McConnell congratulates Biden; Trump presses on


More than a month after the election, top Republicans finally acknowledged Joe Biden as the next U.S. president on Tuesday, a collapse in GOP resistance to the millions of voters who decisively chose the Democrat. Foreign leaders joined the parade, too, including Russia’s Vladimir Putin. Speaking from the floor of the U.S. Senate where Biden spent 36 years of his […]

Masks get credit for slowing.u here, statewide

While COVID-19 cases are widespread throughout Kentucky, measures taken to curb the virus’ spread have apparently had a huge effect on reducing influenza transmission this year. According to Kentucky Department of Public Health, as of December 5, the last figures available, there had been just 180 cases of flu statewide. During the seven-day period from Nov. 29 to Dec. 5, […]

Santa to visit Neon on motorcycle

Santa Claus will visit Fleming-Neon on a Harley-Davidson this year. With Christmas celebrations being scaled back due to the COVID-19 virus, the City of Fleming-Neon and the Seventh Sons Motorcycle Club will sponsor a Christmas celebration at 6 p.m., Friday, December 18. Fifty fruit baskets, along with other treats, will be provided by the council and the city, and people […]

Lack of grand jury may mean more time in jail

Anyone arrested on major felony charges recently or over the next month, might have to remain in jail until February. Because of the increase in COVID-19, Kentucky Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. ordered all courts closed. In response to that order, Letcher Circuit Judge James W. Craft II has also ordered that because of the inability to hold grand […]

Which of us gets vaccine 1st?

Nursing home patients could begin to receive COVID-19 vaccine injections next week, but don’t expect a flood of vaccinations anytime soon. None of the three vaccines has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)yet, and they are only now beginning to be shipped to warehouses in the U.S. When shipped to their final destinations, there will be […]

COVID-19.ght has been ‘hard emotionally,’ says Governor Beshear


Andy Beshear’s first year as Kentucky governor was consumed by politically treacherous decisions to combat the COVID-19 crisis, which led him to restrict public life in unprecedented ways as infections and deaths mounted. Amid surge after surge of virus cases, the Democrat temporarily closed or scaled back some businesses. He halted in-class school instruction. He preached the virtues of wearing […]

Latest offer puts stimulus checks at $600 for most


ffe Trump administration dove back into Capitol Hill’s confusing COVID-19 negotiations on Tuesday, offering a $916 billion package to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that would send a $600 direct payment to most Americans — but eliminate a $300 per week employment benefit favored by a bipartisan group of Senate negotiators. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin made the offer to Pelosi late […]

County appears to be settling lawsuit involving constable

The Letcher County Fiscal Court has apparently reached an agreement with the plaintiff in a lawsuit who claims a county constable threatened her with jail after a man pushed her to the ground and broke her arm during an argument in the Walmart parking lot. In an order-filed last week, Letcher Circuit Judge James W. Craft II gave the parties […]

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