Gabby’s fishing fever

Get out and catch crappie now!

This is the time of year that crappie fishing gets good and you can fish all day long for them by changing depth or switching spots on the lake. Crappie normally like cooler water and will hold in deeper water during the day. But early and late and at night they will move much more shallow to feed. This is […]

Middle Fork Grass to play at Hemphill

Fleming-Neon Senior Citizens Center News Aug. 5: Picnic at Fishpond. Aug. 12: Trip to Breaks Interstate Park and lunch at the lodge. Aug. 19: Senior Safety Event, New Hope Church in Hazard. Regular Bingo: Fridays at 10:30. Rook and checkers played daily. Exercise equipment available daily. Hemphill The Fleming- Neon Senior Center is open 8 a.m.-2: p.m. on weekdays. Lunch […]

Hepatitis C increasingly goes hand in hand with drug abuse

MACHIAS, Maine Public health agencies and drug treatment centers nationwide are scrambling to battle an explosive increase in cases of hepatitis C, a scourge they believe stems at least in part from a surge in intravenous heroin use. In response, authorities are instituting or considering needle exchange programs but are often stymied by geography — many cases are in rural […]

Lonzo Caudill dies at 90

Lonzo Caudill, 90, of Jeremiah, died August 5 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. A son of the late James Jesse and Chloe Caudill, he was the widower of Zella Mae Caudill. He was the stepfather of the late Billy D. Winstead, and a brother of the late Coman Caudill, Hubert Caudill, and Hillard Caudill. Surviving are […]

Only four chances left

Kyle Busch’s second-place finish at Watkins Glen completed his remarkable climb to break into the top 30 in driver’s points that when coupled with his four wins on the season makes him eligible for the Chase. Of course, he has to remain in the top 30 over the next four races, but for some drivers it made getting into the […]

Mullins completes training

Army National Guard Pvt. Nicholas K. Mullins has completed basic combat training at Fort Benning, Ga. During the nine-week training period, he received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship and bayonet training, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, armed and unarmed combat, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions, and core values. […]

Red flag is raised

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 85 and in good health, except for dizzy spells. It was said that I have vertigo, but I do not believe this to be the case. Meclizine is of no help. The symptoms are worst when I close my eyes: When I do, I feel like may fall. Other symptoms are shuffling of feet, dizziness […]

Appalachian Strings to play

Appalachian Strings will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, Aug. 15. 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.

Fake $20 bills found, sent to U.S. Treasury

Two counterfeit bills were discovered in Letcher County last week. A fake $20 was handed to an employee at J&J Communications in Whitesburg on August 2. James and Samantha Lee, of Thornton, were paying a power bill at J&J Communications and the clerk realized the bill was counterfeit, said Letcher County Sheriff’s Sgt. Barry Engle. The couple told police that […]

To attend training sessions

The Brushy Fork Institute has accepted five members of the Route 7 Artisan Group to the upcoming training sessions at Berea College. The group was awarded a partial scholarship, and is sponsoring Facebook to raise the rest of the tuition. Members of the artisan group are Wanda Whitehead, Timothy Hudson, Libby Day Smith, Bonita Adams and Delana Banks.