March 8, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Bill would affect home use of solar panels

A bill pushed by electric utilities that would cut the amount paid to homeowners who generate excess electricity at their homes has stalled in the Kentucky Senate.  More...

‘Free Library’ at courthouse

Letcher County’s newest “Free Library” is located in the entranceway to the courthouse.  “People are welcome to take a book or leave one as they like,” said Roy Crawford of Whitesburg, who has been working to get th More...

OPENING THIS WEEK —

Prime 606 Steakhouse owner Charles Colwell, his wife Jackie, and their daughter Amanda Maggard posed for this photo while taking a break from preparing for Wednesday night’s opening of the new More...

Sports

Monk UK’s ‘most explosive’ player ever?

Vaught’s Views

Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops isn’t ready to even think about a quarterback controversy one week into his team’s spring practice.  Stephen Johnson took over last season after Drew Barker got hurt and led UK to wins in seven of More...

Cougars fall short in semifinal, end season with record of 24-9

The Letcher County Central Cougars, helped by Perry County Central’s poor free-throw shooting down the stretch, closed to within three points of the Commodores late in the fourth quarter of Monday night’s 14th Regional Tournament semifina More...

14th Region champion Knott Co. in girls’ state tourney Thursday

The Knott County Central Lady Patriots swept their way to the championship of the girls’ 14th Region Tournament last Friday, defeating Leslie County, 57-48.  Knott Central advances to play Region 2 Champion Henderson County in Thursday&rsq More...

Families & Friends

No dry eyes on my wing that day

The biggest reason I had for leaving the military is that I was tired of running the gauntlet of Vietnam protestors to get inside of the Pentagon for work.  Even after I put myself on the swing shift where 75 percent of the work was done, I stil More...

Not been out much lately

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and have been enjoying the pretty weather, but it’s cold today and we had a little snow in spots.  I was real pleased to see my brother Hillard Howard and wife Marsha the other day. More...

Community calendar

March 9 — Clogging classes begin each Thursday for six weeks, beginners at 6 p.m., intermediate at 7 p.m. at the Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. For information, call (276) 679-3541.   More...

Entertainment

Fuel the Day

Boost every moment with versatile peanut butter

Whether you’re a fitness junkie, busy parent, sleep-deprived student or diehard sweet tooth, peanut butter is an ingredient that sticks for all of life’s moments. More...

This pork tenderloin is good for the heart

A few years ago, I was honored to be selected to be part of the Go Red for Women photo- and print-ad campaign for the American Heart Association. More...

A taste of Ireland

Here’s a traditional recipe for Irish Stew. More...

Jenkins will get a grocery store, city council told

Jenkins residents will soon be able to do their grocery shopping locally again.  More...

S.T.Wright dies at 92

Funeral services for Samuel “S.T.” Wright, 92, longtime probation and parole supervisor in Letcher and 10 other eastern Kentucky counties, were held March 8 at First Baptist Church in Whitesburg.  Born in Millstone to the late Tilden More...

Opinions

It’s time to stop digital propaganda

Have you ever read a headline like this:  “Obama’s secret revealed! Just wait till you see the SICK way they are TRAINING people to overthrow Trump.”  Or how about a headline like this:  “U.S. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

The news from Frankfort is good and disheartening

First, the good news. More...

Columns

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS MARCH 6 - 10   More...

Country Troubadours to play at Hemphill

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/ pages/Hemphill-Community Center.  Weekly quote: A chicken doesn’t stop scratching just because worms are scarce. More...

Highlights of Fleming-Neon High School

1949-50  Coach Gregory  More...

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Health

Bill making it harder to sue docs, hospitals sent to Bevin

A Senate bill that would establish review panels for lawsuits against health-care providers passed narrowly out of the state House with changes that are meant to make it more constitutional. More...

Back surgery comes with no guarantees

DEAR DR. ROACH: An MRI showed that I have severe stenosis of my C6 vertebrae. I have pins-andneedles sensations that often go down my right arm and in the neck area of my left shoulder. More...

GOP health-law drafts would cut federal help for Medicaid

Kentucky would have to keep paying more for Medicaid, and people with federally subsidized health insurance would get less support, under a committee draft of a bill to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  More...

Obituaries

Rites are held for Orre Cress

Orre “Hodge” Cress, 83, died March 5 at his home on Sandlick.  A son of the late Jim and Ethel Roberts Cress, he was a brother of the late J.C. Crase, Carlos Cress, and Junior Halcomb.  Funeral services for Mr. More...

Rites held for Earnest Collier

Funeral services for Earnest C. Collier, 54, of Neon, were held March 2 at Carty Funeral Home in Neon. Burial was in the Bentley Cemetery.  Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of Revil Estep of Neon and the late Earnest C. Collier. More...

Services held for Frances Dixon

Funeral services for Frances Dixon, 65, of Cornettsville, were held March 8 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...