Jenkins council learns of police force changes

The City of Jenkins is making sweeping changes to the Jenkins Police Department in the wake of the resignation of Chief Jim Stephens, who requested reassignment to patrol duty to get away from all the paperwork involved with the chief ’s job. Sgt. Adam Swindall is currently serving as acting chief. Mayor Charles Dixon said at the Jenkins City Council’s […]


Knowing Your Blood Pressure

You may know that high blood pressure puts you at risk for many serious complications with diabetes. You’ve probably been told repeatedly to work at keeping your blood pressure at a reasonable level. You’ve learned how to eat healthy, exercise and lower your blood pressure, but many people still do not understand what all those numbers in a blood pressure […]


Car Talk

What caused engine explosion?

Dear Tom and Ray: My daughter was going to soccer practice in our 2001 Mercury Sable Wagon. When she turned the key, there was an explosion that apparently blew the intake manifold off the engine. Needless to say, it drove a bit rough after that. The mechanic could not offer any speculation as to why this happened. But I really […]

LCC girls take 2 of 3

After opening its season with victories on the road last week at Harlan County and Owsley County, Letcher County Central High School suffered its first loss of the season, 59-55, Saturday against highly regarded Franklin County in the Battle of the Bluegrass in Frankfort. The Lady Cougars will finally get to play at home when they host 2-2 Belfry Friday […]

The politization of crime

It’s over for Mike Huckabee. His presidential hopes will not survive revelations that as governor of Arkansas he had commuted the long prison term of the now-dead Maurice Clemmons, suspected of gruesomely murdering four police officers in Lakewood, Wash. This awful crime was about more than one politician’s dreadful judgment. It may be been born years ago in an ungodly […]

PMC to host live Nativity

Pikeville Medical Center’s live Nativity, an annual event depicting the birth of Jesus Christ, will be held Dec. 14-18. Free refreshments will be served during five evening and three daytime performances, which will be provided by PMC employees. The opening ceremony will be Dec. 14 at 5 p.m., with a performance by the Mountain Mission School Choir. The Christmas story […]


Fibroids can cause anemia in women

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am 42 and have an anemia. My doctor thinks it results from my menstrual bleeding, which is quite heavy. I have been taking iron pills, but I am still anemic. The doctor says I should have my fibroids removed, and that will stop the excessive bleeding. I have no other symptoms — no pain. Will you […]

Have you finished your Christmas cards?

Blair Branch

It’s beginning to feel, and look, a lot like Christmas. We woke up to 3.5 inches of snow Saturday. It is sure beautiful to look at, but no fun at all to travel in. If Michael didn’t have to work and Bailey didn’t have to go to school, I wouldn’t mind if it snowed a foot. For the past several […]