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Indictments charge 10

A Letcher Grand Jury has returned an indictment against a Jenkins man arrested last month on methamphetamine charges.  It is one of 11 indictments returned Thursday against 10 people in Letcher Circuit Court.  More...

News

Facebook breach hit 1.3 million Kentucky users

FRANKFORT  Kentucky’s Democratic Attorney General says more than 1.3 million Kentuckians were impacted by a privacy breach at Facebook.  More...

Lobbyists spent over $8.4 million on state legislators in only 3 months

FRANKFORT  In just three months, companies and special interest groups spent more than $8.4 million trying to influence Kentucky lawmakers, the third straight year lobbying spending has broken records in the Bluegrass State.  More...

One of my flying heroes

I talked on the phone with an old buddy of mine in Jenkins recently, Wayne Collins. More...

Columns

Strange But True

• It was influential American science-fiction author Philip K. More...

Nows Here's a Tip

• “Small jewelry for travel is best held in a weekly pill organizer. I have one with nice large boxes, too, so it holds some of my larger rings. It’s very handy, and chains especially are protected from tangling.” — T.V. More...

Moments in Time

• On April 30, 1933, Willie Nelson is born into a family of Texas musicians. He penned his first song at age 7. More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

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Entertainment

Greek roasted chicken breats

Cooking On Deadline:

Oregano, lemon, garlic, glugs of olive oil ... these are just a few of the ingredients that make Greek food so appealing. They match up well with all sorts of other hero ingredients, from potatoes to chicken to seafood.  More...

Try baked chicken thighs with easy lemon pickles

Preserved lemons, aka lemon pickles, are a delicious and unique treat that have long delivered a ton of salty and acidic crunch to the cuisines of North Africa, the Middle East and South Asia — and to America in recent years.  More...

Fish great for grill

Grilled fish is the official dish of summer around our house. There is nothing I love to eat more in warm weather than a piece of fresh seasonal fish cooked on the grill — the slightly sweet flesh offset by a tiny bit of char.  More...

County budget is down by 40%

Letcher County’s proposed budget for the coming year is down 40 percent from the 2012-2013 budget, mostly because of a loss of unmined minerals and coal severance tax.  After an unusually long wait for the state’s budget to become fi More...

Toyota donates three cars to help teach local students

The Letcher County Area Technology Center has three expensive new tools for high school students to learn the basics of auto maintenance.  Letcher County native Jeff Everidge works at Toyota Motor Co. More...

Candidates address county’s money woes

Shortly after Sheriff Danny Webb took office in 2002, he borrowed money and started buying brand new police cars.  More...

Opinions

Lawmaker retiring with no worries

The difference between rich and poor often isn’t as much the money as it about the willingness to do what it takes to get it. More...

The Kochs’ complex conspiracy

In 1933, a handful of wealthy Wall Streeters were upset that the newly elected president, Franklin D. Roosevelt, had dared to tax the rich in order to fund programs to lessen the painful poverty people were experiencing due to the Great Depression. More...

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Sports

Freddie Maggard will help grid Cats

One extra benefit from having former Kentucky quarterback Freddie Maggard as the director of player development for the University of Kentucky football team could be an uptick in in-state recruiting.  More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Why bluegill are great fish to catch

Many of us grew up getting our start in fishing by catching bluegill. More...

Justify installed as early Kentucky Derby favorite

LOUISVILLE  Bob Baffert had no chance to fret over the Kentucky Derby draw.  By the time the Hall of Fame trainer managed to get into Churchill Downs, the process was halfway done and Justify had landed in the No. 7 post on Tuesday.  More...

Families & Friends

Popcorn was highlight of stock sales

Well, if you weren’t at the Little Colley Baptist Church this past Saturday for their breakfast, you surely missed a good one. Ronnie Maggard, Charlene, Mom, myself, and my youngest grandchild, Story Eliza Hampton, enjoyed it immensely.  More...

Community calendar

May 5 — Neon American Legion Post #104 will host a Kentucky Derby party featuring Jesse and the Hogg Brothers, the first family of Texas Cowpunk. Doors open at noon and the show starts at 6:45 p.m. More...

ECCO will continue its work in this area

Over 30 years ago in Eolia, a ministry called Eolia Christian Community Outreach (ECCO) was begun. The ministry was started by Tony and Brenda Gross who saw need in the community and wanted to help those in need as well as spread God’s word. More...

Obituaries

Services set for Nettie Lou Nelson

Funeral services for Nettie Lou Madison Nelson, 71, of Morehead, will be held at 1 p.m. today, May 2, at Fleming Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. More...

Brice Baker dies at 75

Brice Daniel Baker, 75, of Whitesburg died April 30 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  A son of the late Willie Garfield and Lula Collins Baker, he was a brother of the late Renfrow Baker and Desta Neikirk and a grandfather of the lat More...

Services held for James Hensley

James “Jim” Hensley, 64, of Louisville, died April 23.  Born in Letcher County to the late George Willie and Mary Elizabeth Hensley, he was the father of the late Sherrolyn Hensley.  He was also preceded in death by a brother, W More...