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Phys-ed instructor is charged

A former Fleming-Neon Middle School employee accused of asking a 13-yearold girl to take inappropriate photographs of herself is on home incarceration after posting $2,500 partially secured bond. More...

Constable charged in Cumberland

A recently elected Harlan County constable is facing a DUI charge after police said he was acting suspicious at a Cumberland gas station.  District Three Constable Brandon Allen Haynes, 34, of Cumberland, was cited to court by a Cumberland city More...

Dispute affects permits

The Kentucky Department for Natural Resources is asking the Obama administration to approve changes to the state’s stripmining rules in response to an ongoing dispute over landowner consent.  At issue are plans by Premier Elkhorn Coal Co. More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Making things more complicated than they need to be can be a problem for the typically orderly Lamb. Try to look for a less intricate way to accomplish the same goals. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS JUNE 15 – JUNE 19   More...

Plastic bumper is not really functional, mainly aesthetic

Dear Car Talk:  More...

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Families & Friends

Last dog was over 20 years old

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.  This week has been busy and hectic for me, and went by so fast!  My brakes went out on my car for a week and I didn’t go off my hill. More...

SKCTC graduates

Graduates of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College took part May 8 in the 50th commencement and awarding of credentials at the college. The service was held in the gymnasium of Harlan County High School with Dr. More...

Cross Country Bluegrass to play

Fleming-Neon Senior Citizens Center News  June 17: Prevent Elder Abuse in Hazard.  June 18: Center will be closed.  June 25: Potluck.  Regular Bingo: Fridays at 10:30.  Rook and checkers played daily.  Exercise equipment More...

Obituaries

Elizabeth Anderson dies at 67

Elizabeth Anderson, 67, of Democrat, died June 11 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard.  A daughter of the late Denver and Maewood Lucas, she was preceded in death by seven sisters, Reta Ballou, Linda Bentley, Wilma Collins More...

Services held for the Rev. Lester Robinson

Graveside services for the Reverend Lester Robinson, 86, were held June 14 at Meade Cemetery in Pound, Va.  A son of the late Hobart and Flara Meade Robinson, he died June 11.  He was the widower of Thettie Meade Robinson, and the father of More...

Rites held for Geraldine Fields

Geraldine Fields, 58, of Jenkins, died June 9 at Pikeville Medical Center.  Born in Haymond to the late Clarence and Berniece Brown, she was a sister of the late Roscoe Brown.  More...

Jenkins man asked officer if she would accept bribe, court documents charge

A Jenkins man has been charged with attempting to bribe a lawenforcement officer after police say they found nearly $5,000 cash and more than 1,000 pain pills in a hidden room in a house located on High Street.  More...

Indictments charge 16

Three men have been indicted by the Letcher County Grand Jury charged with receiving property stolen from the Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Department in April.  More...

Prosecutor explains why Damron wasn’t arrested

The special prosecutor assigned to the case of a former Letcher County sheriff ’s deputy accused of stealing guns and money says he doesn’t ask that defendants be arrested on indictment warrants unless that defendant is a flight risk or a More...

Opinions

At its best, county is ‘wonderful place’

To the Editor:   Week before last saw the passing of Jean Ritchie, eastern Kentucky’s greatest traditional folksinger, at the age of 92. More...

Hillary and the art of jujitsu

NEW YORK   Hillary Clinton is tied as closely as a candidate can be to two Democratic administrations past. But she intends to wage her presidential campaign around a rich menu of policies and plans that are about the future.  More...

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Sports

Are Wildcats the Yankees of NCAA?

Sports in Kentucky

Indiana is a basketball state. Kentucky isn’t. Hard to swallow isn’t it, living this side of the Ohio River?  More...

Latest boar hunt really was ‘wild’ one

Struttin’ Time:

I got a call from an outfitter inviting me to hunt two of the wildest boars he had ever seen. Two other groups of hunters had tried, and both had failed. Score the two wild boars two, hunters zero.  More...

Gatlin gets Coeburn win

COEBURN, Va.   Lance Gatlin picked up his first NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock victory of the season Saturday at Lonesome Pine Raceway.  More...

Health

Honey has sweet healing qualities

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am diabetic and had a sore on my big toe about a year ago that wouldn’t heal, so my podiatrist sent me to a doctor at a hospital wound center. More...

17-year-old Kentucky boy laughs in the face of cancer

ELKTON, Ky.   With no Cowardly Lion, Toto or Wizard in sight, the cancer survivors, caretakers, friends and the fighters followed the black track Saturday night at the Wizard of Oz themed Relay for Life at Todd County Central High School.  More...

Study: ER patients need better care to prevent returns

WASHINGTON  No one wants to make a repeat visit to the emergency room for the same complaint, but new research suggests it’s more common than previously thought and surprisingly, people frequently wind up at a different ER the second time More...