Rec center needs work to cut energy costs, court is told

Members of the Letcher County Fiscal Court were surprised to learn recently that the three-year-old Letcher County Recreation Center is among the county-owned buildings where changes need to be made to improve energy efficiency. Mark Saunier of Comfort & Process Solutions (CPS) presented the court with an energy audit of county buildings during a recent meeting. Saunier told the court […]

Drug laws help the criminals

Thirty years ago, a college kid in Kentucky was caught growing marijuana plants in his closet. That turned him into a convicted felon, and though he’s been on the right side of the law ever since, he still can’t vote. On any job application, he must check the box next to “Have you ever been convicted of a felony?” All […]

Bike Nite planned Oct. 11

Whitesburg Bike Nite will host the Roaring Out Cancer Ride on Oct. 11. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. at Pine Mountain Grill and the ride will begin at noon. Food will be provided for riders at the end of the ride. Harlan Underground will present a free performance during Bike Nite from 6 to 10 p.m. in downtown Whitesburg. […]

Services held for Carol Cook

Funeral services for Carol Cook, 68, of Van, were held September 26 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Boney Banks Cemetery at Ice. A daughter of the late Charlie Cornett and June Banks Anderson, she was the widow of Donald Cook and a sister of the late Ray Cornett and Christine Mullins. She died September 23 at the […]

Clothing giveaway planned

A clothing giveaway will be held Friday, October 10, and Saturday, October 11, at the Camp Branch House of Worship. The giveaway will begin at 10 a.m. each day. Everyone is welcome.

Jenkins scores are low

The Jenkins Independent School District has the seventh lowest score in the state, according to Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) test results released by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE). With an overall score of 58.8, Jenkins is classified as a focus district that needs improvement. Jenkins has a percentile ranking of 21. “Test scores do not always […]

Pet cloning raises questions

Google weird things late at night, as some of us do, and you will find the websites dedicated to pet cloning. Are they legit? Hard to say. But it’s true that two years ago, one woman paid $50,000 to have her dog, Trouble, cloned. (Normally, it costs twice that, but because she agreed to be on a TLC show called […]

Coupon class set Oct. 9

A class in couponing will be held by The Classy Couponers at 6 p.m., Thursday, October 9, at the Letcher County Extension Office. Participants will learn to use coupons to save money at local retailers. The event will also include taste testing, door prizes and a nutrition class and information. Call Christy Kincer at 633-2362 to reserve a space in […]


Whether a person is newly diagnosed with diabetes, has been diagnosed for years, or is the parent of a child with diabetes, support groups can be an invaluable resource. Different groups serve different purposes. Some groups are more educational, with members helping other members with advice, suggestions and solutions for challenges. Some groups are more social, enabling people with diabetes […]

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