2017-06-07

Trying to catch a legend



It is beginning to seem like every win or championship that Jimmie Johnson has in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has some historical significance and Sunday’s win at Dover in the AAA 400 Drive for Autism put the Hendrick Motorsports driver in the company of one of the sport’s all-time greats. The win was the third of the year […]

Many predicted Eric Conn would run away




FRANKFORT At the time he was arrested for defrauding taxpayers of $600 million, disability attorney Eric Conn spoke multiple languages, had crossed the border 140 times in the past decade and had told at least six people he would flee the country instead of going to jail. Still, a federal judge released Conn on $1.25 million bail last year, citing […]

Rock City?



People walking around Whitesburg should be on the lookout for rocks. Not falling rocks, just rocks. The Farmers Market hosted its annual Feedtime on the Cumberlands dinner June 1 to kick off its 2017 season. During the dinner, which featured all local foods, participants were asked to paint rocks promoting the Market and place them around town. The rocks are […]

At the Farmers Market: Broccoli




With June comes the start of summer and an abundance of fresh produce available at the Letcher County Farmers Market. An in-season produce offering you may not necessarily associate with late spring and early summer is broccoli. Broccoli actually has two growing seasons in Kentucky. Kentucky growers began harvesting their first crop in May and will continue to harvest through […]

Two good options for early summer fishing




June is one of the best months for outside activities such as fishing. However, many predator species, such as largemouth bass, have already completed their annual reproductive ritual and kind of sulk through June. It can be a tough month for fishing in lakes and reservoirs, but two options will produce fishing that compares to the marvelous weather. Largemouth bass […]

UZ man faces meth and weapons counts



The Letcher County Sheriff ’s office has charged a UZ man with possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of marijuana, manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of meth precursors after serving an arrest warrant for misdemeanor fourthdegree assault. Sheriff ’s deputies and the Kentucky Department of Probation and Parole served the warrant June 1 on Eric Frazier, 35, of Harbor […]

Prosecutor’s office files charges against two here



A 27-year old woman arrested in April for drug trafficking and manufacturing methamphetamine has been formally charged by the Letcher Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. Kesha Cook of Orange Drive, near Pistol City, is charged with eight separate counts in an information signed by Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Gene Smallwood. She was one of two people charged in “informations” filed by the Commonwealth’s […]

Salome’s Stars



Your 7-day horoscope for week of June 12 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A recent spate of confusion regarding decision-making begins to clear up. But caution is still advised. Continue to check details. An old friend has important news. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You’re anxious to see your ideas move from concept to development. But trying to […]

Pondering state’s 225th birthday




Kentucky’s 225th birthday — Happy quasquibicentennial anyone?! — has been a time filled with toasts and reminiscing about the many things we’ve gotten right. That’s as it should be. This frequent defender of our state’s honor is among those revelling in what we have done and do best. Self congratulation is hard sometimes in a place and for a people […]

Appalshop honored as a top arts center



Appalshop has been named to the 2017 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Top 100 list. The list honors those who “create cultural movement,” according to the Center. “This year, the list takes on a renewed urgency and importance. In the face of uncertain social and political headwinds, we must give voice to those who can lead us towards a […]