Slower growth produces better meat at farming operation here

Tim Sanders spent 20 years in the Arizona desert before he wandered home to the lush Kentucky mountains and settled into retirement on his grandparents’ farm that he bought from the heirs. “I didn’t intend to start a business when I came back; I just intended to be self sufficient,” Sanders said. Now, going on four years since he returned […]

‘Farmacy’ gives big boost to W’burg farmers market

The Farmers Market in Whitesburg is paying dividends in the local economy. What started as a few tents in a downtown parking lot, has grown to 43 farmers, as many as 29 in a single day, according the Janet Kincer, manager of the market. The market is a project of Grow Appalachia, a nonprofit founded to push the idea that […]

New steakhouse will offer ‘prime’ cuts, says owner

Ten years after opening Letcher County’s first Mexican restaurant, Charles Colwell is now establishing the county’s first “prime” steakhouse. Prime 606 Steakhouse is scheduled to open March 1 in the Parkway Plaza Shopping Center in West Whitesburg, next door to Colwell’s popular Las Peñas Restaurant, which opened in 2007. “That’s the target date,” Colwell said of the 115-seat restaurant. “It’s […]

Mrs. Boggs, 67, was school employee

Brenda Sue Boggs, 67, of Whitesburg, died January 6 at Pikeville Medical Center. Born in Hazard to the late Johnnie Rachiel and Henrietta Ritchie Raichel, she was the widow of Ronnie Davidson, and later married Daryl Boggs, who survives her. She was a sister of the late Gary Raichel. Mrs. Boggs was graduated from Carr Creek High School and had […]

Upset with post office

I am a 78- year- old woman who is disabled and in a wheelchair. Recently, the postmaster at the Jenkins Post Office put a stop to carriers bringing my mail to my house, which they have been doing for 26 years. All of a sudden they won’t deliver my mail to me at my door. It has now been four […]

Sweet Tips for Sweet Treats

You might have a favorite cookie or brownie recipe — but did you know you could make it even better by adding a simple, familiar ingredient? With a few expert tips from Buddy Valastro, author and star of TLC’s “Cake Boss,” you can take your sweet treats from good to great in no time. Start with Quality Ingredients — When […]

PSC cuts rate hike asked for by RECC

The Kentucky Public Service Commission this week granted Cumberland Valley Electric a rate hike but reduced the amount requested by the electric distribution cooperative. In an order issued Monday, the PSC directed Cumberland Valley to conduct a financial study that examines how the utility can reduce expenses and also directed Cumberland Valley to address the possibility of a merger with […]

Grapefruit tea among new uses for old fruit

It’s grapefruit season, and my home state of Texas has a bountiful crop of the bittersweet fruit featuring white, pink and red varieties. Pink and red grapefruit get their rosy blush from lycopene, the same antioxidant found in tomatoes. The numerous varieties available include Ruby Red, Pink, Flame, Thompson, White Marsh, Star Ruby, Duncan and Pummelo HB. Grapefruits are one […]