Cal’s not worried? Who’s buying that?

Vaught’s Views

Sometimes a coach just has to say what he knows sounds right. And I think that’s what Kentucky coach John Calipari did after Saturday’s loss at Auburn when the Cats blew a 12-point second half lead and lost to one of the SEC’s worst teams. “We’re fine. I’m not worried about it. I just want to make some changes to […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Guess what, Lamb? You’re about to experience a new perspective on a situation you long regarded quite differently. What you learn could open more opportunities later. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The Bold Bovine is tempted to charge into a new venture. But it might be best to take things one step at […]

Mrs. Fields dies at 79

Henrietta Faye Fields, 79, died January 16 at her home on Cowan. Born in Whitesburg to the late Amos Douglas and Myrtle Day Banks, she was the widow of Ed Neil Fields. She was a grandmother of the late Joshua Fields and a sister of the late Jimmy Banks. Surviving are a daughter, Carrie Dixon and husband Chris of Cowan; […]

Dance classes

Hazard Community and Technical College with begin dance classes Tuesday, Feb. 9. Beginner classes will meet at 7 p.m., and Intermediates 1 and 2 at 8:15 at the HCTC First Federal Center. Beginners will learn the basic swing (jitterbug), free style moves, the electric slide and more. Intermediates will work on more advanced moves. Students should wear comfortable shoes. The […]

Struttin’ Time:

More on the high cost of hunting

As we keep looking at the hunts coming up in 2016 we will talk this week about hunting in the West. Our first hunt out west will be in Wyoming, hunting with Carol and Don Ballard of Upton. Their prices are still the same at $250 for the total number of days it takes me to tag out. To date […]


THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — A private conversation between Nicole and Rick regarding the new modeling position at Forrester Creations was overheard by Sasha. When given the opportunity to fess up to Sasha about her involvement in Rick’s change of heart, Nicole did what she felt comfortable doing. Despite his lingering feelings for Brooke, Bill realized the importance of […]

Group’s mission? Helping neighbors

From building a wheelchair ramp to finding someone a couch, more than a dozen Letcher County residents are helping other county residents in many different ways. “We just help people with everyday needs,” said Alberta Perry, chairperson of I CAN, Inc., which stands for I Care About Neighbors. “It’s not a lot, but to people who need it, it is […]

Shooting match

A shooting match will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 24, at American Legion Post #152 at Pine Mountain Junction. Whatever you bring, you shoot. For more information, call 634-1459 or 633-2834.

Creech can’t save Cavs

A game-high 58 points by Whitney Creech wasn’t enough to help the Jenkins Lady Cavaliers get by regional power Breathitt County in the semifinal round of the Girls’ 14th Region All ‘A’ Classic tournament last Friday night. The Lady Bobcats defeated Hazard the next night, 69-49, to claim the tournament crown and advance to the State All ‘A’ Classic in […]

Dawson Creek brings out dancers at Hemphill Ctr.

Check out our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event at: www.facebook.com/pages/Hemphill Community-Center. Inclement weather policy for senior fellowship: If schools are closed in Letcher County there will be no gathering that day. Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m., Dawson Creek will be back singing those bluegrass standards we love. Bring your dance partner or come out and […]