Passed the eye test

In December 1947, not finding work in Jenkins, I took a bus to Roanoke, Va., to reenlist into the military. When I arrived I found that I was one of seven prior servicemen who were going back in the military. Of course, we all had to take a by-pass test since we were prior servicemen, but somehow my name wasn’t […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A misunderstanding tests the temperament of the sometimes headstrong Aries. Instead of blowing your top, take time for a pleasant diversion while things cool down. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A workplace problem could make the divine Bovine see red. But talk it out before you consider walking out. Some surprising facts emerge […]

UK’s pre-SEC schedule includes Kansas, UCLA

UK basketball fans never need an excuse to get excited about next season. “Next season” officially begins Oct. 14 with the annual spectacle of Big Blue Madness, introducing the 2016-17 men’s and women’s basketball teams. Madness will begin at 7 p.m. in Rupp Arena and will air on the SEC Network, according to a school news release. That’s just the […]

KSP accepting applications

The Kentucky State Police is accepting applications for the agency’s fourth Law Enforcement Accelerated Program (LEAP), scheduled to begin in the spring of 2017. This 11-week program is designed for current law enforcement officers who would like to become Kentucky state troopers. Applicants must have three years of Kentucky Police Officer Professional Standards (POPS) law enforcement experience by March 1, […]

County’s dog owners may face $2 fees

Dog owners in Letcher County may soon have to pay $2 per animal in annual licensing fees. At its July meeting this week, the Letcher County Fiscal Court took the first step toward licensing dogs in an effort to stem the problems associated with strays and mistreated animals. The move came after June Maggard of Eolia, a longtime animal rights […]


RECAPS JULY 18 – 22 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Feeling badly that she’s the cause of Zende not fulfilling his passion of fashion photography, Nicole tells him that she trusts him and he may once again shoot with Sasha. Sasha witnesses a kiss between Nicole and Zende as they plan a romantic evening together. Wyatt assures Liam that […]

Public invited to health forum here

A July 25 forum in Whitesburg will give residents of southeastern Kentucky a chance to tell four health experts their concerns about health issues and possible solutions, and share success stories and plans for future work. The Appalachian Health and Well-Being Forum will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Letcher County Cooperative Extension Office at 478 Extension […]

Flavor pork chops with a buttermilk marinade

Summertime and the living is easy. Dinners can be casual, thrown together at the last minute. But when the kids start heading back to school, it’s time to switch gears; dinner usually needs to be planned and punctual. This recipe fits nicely into that back-to-school tempo. It requires five minutes in the morning whipping up a buttermilk marinade for the […]

Woman loses leg after steep fall

A 22-year-old Virginia woman who fell at Bad Branch Falls Nature Preserve a week ago continues to recover at the Pikeville hospital. Kara Kennedy, of Wise County, underwent the amputation of a lower leg and facial surgery after falling nearly 70 feet on July 13. Kennedy and two companions had climbed to the top of the falls when she slipped […]

Digest this: Heavier people may die up to 3 years early

LONDON Being too heavy may cost you your life — literally. Scientists say overweight people die one year earlier than expected and that moderately obese people die up to three years prematurely. Doctors have long warned that being overweight can lead to health complications including heart disease, stroke and cancer, and previous studies have already found that extra pounds can […]