Medicaid patients must ‘work’ to keep vision, dental help



Patients who qualified for Medicaid as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) will not be able to get vision and dental care after June without “earning” dollars for them, under a Medicaid waiver pushed by Gov. Matt Bevin and approved earlier this year by the Trump administration. Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation is advertising the changes to its patients, […]

Tractor-trailer runs ‘a-fowl’ at Jenkins



State to remove campaign signs



Political candidates and other individuals and businesses with illegal signs placed on state highway department right-of-way are being warned their signs will be taken down next week. Between March 26 and 30, highway crews in Letcher County and the six other counties that make Highway District 12 will blitz through each county to remove signs that are illegally installed on […]

Meth suspects among 17 facing indictments



A Letcher County Grand Jury has named a Bottom Fork man in two indictments totaling 11 charges and his daughter in two indictments totaling 10 charges related to a drug raid last week that netted more than $183,000 in methamphetamine and heroin. In one indictment, Danny Robert “Rob” Collins, 62, of 1006 Hwy. 3406, Mayking, is charged with criminal complicity […]

The Cats really had nothing to fear

Vaught’s Views

When the NCAA Tournament pairings came out, I noted on social media that there was nothing in the South Region that should scare UK — which was coming off a SEC Tournament title. Immediately I had my sanity questioned because Virginia, Cincinnati, Tennessee and Arizona were the top four seeds in the region. However, I didn’t trust Arizona’s defense and […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Pictures of nice bass are being shared

I have seen a lot of nice pictures of some good bass being caught the last few weeks. Most are in the Tennessee TVA lakes like Cherokee. The lakes there always turn on a few weeks before they do in our area. Soon the bass fishing will be good here if the temperatures stay warm. Cold fronts will kill bass […]

Linefork area may soon get high-speed Internet



The Letcher County Fiscal Court has voted unanimously to approve issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to install a wireless tower in the Linefork area that will provide wireless service to several hundred homes. The installation will mark the first step in an effort to bring broadband Internet service to the most underserved area of Letcher County and will be […]

Cavaliers drop baseball opener



Kansas State earned right to play Kentucky




MANHATTAN, Kan. The critics will say Kansas State only reached the Sweet 16 because UMBC did the dirty work, knocking off top-seeded Virginia in the upset of the NCAA Tournament. Sums up the way the Wildcats and coach Bruce Weber are often disrespected. The Wildcats returned just about every key player from a team that won 21 games and reached […]

Teacher responds to Governor Bevin



Editor’s note: Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin came under fire last week after calling school teachers “selfish and short-sighted” for fighting against a pension reform bill the governor hopes to get passed through the state legislature. Among the many teachers across the state who are upset at Bevin because of his comments is Megan Hall, a first-year special education teacher at […]


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