Gabby’s fishing fever

Spring is here; let’s go fishing!

We had some cold nasty weather this winter and now I am ready for some warmer spring weather. I have had several reports of some good bass and crappie fishing on several area lakes already, and hope to get started myself this week. When you see the dogwood trees blooming, it is time to start crappie fishing. Crappie are one […]


Kentucky House panel will look at air ambulance costs

Air ambulance services have enabled rural Kentuckians to get advanced emergency care more quickly, but there’s a catch. “Increasingly, the service also can mean the difference between getting well at a price you can afford or at a price that could push you over a financial cliff,” Trudy Lieberman writes for Rural Health News Service. “Air ambulances have become the […]

Rites held for William Stamper

William D. Stamper, 75, of Fenton in Dearborn Heights, Mich., died March 15 at Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn. A son of the late General Stamper and Minnie Adams, he was also preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Sue. Surviving are a son, William D. Stamper Jr.; a brother, Daryel Stamper and wife Linda; two sisters, Phyllis Walker and Carolyn […]

Magistrate testifies about high light bills

Two Letcher County magistrates say they have talked with state officials in hopes of getting relief for homeowners and businesses saddled with some of the highest monthly electric bills in Kentucky. District Five Magistrate Wayne Fleming told his fellow members of the Letcher Fiscal Court this week that he had been to Frankfort testifying about the high power bills before […]

May need to wear long johns for Easter

Happy Easter everyone! Make sure you have your long johns on when you wear your pretty Easter garments this year as we have such mixed up weather that we are now having winter instead of spring! Oh well it could be worse I guess. The magnolia trees are in full bloom along with a tree that has pink blossoms. Daffodils […]

How you can choose a good kidney doctor

DEAR DR. ROACH: How can I find the most successful, experienced kidney doctor? Would I be better off with a doctor who has his or her own practice, or one who works in a hospital? My kidney function is at 32 percent, down from 44 percent four years ago due to hypertension. — J.A. ANSWER: I often have tried to […]

Ray Eldridge services held

Ray Dean Eldridge, 79, died March 17 at his home at Turkey Creek. A son of the late Columbus and Flora Cole Eldridge, he was the widower of Sue Sweet Eldridge. He was also preceded in death by a grandchild, April Elizabeth Johnson, and two brothers, Claude Eldridge and Kenneth Eldridge. Surviving are two sons, Mark Allen Eldridge and Ray […]

Foggy morning on the mountaintop

Poster and essay contest planned

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture will sponsor a contest for Kentucky students to create and submit a poster, an essay or a digital image on the theme “Kentucky Agriculture: Our Farms, Our Food, Our Future”. Statewide poster and essay winners from each grade, kindergar ten through 12th, will be chosen, and an overall digital winner will be named. Each statewide […]