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Rest home shut down



A court-appointed receiver and state officials decided to shut down a Jenkins personal care home after a lease agreement couldn’t be worked out with a potential owner. Deputy Attorney General Patrick Hughes said Linda Bell, who was appointed receiver of Letcher County Golden Years Rest Home in June, made the decision Sept. 29 to close the facility in consultation with […]

Lady Cougars win on senior night, assured of spot in regional tourney



Meth education campaign begins



Dangers posed by methamphetamine are not limited to those who make or use the highly addictive drug, and that should concern everyone, a panel of professionals agreed during a recent forum unveiling a new statewide educational campaign. “ We’re all paying the price,” said Jackie Steele, commonwealth’s attorney for Laurel and Knox counties, who organized the educational forum at the […]

100 disability conditions fast-tracked



Here’s some important news if you’re applying for Social Security disability benefits for yourself or a loved one. There are 100 conditions which qualify for an expedited process known as Compassionate Allowances. Compassionate Allowances, which began in December 2007, are a way to quickly identify diseases and other medical conditions that, by definition, meet Social Security’s standards for disability benefits. […]

Fall festival set



The McRoberts Elementary Campus PTO will hold its annual fall festival on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 5 to 9 p.m. There will be games, prizes, an auction, inflatables, vendors and concessions. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call Sharyn Vanover at 832-2323.

Retired teachers to meet on Oct. 7



The Letcher County Retired Teachers will meet on Friday, Oct. 7, at Parkway Restaurant. The meeting will take place at noon, and information will be available on the Silver Sneakers program.

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Sisters unite, seek info about their mother



Mae Belle Hall was, if photographs are reliable, a beautiful woman. She loved to travel. She loved music and musicians; in fact, Marion Sumner, the late, widely-acclaimed musician from Isom, was her third husband and the father of her son, Marion Jr., who died a year or so ago. But Mae Belle was not as fond of parenthood. Two of […]


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