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News

How will state’s budget affect Letcher County? Who knows?

The never-ending state budget battle got even more convoluted over the weekend after the Kentucky General Assembly overrode two of Gov. More...

Voter registration deadline is April 23

Residents of Letcher County and the rest of Kentucky have less than a week left to register to vote in next month’s primary election.  More...

State schools boss is forced to resign; charter schools fan has replaced him

FRANKFORT  Kentucky’s top education officer was ousted Tuesday and replaced by a charter schools advocate in a move that escalated tensions between the state’s Republican leaders and teachers who have been protesting for better fundi More...

Columns

Strange but True

• It was Hungarian psychiatrist Thomas Stephen Szasz who made the following sage observation: “If you talk to God, you are praying. If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia.”  More...

Now Here's a Tip

• Check your dishwasher for food particles, and run a cycle every week with a cup of white vinegar in the bottom. It will clear your lines of yucky mildew buildup and leave it smelling fresh.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: APRIL 16-20   More...

Entertainment

10 free concerts to be performed in Whitesburg

The Levitt AMP Whitesburg Music Series presented by Appalachian Regional Healthcare announced its lineup of artists who will perform at the Mountain Heritage stage in Whitesburg each Thursday at 6 p.m. from May 31 to August 2.  More...

Rival Sons to perform here May 1 & 2

Local concert promoter Greg Napier has rented Appalshop Theater in Whitesburg for the nights of May 1 and May 2 and is bringing the acclaimed California-based rock band Rival Sons back to Letcher Cou More...

‘Culture Hub’ sets free celebration at Cowan

An organization billing itself as the Letcher County Culture Hub has announced it will hold an event at Cowan Saturday “to celebrate all the work it has been doing since its inception two years ago.”  More...

Uncertainty still clouds county’s budget picture

Uncertainty in the state budget has led to uncertainty in county budgets as well. This includes the Letcher County Fiscal Court’s budget for fiscal year 2018-2019.  More...

Candidates look at coal

Candidates for Letcher County offices seem to have mostly come to terms with the decline of the coal industry, and say the county has to move on to a new economy. More...

No salary increases for county officials

Letcher County’s five magistrates and other county-paid elected officials will continue drawing their current annual salaries during the next four years following action this week by the Letcher Fiscal Court.  More...

Opinions

What passed in Frankfort was not tax ‘reform’

If there is one issue that nearly every legislator agrees on, it is that Kentucky needs comprehensive tax reform. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Paul Ryan’s family legacy

House Speaker Paul Ryan’s stated reason for leaving office after this year’s election sure is getting a lot of traction.  “If I am here for one more term, my kids will only have ever known me as a weekend dad,” he said. More...

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Families & Friends

Children are different now

Believe it or not, I made another mistake last week. There was a picture I wanted to put in the column, but when I transferred it to my email draft it sent it way too big and, so they received the article but that picture wasn’t with it.  More...

Jenkins Schools present at Pikeville FIRE summit

Jenkins Independent School District teacher Crystal Smallwood presented a project, “Put A Story in Your Pocket”, at the Forging Innovation in Rural Education (FIRE) summit, hosted by the 22 school districts of the Kentucky Valley Educatio More...

Time for the redbuds to start blooming

Howdy folks! Have you been enjoying the brief spring-like weather? More...

Obituaries

Finley Bates dies at 78

Funeral services for Finley “Drum” Bates, 78, of Millstone, were held April 17 in Whitesburg. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery in Ermine.  A son of the late Martin and Anges Halcomb Bates, he was born in Whitesburg. More...

Grace Knight, 69, succumbs

Grace Knight, 69, of Jenkins, died April 14 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center.  She was the daughter of the late Jess and Dorothy Gibson Hoskins.  More...

Services held for Fleda Davis

Fleda Jean Wright Little Davis, 87, died April 7.  Born in Whitaker to the late William Henry Wright and Ardelia Sanders Wright, she was the widow of John Morgan Little Sr., and was later married to Glenn Carlos Davis, who also preceded her in d More...