Weather is blamed for unusually poor highway conditions

You hear it in the grocery store, the doctor’s office, in line at restaurants, and see it on social media — the roads in eastern Kentucky are awful. One person complains of a busted tire, another of having to have his front-end alignment redone. On KY 588 near Kingdom Come Creek, an entire section of highway is caving in. On […]


RECAPS: FEB. 4 – 8

GENERAL HOSPITAL — Franco looked to “Kevin” for advice. Sam met up with Shiloh. Kristina was energized. Sonny made his intentions clear. Anna got a surprise visit. Franco took Aiden ice-skating. Lucas was sympathetic. Sasha surprised Nina. Jason brought Carly up to speed. Obrecht was curious about Maxie’s influence over Peter. Ryan made Franco his pawn. Charlotte had an outing […]

Co-workers trying to help pay for surgery

Jonathan Day didn’t want to go to the doctor for something as minor as a sore on his foot. As a Ojibwe man, Day knew he was at risk for diabetes. First Nations men in Canada, where Day was born, are 2.5 times as likely to have diabetes as non- First-Nations men, and Native Americans in the U.S. are twice […]


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Man faces theft, endangerment charges after high-speed chase ends at Sandlick

A Sandlick man was arrested after a high-speed chase that ended when his vehicle slid off the road while attempting to make a turn, and then allegedly rammed a Whitesburg Police car. Eddie Sandlin, 41, of 44 Marlowe Road, was charged with receiving stolen property ($10,000 or more, first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, first-degree fleeing or […]

Moments in Time

• On Feb. 6, 1820, the first organized immigration of freed slaves to Africa from the United States departs New York on a journey to Sierra Leone, in West Africa. The expedition was partially funded by the U.S. Congress, which appropriated $100,000. • On Feb. 9, 1900, the silver trophy known today as the Davis Cup is first put up […]

How to microwave great popcorn with a brown paper bag

Microwave popcorn is a great idea — in theory. But most packaged options have a long list of unnatural ingredients and don’t taste very good. This fun recipe turns a plain old brown paper bag into a microwave-safe package for popping corn kernels. Make sure to use a plain bag without any writing (colored inks are often not microwave-safe). Microwaves […]


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Rites set for woman killed by tree that fell on U.S. 23

Tree that caused death of woman was cut illegally

Funeral services will be held tonight (Wednesday) for Iris Jennifer Conley Walker, 64, of Jenkins, who was killed February 2 when her car was struck by a felled tree on US 23 at Wise, Va. A Pound, Va., man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and trespassing for allegedly cutting the tree from property he did not own. Virginia State […]

Now Here’s a Tip!

• “Kids do love their sneakers, but sometimes when a kid loves his sneakers too much and wears them every day, those sneakers don’t love the family back. In short, they stink. We filled a pair of socks with a mix of the crystal kitty litter and the detergent-boosting beads that smell so good. At night, Junior takes his sneaks […]