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She seeks blankets for cancer patients

Letters to the editor

To the Editor: My name is Sarah Polly and I am a sophomore at Letcher County Center. I would like to ask for your support, as I am hosting a nonprofit event to provide blankets or throws to those undergoing treatments for cancer. All donations will be sent to the Hazard ARH Cancer Center, which is an affiliate of the […]

Are you concerned about water quality in Letcher County?

Letters to the editor

To the Editor: As a part of an ongoing collaboration, Appalshop and Headwaters, Inc. invite you to join us for the first in an ongoing workshop series — Water Works: Wetlands, Stormwater, and You. Learn about natural and cost-effective ways to manage storm water issues and prevent or fix common water-related problems in east Kentucky. We will be joined by […]

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Much work to do for state’s children


What is life like for the children of Kentucky? An annual report released this week aims to answer that question and indicates there is still much work to do to improve the lives of Kentucky’s children. The 2019 KIDS COUNT report was released last week and provides information on the overall well-being of children in each county, through 17 measures […]

Pot, meet kettle


Ironically, it’s the self-proclaimed “Grim Reaper,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — a man whose political strategy for the past several years has been to shroud House Democrats’ legislative priorities in the Republican-led Senate — who is calling for the country to “learn how to behave better and be able to disagree without anger.” Elected in 1984, McConnell, who is […]

Carmakers risk backlash


Ask not why the Trump administration must dismantle America’s environmental laws with such gusto. By now, that’s a given. Instead, let’s ask why some automakers, businesses that must plan years in advance, are siding with a president intent on sowing chaos in their own industry. The issue at hand is President Donald Trump’s pointless crusade to strip California of its […]

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Official has right idea for re-thinking response to state’s drug epidemic


Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Secretary John Tilley is saying a lot of important things. Everyone should be listening. “Stop using this criminal-justice hammer to address a public-health nightmare,” Tilley told journalists learning to cover substance abuse and recovery recently, according to Kentucky Health News. Tilley’s speech at the day-long workshop in Ashland covered a lot of ground and made […]

Help for homeless


It’s cold outside. Most of us have an escape from the elements — a home with a warm bed and a roof over our heads. But there are people in this community who do not have consistent access to shelter. There are people among us who are sleeping in their cars. Others are flopping on a friend’s or relative’s couch […]


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