2 held in phone wire thefts

A preliminary hearing is set for Thursday for two Blackey men accused of stealing AT&T telephone wire. Kentucky State Police detectives were investing recent thefts of telephone wires in Blackey at 3:45 p.m. on Sept. 30 when they came upon Cecil J. Slone, 31, and Wade Engle, 46, who had a cable cutter in their possession, according to court documents. […]

Revival is a success

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well. I can’t believe it’s time to write about all that’s going on. By the way — what is going on? Oh well, I’ve had a good week. We’ve had a great revival at our church, and it went on through last Tuesday. Bro. David Miller preached outstanding and the house was filled […]

Many ways to treat atrial fibrillation

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Will you please discuss heart fibrillation? I take a medicine for high blood pressure. Medicines for atrial fibrillation made me wild. I also take warfarin for the fibrillation. I’d appreciate any information you have. — M.L. ANSWER: Atrial fibrillation is one of the most common heartbeat irregularities. The atria are the two upper heart chambers, the site […]

Silly Saints Clowns visit county

The Silly Saints Clown Ministry and Feed The Lambs Ministry from Faith Trinity Pentecostal Church in Shelbyville, Ind., recently visited Letcher County. Freddie Terry, principal at Arlie Boggs Middle School, was the coordinator of events, and the group stayed at the ECCO Center in Eolia. The clowns appeared on stage at the Mountain Heritage Festival on Sept. 22. On Sept. […]

UNITE receives $500,000 health grant

Operation UNITE has received a $500,000 grant for prevention and healthy lifestyle programs across Kentucky. The grant is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Community Transformation Grants to support public health efforts to reduce chronic diseases, promote healthier lifestyles, reduce health disparities, and control health care spending. “Promoting healthy lifestyle choices is already an essential […]

Ode to the office fridge

Riper than a comely wench, Greener than a shrub. Pulsing, so it seems, with life: My colleague’s turkey club. I see it every morning, yea, When I dare open wide The mini office Frigidaire To stuff my lunch inside. In goes my humble bag of brown To wait till half past 1, Between a rusting StarKist tin And krypton Cinnabon. […]


Mystery dinner theatre planned

”Death at the Double D Ranch”, a murder mystery dinner theatre hosted by the Letcher County 4- H Teen Council, will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, October 21, at the Letcher County Extension Office. The cost is $15 per person, $25 per couple. All proceeds will benefit the Letcher County Teen Council. For more information or reservations, call 633-2362.

Parents skip, delay kids’ shots

CHICAGO By age 6, children should have vaccinations against 14 diseases, in at least two dozen separate doses, the U.S. government advises. More than 1 in 10 parents reject that, refusing some shots or delaying others mainly because of safety concerns, a national survey found. Worries about vaccine safety were common even among parents whose kids were fully vaccinated: 1 […]