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Democrat, Republican AGs joining in drug fight

HUNTINGTON, W.Va.   From different states and opposing parties, West Virginia’s Patrick Morrisey and Kentucky’s Andy Beshear have joined forces to go after something all too common in Appalachia: the scourge of drug addiction.  More...

Plan to raise retirement age for state police looks to be dead in the water

A proposal to raise the retirement age for Kentucky State Police and change the existing pension plan into a 401k may be dead before it ever reaches the General Assembly.  More...

Snakes threaten linemen

It was a warm summer night when David Sammons and his crew were called out to fix a broken pole and restore power to about a dozen residents of Grassy Fork of Raccoon Creek.  More...

Columns

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS SEPT. 18 - 22   More...

Now Heres a Tip

• If you use cold water to clean all of your clothes, you’ll save about $40 a year in electricity costs. Your clothes will last longer too. And consider a clothesline for air-drying items like towels and sheets on nice days. More...

Strange But True

• It was 20th-century American philosopher, writer and educator Susanne Katherina Langer who made the following sage observation: “If we would have new knowledge, we must get us a whole world of new questions.”  • In Weste More...

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Health

Winners, losers in GOP’s latest effort to change healthcare act

The Associated Press  WASHINGTON   The GOP’s last-ditch effort to repeal “Obamacare” would redistribute hundreds of billions of dollars in federal financing for insurance coverage, creating winners and losers among individ More...

Demodex of eyelashes is caused by tiny mite

DEAR DR. ROACH: What is Demodex of the eyelashes? Can it affect other parts of the body? Is it deadly? — Anon. More...

Entertainment

Spoon Up Tradition

When cooler temperatures call for something to warm you up, good, old-fashioned soups and stews may be just what you need.  More...

Breakfast for busy days

With the new school year upon us, it may be difficult to maintain a healthy meal schedule. Nutrition plays an important role in a successful school year for children and a productive workday for adults. More...

County tourism board planning to fix, promote sites already here

Efforts to lure tourists to Letcher County will focus on attractions that already exist but can be improved, the county’s new tourism chair said this week.  More...

Grand jury indicts 15

Fifteen people are named in 19 indictments handed up by the Letcher Grand Jury including a Jenkins woman and her father, each charged in three indictments.  More...

Opinions

Public pension crisis: You can help

Growing up I always knew I wanted to serve the public in some capacity so that I could help others. It was because of that desire that I chose teaching. More...

Political Cartoon

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Priority must be saving ACA

Before supporters of universal health coverage get all wrapped up debating a single-payer system, they need to focus on a dire threat to the Affordable Care Act likely to come up for a vote in the Senate before the end of the month.  More...

Sports

Bromley was happy being ‘himself’

Vaught’s Views

He’s not flashy or overly dramatic, but just being himself worked perfectly for Rob Bromley at WKYT-TV (Channel 27) in Lexington for just over 40 years. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Now’s the time for top water baits

Now is a pretty good time to top water fish for bass. The weather is still nice and warm, but it has cooled down a few degrees and sometimes that is all it takes to turn the bass on to a top water bite.  More...

Cougars come up just short against Pike Co.

A spectacular comeback by the Letcher Central Cougars from a 35-7 halftime deficit fell just short in a 35-28 defeat to Pike County Central. More...

Families & Friends

Pioneer Festival planned Saturday, Sept. 30

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/pages/Hemphill Community-Center.  More...

TO BE WED

— Meghan Sallee and Jordon Heil will be married October 21. More...

Adopt-a-ducks to race on the Kentucky River

Up to 2,500 adopted rubber ducks will race to the finish line under the walking bridge on the North Fork of the Kentucky River at Mountain Heritage Village in Whitesburg in the Adopt-A-Duck Race sponsored by HOMES, Inc. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Mark Gibson

Funeral services for Mark Ellis Gibson, Sr., 75, were held September 18 at the Lighthouse Church at Colson. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery in Ermine.  A son of the late Riley and Verna Amburgey Gibson, he died September 13.  More...

Carolyn Hall dies at 78

Carolyn Faye Asbury Hall, 78, of Mayking, died September at Letcher Manor Nursing Home in Whitesburg.  A daughter of the late George Sr. and Olga Easterling Asbury, she was the widow of Jack Reed Hall. Mrs. More...

Rites held for Odessa Lewis

Odessa Jones Lewis, 81, of Linefork, died September 16 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  Born at Ingram’s Creek to the late Henry and Mealie Cornett Jones, she was the mother of the late Daniel Dock Lewis.  She was a great More...