Jenkins will miss Hall

To the Editor: The recent passing of Rick Hall in September 2021 reminded me this was another one of my Track Boys who has died in recent years. Rick’s father, Wilburn, and I attended Jenkins High School and Pikeville College together. Both Wilburn and I were on the college track team. Rick was known for his many years of work […]

Online woman have must be tough, starting in their teens

When I was, like, 17, I didn’t eat for three solid days. Ten pounds had to go — immediately. The period of starvation crowded out every other thought in my head. Of course, I lost weight, though it was mostly water. Of course, I gained it back. My point is that teenage girls’ angst over body image long preceded Instagram, […]

What does the county have against Millstone?

To the Editor: In answer to Letcher County Judge/Executive Terry Adams’s recent question, “Where is all the garbage coming from,” well, quite simply, it’s coming off your trucks — your un-tarped, overweight, and illegal garbage trucks. We don’t need signs to the Millstone landfill, just follow the garbage. You are the problem. When I came back here from Charleston, I […]

Tax hike would hit those making over $400,000


To pay for the massive social plans that President Joe Biden envisions, House Democrats began serious work Tuesday on a maneuver worthy of the most agile circus acrobats. They’re looking to squeeze revenue from the elite 2% of Americans who earn more than $400,000 a year while leaving untouched everyone else — who Biden has pledged won’t see any tax […]

No one is forcing anyone else to get the COVID-19 vaccine

Let’s be clear. No one has to get the vaccine. As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states: “The federal government does not mandate (require) vaccination for people.” President Joe Biden did not change that policy when he announced stringent new regulations. Without a doubt, the rules strongly encourage — one could say “pressure” — vaccination for eligible Americans […]

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