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Tennis tournament to be held in Pikeville

The 48th Kenny Huffman Tennis Classic will be held October 22-24 at Bob Amos Park in Pikeville. The deadline to enter the tournament is October 19. The purpose of the tournament is to fund scholarships to graduating seniors in the 14th, 15th, and 16th Kentucky High School Athletic Association regions and is presented by the Kenneth Huffman Memorial Tournament Foundation. […]

Series on opioids debuts on Hulu

‘Dopesick,’ from a book about Appalachia’s opioid epidemic, makes its TV debut this week as an eight-part Hulu miniseries. Former Roanoke Times reporter Beth Macy took a deep dive into Appalachia’s opioid epidemic with her best-sellerDopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America. Now the story is making its television debut, as the first episode was to premiere […]

‘Gourd-eous’ harvest

Imagine not planting a single gourd seed, yet finding 95 of them growing in your vegetable garden. That’s what happened to Geraldine Miles (above) and her son, Chris, of Thornton. Chris Miles says the gourds came from seeds that somehow made it into the family’s potato patch, and he believes the seeds were probably contained in bird droppings. He said […]

COVID-19 cases fall, but deaths from virus still rising in Letcher

The number of COVID cases in the county continues to fall in Letcher County, but the number of deaths is rising. This week, the number of deaths was up seven to 65, and the number seems certain to go up as death certificates are double checked by state health officials. As of Tuesday, a total of 3,729 cases of COVID […]

Four of six guilty pleas are the result of meth use, dealing

Two Letcher County residents have each entered guilty pleas in Letcher Circuit Court to charges of engaging in organized crime-criminal syndicate, first-degree criminal complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine), and first-degree criminal complicity to promoting contraband. April Anita Baker, 43, of 352 Pine Creek, Whitesburg, also pleaded guilty in second case to first-degree attempt to criminal complicity to […]

Hall of Fame artists rock Pikeville arena

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Fordson, Ford land swap affects Linefork acreage

Fordson Coal Company, which at one time owned the unincorporated coal camp towns of Stone and Hardy, the Pond Creek mines in Pike County and thousands of acres across eastern Kentucky, has transferred its Kentucky lands to its sole owner, Ford Motor Company. Fordson has been dissolved as a corporation. Documents filed in the Letcher County Clerk’s office show the […]

NOTICE

Paco’s Mexican Restaurant, LLC, 272 Main Street, Whitesburg, KY 41858 hereby declares intention(s) to apply for a NQ Retail Drink License, Special Sunday Retail Drink License(s) no later than October 22, 2021. The licensed premises will be located at 272 Main Street, Whitesburg, Kentucky 41858 doing business as Paco’s Mexican Restaurant LLC. The sole owner and president is Jose Javier […]

State police sponsoring big car show here on Sat.

Without the public’s help, “many children throughout the post district would not get to experience the magic of Christmas”, says Kentucky State Police Trooper Matt Gayheart, public affairs officer for Post 13 in Hazard. Trooper Gayheart and Trooper Michael Burton are the driving forces behind the First Annual “Cruising with Cruisers” Car Show, set for this Saturday (October 16) from […]

State’s only Dem in D.C. won’t run in 2022



LOUISVILLE Democratic U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, the influential chairman of the House Budget Committee who has played a key role in pushing for President Joe Biden’s agenda to expand the nation’s social safety net, announced this week that he will not seek another term in next year’s election. Yarmuth, first elected to Congress in 2006, when he unseated a Republican […]


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