March 27, 2013 RSS feed / Features

Craft co-op marks 20 years

In April 1993, a great new idea was brought to Letcher County – the idea to organize a co-op of handcrafters and open a shop where they could promote their skills and sell their crafts. More...

State’s high court denies parole for 1 of 3 Acker killers

A man serving life in prison misunderstood his guilty plea by thinking that prosecutors agreed he would be released the first time he is up for parole, the Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled.  More...

Rural residents fearful of AT&T’s efforts to bypass land line rules

Americans are increasingly abandoning their land line telephones — but not in Appalachia, where the foothills and peaks swallow cell phone signals.  Landis Cornett can’t get service on his iPhone until he drives seven miles from his More...

Delicate, lemony cookies set mood for Easter

For most people, Easter means it’s time for chocolate bunnies and colored eggs. And while those things are fine, for me this season is about all things lemon.  More...

Lawmakers pass industrial hemp bill in Kentucky

Kentucky would be able to quickly license hemp growers if the federal government ever lifts a ban on the crop under a measure approved by the state Legislature on Tuesday.  “We have, in my opinion, put together a strong bill,” said H More...

Sale of alcohol will be allowed on election day

Lawmakers in Kentucky have passed legislation lifting a Prohibition era ban on the sale of alcohol at restaurants, bars and retail stores on Election Day.  The House and Senate voted overwhelmingly late Tuesday to allow alcohol sales during hour More...

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