Many here could lose insurance under new plan

Thousands of eastern Kentucky residents could lose health coverage under the GOP’s American Health Care Act, which Democrats have dubbed “TrumpCare.” According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, the agency tasked with providing unbiased analysis of bills for Congress, 24 million Americans too lose their health coverage if the law is passed. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price immediately […]

Work on old hotel may begin soon, mayor says

The City of Whitesburg should be able to begin work on stabilizing the old Daniel Boone Hotel building on Main Street sometime in May. At the March meeting of the Whitesburg City Council, Mayor James Wiley Craft said the Kentucky Department for Local Government has agreed to act as fiscal agent for the city to help manage $1 million in […]

Jenkins has strong ties to NCAA tournaments

Teams from Northern Kentucky, Western Kentucky and South Carolina have families in Letcher Co.

The University of Kentucky Wildcats can always count on the loyal support of Letcher County fans, but when they play the Norse of Northern Kentucky University in Indianapolis on Friday night, there will be a Letcher Country connection on the NKU bench. Lisa Elswick Brannen of Jenkins is married to NKU Coach John Brannen and they have twin daughters, Jaylee […]

Fire victims identified; memorial services set

Police and medical examiners are still trying to positively identify the victims found in a burned house at Flat Gap, but the funeral home responsible for burial has identified them as the residents of the home, Joseph E. Maggard, 61, and his wife Donna Maggard, 51. Kentucky State Police Trooper Jody Sims said positive identification is taking longer than normal […]

Hawkins is UK’s most energetic, reliable

Vaught’s Views

Dominique Hawkins is not Kentucky’s star player going into this week’s NCAA Tournament play. However, he could turn out to be UK’s most important player. The showcase players are freshmen Malik Monk, De’Aaron Fox and Bam Adebayo. They are UK’s top scorers and all are considered likely No. 1 NBA draft picks in June. They’ve all been the subject of […]

LCC grad shines at Centre College

Kyle Busch-Joey Logano brawl brings buzz to NASCAR Cup

LAS VEGAS The introduction of stage racing has so far provided the intended effect of spicing up the NASCAR Cup Series. But nothing beats a good oldfashioned brawl to get everyone buzzing. Martin Truex Jr. wasn’t immune. After taking advantage of Brad Keselowski’s mechanical issues to sweep all three segments and take Sunday’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Truex […]

Let’s tip our hats to an Eagle Scout

Struttin’ Time:

I love writing about our youth who excel. I love knowing that when they take an animal it is a trophy to them, or knowing that when they win an honor through hard work they are at the top of their game. This Struttin’ Time column is about a member of my family who has risen to the top of […]

It’s all in the points

Martin Truex Jr. passed Brad Keselowski on the last lap of the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday and in the process made some history in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. He became the first driver to win both the first and second stages of a race and then go on and grab the checkered flag. […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Cold front will change patterns

This time of year — with most all the lakes still very low and at winter pool — the fishing may be good for several days and an overnight cold front can shut it all down, as has happened just this week. When this happens you have to slow down and go to smaller baits and lighter tackle and fish […]