Doctors say medical pot OK for severely sick kids when there is no other treatment

With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation’s most influential pediatricians group says in a new policy. Some parents insist that medical marijuana has cured their kids’ troublesome seizures or led […]

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of 3 Corinthians in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. What camp saw 185,000 of its soldiers slaughtered by an angel of the Lord? Assyrian, Midianite, Philistine, Persian 3. Who was praised for his beauty “from the sole of his foot even to the crown of his head”? Absalom, Elisha, Pekah, Tola 4. From […]

Carter shines in LCC loss

Despite a 37-point performance by sophomore guard Torell Carter, the visiting Letcher County Central High School Cougars fell 73-57 at Perry County Central on January 22. LCCHS trailed 16-8 after the first quarter, 38-23 at the half and 54-37 after three quarters. Carter, who gets most of his points penetrating and either scoring or getting to the free throw line, […]


Scott Profitt turned 20 years old on Jan. 17. He is the son of Ralph and Patty Profitt of Little Colley, and has a sister, Hannah, 8. His grandparents are the Rev. Conard and Carolyn Profitt of Isom, and Ralph and Karen Profitt of Whitesburg. Also having a birthday on Jan. 17 was his grandfather, Ralph Profitt, with whom he […]

Miss Southeast Pageant planned Feb. 7 at LCCHS

Contestants are being sought to compete in the 2015 Miss Southeast Scholarship Pageant to be held Saturday, Feb. 7, at 6: 30 p.m. in the auditorium at the Letcher County Central High School. Southeast female students who are enrolled full time and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better are invited to compete for the title. The […]

Patient is fighting advice from doctor

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 95 now and take no medications. My primary-care doctor wants me to take aspirin, even just the baby aspirin, twice a week. Some of the supplements I take do have blood- thinning characteristics, and for that reason I am fighting the aspirin recommendation. In general, is it OK to refuse the recommendation of one’s doctor? […]

To perform

Benny Jones and CMT Country will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, Jan. 31. The show will take place from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 2 to 11 years old.