UK’s Matt Elam is showing confidence

Vaught’s Views

Before the Blue-White Game reached halftime, some Kentucky football fans were already complaining on Twitter about the play of junior nose guard Matt Elam. Out of shape. Too upright. Not aggressive. Gets pushed out of the way too easy. Lacks intensity. Elam knows the criticism is there. He picked UK over Alabama, and during his first two seasons he has […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Temper your typical Aries urge to charge into a situation and demand answers. Instead, let the Lamb’s gentler self emerge to deal with a problem that requires delicacy. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You are aware of what’s going on, so continue to stand by your earlier decision, no matter how persuasive the […]

Youth workshop planned

A Youth Story Development Workshop will begin at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 21, at Cowan Community Center. Although the focus is on youth participation (ages 14-30), this event is open to everyone. The group will participate in story circles about life in the region, improvisation exercises and cold readings of scenes from Cowan Theatre Group’s newest story-play. Light refreshments will […]

Ward: County to get little in coal tax

Letcher County and other coal mining counties in Kentucky are not likely to see much revenue from mineral severance taxes in the coming fiscal year. Letcher County Judge/ Executive Jim Ward told the Letcher County Fiscal Court at its April meeting that the early projection for the Local Government Economic Assistance Fund for Kentucky is $50 million, with $19 million […]

To play at Norton

Cross Country Bluegrass will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, April 23. The show will take place from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 2 to 11 years old.

Rolling the dice at Bristol

Sunday morning in the pits at Bristol Motor Speedway before the running of the Food City 500, it was apparent that the race’s outcome could come down to a lug nut or two. Ever since NASCAR gave the green light to the teams to use their own judgment on how many lug nuts they wanted to use, teams have begun […]


RECAPS APRIL 18 – 22 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Growing more and more agitated from Bill’s inquisition about her drinking, Katie deflects blame onto someone else. Caroline feels a sense of guilt when Thomas confides that Douglas’ birth has changed him into a better man. With all of the weeks of torment and anxiety caused by Dr. Wolin, […]

Dog show set

A dog show organized by the Letcher County Central High School archery team will begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, at River Park in Whitesburg. The dog show consists of nine categories. Cost to enter a dog in a category is $5. All first place winners from each category will be entered for people’s choice.

Jenkins wants ‘Lake Walk’ funds

The Jenkins City Council voted unanimously this week to authorize a resolution to allow the city to apply for a grant from the Land and Water Conservation Fund that will allow the city to begin its long awaited Lake Walk Project. Mayor Todd Depriest told the council that the initial grant will not be enough to fund the entire project […]

I guess I’ll have to miss Hillbilly Days

Hello everyone! Once again I start my column saying how beautiful my view is across from my house. The monitor of my computer blocks the road in front of my house, so it really looks as if I have a large front yard as the hayfield is huge. The hay is so green and it won’t be long until the […]