Fried catfish tasty and healthy

The satisfying crunch of deepfried food is a rare indulgence for anyone trying to cut fat and calories. And with good reason. Though a golden, crispy fried catfish fillet served with fresh corn on the cob and homemade coleslaw makes a perfect summer supper, the fish alone will pack nearly 500 calories and 29 grams of fat, or nearly half […]

Mayking man faces two drug counts

A Mayking man was arrested last week after cocaine and methamphetamine were found in his possession, authorities say. Danny R. Collins, 52, of Bottom Fork Road, was charged by the Letcher County Sheriff’s Department with two counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance. Collins, who was riding a 1999 Harley Davidson motorcycle, was stopped by police on US 119 […]

U.S. circumcision rate drops

SAN FRANCISCO On the eighth day of her son’s life, Julia Query welcomed friends and family to celebrate his birth and honor their Jewish heritage. But there was no crying, no scalpel, no blood, no “mohel” – the person who traditionally performs ritual circumcisions in the Jewish faith. In fact, Elijah Rose’s “bris” differed markedly from the ceremony long used […]


SECOND BIRTHDAY – Mayson Elizabeth Lee turned two years old June 15 and celebrated her birthday with a Princess party. She is the daughter of Jamie Lee. Her grandparents are Deborah Hibbitts of Wise, Va., and James Lee of Thornton. She is the greatgranddaughter of Rhudell Spears of Whitesburg.

Scholarship offered

The Whitesburg Lions Club is seeking applications for the Kendall Boggs Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship honors Boggs, a 64-year member of the Lions Clubs International, and a longtime educator serving Harlan and Letcher counties as a teacher, a principal, and superintendent of the Letcher County School System. The $1,000 scholarship – $500 per semester – is available to a student […]

Don’t let stains ruin your summer clothes

Summer is a time for fun in the sun – not for being inside fretting over laundry. Cotton Inc.’s stain guru, Norma Keyes, offers the following tips to keep your clothes looking fresh as a summer day and free of the most troublesome seasonal stains. + Barbeque sauce – Try a spot remover or pre-treat with a liquid detergent, followed […]

Wrestling’s shame: Too many pros die young

ATLANTA Everything is planned. The high-flying moves. The outlandish story lines. The crackpot characters. One thing isn’t in the script: the staggering number of pro wrestlers who die young. Chris Benoit was the latest, taking his own life at age 40 after killing his wife and son in a grisly case that might be the blackest eye yet for the […]

Very low blood sugar can lead to a coma

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Last year I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I take half a diabetes tablet and test my blood three times a week. The monograph I received with the tablets plus everything else I’ve read all say the same thing: If blood sugar is very low, the patient should drink a regular soft drink or eat table […]

Group to meet

The Letcher County Diabetes Support Group will meet at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 11, at Mountain Comprehensive Healthcare, and 1:30 p.m., Friday, July 13, at the Letcher County Extension Office. The meetings are free and open to anyone interested in learning about diabetes. For more information, call Barbara Baird at 633-2945.


TO BE WED – Laurie Mae Miller and Kevin Vanover announce their forthcoming marriage. The wedding will take place at 7 p.m., July 7, at Living Waters Full Gospel Church. She is the daughter of the late Dina and Lee Roy Miller of Hazard. He is the son of Brenda and Virgil Vanover Sr. of Isom. A reception will immediately […]