Medicaid patients must ‘work’ to keep vision, dental help

Patients who qualified for Medicaid as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) will not be able to get vision and dental care after June without “earning” dollars for them, under a Medicaid waiver pushed by Gov. Matt Bevin and approved earlier this year by the Trump administration. Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation is advertising the changes to its patients, […]

Now here’s a Tip

• “If you make your own whipped cream, try using honey instead of sugar. I find that it has a sweeter flavor, and it also stays firm longer than regular sugar. I especially like it on tarts.” — C.A. in Louisiana • Here’s a nifty trick to store lots of sunglasses using two thumbtacks and a length of ribbon. Keep […]

Jake King Jr. succumbs at 82

Jake King Jr. 82, died Sunday, February 25. Born June 14, 1935 to the late Jake King Sr. and Clementine King of Cromona, he was the widower of Bertha Baker King, and later married Linda King, who survives him. He was a brother of the late Bill King and Lola Cohill, and the stepfather of the late Jason Morgan. Mr. […]

Bread is coming to Hemphill

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/ pages/Hemphill-Community Center. Hemphill Black Sheep Bakery and good drug-free (chemical preservative free) bread is coming… We had a great time with the Future of Letcher County reading on Friday night last week. We had a potluck dinner and a good intergenerational mix of folks for the […]

Tractor-trailer runs ‘a-fowl’ at Jenkins


RECAPS: MARCH 19 – 23 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Enraged as her current circumstances, Caroline returned to Los Angeles and manifested her anger at Dollar Bill Spencer. Thomas came clean to Ridge about the manipulation he and Sally endured at the hands of Bill and Caroline. Ridge and Thomas had a truthful conversation about Bill. Detective Sanchez questioned […]

Scottie Joe Short dies at 42

Scottie Joe Short, 42, died March 13 at his home in Mayking. He was a son of Alice Sturgill Short and the late Claude Short Surviving in addition to his mother are three sons, Caleb Short, Nathan Short, and Nigel Short; four brothers, Claude Short, Conley Short, Verlin Short, and James Sturgill; two sisters, Rena Lou Brashear and Christy Short […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

1972 Bye-bye band! Senior farewell band concert The Band Boosters sponsored a farewell Band Concert for seniors on Sunday, May 21, in the Whitesburg cafeteria. Under the direction of Miss Mina Breeding, the band played “Montage” “Overture in B Flat” and “Sonnet and Dance.” The WHS Chorus sang “We’ve Only Just Begun”, “California Dreamin”, “If Ever I Would Leave You”, […]

State to remove campaign signs

Political candidates and other individuals and businesses with illegal signs placed on state highway department right-of-way are being warned their signs will be taken down next week. Between March 26 and 30, highway crews in Letcher County and the six other counties that make Highway District 12 will blitz through each county to remove signs that are illegally installed on […]

How did engine survive broken timing belt? Just plain ole luck

Dear Car Talk: I had a 1991 Civic. At 105,000 miles, the timing belt broke while we were driving. I pulled off to the side of the road — the cold, dark, middle-of-nowhere, Indiana road — and just to make sure to do the worst thing I possibly could do, I then cranked the engine. Everyone said that if the […]