Judge says $3 more is needed on bills to save recycling

The $3 a month raise in sanitation bills that was approved at the November meeting of the Letcher County Fiscal Court will not be enough to keep the Letcher County Recycling Center in operation, says Judge/Executive Jim Ward. Ward told four of the county’s five magistrates who attended a special session of the fiscal court on December 11 that without […]


Kicking Butts

Everyone knows that smoking is bad for your health. However, as a person with diabetes, smoking carries special risks. You greatly increase the danger of diabetes-related complications. Smoking interferes with the timing and effects of insulin, making it difficult to control blood glucose levels. In addition, it raises blood glucose levels and further contributes to poor blood glucose control. In […]

Christmas program planned

Faith Community Church will present “Unto Us A Child Is Born” at 7 p.m., Dec. 18 and 19. The church is located in Whitesburg behind Letcher Funeral Home. For more information, call 633-0024.

All eyes are on Santa Claus

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Handle a potentially awkward situation by warming up your confidence reserves and letting it radiate freely. Also, expect an old friend to contact you. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) It’s not too early for the practical Bovine to begin planning possible changes for 2011. A recent contact can offer some interesting insights. GEMINI […]

‘Cold cap’ will help women keep hair in chemotherapy

The Associated Press WASHINGTON The Food and Drug Administration will allow marketing of the DigniCap, a cooling system that chills patients’ scalps to reduce the hair loss that is so common during breast cancer treatment. A doctor who led research with the hair-preserving strategy welcomed the FDA’s move, saying hair loss during chemotherapy has a traumatic effect on patients, and […]

Warm weather making flowers bloom

Hello everyone! How is everyone enjoying this unusual beautiful December weather? Oh I wish it could last until May! My lilac bushes have buds on them, poppies are up, the rose bush has new leaves, and a couple of dandelions are blooming. Once again it is difficult to get into the Christmas spirit. I’ve heard if Christmas isn’t in your […]

James W. Craft II, Darrell Hall interested in replacing Wright

Two Whitesburg attorneys have expressed their interest in replacing Sam Wright as Letcher Circuit Judge. The two are James W. Craft II and Darrell Hall. Below is a look at the paths each would have to take to be appointed to a shortened term on the bench early next year, and then to win an election to serve the remainder […]


RECAPS DEC. 14 — 18 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Julius has suspicions about ulterior motives when he learns from Vivienne that Sasha, a former neighbor and Nicole’s best friend, is coming to Los Angeles for a visit. Soon after her arrival, Sasha is insistent about being introduced to the Forrester family. Refusing to allow Nicole to be taken […]