Now Here’s a Tip

• Don’t throw toads out of your garden! There’s hardly a better pest-control method than these good old-fashioned bug eaters. Toads can eat hundreds of bugs a week, and they don’t cost a dime. They are a gardener’s good luck! • “How to never have cloudy ice tea: Brew tea bags in hot water; steep for 4-5 minutes and remove […]

How might county fix its broken budget? We asked the candidates. Here are their replies.

A bad year for unmined minerals taxes and coal severance tax nearly bankrupted Letcher County last year, and the question of how the county will be recoup those losses still hasn’t been answered. Taxes on unmined minerals dropped 83 percent on unmined coal, 51 percent on oil reserves, and 54 percent on natural gas. Limestone, sand and gravel increased to […]

Salome’s Stars

Your 7-day horoscope for week of April 16 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A little woolgathering is OK. But don’t let that dreamy state linger beyond midweek, when you’ll want to be ready to take on new workplace responsibilities. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Love rules the week for single Bovines seeking romance. Attached pairs also find new […]


RECAPS: APRIL 9-13 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Hope and Steffy argued about Liam’s well-being. Wyatt filled in for Bill at Spencer Publications while Bill recovers. Jarrett made a big request of Wyatt. Bill attempted to converse with Liam who’s still apprehensive about giving his father a second chance at a relationship. Thorne pressed Katie on her relationship with […]

Summit City sets lineup

Summit City on Main in Whitesburg will hold two “open mic” nights this week — on Wednesday and on Friday with host Kevin Howard. On Thursday night (April 12), Summit City on Main hosts “Trivia Night.” The venue’s featured live concert act this week is Bek Smallwood, who will appear Saturday night with no cover charge.

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Community calendar

April 13 — The Lewis & Clark Circus will be held at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 13, at the Kiwanis Mini Park in Jenkins. Free admission to two children 13 and under when accompanied by an adult who purchase a $10 advance ticket ($15 at the gate). Advance tickets available at Boggs Pharmacy in Jenkins, Family Drug […]

Is UK’s Herro top shooting guard?

Vaught’s Views

How good is Kentucky signee Tyler Herro? The 6-5 guard from Whitnall High School in Greenfield, Wisconsin has a fan in Rivals.com recruiting writer Krysten Peek. “He is the best shooter in the (2018 recruiting) class from be- yond the arc (3-point line),” said Peek. “He could be the best pure scorer in the class. “I saw him in one […]

Bible trivia

By WILSON CASEY 1. Is the book of Judges in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. By Roman reckoning, what time of day did Jesus meet the Samarian woman at the well? Daybreak, Noon, Mid-afternoon, Dusk 3. On the island of Patmos, to whom was the book of Revelation given? John, Paul, Matthew, Luke 4. Who hid 100 […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

It’s hard to beat a live minnow

While it is going to warm up two or three days later this week, this early spring has mostly been cold so far. However, it is still time for crappie to start moving to shallower waters and to the back of main lake creek areas. Prime spots for finding crappie now are in and around cover like wood, weeds, and […]