Health camp planned

The 2012 Health Career Enrichment Camp sponsored by the University of Kentucky Center for Excellence in Rural Health and the Southeast KY AHEC will be held June 13 – June 26. Participants will learn about a variety of health careers and participate in job shadowing with healthcare professionals. The camp is for incoming freshman and sophomores in high schools in […]

Becoming a printer in the military

After I completed my ‘on the job training’ to become a printer, a lot of things happened in the next few months. Many of the 17 printers working with me were outstanding in their job, and most learned their trade in civilian life. The war had been over for some time, and all they thought about was getting their discharges, […]

Meeting planned

The Mountain Beekeeper Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. on March 13 at the Letcher County Extension Office, which is located at 478 Extension Drive, off of the Whitesburg Bypass and Stone Ave. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Medical bills can wreck credit

CHICAGO Mike and Laura Park thought their credit record was spotless. The Texas couple wanted to take advantage of low interest rates, so they put their house on the market and talked to a lender about a mortgage on a bigger home in the Dallas- Fort Worth suburbs. Their credit report contained a shocker: A $200 medical bill had been […]

Emil Cook buried at Mayking

Emil Arthur Cook II, 68, of Potters Fork, died March 4 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. A son of the late Arthur I and Edith Slone Cook, he was married to the late La- Ree Kincer Cook and was a brother of the late Jeanetta McClellan. Funeral services were held March 6 at Mt. Olivet Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial […]

Softball clinic, auction set

The Letcher County Central High School softball spring clinic for players ages 5 to 14 will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 17, at the Whitesburg City Park softball field. Pitching, hitting, fielding and catching fundaments will be taught. The cost is $30 and lunch will be provided. Participants should bring gloves, bats and batting gloves. […]

Scholarships are available

The Mountain Heritage Festival is offering four $250 scholarships. Applicants must have an academic standing of 2.5 or above, and must show financial need. Applications can be picked up at the Letcher County Extension Office in Whitesburg, or by calling Mountain Heritage Committee Member Lee Adams at 606- 633- 2362. School counselors will also have applications. Applications must be mailed […]

Finding unseen damage of traumatic brain injury

WASHINGTON The soldier on the fringes of an explosion. The survivor of a car wreck. The football player who took yet another skull-rattling hit. Too often, only time can tell when a traumatic brain injury will leave lasting harm — there’s no good way to diagnose the damage. Now scientists are testing a tool that lights up the breaks these […]

Flim-flamming the Keystone XL

Oil piped from Canadian tar sands would ship overseas, not supply U.S.

For Rep. Allen West, the skyrocketing price of gasoline is not just a policy matter, it’s a personal pocketbook issue. The Florida teaparty Republican (who, of course, blames President Obama for the increase) recently posted a message on Facebook wailing that it’s now costing him $70 to fill his Hummer H3. It’s hard to feel the pain of a whining, […]