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Cumberland Mountain Music Show set April 26

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Renowned bluegrass artists Dale Ann Bradley and Steve Gulley will return from a month of touring overseas to present the acclaimed Cumberland Mountain Music Show April 26, 2014, in the Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) Cumberland Gap Convention Center in Cumberland Gap, Tenn.Featuring the music and heritage of mountain people, the Cumberland Mountain Music Show is a live family-friendly show including gospel, bluegrass and country music and down-home comedy. Besides Bradley and Gulley, the monthly show features mostly local talent with the occasional guest from out of the area. Following the April 26 show, the next three shows will take place at 7:30 p.m. on May 24, June 28 and July 19.

 

Grimes hypocritical on issue of standing up for state women

On the campaign stump, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes constantly claims to be the one looking out for all Kentucky women in her bid to oust U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell this November. But she has repeatedly dodged reporters’ questions since last summer about sexual harassment allegations by three women against a former state representative.We are referring to former state Rep. John Arnold, D-Sturgis, who is accused of sexually harassing these women whil...

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Unemployment rates fall in 21 states last month

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery.The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates dropped in 21 states, rose in 17 and were unchanged in the remaining 12. Meanwhile, hiring increased in 34 states and fell in 16.The unemployment rate varies from as low as 2.6 percent in North Dakota ...

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2 shot while hunting in Clay County; 1 killed

MANCHESTER (AP) — Police say one man is dead and another injured after they were shot while hunting turkeys in eastern Kentucky.State police told WKYT-TV that 28-year-old Brian Griffin died from his injuries after being air-lifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Another man, 21-year-old Jason Roberts, is being treated for a gunshot wound at the hospital.Investigators say three men went into the woods in the Clay County community of Fog...

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Daily Bible Thought — April 18

Accepting Jesus’ death gives me life.You He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins. — Ephesians 2:1

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Today in History — April 18

By the Associated PressToday is Good Friday, April 18, the 108th day of 2014. There are 257 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On April 18, 1934, the first laundromat (called a “Washateria”) was opened by John F. Cantrell in Fort Worth, Texas; four electric washing machines were rented to members of the public on an hourly basis.On this date:In 1775, Paul...

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Lady ‘Splitters blast 3 HRs in sweep at Mars Hill

MARS HILL, N.C. — The Lady Railsplitters used three home runs and a pair of dazzling pitching performances to sweep the Mars Hill Lions in South Atlantic Conference softball action on Wednesday.Sophomore Samantha Smith twirled a complete-game three-hitter in a 3-0 victory in game one, while junior Amanda Snow blasted a game-tying home run in the top of the seventh and made a sterling relief effort to key a 5-4 win in eight innings in game two. Lincoln Memorial University (26-...

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Jackets visit Hazard for All ‘A’ sectional

Middlesboro heads to Hazard tonight for an All “A” sectional. The winner will advance to State All “A” Classic at Whitaker Bank Park in Lexington on May 3-4.Hazard (11-5) is the 14th Regional All “A” champion for the eighth straight season. They cruised through their regional tournament with a 7-0 win over Buckhorn, and ten-run wins over Wolfe County (14-4), Lee County (16-3) and Cordia (13-0 in the championship game.

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