Garlic soup beats back the sniffles

Next time you have a cold, beat back the sniffles with this Cuban take on soup for what ails you. When whisking in the eggs at the end be sure to use a rapid motion to prevent the eggs from cooking into one thick chunk. Garlic Soup (Sopa De Ajo) Start to finish: 1 hour 20 minutes (20 minutes active) […]


Larry Cordle to perform at WMMT’s Bluegrass Express

Award-winning singersongwriter Larry Cordle and his band, Lonesome Standard Time, will perform in concert at WMMT’s “Bluegrass Express Live”, Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Appalshop Theater in Whitesburg. Cordle grew up on a farm in Lawrence County, and his name was recently added to the county’s section of the Country Music Highway, US 23. Known primarily as a bluegrass artist, […]

Fire destroys 2 apartments

Two apartments located above Collie’s Mini Mart at Jeremiah were destroyed by a fire early Sunday morning. A wall heater caused the fire at 12:01 a.m. January 13, said Hayston Roark, chief of the Letcher Volunteer Fire Department. Roark said the store, located at 1659 Highway 7 South, suffered water damage. He also said Collie’s Mini Mart would have to […]

Landowner speaks out

To the Editor: Here is my opinion. People in Letcher County need to mind their own business. I am the owner of the land on Pine Mountain where the old county dump was located. I would like to let Archie Fields, whoever that is, know that I had no intention of having anyone build a house on that land but […]

Chronic worrying increases your odds of a heart attack

WASHINGTON Those Type A go-getters aren’t the only ones stressing their hearts. Nervous Nelsons seem to be, too. Researchers reported last week that chronic anxiety can significantly increase the risk of a heart attack, at least in men. The findings add another trait to a growing list of psychological profiles linked to heart disease, including anger or hostility, Type A […]


Arts supporters to meet

Arts Kentucky, the statewide arts advocacy and service organization and Appalshop are hosting “The Election Connection”, an arts advocacy workshop related to the 2008 Kentucky General Assembly. The free workshop will address how to advocate for arts issues, how to get your arts message across, and an “ask” to your state legislators to support the state’s art agency, the Kentucky […]

Beshear laments finances, avoids casinos in address

FRANKFORT Gov. Steve Beshear warned this week that Kentucky faces tough financial times ahead but offered words of optimism that the state may be strengthened by the hardship. In his first State of the Commonwealth address on Monday, Beshear lamented a “budget crisis” that he said will “reduce our ability to make major new investments in some important priorities.” The […]

In honor of a fallen firefighter

To the Editor: What I’m writing to you today is not only in memory of my cousin, Eric D. Back, it’s also to all the men and women of our county who work or volunteer at our fire and rescue departments. Wednesday, as the funeral procession was taking Eric home to Elk Creek to be buried, all I could feel […]