Report details abuse, filth at Golden Years Rest Home

Before Golden Years Rest Home was taken over by state officials last year and later closed, residents there had lived in filthy conditions for many years, suffered verbal abuse from staff and often lacked adequate food and hot water, according to a state agency report.The investigative report released this week by the Kentucky Protection & Advocacy found a long list […]

16 post offices in Letcher Co. face shorter operating hours

Nine small post offices in Letcher County that had been scheduled to close will remain open, but operating hours at those and seven other offices here may be reduced, according to a spokesperson with the U.S. Postal Service. David Walton, spokesperson for the Kentuckiana district of the U.S. Postal Service, said the majority of postal customers were against a proposal […]

Rest home was filthy and abused patients, new state report says

Residents at Golden Years Rest Home lived in filthy conditions, suffered verbal abuse from staff and often lacked adequate food and hot water before it was shut down last year, according to a state agency report. The personal care home, located in Jenkins, was closed in September and its former administrator convicted of theft and other charges. The investigative report […]

3rd suspect in murder case under jail’s watch

A 24-year-old Letcher County man apparently threatened to cause harm to himself after learning he would be the third suspect charged with capital murder in the June beating and arson death of Dradrick “Drad” Fleming. The suspect, Austin L. Ison, was placed under a “behavioral watch” by Letcher County Jail officials after the unsealing of an indictment late last week […]

Cougars to kick off season in Richmond this Friday

The Letcher County Central Cougars open their 2012 high school football season this Saturday night against Southwestern High School in the Roy Kidd Bowl. The game will be played at 5:30 p.m. on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. The Cougars are coming off a disappointing four win 2011 season, but have renewed optimism thanks to the hiring […]

Best of the best When it comes to helping others, Gordon is on track

With our country’s problems – hateful political discourse; the national debt, racism, on to a national obesity problem (Walmartians) – those who say America is in decline are wishful thinkers (Hugo Chavez), whistling past the graveyard (Iranian imam), or just don’t get it (Cuba’s Castro brothers). Nice, 104 medals at the 30th Olympiad, 46 gold, 29 silver, 29 bronze. Well […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Georgia fishing trip is worth effort

On a recent trip to Georgia, I got to do some good fishing in a small lake of around 20 acres or so. I have fished this lake several times over the past couple years and have always done pretty good. This lake like most southern lakes has some good bass fishing. Bass over 10 pounds have been caught out […]

Struttin’ Time

Where not a word told was the truth

I had nothing but good memories as I pack my final things after selling my West Virginia farm. As I sat on “Honest Abe’s” bench, where, by the way, the truth was never spoken, I couldn’t help but remember all the “great hunters” who had been on this bench telling their stories. A friend of mine, Roy Nessler, made the […]

Dorthy Tacket vacations at beach


Hello everyone, hope things are going well for all of you. What in the world am I going to write about this week? I haven’t been out this week, didn’t even need to go buy groceries. That’s where I go to see everyone. So I just stayed home and worked outside some and just tried to keep cool and out […]


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