2016-02-24

Top-seeded LCC boys advance in 53rd



The Letcher County Central High School Cougars, the top seeded boys’ team in the 53rd District Tournament, easily defeated fourth-seeded Jenkins 65-25 in the tourney’s opening round February 22 at Jenkins High School. The Cougars will next meet the winner of the June Buchanan/ Knott Central matchup for the district championship. Knott County Central High School will host the boys’ […]

Bible trivia



1. Is the book of Ezekiel in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Who had 900 iron chariots and made 20 years of life unbearable for the Israelites? Tobiah, Pilate, Sisera, Absalom 3. After six days, God saw all that he had made, and it was …? Heavenly divine, For righteous sake, Thine image, Very good 4. Who […]

71 years ago



Services held for Garnett Webb



Funeral services for Garnett Webb, 89, of Bradenton, Fla., were held February 23 in Whitesburg. Burial was in the Webb Cemetery at Mayking. A daughter of the late Allan C. and Ollie L. Walker Evans, she was born in Pittsburg, Ga. She died February 15 at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Fla. She was the widow of James D. Webb […]

Lady Cougars advance; Lady Cavs play tonight



The Letcher Central High School Lady Cougars easily defeated the Cordia Lady Lions 80-32 in the opening round of the girls’ 53rd District Tournament Monday night at Jenkins High School. Fourth-seeded Letcher Central advances to play top-seeded Knott County Central at 6 p.m., on Wednesday (tonight). No. 2 seed Jenkins plays June Buchanan at 7:30 p.m. The Lady Cougars raced […]

Spring will soon be here



Hello everyone! It is finally beginning to feel like spring may be not far away. Saturday was such a beautiful day in the this part of the Ohio Valley area. Sunday was also beautiful too, just a tad bit cooler. Saturday I was so sick I couldn’t enjoy the day, as I am still so weak I can hardly walk […]

Salome’s Stars



ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might feel more encouraged about changes in your personal and/or professional life. However, it might be best not to rush things but rather work with them as they evolve. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The Bovine’s business sense is especially keen this week. But remember that it’s always best to investigate before […]

Roger B. Collins dies at 70



Roger B. Collins, 70, of Elizabethtown, Ind., died February 19 at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital. Born at Sandlick, he was a son of the late Robert B. and Myrtle Marie Collins. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Rodney Collins and twin brothers Leslie and Lester Collins; his father-in-law and motherin law, Elmer and Laura Greathouse; and […]

UK overpowers Alabama, 78-53




LEXINGTON Jamal Murray scored 23 points, Tyler Ulis added 19 points and 10 assists and No. 16 Kentucky pulled away from Alabama for a 78-53 victory Tuesday night. Senior Alex Poythress returned after a five-game absence because of a right knee injury to come off the bench and score 14 points, helping the Wildcats (21-7, 11-4 Southeastern Conference) bounce back […]

Nominations sought for Leadership Awards



This year’s East Kentucky Leadership Conference will take place April 28-29 at the Morehead Conference Center in Morehead. The theme for this year’s conference is “The Next Big Thing is Really Small,” presented by the Morehead State University Center for Regional Engagement, East Kentucky Small Business Development Center and the Kentucky Innovation Network. MSU’s program developing “really small” micro-satellites will […]