Fireworks, good music to highlight celebration

B.B. King's All Stars will cover hit tunes in West Whitesburg

The soul, R&B, and funk sounds of the B.B. King All Stars will be featured at a Fourth of July celebration being held tonight (Wednesday) in Whitesburg. The free celebration, which will be held in the parking lot of the Parkway Plaza Shopping Center in West Whitesburg, is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. and end at midnight. A fireworks […]

Police able to recover pills from drain lines

Police able to recover pills from drain lines Police say a Cromona man allegedly attempted to flush OxyContin down a toilet last week when he saw police coming to his residence. Ricky E. Anderson, 51, of 90 State Drive, was arrested by the Letcher County Sheriff’s Department on June 28 after police executed a search warrant stemming from a two-month […]


READY FOR THE FOURTH – Ken Sexton Jr. attached a flagpole holder to a utility pole on Webb Avenue in Whitesburg early Monday night while Mickey Ison Jr. unfurled one of more than 20 new flags city employees put up on downtown streets in preparation for a Fourth of July celebration. See related story, this page.

Jenkins official says some police officers are harassing public

Jenkins official says some police officers are harassing public The Jenkins City Council went behind closed doors earlier this week to talk about whether or not some of the city’s police officers are harassing citizens. Mayor Charles Dixon called the council into executive session at the council’s July meeting Monday after council member Terry Braddock accused officers of harassment during […]

Jobless rate up here after 205 lose work

rate increased a full percentage point after 205 residents lost their jobs between April and May. According to the latest statistics available from the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, the county’s jobless rate for May was 7.7 percent, up from 6.7 percent in April. The statistics show that 8,551 Letcher County residents had jobs in May, down from 8,756 […]

The way we were

July 4, 1957 Letcher Circuit Judge Courtney C. Wells has directed the July grand jury to investigate bootlegging in Letcher County. “I am confident there has been some bootlegging going on in the county,” said Wells. Jack M. Burkich will become principal of Whitesburg High School and will assume his duties soon, Superintendent W.B. Hall said. This week The Mountain […]

Who Cares About Sin?

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Be prepared to face some challenges stirred up by an envious colleague. Your best defense is the Arian’s innate honesty. Stick with the truth, and you’ll come out ahead. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your sensitivity to the needs of others is admirable. But be careful to avoid those who would take unfair […]


RECAPS – 7/2 – 7/6 ONE LIFE TO LIVE – In Chicago, Blair, Cristian and Rex press a jittery Sarah for answers but are unable to get much info out of her. The guys talk Blair into going home to Llanview while they agree to stay behind so they can keep focused on Sarah. David’s proposition leaves a charmed Viki […]

Make statement with strawberries, chocolate morsels

Independence Day calls for a celebration with plenty of fanfare, and I think there’s no better way to celebrate this patriotic holiday than with friends, family and food. With sparklers to light, there’s no time for a lot of fussing in the kitchen, so I like to host a potluck. Nothing is as friendly, down-home and all-American as a “pitch-in” […]

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