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News

Letcher officials say no to UPike plan

The Letcher County Fiscal Court has voted unanimously to ask the Kentucky House of Representatives not to approve a bill that would allow use of coal severance tax funds to pay for the now-private University of Pikeville to become a four-year state-s More...

Fiscal court alters coal tax list

The Letcher Fiscal Court voted this week to remove a $ 100,000 allotment to Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital and a $300,000 allotment to the Letcher County Recreation Center from a “coal severance tax priority list” that will be p More...

Carcassonne area residents demand better water

Carcassonne area residents attended two public meetings in less than a week to voice complaints about their lack of access to treated water.  The residents addressed the Board of Directors of the Letcher County Water and Sewer District last Thur More...

Columns

Now here’s a tip

• “For nice, evenly sliced mushrooms, use an egg slicer for cutting. It’s supereasy to use, since a boiled egg and a nice white mushroom are almost the same size. I get good, uniform slices with the slicer.” — P.E. More...

Moments in Time

• On March 6, 1899, the Imperial Patent Office in Berlin registers Aspirin, the brand name for acetylsalicylic acid, on behalf of the German pharmaceutical company Friedrich Bayer & Co. More...

Speaking of Soaps

RECAPS –2/20-2/24

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL . Rick’s attempt to get Steffy to sign the annulment papers failed as Steffy outwitted him. Hope was irritated when Liam continued to defend Steffy’s decision to get a divorce instead of an annulment. More...

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Health

Blood pressure

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I’ve always heard that at older ages, it doesn’t matter how high the first number of a blood pressure reading is; it’s bound to rise with age. More...

Frequently Asked Questions: High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common but serious condition that often affects people with diabetes. Your doctor should be checking your blood pressure at every visit.  Why is it important to keep blood pressure under control?  More...

Hepatitis C killing ‘boomers’

WASHINGTON  Deaths from liver-destroying hepatitis C are on the rise, and new data shows baby boomers especially should take heed — they are most at risk.  More...

Collier convicted, jury recommends 10-year sentence

A Letcher County jury found a Jenkins man guilty of second-degree manslaughter in connection with the shooting death of his neighbor.  After deliberating for more than six hours, the jury convicted Samuel Todd Collier, 32, and recommended he ser More...

Letcher County man, 20, falls to death in Virginia

The body of a 20-year-old Letcher County man was discovered Monday 100 to 150 feet below the U.S. 23 bridge in Powell Valley, Va.  He had been reported missing at about 11 a.m. More...

Opinions

Social Security, Medicare targeted

Missiles are pointed at Social Security and Medicare, the broadbased programs for older Americans. Some are stealth missiles. Some are misguided missiles. But both parties are pointing them.  More...

Who’s in charge?

The fight between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum doesn’t just raise questions about each man’s strengths and weaknesses. More...

Hypocrites break system

WASHINGTON  When we talk about hypocrisy in politics, we usually highlight personal behavior. More...

Sports

Miller ‘key’ in Wildcat comeback

STARKVILLE, Miss.   Compared to the rest of Kentucky’s roster, Darius Miller is a dinosaur.  More...

NASCAR again puts all cards on the table

Every year when it is time for Daytona International Speedway to kick off another Sprint Cup Series season, I still find myself amazed that the sport starts the season with its biggest race. More...

Struttin’ Time

Some good signs ahead — finally

Word came to me this week that what is probably Struttin’ Time’s oldest reader, Ms. Thelma Banks of Sandlick, just had her 88th birthday. I wish you many more, Thelma, and thanks for being a Struttin’ Time reader.  More...

Families & Friends

Good bluegrass music to be found

Hello everyone!  The song ‘Let it Snow’ is ringing in my head as I see what eastern Kentuckians and lots of other people are dealing with right now!  The pictures are so beautiful that have been posted on the computer by Larry R More...

VALENTINE’S PARTY

— Celebrating Valentine’s Day at the Colson Senior Citizens Center were (front row, left to right) Elisha Baker, Pat Mullins, Eddie Logan, Jerry Lucas, (second row) Nora Logan, Connie Coo More...

Colson seniors celebrate Valentine’s Day

We have been having such a good time here at the Colson Center.  Feb. 14 we had our Valentine’s Day party. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Barbara Boggs

Barbara Ann Boggs, 75, of Cowan, died February 19 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  A daughter of the late Arch and Ella Fields Maggard, she was the widow of Bobby Boggs.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Curtis Maggard, More...

William Ralph Palumbo, 50, dies

William Ralph Palumbo, 50, died January 3 in Portland, Ore.  Born at Johnson Air Force Base near Tokyo, Japan, he was a son of Jewelene Adams and the late Guy L. Palumbo. More...

Services held for Bethel Couch

Bethel Couch, 56, died February 16 at his home at Hallie.  A son of the late Isom and Mary Halcomb Couch, he was a brother of the late Darrell Couch and Thelma Couch.  More...