Neon water customers may suffer outage soon



Fleming-Neon water customers in the McRoberts and Fleming areas will be without water for at least one day in the near future. Water Manager Chris Banks told the council that a large tree fell from an embankment and landed on top of the city water tank at Tom Biggs. He said that when the clean up is complete, the tank […]

CNN special to air Sunday



State says only 1 person OD’d here in 2016; 0 in 2017



While the rest of the United States reels under what has been termed an epidemic of opioid drug abuse, state records show only one drug overdose in Letcher County for all of 2016, and none for 2017. But that doesn’t mean that the epidemic hasn’t reached Letcher County. It means that the numbers haven’t reached the state office charged with […]

Road checks set



Kentucky State Police will be conducting road checks and “moving patrols” throughout the Post 13 area this month focused on speeding, seat belt and child restraint usage, impaired driving, motor vehicle equipment safety, and lawful registration and licensing of vehicles and drivers. Troopers will also be targeting distracted drivers, especially those who are texting while behind the wheel. The enforcement […]

UK Olympian is seen as ‘future of the sport’



It was almost 25 years ago that Kevin Young became the first person to run the 400-meter hurdles in less than 47 seconds. His time of 46.78 seconds set a world record — and 25 years later it still stands. Young, who won the gold medal in the 1992 Olympics while breaking the record set by Edwin Moses, was at […]

Blaney’s big breakthrough




CHARLOTTE, N.C. NASCAR’s newest winner arrived home in North Carolina to coolers filled by Dale Earnhardt Jr. with ice cold beer. He partied until 4 a.m. and finally went to sleep after Dale, Ricky, Danica, Bubba and all the rest went home. Back up at 9 Monday morning, Ryan Blaney watched a replay of Sunday’s win at Pocono Raceway. It […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Enjoy the calm of night fishing

It is now time to start fishing after dark for crappie. I have seen several boats at Carr Creek Lake fishing on crappie holes late at night recently. I have fished this lake for many years for crappie and night fishing has been the best fishing by far. You can ask most any crappie anglers about night fishing and they […]

Struttin’ Time:

So it’s squirrel season. Who knew?

Did you know that squirrel season is in? Do you even care? Have you taken time to go into these beautiful mountains and get yourself a mess of squirrel? Squirrel season came in on May 20 and goes out on June 16. I would guess very few hunters these days hunt during this time of year, although it was a […]

Reds’ star draft pick can pitch and hit



SECAUCUS, N.J. Hunter Greene was selected by Cincinnati as a pitcher, while Brendan McKay’s bat attracted Tampa Bay. And in a Major League Baseball draft stocked with two-way talents at the top, the first-place Minnesota Twins went another way this week. Surprise leaders in the AL Central after finishing 59-103 last year, the Twins spent their No. 1 pick on […]

Free? From healthcare?



When I think of freedom, I think of it in positive, aspirational terms — our First Amendment freedoms, for example, or FDR’s “Four freedoms” or the uplifting songs of freedom sung by oppressed people around the globe. But right-wing, corporatefunded ideologues have fabricated a new negative notion of “freedoms” derived from individual choice. You’re free to be poor, free to […]


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