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Benefit planned

The Seventh Son Motorcycle Club will sponsor a party Saturday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. at the club house. Admission will be a child’s toy to benefit the Toys for Kids at Christmas program. For more information, call 855- 9029, or 634-1562.

Six schools will lose two days of vacation

The Letcher County Board of Education voted this week to require six schools whose students have already missed more than two days of classes this school year to be in session during two days of Christmas break. At its November meeting this week, the school board approved a motion by Board Member Mike Harris requiring schools that have missed more […]



ARIES (March 21 to April 19) That change in holiday travel plans might be more vexing than you’d expected. But try to take it in stride. Also, it couldn’t hurt to use that Aries charm to coax out some helpful cooperation. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your Bovine determination helps you deal with an unforeseen complication. And, as usual, […]

2009-11-25 E-Edition

Permit chief ’s firing flunks smell test

No one in authority in Frankfort is revealing much about the firing of Ron Mills, the state’s respected mine-permits chief, but this much is clear: The dismissal does not pass the smell test. What the public does kno w is this : Mr. Mills had worked for 22 years as an attorney for the former Natural Resources and Environmental Protection […]

Use caution with turkey fryers

A longtime food favorite in the southern United States, the delicious deepfried turkey, has quickly grown in popularity thanks to celebrity chefs such as Martha Stewart and Emeril Lagasse. There have been increasing reports of fires related to the use of turkey fryers. Here’s why using a deep fryer can be dangerous: • Many units easily tip over, spilling the […]

Hospital expansion underway

Whitesburg hospital administrators say a major renovation and expansion project could be completed in 18 months. The plan calls for construction of a 15,000-square-foot addition for clean surgical, postpartum, obstetrics and nursery as well as renovations to the third floor. The $11 million project includes an increase of private patient rooms from 17 to 44. Dena C. Sparkman, community chief […]

Four wrecks seen on way to Michigan


My son Justin and my nephew Josh Dixon left out Friday evening to Lincoln Park, Mich., to visit with Jessica Sparks, her girls Kaydance and Kameran, and some of her other family. I wanted Justin to be home for Thanksgiving but I think they are planning on staying till Friday or Saturday. On the way there they came upon four […]