Fewer than 30% voted here in ’07

Countywide turnout for the November 2007 election was 29.4 percent, the State Board of Elections announced Feb. 12. Of 16,515 registered voters in Letcher County, only 4,864 bothered to go to the polls to choose their state officials. The statistics show that 3,607 of 12,778 Democrats voted (28.2 percent), while 1,209 of 3,451 Republicans voted (35 percent). Statewide turnout was […]

Bluegrass group to perform at Norton

Appalachian Strings will perform at 8 p.m., Feb. 16, at The Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The new facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1 1/2 miles west of Norton. For more information, call (276) 679-3541.

Between ‘inspiration’ and knowing how to fix health care

Why so many Americans want their president to be a personal motivator and religious guide vexes me. You do want a leader with dignity and self-control, but attending to the economy, national defense, foreign affairs, the environment and other aspects of the public’s well being should be a full-time occupation. For these reasons, I find President Bush’s moral mouthing and […]

Doctors using Wii games for rehab therapy

CHICAGO Some call it “Wiihabilitation.” Nintendo’s Wii video game system, whose popularity already extends beyond the teen gaming set, is fast becoming a craze in rehab therapy for patients recovering from strokes, broken bones, surgery and even combat injuries. The usual stretching and lifting exercises that help the sick or injured regain strength can be painful, repetitive and downright boring. […]

Cumberland Coal gives gravel for ECCO parking lot


Greetings from the hills and valleys of Eolia and Eolia Christian Community Outreach. He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber. Psalm 121:3 By now I suppose most folks in the community are aware of the tragic accident that happened to Marie as she and Sheldon were heading back to Pennsylvania. They stopped […]