Coming events

LETCHER COUNTY ROCK, POP, BLUES RAP, CHRISTIAN BENT SENSES; Sat., May 21 in Whitesburg at Summit City. MALCOM HALCOMBE; Thu., May 26 in Whitesburg at Summit City. COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS, TRADITIONAL, ETC. CHRIS JANSON; Fri., May 27 in Whitesburg at Summit City. TIM MICHAELS; Sat., May 28 in Whitesburg at Summit City. BEN SOLLEE; Thu., June 9 at Appalshop Theater. […]

KEA official visits Fleming-Neon Elementary

Sharron Oxendine, state president of the Kentucky Education Association, recently visited the kindergarten class at Fleming-Neon Elementary School taught by Bill Stanley and his assistant Nancy Ratliff. Oxendine became interested in visiting the class when she viewed a DVD of several Fleming-Neon students reading to the Cat in the Hat during Dr. Seuss activities. On her visit to Fleming- Neon, […]

Youth will peform old-time music at benefit concert here

The Letcher County Passing the Pick and Bow Program will present its spring concert and fundraiser at the Appalshop Theater in downtown Whitesburg at 7 p.m. on May 20. The Passing the Pick and Bow program puts traditional mountain music into the hands of students young and old in southeast Kentucky. The performance will feature students from Martha Jane Potter, […]

‘In God We Trust’ plate surpasses 50,000 sales

Sales of Kentucky’s “In God We Trust” license plate has surpassed the 50,000 mark. Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock says more than 50,000 of the standardissue plates have been sold since it was introduced in January. That was about 15 percent of new standardissue plates, with sales of the other standard-issue plate at more than 275,000 through May 13. (AP)

Basketball has no off-season in Kentucky

Basketball has no off-season in Kentucky, and the glow radiates from Lexington these days. UK’s basketball roster is 12 deep with another to come. The team’s academic report for spring sparkled. The Wildcats’ latest top recruits are in town, in class and in pick-up games. From all accounts the new kids in town are high caliber from poise and skill […]

Lincoln would weep

WASHINGTON Republicans are unhappy with their field of presidential candidates and yearn for someone who will come along to save them. But here’s what the GOP doesn’t want to confront: its problem lies not in its candidates, but in itself. The candidates appear much smaller than they are because the party’s primary voters and core interest groups insist upon cutting […]

Medicines and diet used to treat gout

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Do you have information on gout? I am 65, and my sonin law is 32. We both have it. It is so painful. My doctor was pretty vague. He asked me to go on the computer to find which foods I should or should not eat. I found that you can’t eat meat and fish, but salmon […]


Narramore attends workshop

Dr. David Narramore represented Letcher County at the TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky ( TOUR SEKY) annual three-day workshop held in Louisville, April 26-28. Participants learned how to take care of large tourism groups and to be motor coach friendly at the meeting. TOUR SEKY hosts one work-study trip a year The purpose of TOUR SEKY is to expand, develop […]

Letcher gets new fire truck