July 12, 2017 RSS feed / News

Whitesburg council told audits are nearly done; grants may come easier

After four years without a city audit, the City of Whitesburg is nearly caught up. More...

Beshear: Opioid painkiller being pulled

FRANKFORT   In 2015, more than 225 Kentuckians died from a drug overdose with Opana in their blood.  More...

Report: Exodus from Virginia’s coalfields region will continue

NORTON, Va.   Virginia is expected to become the 10th most populous state by 2040, but nearly every locality in its coalfields region in the southwest is expected to lose population in the same timeframe.   More...

Free sports physicals at LCC tomorrow

The Letcher County Central High School athletic department will continue offering free sports physicals for its athletes tomorrow (July 13) with the assistance of Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation’s Whitesburg Medical Clinic.  More...

Community calendar

July 14-16 — The Whitesburg Tennis Tournament will take place at the Whitesburg City Courts beginning at 5 p.m. Friday. Entry deadline is July 12 at 6 p.m. More...

SKCTC boss says no conflict in new hire

Vic Adams, president of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, recently hired Texas community college dean Joel Michaelis as chief academic officer for its five campuses.  More...

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of Romans in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. From Exodus 34, who was frightened of a man who came down a mountain with a shining face? Laban, Stephen, Aaron, Cornelius  3. More...

Work on old hotel will begin this fall

The project to renovate the Daniel Boone Hotel, which was to begin this month, probably won’t begin until fall.  “We’re going to do the hotel, but the first thing you need to do is get a chair and sit down, because it’s g More...

John Prine still hippest songwriter in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn.   The first time a new country songwriter named Kacey Musgraves saw one of her songwriting heroes, John Prine, she had an unusual proposition when she approached.  More...

GOP in no-win situation on health care

WASHINGTON   Republicans find themselves in a no-win situation as they struggle to pass health care legislation in the Senate: Success could alienate a majority of the population, but failure could anger the crucial group of GOP base voters the More...

Jenkins teacher honored at Campbellsville

Brian Bentley, a science teacher at Jenkins Middle School, was the recipient of an “Excellence in Teaching Award” presented by Campbellsville University.  Bentley was one of 190 teachers from 69 Kentucky school districts honored at t More...

Baby deaths are opioid related

Face down on the floor, wedged between a bed and the wall, a 4-month-old Bell County boy died after falling off the mattress where he had been sleeping with an adult using opioids. More...