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City wants school for assisted living apartment units

Two buildings that have been a big part of Whitesburg’s past and could figure prominently in the city’s future have gotten mixed grades in structural evaluations conducted recently by engineers. Mike Meehan of Nesbitt Engineering told the Whitesburg City Council that the old Daniel Boone Hotel building will need a lot of work before it can be used in any […]

Freezing meals

The April Extension Homemaker lesson “Freezer Meals,” taught by Ann Bradley, will be presented on Thursday, April 8 at 1:30 p.m. at the Letcher County Extension Office. Everyone is invited to attend.

Doors weren’t locked

Here I go again, thinking of the way things used to be, but probably will never be again, or at least not simple and trusting as they used to be. There was once a time when a body didn’t even have to lock their doors at night or when they were going to be gone for awhile, or even for […]

Will true conservatives rise?

WASHINGTON Every nation needs an intelligent and constructive form of conservatism. The debate over the health care bill, which mercifully came to a close on Sunday night, was not American conservatism’s finest hour. In its current incarnation, conservatism has taken on an angry crankiness. It is caught up in a pseudo-populism that true conservatism should mistrust — what on Earth […]

Extension office to sell plants

The Letcher County Extension Service has fruit and nut plants for sale at cost to Letcher County residents. The plants are University of Kentucky-recommended varieties that grow well in eastern Kentucky. Orders are being taken for blackberries, black raspberries, red raspberries, and strawberries, as well as VSH queens for beekeepers. For more information, call 633-2362.

ARH offer OK’d

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) employees represented by the United Steelworkers (USW) voted Tuesday to ratify a new three-year collective bargaining agreement. ARH President and CEO Jerry W. Haynes said employees ratified the agreement, which was tentatively agreed upon by ARH and the USW on March 17, after the parties worked diligently for several weeks to reach a negotiated agreement. More […]

Student, 18, facing expulsion over gun

An expulsion hearing has been recommended for an 18-year-old Letcher County Central High School senior whose gun was found last week in a vehicle parked on school grounds. Letcher County Sheriff ’s Deputy and School Resource Officer Bert Slone said he opened an investigation around 1:30 p.m. on March 18 after a concerned parent informed Mike Watts, Letcher District Court’s […]