ARH is still fighting virus from hackers

A computer virus believed to be the worker of hackers continued to plague Appalachian Regional Healthcare hospitals and clinics in Whitesburg and elsewhere in Kentucky and West Virginia on Tuesday. “ARH continues to work with authorities and computer experts to address the problems and restore our systems to operational capacity as quickly as possible,” ARH spokeswoman Melissa Cornett in a […]

4 more facing meth counts

Four more Letcher County residents have been charged with manufacturing the powerful and addictive stimulant methamphetamine. Joshua D. Perkins, Douglas C. Moore, and Jessica Michelle Adams, all of Loves Branch near Colson, and Deanna N. Caudill of Jeremiah were arrested by Kentucky State Police late Saturday night after KSP Trooper Donnie White said he observed them making meth in the […]


Isom Days next up on fall festival menu

The annual Isom Days Festival kicks off with carnival rides opening tonight and a “Cruizin’ in Isom” car and truck event starting at 6 p.m. tonight (Wednesday). Here is the full schedule of events for the festival, which runs through through September 3: Wednesday, Aug. 31 Carnival Cruzin’ in Isom at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1CarnivalBattle of the Bands, 6 […]

Former top student here sells firm for $408 million

Let it be said that members of the 1993 graduating class of Whitesburg High School knew what they were doing when they picked Naveen Rao as their fellow student who was “most likely to succeed.” Although it didn’t take very long for the predictions of that ’93 class to come true, neuroscientist Rao turned his classmates’ crystal ball into one […]

Many believe first game is UK’s biggest

Vaught’s Views

Which game on the Kentucky football schedule should be considered the key game to UK’s success this year? That’s the question I posed to various media members who cover Kentucky football on a daily basis to give you an idea what they were thinking as the Cats prepare to open play Saturday night against Southern Mississippi. Here’s what the media […]

Five questions

Five Questions with Letcher County Central senior linebacker Kylar Sturgill: Q: What are your expectations for the season? A: To have a winning record and win the district championship again. Q: What is it like playing for Coach Matthews? A: He is here to win and pushes you to your limit every day to get better. Q: Discuss the change […]

Struttin’ Time:

Boy, 6, takes limit of squirrels

Are these summers getting hotter or am I just getting older? I haven’t been into the woods yet to squirrel hunt even though the third Saturday in August has come and gone. As a youth I could hardly wait for opening day. I knew my dad and Mr. Sword, along with about a dozen Flemings from Jackhorn, would be heading […]

Larson joins The Chase

When the green flag waved Sunday to begin the Pure Michigan 400, there were only three races left for a driver to claim one of the four remaining spots in the 16-driver Chase field that will determine this season’s title holder. After the checkered flag waved, Kyle Larson had reduced the number of remaining spots still up for grabs to […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Fishing at daybreak offers rewards

During this hot time of the year you can fish early in the morning — even right before daylight — and get in on some of the best action of the day. Daybreak is one of the most peaceful and beautiful times of the day to be on the water — and also one of the best times for catching […]

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