November 30, 2016 RSS feed / News

‘Like we were in hell’

“There was fire everywhere. It was like we were in hell. Hell opened up,” Linda Monholland said, describing her evacuation from Gatlinburg, Tenn, in the face of wildfires that have severely damaged the resort town.  More...

Gov. Bevin consolidates eight boards into only one

Kentucky Gov. More...

Jenkins board adopts drug plan, honors late leader Narramore

An opioid drug overdose will not necessarily result in death at Jenkins schools after the Jenkins Board of Education voted to adopt a policy revision that will allow for the use of the anti-overdose drug Naloxone (pharmaceutical brand name Narcan) at More...

Water, sewer board working to get funds for prison projects

Applications have been submitted to the Division for Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) and the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for funding the water lines and sewage treatment facility to serve the proposed federal prison at Roxana.  More...

ROAD HAZARD —

A rotten tree is held in place by a cable on U.S. Highway 119 near Partridge. (Eagle photo) More...

Letcher County’s jobless rate falls some as 34 more get jobs

Letcher County’s unemployment rate fell to 10.3 percent at the end of October — down from 11.2 percent at the end of September — as 34 more jobs were filled here.  More...

What is a code talker?

During the early months of World War II, Japanese intelligence experts broke every code the U.S. forces devised.  They were able to anticipate American actions at an alarming rate. More...