Nurses strike ARH, may seek support from local officials

The senior member of the Letcher Fiscal Court said the county’s governing body may meet soon to voice its support for registered nurses who are on strike against Appalachian Regional Healthcare. District Five Magistrate Wayne Fleming said last Monday that he would be surprised if the fiscal court doesn’t meet soon to pass a resolution supporting members of the Kentucky […]

Jenkins facing water shortage

With Jenkins Lake already down 23 inches from normal and dropping two more inches per week, residents in the City of Jenkins can expect to be placed under mandatory water restrictions if drought conditions don’t start to improve soon. That’s the message Jenkins Mayor Charles Dixon delivered Monday night at the October meeting of the Jenkins City Council. Dixon told […]

Police say ex-Jenkins mayor robbed at home by grandson, new wife

Two Letcher County newlyweds were charged with robbery this week after they allegedly invaded the home of the husband’s grandfather and stole $900 after holding a knife to his throat. Jordan H. Tackett, 19, and Misty D. Tackett, 26, were arrested by Jenkins City Police officers shortly after they allegedly assaulted and robbed former Jenkins mayor James F. “Chum” Tackett […]

Funeral set for wreck victim

Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) for a Jenkins man who died after being injured in a traffic accident in Fleming-Neon on Sunday. Kentucky State Police say Jason Allan Robinson, 30, died after a vehicle being driven by 32-year-old Baker went out of control on KY 317, struck a utility pole and overturned. Robinson was one of four passengers […]

Breakfast for Dinner

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Enjoy ItWithYour Family Tonight FAMILY FEATURES Looking for new and enjoyable family meal ideas? Have you ever thought of serving breakfast for dinner? With evaporated milk on hand in your pantry, you can transform your family s favorite breakfasts into delicious and savory dinners. From making creamy sauces to mouthwatering casseroles, evaporated milk is the key to serving up special, […]

Soldiers happy to be back in Letcher County

At least three soldiers from Letcher County were among a group of nearly 600 who were welcomed home during a ceremony in Lexington on Sunday. Kelly Edward Sexton and Michael D. “Mikey” Combs, half-brothers from Little Dry Fork near Whitesburg, and Josh Webb of Payne Gap near Jenkins, were among a group of soldiers who returned from duty in Iraq […]

Two escape death at Fleming

Two didn’t cooperate in sting that led to marijuana arrest

A Harlan County couple say they were not acting as informants when a 52-year-old Bottom Fork man was arrested on marijuana trafficking charges last month. Amber N. Stepp and John D. Sergent, both 18, say they had no knowledge that a man they had given a ride to from Cumberland would end up working with police in a case which […]

Kohl’s opens new store

Kohl’s Department Stores announced this week it would hold an official ribbon cutting ceremony at 7:45 a.m. today (October 3) to celebrate the grand opening of its new store in Kingsport, Tenn. Located at 2626 E. Stone Drive, the store is one of 95 Kohl’s stores to open nationwide this fall. Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl’s is a family-focused, […]

Rich and Poor Folks

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