2017-09-27 / Entertainment

‘Back Where I Come From’


Jeremiah and Addie Perry posed for a photograph during a break in Saturday’s Mountain Heritage Festival Parade in Whitesburg. Jeremiah and Addie Perry posed for a photograph during a break in Saturday’s Mountain Heritage Festival Parade in Whitesburg. “Back Where I Come From” was the theme for the 2017 Mountain Heritage Festival, which just wound up over the past weekend in downtown Whitesburg. Letcher County’s festival season began in Jenkins in late August and will end in Blackey with the Blackey Days Festival on Friday and Saturday, October 13 and 14.



From left, Sarah Richardson, Katie Combs, Drew Richardson and Lauren Richardson put on their best faces for the camera at the Mountain Heritage Festival carnival. 
ALL PHOTOS BY CHRIS ANDERSON From left, Sarah Richardson, Katie Combs, Drew Richardson and Lauren Richardson put on their best faces for the camera at the Mountain Heritage Festival carnival. ALL PHOTOS BY CHRIS ANDERSON

A happy Avery Sexton waved from atop her bucking bronco on the carousel. A happy Avery Sexton waved from atop her bucking bronco on the carousel.

Ashley Benton, who was named the 2017 Miss Mountain Heritage, smiled during the parade. Ashley Benton, who was named the 2017 Miss Mountain Heritage, smiled during the parade.

Fleming-Neon Middle School Homecoming Court member Rylee Ritchie tossed a handful of suckers to eagerly awaiting parade watchers. Fleming-Neon Middle School Homecoming Court member Rylee Ritchie tossed a handful of suckers to eagerly awaiting parade watchers.

Wee Miss Mountain Heritage Katie Branham enjoyed her job of tossing candy during the Mountain Heritage Festival Parade. Wee Miss Mountain Heritage Katie Branham enjoyed her job of tossing candy during the Mountain Heritage Festival Parade.

Miss Teen Mountain Heritage Taylor Nicole Sturgill was all smiles during Saturday’s parade. Miss Teen Mountain Heritage Taylor Nicole Sturgill was all smiles during Saturday’s parade.

Khloe Slone, Meah Collins and Hunter Slone enjoyed their turn on the hang gliders at the Mountain Heritage Festival carnival. Khloe Slone, Meah Collins and Hunter Slone enjoyed their turn on the hang gliders at the Mountain Heritage Festival carnival.

Braxton Honeycutt and Lucas Honeycutt were junior bikers at the Mountain Heritage carnival. Braxton Honeycutt and Lucas Honeycutt were junior bikers at the Mountain Heritage carnival.

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