April 11, 2018 RSS feed / News

601 pounds are lost in fitness challenge

More than 80 people who completed a 12-week fitness challenge have lost 601 pounds combined.  Brandy Cook, a certified personal trainer from Whitesburg, created the “New Year New You” challenge as a way to pay it forward and help oth More...

Bevin signs pension bill

FRANKFORT  Defying the vocal objections of teachers, Kentucky’s Republican governor signed a bill into law Tuesday that makes changes to the state’s troubled public pension systems.  More...

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 ven More...

Kentucky lawmaker being fined for ‘inappropriate text messages’

FRANKFORT  In February 2016, a young woman was working to get a Republican candidate elected to a state House seat in Kentucky.  Jeff Hoover, the Republican leader at the time, made her a deal: Win the election, and he would pay for a hotel More...

Kentucky teachers plan another rally for state education funding

LOUISVILLE Kentucky teachers who rallied last week at the state Capitol to support education funding plan to be there again Friday when state lawmakers reconvene to consider overriding the Republican governor’s veto of budget and revenue measur More...

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.  More...

Vanover’s new job promotion

I went overnight from noncommissioned officer in charge (NCOIC) of the printing department on one base to be in charge of printing on three bases at the end of the Korean War when I was assigned to Hickam Fields in Hawaii in October 1955. More...