2018-05-23 E-Edition

RAM offers free care



Remote Area Medical (RAM) — a major non-profit provider of mobile medical clinics delivering free, high-quality, dental, vision, medical, and veterinary care to underserved and uninsured individuals — will visit Hazard on June 23 and 24. All services are free and no ID is required. Patient parking will be located at East Perry Elementary School, 301 Perry Avenue, in Hazard. […]

Coal Run event is returning



The Coal Run Night Market returns to Coal Run Village near Pikeville on Friday, June 1, from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. at City Park. Artists, crafters, vendors, area restaurants, and food trucks will be on site with live entertainment featured throughout the night on the park’s main stage. Admission is free. Persons wishing more information may call 606-437-6032.

Wildlife is high life for these women



Kentucky’s newest hunting and fishing guru is as comfortable in mini-skirts and pink stilettos as camouflage overalls and snake boots. And she’s helping other women get comfortable in the great outdoors. Whitesburg native Bridgette Holbrook founded a nonprofit corporation called Wildlife Women that gets women out in the woods, mostly without men, to learn to shoot, hunt, fish, hike and […]

What is a holler?



Recently, a woman from up north said on Facebook: “My mother was from Letcher County, and I want to know what a ‘holler’ is.” There were many answers, but a lot of things about a holler were left out. Some said it is called a ‘hollow” but I disagree. It’s always been called a holler. The most common answer was […]

Hollands welcome daughter



American Legion to hold Memorial Day services



Memorial Day observances will be held Sunday, May27, by members of the Whitesburg American Legion Post152 at 38 cemeteries in Letcher County. The schedule is:7:45 a.m. Edd Sexton Cemetery at Sandlick7:55 Tobe Richardson Cemetery at Sandlick8:05 Hoover Collins Cemetery at Little Colley8:15 Letcher Collins Cemetery at Little Colley8:35 Collins and Maggard Cemetery at Little Colley8:45 Hall and Collins Cemetery on […]

Blackberry winter still to come




Well, I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather. The beautiful flowers in everyone’s landscaping put me in such a good mood. Our hostas had a really hard time this spring because of all the frost and freezing weather after they had come up. Now, they are finally starting to look like they might just make it. I love seeing […]

All students must be vaccinated for hep A or stay out of school



Local health care providers are worried that a requirement for all students to have hepatitis A immunization to attend school next year could overwhelm medical facilities and cost local school districts thousands of dollars if parents put off the vaccinations. Students who don’t get a hepatitis A immunization before August will not be allowed to attend school in Kentucky. So […]

Mayor is ‘disgusted’ after two workers charged in drug case



The Jenkins mayor says he is “disgusted and disappointed” after two Jenkins city water plant employees were arrested at work on drug trafficking and possession charges. Steve Eric Addington, 39, and Kori Ryne Standifur, 28, each were charged after midnight on Sunday morning with multiple counts related to drug possession and/and or trafficking. Addington was charged with 10 counts related […]


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