Some lakes already being lowered

Gabby’s fishing fever

A lot of the lakes in our area and in Tennessee have begin to slowly drop the water levels. They do this every year before cooler weather gets here. Just as any major change to a lake affects fishing, so do dropping water levels. This will have a big effect on the feeding habits of fish and will control the […]

Ohio residents attend festival

Hello again! Oh my, August is slipping by too fast for me. I’m glad I got to attend Shriners Bluegrass Festival at Roxana. I must say I was disappointed in the lack of support and participation of some local people. Just because you aren’t booked doesn’t mean you can’t come out to support a great cause such as the Shriners. […]


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 […]

SKCTC offers short terms

Prospective students at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College may still enroll for classes being offered during the remainder of the term. Both eight- and 12-week sessions are being offered, available online via Kentucky Virtual Campus or KYVC. Enrollment for the 12- week KYVC schedule is under way until the official start of the term on September 14. Courses being […]

Jenkins kicks off fall fests

The annual Jenkins Homecoming Days festival held over the weekend in downtown Jenkins marked the start of fall festival season in Letcher County. The next of a monthlong schedule of festivals takes place over the Labor Day weekend in the community of Isom. The festival finale begins September 21 with the event that started it all — the Mountain Heritage […]

SOAR program kicks off at Clay Co.

Gov. Steve Beshear and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, cochairs of SOAR – Shaping Our Appalachian Region, joined educators from 22 eastern Kentucky school districts at the Clay County High School to help kick off an innovative 3 phase education and workforce development initiative aimed at building a STEMbased (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) workforce by creating new opportunities for teachers […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

1973 Student teachers here from Morehead State University WHS has gained two new student teachers this semester. Both are from MSU. Patricia Kaye Mullins graduated from Dorton High School and then proceeded to go to summer school at Morehead. She is attending Morehead for three and one-half years, and will graduate in December. She has a major in Physical Education […]

2015-09-02 E-Edition

$2.5 million to fund COPD study here

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $2.5 million grant to the University of Kentucky College of Public Health for a five-year study of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Letcher and Harlan counties. “This is a really big achievement for the community and for UK,” said Beverly May, project manager of the Mountain Air Project. […]

Services held for Dallas Adams

Dallas “D” Gregory Adams II, 22, of Mayking died August 25 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital of injuries received in an accident. He was the son of Dallas Gregory and Connie Adams of Sergent and Vicki Kincer Adams of Mayking. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dallas Adams, Jr. and David and Roberta Kincer. Surviving in addition to […]