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News

‘Obamacare’ survives another assault

WASHINGTON “Obamacare” lives on. Senate Republicans, short of votes, abandoned their latest and possibly final attempt to kill the health care law Tuesday, just ahead of a critical end-of-theweek deadline. More...

Police locate electric meter like one stolen in Millstone

A thief stole the electric meter and a power disconnect box from the side of a church at Millstone last week.  More...

Trump, GOP weigh surtax on the wealthy

WASHINGTON  President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are considering an income tax surcharge on the wealthy and doubling the standard deduction given to most Americans, with the GOP under pressure to overhaul the tax code after the c More...

Sports

‘We did some boneheaded things’

Vaught’s Views

How could Kentucky not have seen an uncovered Florida receiver on two different plays that gave the Gators two easy touchdowns? More...

LCC loss to Perry was replica of week before

Letcher County Central fell to 0-6 with a 44-34 defeat against rival Perry County Central in the first district game of the season. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Now is time for crappie of a lifetime

The arrival of early fall means that crappie fishing is getting better by the week.  This was sure the case for a friend of mine, Ted Adams, who caught the crappie of a lifetime on Cherokee Lake in Tennessee last week. More...

Entertainment

‘Back Where I Come From’

“Back Where I Come From” was the theme for the 2017 Mountain Heritage Festival, which just wound up over the past weekend in downtown Whitesburg. More...

Flavor Infusion

When your taste buds can’t settle on just one flavor, a fusion dish may be just the answer. More...

This creamy potato and vegetable soup is created from canned foods

Here’s a Creamy Potato and Vegetable Soup recipe that uses canned foods to create a comforting “heat and eat” meal.   More...

Falling real estate values won’t bring cuts in local taxes

Because homes were undervalued before, rates will hold steady now

Home values are falling here, but a drop in tax assessments like the one that has hamstrung local taxing districts is not likely to occur again next year, officials and real-estate agents said.  More...

Jenkins school taxes rise slightly

The Jenkins Independent Schools Board of Education set a slightly higher tax rate for the coming year at its Monday evening meeting. More...

Columns

Moments in Time

• On Sept. 30, 1868, the first volume of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved children’s book “Little Women” is published. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Ridge was pleasantly surprised when Eric approached him with a solemn and sincere regret over their last conversation regarding their relationship. More...

Now Here's a Tip

• If your hot pad gets wet, do not use it. Wet fabrics transfer heat easily, and you could end up with a nasty steam burn.  More...

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Health

Socializing and your health

Just as we need food and water to survive, we also need meaningful social relationships and connections. Because we are wired for social contact, going without it increases the risks to jeopardize our overall health, well-being and life quality. More...

Families & Friends

Hard to believe summer is over

Once again I’m asking for your prayers for my mother in-law, Evelyn Mullins Yonts. She was able to come home Saturday but she is still very weak. The pneumonia is almost cleared up but her lack of strength is the problem now. More...

Pioneer Festival planned

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/ pages/Hemphill-Community Center.  More...

Board to meet

The Kentucky River District Board of Health will meet at 6:30 p.m., October 10. The meeting will take place at Ponderosa in Hazard.   More...

Obituaries

Services planned for Bertha Day

Bertha Helen Day, 77, of Whitesburg, died September 24 at Letcher Manor Nursing Home.  A daughter of the late John C. and Elva Watts Griffie, she was the widow of Ralph Day. More...

Billy Conn Adams dies at 71

Billy Conn Adams, 71, of Jeremiah, died at his mountaintop home September 22 following a short illness with aggressive lung cancer.  A son of the late Arthur and Helmer Thompson Adams, he was also preceded in death by brothers, Den Adams, Alfred More...

Rites held for Roland Holbrook

Roland Cecil Holbrook, 84, of McRoberts, died September 18 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. More...