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News

Highway dept. presenting 5K run/walk

Walkers and runners who love haunted houses can sign up for “The Hills Have Eyes,” a 5K run/walk sponsored by Kentucky Department of Highways District 12 on Saturday, October 28, at the Pikeville Airport.  More...

Miss Food City Pageant planned for October 28

The Miss Food City Pageant is slated for Saturday, October 28, at 7 p.m. Downtown Bristol’s Paramount Center for the Arts will again serve as the venue for the event.  More...

Battle of Leatherwood will be reenacted October 27-29

A reenactment of the Battle of Leatherwood will take place October 27-29. The event will kick off on Friday with an Education Day for schools from several counties. The map shown lists the lectures and demonstrations. More...

Sports

Optimism of UK grid fans takes big hit

Vaught’s Views

Before Kentucky lost 45-7 at Mississippi State, most Kentucky fans were optimistic that UK was going to beat the Volunteers this year. Now going into Saturday’s game, the whole mood has changed because of the way UK was dominated by State. More...

Cougars hope for good finish to 2017 season

The Letcher County Central Cougars fell to 0-9 after a 49-24 defeat by visiting district foe Whitley County. More...

Smallmouth bass are on the move

Gabby’s fishing fever

Now is the time for smallmouth bass to be on the move as the water temperatures drop and the water starts to cool down.  More...

Families & Friends

A few idiots can ruin scenery for all others

I’ll start out by apologizing to all the Richards, Scotts and Amys whose names are not public garbage scrawled onto the guardrail at one of the few places motorists can pull off the road and take in the majestic views from near the top of Pine More...

Former rodeo star a Letcher resident

You all aren’t going to believe this! We actually have a retired rodeo star that lives in Letcher County. More...

Zombie Walk set for Halloween at center

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

Obituaries

Services held for Mary Johnson

Funeral services for Mary Smith Johnson, 89, were held October 22 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...

Thomas Sexton succumbs at 80

Thomas David Sexton, 80, died October 20 at his residence at Sandlick.  Mr. Sexton was the widower of Rena Vaye Sexton, and after her death married Sheila Johnson Sexton, who survives him.  More...

Rites held for Arthur Richardson

Arthur Richardson, 71, of Neon, died October 17 at the Hospice Care Center in Hazard.  A son of the late Elmer Richardson and Laura Hoskins, he was the father of the late Heather Hall, and a brother of the late Stanley Hodkins.  He was the More...

Police still looking for 9 drug suspects on indictment list

A Kentucky State Police drug investigation that began early in 2016 has resulted in felony indictments being returned against 21 people in Letcher County on charges ranging from complicity to trafficking in unspecified drugs to trafficking in heroin More...

Officials set times and date

Trick-or-treat hours have been set on October 31 for Letcher County, Neon, Jenkins and Whitesburg. More...

Opinions

Hopes to help vets and others with chores during winter

My name is Kegan Cook and I am a resident of Letcher County. More...

Inmates’ help is appreciated

To the Editor:   I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Letcher County Jailer Don McCall, along with his deputy jailer, Luther Tackett, and the inmates who cut weeds and maintain the parks in Blackey.  More...

Columns

What’s the cause of acceleration before you stop?

Dear Car Talk:  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: OCT.R 23 - 27   More...

Now Here's a Tip

• Roll clothing to pack: For shirts, you can stack them all together, then fold over the sleeves before rolling. Pants are best rolled individually. More...

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Health

Off limits!

Woman tells about battle with drugs

Editor’s Note: The following letter addressed to “Addiction” was written by an anonymous Letcher County mother and is based on true events. “The facts are real,” said Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation CEO L.M. More...

Entertainment

Flavor Infusion

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

The wonders of winter squash

I used to look at the hard, oddly shaped exteriors of winter squash and pass them by, mainly because I had no idea what to do with them. Then I discovered that winter squash are actually easy to prepare and are a healthy addition to any meal. More...