Drop in unmined minerals tax bills is ‘unbelievable’

Unmined minerals tax bills for Letcher County properties are down $2.5 million this year, threatening to bankrupt the county, the school district and the special districts in the county, officials said. The Letcher County School District appears to be the biggest loser strictly in terms of dollar losses. The mineral property tax bills for the district fell a total of […]

Appalachian Roots Project begins May 6

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/ pages/ Hemphill- Community-Center. A schedule of workshops for the “Back to our Appalachian Roots Project” will be published in this column each week and on our Facebook page. Please register for workshops. This will ensure there is a place for you and free materials for you […]

Two of ARH Hospitals receive nursing award

Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital and Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center have received the Hurst Gold Standard of Nursing from Hurst Review Services, one of the largest providers of nursing analytics in the nation. This award is given to healthcare facilities nationally who have achieved the highest level of nursing care. “ We are extremely pleased to have been singled […]

Tell Mom: ‘I made it !’

For Mother’s Day on May 14, nothing is more original or more cherished than a chilwd-made gift. These two crafts are easy for a child to assemble with the help of dad, a caregiver or a teacher. The paper basket is a stylish container a preschooler will have fun crafting and filling with a minibouquet of flowers, chocolate or a […]


Swooping owl startles driver

Hello again everyone! I am still reliving the memory of my recent trip to the mountains I call home in my heart. Once again the rain kept me away from Hillbilly Days. I spent a relaxing day watching the rain, and trying to stay dry, plus being Mrs. Susie Homemaker or Betty Crocker for a little while. Who knows maybe […]

Nows a Tip

• “Use a large hair clip to hold your dish towel on the oven door handle.” — M.W. in Iowa • “An easy way to save money is when you write a check [or make a debit or check-card purchase], round it up to the nearest dollar in your checkbook register [or spreadsheet]. We saved over $300 in no time […]

2017-05-03 E-Edition

Expect high power bills to stay, Jenkins officials told this week

High power bills are here to stay and the only thing you can really do about them is to try to save on costs by using electricity more efficiently. That was the message the Jenkins City Council got from representatives of Kentucky Power Co. at its May meeting. Customer Service Representatives Sheena Hensley and Bill Bettinazzi visited the meeting to […]

Services held for Earl King

Earl King, 77, of Sandlick, died April 30 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard. He was a son of the late Willie and Polly Banks King. Surviving are his wife, Louise Dixon King; a son, David King of Sandlick; three daughters, Earlene Burton of Craft’s Colly, and Lisa King and Betty Ann King, both of […]