Jurors accuse 22 here

The Letcher Grand Jury has indicted a convicted sex offender it says did not register when he moved to Kentucky in November. James Edward Guinn, 26, 63 Tennessee Avenue, Whitesburg, is charged with failure to comply with sex offender registration. He is also charged with being a persistent felony offender. Larry Caudill of Probation and Parole testified in the case. […]

Diabetes workshop planned March 20

The Letcher County Extension Service host a monthly diabetic workshop at 1 p.m. on March 20 at the extension office located off of Stone Ave and the Whitesburg By-pass. Jackie Fraley, a registered dietitian from Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, will host the monthly workshop. Call 633-2362 for more information. The workshop is free and open to the public.

House leader proposes amendment to save industrial hemp legislation

House Floor Leader Rocky Adkins proposed an amendment late Tuesday that he believes could revive legislation intended to allow Kentucky to quickly license hemp growers if the federal government ever lifts a ban on the plant. Adkins’ proposal would involve the University of Kentucky in hemp research and would revamp the Kentucky Hemp Commission to include the Kentucky State Police […]

Getting beyond green beer on St. Pat’s Day

Can we all just agree that unless you’re a frat boy (or girl), green beer belongs nowhere near your lips on St. Patrick’s Day? Because there really are so many other ways to celebrate the day — and far more appealing methods of sipping a green beverage. To prove our point, we created three delicious alternatives to green beer. And […]

Seeds to be given away


Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach. “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.” John 11:25 Today is a welcome change from the cold and snow we’ve had all week. Although still chilly, the sun is shining and there’s not a […]

Cowan dance team returns to Atlanta to cheer for the Hawks

Gracie Caudill buried at Blackey

Gracie Mae Caudill, 97, died March 8 at her home in Blackey. A daughter of the late William Riley and Polly Ann Dixon Back, she was the widow of Bill Caudill. She was also preceded in death by a son, the late Phillip Maurice Caudill; three brothers, Custer Back, Vyron Back and Emory Back; three sisters, Carrie Roberts, Vivian Branson […]

Knott gets judge

Officials in Knott County have appointed a new leader after the former one was removed from office. County officials chose Magistrate Jamie Mosley to take the role of judgeexecutive in a 3-1 vote on Monday, three days after Randy Thompson was removed from the position by Judge John David Caudill. Thompson was convicted of conspiring to buy votes and began […]

Mummies had clogged arteries

Even without modernday temptations like fast food or cigarettes, people had clogged arteries some 4,000 years ago, according to the biggest-ever study of mummies searching for the condition. Researchers say that suggests heart disease may be more a natural part of human aging rather than being directly tied to contemporary risk factors like smoking, eating fatty foods and not exercising. […]

SKCTC receives financial award

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College is the recipient of an award given by the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Southeast is the winner of the Annual Line Item Variance Award, which is given each year to the community college with the least deviation from its original budget on a line-by-line basis. Susan Croushorn, SKCTC vice president, serves as […]