Health

Agency opens new mental health clinic here


A mental health company that offers mental health and addiction services in 42 other Kentucky counties has opened a clinic in Letcher County for the first time. The nonprofit Mountain Comprehensive Care Center Inc. (which is not related to Mountain Comprehensive Health Care) will offer behavioral health services and intensive outpatient therapy from a clinic on East Main Street in […]

Screenings planned for diabetic research project

The University of Kentucky and the Hemphill Community Center will enroll participants in a diabetic research project on Tuesday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to noon, and Thursday, May 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. Those with a diagnosis of Type II diabetes or with an AIC of 6.5 or higher on the day of testing will automatically qualify to […]

Spring hike set April 12

A spring hike on Pine Mountain will be held April 12 and will be guided by Extension Agent Shad Baker. Hikers will meet at the Letcher County Extension Office. The hike is open to any age. Call 633-2362 for more information and to reserve a spot.

Let’s work to whip diabetes



It’s that time of year again. In fact, it’s a little later than usual when we normally kick off the Adams & Ochs annual “Team TKO” drive to combat diabetes through the auspices of the American Diabetes Association (ADA). This will be the seventh consecutive year we have asked readers of this column to join us in combating a disease […]


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