2017-06-14

Neon water customers may suffer outage soon



Fleming-Neon water customers in the McRoberts and Fleming areas will be without water for at least one day in the near future. Water Manager Chris Banks told the council that a large tree fell from an embankment and landed on top of the city water tank at Tom Biggs. He said that when the clean up is complete, the tank […]

Heres a Tip



• “When packing for the kids to go to camp, here’s a tip we’ve used over and over again: Put all elements of each outfit (top, bottom, undergarments, socks, etc.) folded into a gallon-size zipper-close bag. I add a plastic grocery bag as well. Each day, the child puts on a fresh outfit, then puts yesterday’s clothes into the plastic […]

Robert McElroy services held



Graveside services for Robert “Bob” Howard McElroy, 77, of Millstone, were held June 8 at the Thornton Cemetery. A son of the late James and Ethel McElroy, he died June 3. He was a brother of the late Bud McElroy, Opal Mason, Pauline Mason, Dorothy Jean Johnson and Mary Evelyn Bentley. Mr. McElroy was retired from the Pipe-Fitters Local 211 […]

Little experience could be factor in mine deaths



BEAVER, W.Va. Seven U.S. coal miners died in accidents so far this year, most of them with less than a year of experience at that particular job and mine, according to federal officials. In all of last year, eight miners died. Tim Watkins, deputy administrator for MSHA’s Coal Mine Safety and Health, said the agency is launching an initiative as […]

CNN special to air Sunday



Larry Hatton is out of hospital



By OMA HATTON Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and not working too hard if you have a garden. I wish I had one, especially since I look across the road and see Jr. and Robin Sexton’s. I’m watching it grow and it looks so pretty. I’m glad they cut the trees so I can see it. Whitesburg […]

Kentucky Coal Academy to host free mining refreshers



The Kentucky Coal Academy will host free refresher mining trainings through its program at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College’s (SKCTC) Harlan campus, at 164 Ball Park Road, Mining Industry building, second floor. 8-hour Surface Refresher: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 20; must have Kentucky Surface Miners card 8- or 16-hour Underground Refresher: 8 a.m.- 4: 30 p. m. Monday […]

Mine opening reflects an uptick in ‘met’ coal



FRIEDENS, Pa. President Donald Trump hailed the opening last week of a new coal mine as proof deregulation is helping bring jobs to the industry, even though plans for the mine’s opening were made well before Trump’s election. Corsa Coal Corp. will supply coal used in making steel and is expected to generate up to 100 fulltime jobs. The company […]

State says only 1 person OD’d here in 2016; 0 in 2017



While the rest of the United States reels under what has been termed an epidemic of opioid drug abuse, state records show only one drug overdose in Letcher County for all of 2016, and none for 2017. But that doesn’t mean that the epidemic hasn’t reached Letcher County. It means that the numbers haven’t reached the state office charged with […]

Blacksmithing workshop set for June 24



Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/ pages/ Hemphill- Community-Center. The Back to Our Appalachian Roots Project workshops held on June 10 were very successful. The gardening workshop, the cooking over the open fire, and the jam session were very informative. Ages across the lifespan were present and all enjoyed it. Thanks for […]