Redistricting plan draws plenty of ire from local officials

A redistricting plan laid out by the Kentucky House of Representatives is highly unpopular with members of the Letcher County Fiscal Court. District Five Magistrate Wayne Fleming said the plan would destroy Letcher County in regard to the county’s representation in Frankfort and severely harms the City of Jenkins by taking Rep. Leslie Combs out of the area and putting […]

Owner says Mayking store hasn’t sold anything illegal

A Virginia man who operates a Mayking store that is the focus of a new Letcher County ordinance outlawing the sale of synthetic marijuana say they have done nothing illegal and intend on staying in business. Mark Vandyke, who operates TFX with his wife Cheryl, says the potpourri, bath salts, and party caps they have been selling at their store […]

I have been thankful for phone during snow

Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well. Today is Friday and we have snow and I am snowed in. I hope it gets better ‘til I can get this out. If not, it will be next week’s. I visited with Aggie and Charlie Hatton the other day and I also got to see Effi e and Charles Hatton, who […]



Revival includes preaching, singing

Hello everyone. Hope all had a good week. We are getting plenty of snow lately, but only a few months until spring. I really don’t mind the snow as much as it being so cold. I was always a winter person, but now when it’s real cold my joints ache all over. Like I always said, “Getting old sucks.” Johnny […]

Now here’s a tip

• Toothpaste works well as a silver polish. Wet your silver, plop a little non-gel toothpaste on it and rub gently to clean. Rinse well, and let it shine! • A great hint from Mary R. of Duluth, Ga.: “If the kids are drawing with felt markers and their hands get covered with ink, don’t worry. Just spray their hands […]

Tyme to play at Hemphill

East KY Tyme, a country/ bluegrass band, will play Friday, Jan. 20, at Hemphill Community Center from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call Astor Taylor, (606) 633-2708, or visit or East KY Tyme’s Myspace or Facebook page.

Bessie Marie Cantrell dies at 97

Bessie Marie Cantrell, 97, died January 12 at her home at Fleming. Born in Rockwood, Tenn., she was a daughter of the late Harold and Ada Simpson Isabell, and the widow of Woodrow Cantrell. She was the mother of the late Margaret Ann Kincer, Mable Kincer, Audrey Franklin, Robert Larry Cantrell, Ernie Wayne Cantrell and William Randy Cantrell, and was […]

Controlling Emotional Eating

Do you eat when you are sad, lonely, angry, stressed or bored? Do you use food to reward yourself? If you answered yes to these questions, you may be an emotional eater. Since controlling your diabetes means also controlling your diet, emotional eating can really derail your health. Here are six tips to help. 1. Question whether your are really […]

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