2015-03-25

Huggins looks to beat Cal again



West Virginia coach Bob Huggins has had his way against Kentucky’s John Calipari over the years. Huggins is 8-2 all-time against his close friend. Meeting No. 11 will be Huggins’ greatest challenge against a Calipari-coached team when West Virginia takes on the NCAA Tournament’s top overall seed in the Sweet 16 on Thursday night (9:45) in Cleveland. “We’re going to […]

LCCHS registration set



There will be a parent meeting for current freshmen, sophomores and juniors on Monday, March 30, at 5 p.m. in the Letcher County Central High School auditorium to explain the registration process for next year’s classes. All parents are asked to attend and receive this information. There will be a parent meeting for current eighth graders on Tuesday, March 31, […]

Can you really save money by cutting the cord?



There are more ways to watch television online than ever. Even HBO and ESPN — two channels often cited as reasons people keep expensive cable or satellite TV packages — will be available for streaming on their own. All these offerings make it possible to drop your pay-TV service without giving up favorite shows. But no single streaming service offers […]

Pridemores mark anniversaries



Hope everyone is enjoying the warmer weather and sunshine we’ve been getting. I love it. March is rolling right along and some say they have lettuce and onions already sprouted up and have seeds growing inside in pots awaiting planting weather. If we get a couple days of dry weather, many will be plowing up gardens and getting them ready […]

Wrong prisoners going free thanks to laws, crowding




What was Ryan Giroux doing free on the streets of a Phoenix suburb — free, that is, to go on a shooting rampage that killed one person, left five more injured and traumatized countless witnesses? He was free for one simple reason: Our criminal justice system set him free because it is broken in fundamental respects that politicians refuse to […]

4-H Camp planned June 12-15



The 4-Camp will be held June 12-15 at the J.M. Feltner 4-H Camp at London for those ages 9 to 14. The cost is $176, which includes transportation, lodging, food, activities and t-shirts. The deadline for applications is May 29. For more information or to apply, call the Letcher County Extension Office at 633-2362 or visit ces2.ca.uky.educ/letcher.

Patti LaBelle turned it down



1. How did ELO get the phone sounds at the beginning of “Telephone Line”? 2. Who released “All the Young Dudes” in 1972? 3. How many singers were in The Toys? 4. Who released “Hats Off to Larry,” and when? 5. Name the song that contains this lyric: “All the things that we’ve been through, You should understand me like […]

Scholarship helps high school students take dual credit classes



Kentucky high school juniors and seniors have until May 15 to apply for a scholarship to help pay for dual credit classes taken at a Kentucky college or university. The Mary Jo Young Scholarship, named for a former member of the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA), provides assistance with tuition and textbook expenses for […]

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Bluegrass show April 2



On Thursday, April 2, WMMT-FM and the Appalshop will present “Bluegrass Express Live”, sponsored Morehead State University and featuring Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers and the Tommy Webb Band. Gary Brewer has been a fixture in the bluegrass scene for 34 years, appearing with legends such as Bill Monroe and J.D. Crowe and at venues such as the Grand […]