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Jury: Man and woman robbed store in Neon

The Letcher County Grand Jury returned several indictments May 13, including those of a man and woman charged with robbing the Neon Marathon Store. More...

Grand jury indicts five charged with vehicle violations

Four men and a woman have been indicted by the Letcher County Grand Jury, charged with vehicle violations. They are: More...

Race too close to call

Kentucky’s volatile Republican primary for governor ended in a virtual tie Tuesday night as less than 100 votes separated Matt Bevin and James Comer. More...

Sports

Knott reader speaks for many UK fans

Sports in Kentucky

“Born and raised in a house full of basketball talk,” an E-mail message said. William Sparkman is among those who have lived longer, witnessed the parade of winning teams at Kentucky longer and watched from a special place on our map. More...

Lady Cavs open with win

The Jenkins High School Lady Cavaliers whipped Cordia High School Monday, 15-0, to win their first-round game in the 2015 53rd District Fast Pitch Softball Tournament at Letcher County Central High School. More...

SENIOR DAY AT JENKINS

— In photo above left, pitcher Caitlynn Estevez and parents Anthony and Terri Estevez are shown during pre-game ceremonies honoring the graduating members of the Lady Cavaliers softball team. More...

Families & Friends

Birds show up

One summer, around the turn of the century, some 4-H kids were selling “Blue Bird” nesting boxes they had constructed from durable plywood and wood screws with a hinged roof lid. More...

Board’s student rep may leave county soon for Yale

After serving on the Letcher County Board of Education as the student representative for the past two school years, Letcher County Central High School senior Cameron Wright said his goodbyes to the board Monday night. More...

County residents meet to talk about the future

Ideas focused on improving entrepreneurship, tourism, education and agriculture in Letcher County were discussed Thursday during a planning meeting attended by 47 Letcher residents. More...

Obituaries

Sally Caudill buried at Letcher

Sally Jane Caudill, 62, of Isom, died May 16, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. She was a daughter of the late Monroe and Rainie Hampton Caudill. Surviving are a son, Allen M. More...

Rites set for Cora Lou Eversole

Cora Lou Sexton Eversole, 59, of Isom died May 17 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. She was a daughter of the late George and Margie Adams Lowe. More...

Services held for Edsel Lewis

Edsel Lynn Lewis, of North Little Rock, Ark., died May 10, his 77th birthday. Born at Kona to the late Thomas and Georgia Lewis, was a brother of the late Charles Lewis. He was retired as a master sergeant in the U.S. More...

Damron indicted; case at standstill

Criminal charges have officially been filed against former Letcher County sheriff ’s deputy Brian Damron, but the case will remain at a standstill until a special judge is appointed. More...

Fiscal court wary of plan to mine lake

The Letcher County Fiscal Court declined to hear a presentation from TECO regarding a small parcel of county-owned land in the Webb Branch area that sits between Skyview Park at Haymond and Fishpond Lake at Payne Gap. More...

Isom woman is charged with 15 thefts by grand jury

An Isom woman has been charged in 15 indictments reported out by the Letcher Grand Jury on May 13. More...

Columns

Levi’s patents riveted-jeans

The Way We Were

Thursday, May 24, 1945 Letcher County residents are being asked buy 166,000 “E” series War Bonds at a total cost of $500,000 as the costly war continues in Japan and the three million U.S. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your Aries self-esteem level is high, as is your impatience to see more action come your way in the workplace. Good news, Lamb: It could start to happen sooner than you think. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS MAY 18 – MAY 22 More...

Health

Discovery opens the door for homemade painkillers

LOS ANGELES Scientists have figured out all the steps to make morphine and similar painkillers without using opium poppies, opening the door for homebrewed drugs and even wider abuse. More...

Shingles medications can affect memory

DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband had a severe case of shingles in October 2013. He still has pain. He was given Lyrica. Sometimes it helps, but his memory is affected. I’m leery about giving it to him. More...

Vitamin B3 may cut skin cancer risk

For the first time, a large study suggests that a vitamin might modestly lower the risk of the most common types of skin cancer in people with a history of these relatively harmless yet troublesome growths. More...

Entertainment

‘We Shall Overcome’ singer lived in Blackey

Most of the world rightly remembers Guy Carawan as the lanky, soft-spoken folk musician and social activist who introduced “We Shall Overcome” to America’s civil rights movement a half century ago. More...

Just a Pinch

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