2020-12-30

2020-12-30 E-Edition

Snow was beautiful, but also brought trouble

Whitesburg’s Main Street looked postcard-perfect when this photo was taken Christmas Eve. While many residents were happy to wake up to a white Christmas, others were disappointed to find they had no electrical service because of downed power lines. While electricity was restored quickly to many Letcher County homes, 224 houses were still without power Saturday. Most were back online […]

115 new COVID-19 cases, 6 new deaths are reported here

COVID vaccine arrives

COVID-19 cases have surged by 115 and at least six new deaths since last week in Letcher County. State figures show a total of four deaths here, up from three last week, however long-term-care statistics show six deaths at Letcher Manor nursing home alone. Sources say at least seven people have died here this week from the virus. The epidemiologist […]

Police still looking for Linefork murder suspect


Police say they are still searching for a Linefork man wanted for the murder of a man missing from Cumberland for eight months. Derrick Logan Polly, 30, is one of four people that Cumberland Police have said were involved in the murder of Wilmer Jose Perez, 21, who has been missing since he left work at Sazon Mexican Restaurant in […]

The Home Place


Starting fresh with a new year is a chance to hit the reset button for many people, and your family can use this opportunity to rethink homemade meals while striving for nutritious (and still delicious) dishes. From snacks to the main course each evening, the options are nearly endless for planning a revamped menu with healthier ingredients. Dinnertime can be […]

Salome’s Stars

For week of January 4

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A hectic period begins to wind down. Take time to draw some deep breaths and relax before getting into your next project. A long-absent family member makes contact. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You’re eager to move forward with a new challenge that suddenly dropped in your lap. But you’d be wise to […]

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