Pro-mining crowds dominate hearings

Thousands of coal miners fearing the loss of jobs if mountaintop removal mining is curtailed or outlawed shouted down a handful of environmentalists at crowded public hearings Tuesday on the muchdebated practice. Many in Kentucky and West Virginia wore hardhats and T-shirts and waved signs proclaiming the merits of coal. Environmentalists who have fought for decades to end the destructive […]


Isabella Back held onto her three her dogs, Angel, Apple and Cheffard, as she patiently waited for the Kona. A total of 37 photos from the dog show are available to view at no charge at A video featuring a dog belonging to 13-year-old Madison Stump, daughter of Allen and Amanda Stump of Blackey, is also available on the […]

Neon flooding worse than thought

Recent flooding in Fleming- Neon apparently did more damage than was originally thought. In a letter read by Mayor Susan Polis at the October meeting of the Fleming-Neon City Council, resident Gwen Johnson wrote that she learned her home had been flooded while she was at work and by the time she was able to reach her home, driving through […]

Letcher woman charged with attempted murder

A 22-year-old Letcher County woman was arrested in Premium this week in connection with the attempted murder of a store owner in Kingsport, Tenn. Linda Kay Collier, of 244 Slate Avenue, Neon, was arrested by Kentucky State Trooper Randy Surber without incident Oct. 12 at a home at 3511 Highway 160, Premium. She had been wanted by Tennessee po lice […]

Ex-addicts make quilts for addicted babies

At least five drug-addicted babies experiencing physical withdrawal are born each month at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. “They scream,” said Diane Watts, nurse manager of obstetrics and pediatric department at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. “They cry. They have jittery shakes. They have diarrhea. They spit up their formula. … They are miserable little babies. It is very sad.” […]

New drug court grad once cut fingers off to get prescriptions

It’s probably safe to say that few addicts have gone to the extremes Alan Adams has to get drugs and lived to tell about it. During his 30 years of addiction to pain pills, Adams, of Mayking, did about anything and everything to satisfy his cravings for narcotics. “I’ve cut fingers off,” said Adams, 46. “I have shot myself, been […]


Meridzo Center to mark anniversary

The Meridzo Center 10th anniversary celebration will be held Oct. 18-25. On Monday through Friday, there will be tours of all ministries and local sites beginning at 10 a.m. at Solomon’s Porch at Patridge. Carriage and hayrides will be given at Shekinah Village for $5, and lunch is available at noon for $5. The event also include “A Night Down […]

Auto show set

The Student Government Association of Hazard Community and Technical College will hold an automotive show on Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Technical Campus. The show will feature trucks, classics, street rods, and motorcycles. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with an entry fee of $20. The event will include a live DJ, concessions, trophies, and a prize awarded for best sound […]

Hazard mine rescue team wins statewide competition

The Hazard District Office Rescue Team took first place in the first Office of Mine Safety and Licensing (OMSL) interagency mine rescue contest. Energy and Environmental Cabinet Deputy Secretary Hank List presented the winning plaque to team. The statewide competition took place on the 23-acre OMSL mine rescue field in Pikeville. District office teams from Pikeville, Madisonville and Hazard vied […]

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