Kentucky State Police Trooper Adam Hall watched as children he assisted chose presents during Kentucky State Police Post 13’s annual Shop with a Trooper event held at the Whitesburg Walmart on Dec. 6. Seventy-seven children from Breathitt, Knott, Letcher, Leslie and Perry counties went on the shopping spree. Each child picked out about $125 worth of clothing and toys. (Photo […]


RECAPS – DEC. 9 – 13

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Torn by the ultimatum that Liam is giving her, Hope must decide whether he is more important to her that Wyatt. Quinn presents Eric with a token of appreciation for allowing her and Wyatt to be a part of the Forrester Creations team. Wyatt prepares a special evening for him and Hope to celebrate […]

Tax tips for college students

Income tax season is approaching, and students may want to consider these tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) to help the process go more smoothly. Although you may not have earned enough to be required to file, you may get a refund if your employer withheld taxes from your pay. Before you file, discuss the tax situation […]

Gene therapy blocks leukemia

In one of the biggest advances against leukemia and other blood cancers in many years, doctors are reporting unprecedented success by using gene therapy to transform patients’ blood cells into soldiers that seek and destroy cancer. A few patients with one type of leukemia were given this one-time, experimental therapy several years ago and some remain cancerfree today. Now, at […]

2013-12-11 E-Edition

Ison will be first of three tried in Fleming murder

One charge against widow dropped

The last of three suspects accused of murder, kidnapping and arson in the 2012 death of Dradrick “Drad” Fleming will be the first to stand trial in the death penalty case, Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright has ordered. Austin L. Ison, 25, of Pert Creek, will be tried March 31, Wright said near the end of a lengthy hearing in […]

I’m happy and content to be me


Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and getting the spirit of Christmas and remember what it’s about. I think it’s gotten way out of proportion. Nowadays it seems to be all giving and getting. I liked it better when it was different. Oh well, I had better get off my soapbox. I know I’m old fashioned and people […]

Services held for Pauline Adams

Pauline B. Adams, 83, of Mayking, died December 1 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. A daughter of the late Preston and Amanda Polly Blair, she was the widow of Richard Wiley Adams. She was a teacher in the Letcher County Public School System for more than 44 years, and a member of Eastern Star Hester Chapter #54. Surviving are a […]

Was illness as child a type of hepatitis?

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am a female in my 70s. When I was 12 years old, I, along with a younger brother and older sister, all had what our doctor called “yellow jaundice.” We all were very sick for about two weeks. It was very contagious and a good percentage of the schoolchildren had it, although none of my family […]

High waters plague Neon area

High water in city streets is once again a concern for the Fleming- Neon City Council, but this time the culprit is the heavy rains and snow that have fallen on Letcher County for the past few days. Mayor Susan Polis told the council that water standing in the street near the site of the old Maynard Hogg Gulf Station […]