ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Professional relationships grow stronger. But you might still need to ease some problems with someone in your personal life. One way could be to try to be less rigid in your views. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You might be too close to that perplexing personal situation to even attempt to make a […]

Face transplants gain ground

MILWAUKEE Five years ago, it was the stuff of science fiction: Replace someone’s face with one from a dead donor. But last week, Boston doctors performed the world’s seventh such transplant ? less than a week after one in France ? and plans are in the works for more. “Society is allowing us to do this. I think you’re going […]

Redbud trees bloom in time for Easter


I hope everyone had a very nice Easter holiday, and remembered the true meaning of this miraculous time. We attended Little Zion church at Jeff in Perry County on Sunday morning. There was a large crowd there to enjoy the singing and services. Afterward, Easter eggs were hidden for the children to find. On our way home we noticed all […]

Band concerts planned

Twenty-six Letcher County students have been selected to KMEA All-District Junior High Honors Band. The band will perform at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 26. at the Ramada Inn Carriage House of Paintsville. The concert is free of charge. Students named to the band are: Arlie Boggs sixth, seventh, and eighth grades: Andrew Mullins, Troy Dingus, Sara Maggard and Austin Hamilton. […]

Scrubs Camp set for June 16-19

A three-camp for students interested in pursuing a career in healthcare will be held June 16-19 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. The Letcher County Scrubs Camp, which is sponsored by the Southeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center and Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, will introduce incoming eighth-grade students to a variety of health careers. Students will observe and shadow […]

Taxpayers frugal with refunds

WASHINGTON Most people say they plan to use this year’s tax refund to pay bills, deciding in this sour economy to be more frugal with their annual windfall. Fifty-four percent of those receiving refunds said they intend to pay off credit card, utility, housing and other bills, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll released this week. That compares with 35 […]


RECAPS - 4/13-4/17

ALL MY CHILDREN — Erica and Ryan found shelter in a remote cabin when their car broke down. Kendall discovered them in a compromising position. When Scott told David about his plans to invent a mechanical heart valve, David said that he was also working on a heart valve. Adam blackmailed Krystal, forcing her to testify in his favor at […]

Many ways to treat enlarged prostate

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: About three years ago, I had a procedure to reduce the size of my prostate. It was Greenlight PVP laser procedure. My doctor did it on an outpatient basis. Since then, I have a normal flow for someone who is 79 years old. I sleep through the night without having to get up to go to the […]


Strings to play

Appalachian Strings will perform at 7:30 p.m., April 18, at The Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1 1/2 miles west of Norton. Admission for adults is $5, and $1 for children 2 through 11 years old. For more information, call (276) 679-3541.