2016-01-27

Is UK now ‘getting it?’

Sports in Kentucky

Eureka moments are part of most every basketball season. It’s why we pay attention to witness when a jumble shows signs of “we get it” and starts becoming a team. For fans, makes-my-day magical. A feel-good worth the time and ticket. A payback for devotion. Last week the Kentucky Wildcats showed signs of “we get it!” Evidence: 1. An across-the-board […]

Jenkins Schools touts new website



The Jenkins Independent School System is starting the new year with a new, more user friendly and informative website, school officials say. District Technology Director Damian Johnson told the Jenkins Independent Board of Education at its January meeting that the website is complete and should be up and running later this week. The site will connect with the middle high […]

Bevin calls for cuts in first budget proposal





Matt Bevin’s first budget won’t take effect until July 1, but Kentucky’s new Republican governor is not waiting to slash government spending. Bevin said this week he is immediately cutting 4.5 percent from the current budget enacted by his Democratic predecessor, saying he will make $117 million worth of cuts to certain state agencies, most notably higher education. Democratic House […]

Kids want school to reopen



Greetings from Bardstown. Winter has definitely arrived. We have about six to nine inches of snow, depending on where you are located around the area and some drifts are up to 12 inches or more, and roads are still being plowed, salted, and scraped. The snow began coming down around 7 a.m. Friday, although predictions had been saying that it […]

Struttin’ Time:

Vest rose in price from $30 to $299.99

In 1991, Mimi and I went to a hunting and fishing show in Lexington. What caught my eye was a vest to wear while turkey hunting that, when placed on the ground, made a chair. Being able to sit back in comfort while waiting for a long beard to make his way to your calls is very important, as you […]

Sunrise Ridge to play at Hemphill



Check out our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event at: www.facebook.com/pages/Hemphill Community-Center. Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m., Sunrise Ridge will make a rare appearance. They only play for us a few times per year and we are so excited to have them back. They put on a real good show and if you have never had […]

Five file to run for coroner here



Five people have filed papers to run for the office of Letcher County coroner. Republican candidates are Elijah Davis of Jenkins, Scott Helle of Whitesburg, and Roy Everett “Big E” Duncan of McRoberts. Present Coroner Perry Fowler of Whitesburg and Renee Campbell of Jeremiah are the Democrat candidates in the May Primary Election. Republican Marty Baker was re-elected as coroner […]

Services held for Bob Halcomb



Bob Halcomb, 89, of Linefork, died January 20, at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born at Linefork to the late Willie and Callie Roark Halcomb, he was the widower of Evenly Watts Halcomb, and was later married to Bonita Roark Halcomb, who survives him. He was the father of the late Bobby Ray Halcomb and grandfather of the late Emilie Vinzewalie […]

All 3 series to end in Miami



NASCAR has always been known as the one sanctioning body in all of professional sports that is quick to make any changes that it feels is necessary to improve the sport for both the teams and fans. The majority of changes handed down by NASCAR either address safety issues or make sure that the competition level between teams stays on […]

Learn to write grant proposals



The Center for Rural Development will hold a class for beginner grant proposal writers. Melissa Vermillion, grant writer for Hazard Community and Technical College, will cover the basic fundamentals of the grant writing process in a presentation on Tuesday, Feb. 16, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Center in Somerset. “My desire is for grant writers to gain confidence in […]