Boys’ streak ends

The Letcher Central Cougars saw their five-game winning streak snapped in the opening round of the two-day, three-game Hyden Bank Christmas Tournament Dec. 19. After missing several free throws in losing to Meade County 43-40 in the opening game, the Cougars rebounded to hammer winless Red Bird 70-31 Dec. 20, and then followed that up with a convincing 57-46 win […]

Moments and Memories of WHS


Feltner appears Utah Feltner, musician and folk singer, appeared briefly in the grade school auditorium, where he sang several woeful ballads of the Kentucky mountaineer. Feltner, a native of Leatherwood, has been performing in Cincinnati, but has returned home to stage a series of concerts throughout the Southern mountains. FBLA Club meets The Future Business Leaders of America met with […]