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Adkins: I’m the candidate who can beat Bevin


Speaking to an enthusiastic crowd of both Democrats and Republicans in Letcher County this week, eastern Kentucky native Rocky Adkins said he is the only candidate running for governor who can defeat incumbent Matt Bevin in November. Adkins, the 59-year-old minority leader of the Kentucky House of Representatives, was in Whitesburg Monday night for a public fundraising event held at […]

Beware of scam

Letcher County residents are among those in at least 15 Kentucky counties and around the country who are being targeted by a new telephone scam claiming that a person’s Social Security number has been “suspended.” Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear warned residents not to give any personal information to any caller. Scam artists can spoof telephone numbers, and spoofed the […]

Ronald Brock dies at 70

Ronald Brock, 70, died March 7 at his residence at Mayking. He was a son of the late Bill and Bonnie Bolling Brock. Surviving are his wife, Vickie Blair Brock; four children, Ronald C. Brock and Victor N. Brock, both of Mayking, Kathryn Rice of Kentucky, and Jennifer N. Brock and Anthony of Neon; two special grandsons, Garland Eugene Brock […]

Where key bills are now standing in legislature

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Time is growing short for the 2019 Kentucky General Assembly. Wednesday was the 25th day of a session that can meet no more than 30 days. The legislative process requires a bill to be passed by a committee and full chamber in both the House and Senate. If a bill has not advanced well into that process yet, it needs […]

Heart health awareness can reduce your cardiac disease

In acknowledgement of February being National Heart Month, ARH Cardiology Associates shared information on heart health awareness and efforts to prevent cardiac disease with Rotary Club members during the February 26 meeting. Dena Sparkman, CCEO at Whitesburg ARH, provided an overview of cardiology services available at Whitesburg ARH and Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center, both healthcare entities in eastern Kentucky. […]

Compare award letters to find best college deal

Most high school seniors headed for college will soon be receiving financial aid award letters. Seniors and their parents should read those letters carefully, the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) advises. The letter will usually show the total cost of attendance for one year, including tuition, fees, room, meals, books, supplies, transportation and personal expenses. It may also show […]

Historical marker to be dedicated at Letcher

The Kentucky Historical Marker, “Wreck at the Bridge”, will be dedicated at 3 p.m., Saturday, March 30, by the West Letcher Oral History Society. The marker commemorates the memory of five young men that perished in a tragic car accident at the bridge. The dedication will take place at the Lower Twin Bridge, one mile below Letcher Elementary School. Following […]

To meet

The Letcher County Retired Teachers Association will meet at noon, Friday, March 8, at Pizza Hut. All retired teachers who live in Letcher County, or retired from either the Letcher County System or Jenkins Independent, are invited to attend.

Scholarships being offered

The Rotary Club of Whitesburg is accepting applications through Monday, April 1, for a scholarship up to $1,000 available to a college bound high school senior or current college students who resides in Letcher County and is working on his/her first degree. More than one scholarship may be awarded. The winners will be notified in May 2019 and the scholarship […]

Artists invite community members to event March 8

An international team of artists will have a portrait studio and exchange of local recipes and remedies Friday in Whitesburg. The event will be from 3 to 6 p.m., March 8, at Doghead Dough Pizza in the former Dawahare’s building on Main Street. Mosaic Interactive is inviting members of the community to have their portraits taken, and receive a photographic […]


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