Struttin’ Time:

It’s time to think about packing your bag

Now is the time we need to be making sure we are ready to head out when turkey season opens this coming spring. Clean your firearms, tune your calls, wash your hunting clothes, check your boots, and make sure your backpack has the things in it to make an enjoyable hunt. Nothing is as heart breaking as to hike a […]

Taking orders for fruit plants

The Letcher County Extension Office is taking orders for fruit plants. Payment is due at ordering. The office is offering the following plants: • strawberries (Earliglow & Allstar) $13/100 • blackberries ( Triple Crown) $3 each • blueberries ( Ozarkblue, Draper, Patriot) $7 each • black Raspberries (Bristol) $3 each • asparagus ( Jersey Knight) $1each To place an order, […]

Medicare to focus on chronic care

Adjusting medications before someone gets sick enough to visit the doctor. Updating outside specialists so one doctor’s prescription doesn’t interfere with another’s. Starting this month, Medicare will pay primary care doctors a monthly fee to better coordinate care for the most vulnerable seniors — those with multiple chronic illnesses — even if they don’t have a face-toface exam. The goal […]

Casting call planned

The fifth and final installment of the community play Higher Ground, a community based play constructed on oral histories collected in Harlan County, will debut in April in the Edsel Godbey Appalachian Center on the Cumberland campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. Actors, singers, musicians, crew and visual artists are needed to produce the show. Individuals interested in […]

Hookup with county water system pays off for Neon after McRoberts pump fails

The Fleming-Neon City Council learned that the Goose Creek to Hemphill to Deane area was the first beneficiary of the connection between the water lines running from Deane, that belong to the Letcher County Water and Sewer District, and lines from the Fleming- Neon Water District. Mayor Susie Polis told the council that earlier on Monday, she had learned that […]

Valentine’s dinner Feb. 14

A Valentine’s Day dinner will be held at 6 p.m., Feb. 14, in Laurel House at Pine Mountain Settlement School. The cost is $10 for adults and children under 12 $5.50. Advance reservations are required. For more information, call Judy Lewis at (606) 558-3586 or the school office at (606) 558-3571.


People with diabetes have a two to five times greater risk of having a stroke, and have diabetes also puts you at higher risk of dying from a stroke — especially for women and those who have had diabetes for a long time. That’s the bad news. The good news is that you can take steps to reduce your likelihood […]

Sorority meets at Collins home

Kentucky Laureate RHO Sorority met Jan. 8 at the home of Norma Collins. The home was decorated throughout with winter evergreens, so beautiful. Hostesses Mahal a Frazier, Patty Nantz, Ellen Compton and Jolinda Wright served a delicious vegetable soup, sandwich and dessert to the following: Vernell Mullins, Irene Smith, Liz Simon, Sandy Banks, Sally Caudill, Ann Bradley and Earlene Williams. […]

Cougars top Cavs, P’burg

After losing at June Buchanan School, 35-34, on a last second field goal last week, the Letcher Central Cougars bounced back with impressive wins 77-54 over visiting Jenkins, 77-54 on January 9, and at 4-7 Prestonsburg, 79-50, on January 10. The 10-5 Cougars host 8-4 June Buchanan School this Friday night. LCCHS then goes back on the road with visits […]

Shooting match planned Jan. 16

A shooting match will be held at 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 16, at the American Legion on Pine Mountain. The fee is $3 per shot, prizes are cash and meat. No restrictions on guns except no scopes. The match is sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion. For more information, call 634-1459 or 633-2834.