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News

Neon wants garbage bins used properly

The City of Fleming-Neon is putting citizens on notice about violating rules on garbage pickup, including the dumping of dead animals into garbage bins.  More...

More beautification work

Judith Vermillion of Solomon painted this barn quilt square which was recently placed at the mouth of Solomon Branch in Whitesburg. More...

Deputies find oxycodone tablets after traffic stop in Whitesburg

Arraignment is scheduled today (Wednesday) for a Whitesburg man arrested during a traffic stop and charged with possession of the painkiller oxycodone.  Rodney L. More...

Columns

Car Talk

Shaking car is not something to mess with

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

The way we were

August 10, 1961  A federal housing official indicated this week that Whitesburg can expect to begin construction next spring on 60 units of low-rent housing. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES ( March 21 to April 19) A troubling situation takes a positive turn and moves toward a resolution that should please you and your supporters. Meanwhile, make time to deal with new domestic issues.  More...

Health

Feeling the itch in no-see-um season

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: It’s that time of year again — the no-see-um season. I can feel a sharp sting when bitten. It goes away and then returns as a large swelling with incessant itching. What can I do to prevent this reaction? More...

Sports in heat is safe with precautions, pediatricians say

CHICAGO  Playing sports in hot, steamy weather is safe for healthy children and teen athletes, so long as precautions are taken and the drive to win doesn’t trump common sense, the nation’s largest pediatricians group says.  More...

Dogs help some recover from illness

Hospitalized for severe depression, Gayle looked forward to spending time with her “therapists,” who coaxed her back to health with non-judgmental support, frisky good humor and occasional wet kisses.  For Rocket, bringing smiles to More...

Entertainment

Tyme to perform

East KY Tyme, a country/ bluegrass band, will play Saturday, Aug. 11, at 8:30 p.m. at the Riverside Days Festival at the park. More...

Photo

Tyler Bentley, Kim Smith and members of the Whitesburg Rotary Club attended a play at Barter Theater Stage II in Abingdon, Va., on July 30. More...

Concert to benefit Travis Morton

A benefit concert for Travis Morton, a 16-year-old battling cancer, is set for 7 p.m. on August 19 at the Linefork/Kingdom Come Community Center. The event will include food, mu- sic and a variety of singers. More...

County officials look at ‘cooking’ trash to cut costs

Letcher County could soon become one of the first local governments in the region to attempt to use pressurized steam to reduce household garbage by turning some of it into a renewable energy material called biomass.  More...

Power companies cutting coal use, burning more gas

Coal’s contribution to electricpower generation during the first quarter of this year was the lowest in 30 years, the U. S. More...

Opinions

These questions need answers

Voters can be forgiven for tuning out the tit-for-tat between camps in the governor’s race. More...

Lower than low

Playing politics is apparently equivalent to a game of Limbo, and right now, members of Congress are winning. Congress’ approval rating is at an all-time low as a result of the drawn-out debate over the debt ceiling.  More...

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Sports

Drillers to hold tryouts

The Eastern Kentucky Drillers of the Ultimate Indoor Football League will be holding their first open tryouts for the 2012 season. The tryouts will be held at Belfry High School on Sept. 3. and will begin at 1 p.m. There will be a $50 tryout fee. More...

Kentucky readies for season after overhaul

LEXINGTON  Kentucky football coach Joker Phillips has spent the off-season picking up pieces on offense and defense.  More...

Media day like no other

I’ve grown to love football media day at the University of Kentucky and the resulting plethora of predictions on the Wildcats’ won-loss record for 2011: 4-8, 6-6, 5-7, 7-5, and from the ultimate optimist whose name I won’t mention, More...

Families & Friends

Crowd attends Halcomb-Blair reunion

Hey y’all! How have you been doing? Hopefully just dandy. Had you given up hope that I would ever sit down and write again? I believe Mom had. I’ve either forgotten or been too busy to write every week for I don’t know how long. More...

Kladis, Kincer are wed

Regina Anne Kladis and Aaron Clay Kincer were married in Chattanooga, Tenn., on July 2 in a ceremony offi- ciated by Dr. J. Stephen Rich at the Elder Mountain estate of Dr. and Mrs. More...

FIVE YEARS OLD

Hannah Nicole Ruth Profitt celebrated her fifth birthday on July 31. She is the daughter of Ralph and Patricia Profitt of Isom, and has an older brother, Scott, 16. More...

Obituaries

Stanley Hughes buried at Deane

Funeral services for Stanley Hughes, 71, of Deane, were held August 5 at Millstone Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in the family cemetery at Deane.  A son of the late Creed and Hattie Branham Hughes, he died August 2 at Vicco. More...

Delia Rosetta Jent succumbs at 75

Delia Rosetta Jent, 75, died August 2 at her home at Democrat.  Born in West Liberty, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Ruthie Mae Wright Watkins.  She received a degree in cosmetology from the Jenny Lea Academy, and was a charter me More...

Services are held for Acley Potter

Funeral services for Acley Potter, 61, were held August 8 in Neon. Burial was in the Haven of Rest Cemetery.  A son of the late George and Maxie Potter, he was a coal miner and enjoyed riding motorcycles and music. More...