Police still looking for 9 drug suspects on indictment list



A Kentucky State Police drug investigation that began early in 2016 has resulted in felony indictments being returned against 21 people in Letcher County on charges ranging from complicity to trafficking in unspecified drugs to trafficking in heroin and methamphetamine. Some face multiple charges. Thirteen of the suspects indicted were arrested October 20 in Letcher County during a roundup conducted […]

Group buys Pine Mountain land; purchase is seen as boost to trail



Three new nature preserves totaling 2,000 acres on Pine Mountain in Letcher County will connect the Kingdom Come State Park to the Hensley-Pine Mountain Wildlife Management area, and the E. Lucy Braun State Park Nature Preserve to the Kentenia State Forest. The connections will create 7,000-acre and a 6,000-acre protected areas respectively, and will make available almost 50 percent of […]

Officials set times and date



Trick-or-treat hours have been set on October 31 for Letcher County, Neon, Jenkins and Whitesburg. The times are: • Neon, 5 to 8 p.m. • Jenkins, Halloween Safe Night at Jenkins City Park, 5-7 p.m. • Whitesburg, 5-8 p.m. • Letcher County, 5-8 p.m.

Flavor Infusion



When your taste buds can’t settle on just one flavor, a fusion dish may be just the answer. Fusion dishes combine some of the best ethnic culinary traditions from around the world, and Asian influences are among the most popular building blocks for fusion cuisine. One secret to achieving great fusion dishes is the use of cooking wines. For many […]

The wonders of winter squash



I used to look at the hard, oddly shaped exteriors of winter squash and pass them by, mainly because I had no idea what to do with them. Then I discovered that winter squash are actually easy to prepare and are a healthy addition to any meal. They’re also a good source of vitamins A and C, potassium and fiber. […]

What’s the cause of acceleration before you stop?



Dear Car Talk: I just bought a used, 2010 Lexus GX 460 with 110,000 miles. It has an unusual problem: As I brake to approach stop signs and stoplights, the engine accelerates slightly. The engine speed will increase from 750 rpm to 1,100 rpm for a brief second or two as I come to a stop. After spending almost $200 […]

Highway dept. presenting 5K run/walk



Walkers and runners who love haunted houses can sign up for “The Hills Have Eyes,” a 5K run/walk sponsored by Kentucky Department of Highways District 12 on Saturday, October 28, at the Pikeville Airport. Registration starts at 6 p.m. The race starts at 7 p.m. at the top of the hill. Participation is $15 per person for those who pre-register, […]

Miss Food City Pageant planned for October 28



The Miss Food City Pageant is slated for Saturday, October 28, at 7 p.m. Downtown Bristol’s Paramount Center for the Arts will again serve as the venue for the event. Miss Food City has become one of the most sought-after titles for young ladies throughout the region. The winner of the pageant will represent Food City during various company related […]

A few idiots can ruin scenery for all others



I’ll start out by apologizing to all the Richards, Scotts and Amys whose names are not public garbage scrawled onto the guardrail at one of the few places motorists can pull off the road and take in the majestic views from near the top of Pine Mountain. Points East But there’s a Richard somewhere who loves an Amy so much […]

Battle of Leatherwood will be reenacted October 27-29



A reenactment of the Battle of Leatherwood will take place October 27-29. The event will kick off on Friday with an Education Day for schools from several counties. The map shown lists the lectures and demonstrations. Jefferson Davis will speak at 11 a.m. on Saturday and the Ladies Tea will be held at noon. There will be a battle at […]


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