MARCHING FOR THEIR CAUSE —



Arlie Boggs Elementary School students Caleb Cook, Dylan Logan-Anderson and Olivia Fields led a march in downtown Whitesburg Nov. 7. The group of about 70 people is against the closure of the Eolia school as well as Beckham Bates Elementary School, which is located at Colson.

Grand jury names 9 in latest indictments



The Letcher Grand Jury has named nine people in 11 indictments including a Blackey woman charged with 19 counts of theft in three indictments. Tatum Beth Bailey, 34, 10040 Hwy.7 S, is charged in one indictment with seven counts of possession of a forged instrument and seven counts of theft by deception. The grand jury says she cashed seven checks […]

Funeral in Pound Thursday for miner killed here Nov. 7



Funeral services will be held Thursday for a 47-yearold foreman who died in an underground mining accident in Letcher County. Baker Funeral Home in Pound, Va., has charge of arrangements for Jerry Eugene Britton, of Pound, Va., who was struck by a personnel carrier around 9:40 a.m. on Nov. 7 at the Hubble Mining Company’s No. 9 mine at Eolia. […]

Between the bread

Chef’s secrets to building the perfect sandwich

Chef Bobby Flay knows a thing or two about creating flavorful sandwich recipes made with real, simple ingredients. Now he’s letting others in on his secrets as he teams up with Hellmann’s and Best Foods to help America build the perfect sandwich. “Everyone has an opinion about how to make the perfect sandwich, from the must-have ingredients to the highly […]

Daughter’s surgery leads to child care



Hello again everyone! It is a rainy time in the Harrison Valley, better rain than snow that has been hitting in lots of other place We will be getting that white beautiful stuff that I have a love/hate feeling for. If I am home, I love to watch it snow, then I have to be out and I about dread […]

Now here’s a tip



• “I have to wear my hair tied back for work. With all the ponytails, I get lots of little broken hairs that stick up all over my head when it’s very dry or very humid — especially when I go from a wet, yucky outside to a dry, heated inside. I have tried lots of styling products that don’t […]

Services held for Aileen Meade



Funeral services for Aileen Tackett Meade, 86, of Jackhorn, were held November 7 at Carty Funeral Home in Neon. Burial was in Haven of Rest Cemetery. She died November 4 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born in Beefhide, she was a daughter of the late Silas and Inas Tackett, and the mother of the late Larry Paul Meade. She was […]

Brittle nails



DEAR DR. DONOHUE: What can I do to improve my chipping, splitting fingernails? I was getting a weekly manicure but stopped due to economic reasons. My nails had grown stronger. Now they’ve become a disaster again. Please help. I take vitamins and calcium. — M.H. ANSWER: Aging makes nails brittle, thin and fragile for quite a few people. Dryness fosters […]

Pill epidemic goes nationwide



Prescription pain medicine overdoses now kill more people in the U.S. than heroin and cocaine combined, with 40 Americans dying every day from painkiller abuse. “This stems from a few irresponsible doctors,” said Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “The problem is more from them than from drug pushers on street corners.” One California study […]

New device screens for melanoma



WASHINGTON Dermatologists will soon get some high-tech help deciding which suspiciouslooking moles should be removed and checked for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. The Food and Drug Administration has approved a first-of-its-kind device, called MelaFind, that makes detailed, digital images of skin growths and uses a computer to analyze them for signs of cancer, offering a sort of […]


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