Fiscal court OK’s budgets for clerk, sheriff ’s office

By WILLIAM FARLEY The Letcher County Fiscal Court has approved proposed budgets from County Court Clerk Winston Meade and Sheriff Danny Webb. Both budgets were lower than last year. Meade presented the court with a check for $3,100 for a final settlement of the 2015 fees, and a budget for $5,532,500. Meade thanked car dealers in surrounding counties for sending […]

Country Cabin II closed for holiday

The Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., will be closed Saturday, Dec. 26, for the Christmas holiday. For more information, call (276) 679-3541.

Favorite Christmas was in a three-room school

Merry Christmas to all far and near, and a safe and happy New Year. So many Christmas dinners, parties and programs to go to. We will all be wanting to lose weight. I made a big mistake in last week’s paper. I wanted to wish Delze Banks of Cumberland a happy 70th birthday and for some reason I wrote “the […]

Hospital is supporting ‘Yellow Dot’ program

The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) recently introduced the Yellow Dot Program, a free service that alerts first responders at crash scenes of critical, potentially life-saving medical information. The KOHS offers these guidelines for the program: — The Yellow Dot decal is placed in the lower-left corner on the driver-side rear window. — A Yellow Dot personal information folder […]

Christmas spirit in Whitesburg


What makes my car go bump?

Dear Car Talk: I have a 2000 Nissan Maxima, and when I go over a speed bump it makes a “thump” sound when it lands back on the road. The sound comes from the rear, as if something heavy is loose in the back and that makes the sound when it lands after the vehicle comes down from a bump. […]

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Bringing gifts to Kingscreek

Tax tips for students

Income tax season is approaching, and students may want to consider these tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) to help the process go more smoothly. Although you may not have earned enough to be required to file income taxes, you may be able to get a refund if your employer withheld taxes from your pay. Before you […]