Ceremony will honor business at Jenkins

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for Drillers, LLC will be held at 1:30 p.m., Nov. 8. at the business’s site at Gateway Regional Business Park. The ceremony is hosted by the Appalachian Industrial Authority Board of Directors and the Letcher County Chamber of Commerce. Those planning to attend should call Annette Napier at (606) 436- 3158 by Nov. 7.

Clinton appears headed for New Hampshire win

MANCHESTER, N.H. Quietly but systematically, Hillary Clinton is building a firewall in New Hampshire. She can afford to lose the Iowa caucuses as long as she can win here. She can’t afford to lose both states. As a result, say Democrats with long experience in state politics, Clinton has been doing everything “the New Hampshire way.” She has carefully cultivated […]

Is microwave popcorn safe?

The smell of buttery microwave popcorn can be intoxicating. But can it also be dangerous? The question took on new significance recently when a doctor alerted federal regulatory agencies that a Colorado man who ate at least two bags every night for several years had “significant lung disease” similar to that seen in some microwave popcorn workers. The illness – […]


Service held for Avanell Fleming

Avanell Senter Fleming, of Marshall’s Branch, died October 27 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was 80 years old. Born at Jenkins, she was a daughter of the late Adam and Velva Johnson Senter and was the widow of Charles “Ted” Fleming. She was the mother of the late Kenneth Fleming and a sister of the late Winston Senter. She […]

Meeting set

A public meeting will be held at 5 p.m., Nov. 3, at Skyview Park at Haymond. Those interested in a Haymond homecoming next year or any community activity are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Randy Hall at 633-2182 (work) or 855-4249 (home).

Fire and science

It has long been sage policy to ignore the crank denials around global warming. But now and then you have a weather-related disaster like the fires devouring big chunks of Southern California – and you wonder about the extent to which the blockheads have slowed progress in dealing with the problem. Leading climatologists may debate how much of the drought […]

A stress test without stress

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My doctor insists I have a “no exercise” nuclear stress test. What is the procedure? Could it harm my heart? I think I might get halfway through the test and need to have it stopped. Are there lessintrusive tests that would suffice? I am 82. Please give me a second opinion. – D.G. ANSWER: Your doctor wants […]


Services set for Tucker

Funeral services for Calvin Ray Tucker, 77, of Jenkins, will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Carty Funeral Home in Jenkins. Burial will be in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. A son of the late Oscar Vicars and Maudie Francis Whitaker Tucker, he was born at Haymond. He died October 29 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Tucker was […]