Girl, 9, drawing raves for motocross skill, bravery



BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. The Oscar Award-winning 2006 motion picture “Little Miss Sunshine” chronicled the adventures of a young beauty pageant contestant who won hearts with her smile and carefree approach to life. The motocross version of “Little Miss Sunshine” is Tayler Adams, a 9-year-old from Whitesburg who has been winning races for the past two and a half years after capturing […]

City to use cameras to fight illegal use of trash Dumpsters



Letcher County residents who haul couches, appliances and other large items into Whitesburg to dispose of them at city-owned Dumpsters will soon find themselves captured on camera. But instead of appearing on television, their screen debut will take place in court. The Whitesburg City Council has given Mayor James Wiley Craft permission to negotiate with a local vendor to purchase […]

Indictments name 13



A college bookstore manager charged with eight counts of identity theft and eight counts of theft by deception is among 13 people named in the latest round of indictments returned by the Letcher County Grand Jury. Angela Kaye Price, 23, of Neon, is named in a 16-count indictment charging her with using the names and Social Security numbers of students […]

Talks between ARH, nurses on hold despite ‘progress’



Negotiations between striking nurses and Appalachian Regional Healthcare have ended for the time being, even though “substantial progress” is said to have been made during the talks. After weeks of stalemate, negotiators on both sides of the bargaining table indicated last week that some progress has come from talks with a federal mediator and state officials. Negotiations resumed November 16, […]

Seniors in Colson area welcome new center that opened last week



Senior citizens from all parts of the county crowded into the new Colson Senior Citizens Center on November 16 to celebrate the opening of the county’s seventh center. “It was needed because the people in this area had no place to go and interact with each other,” said Creda Isaacs, of Deane, who has been attending the new center. District […]

Burning ban lifted here



A 24-hour ban on outdoor burning has been lifted in Letcher County, but it remains illegal to burn within 150 feet of a woodland or brush land from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily until December 15 – the end of the fire hazard season in Kentucky. Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward announced the lifting of the 24-hour burning ban […]

Baker, Richardson selected to serve on transition team



Two Letcher County women are among 204 people named last week to be on the transition team of incoming Gov. Steve Beshear. Lois A. Baker of Whitesburg, retired CEO of Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation, was selected to serve on the Justice Cabinet Transition Team headed by Lt. Gov. Steve Pence of Louisville. Josephine Richardson of Whitesburg, co-owner of the Courthouse […]

‘Metroid Prime 3’ best of its type

Videogames

“Metroid Prime 3: Corruption” is the best “fps” (first person shooter) for the Nintendo Wii yet. In this game you are a bounty hunter named Samus Aran who is equipped with a phazon blaster on her arm and a Chozo armor suit. Samus is one of many bounty hunters hired by a federation to remove a virus that’s spreading through […]

Cops say 2 conspired to grow pot here



Two men have been charged with conspiring to grow 100 or more marijuana plants in Letcher County in 2006. Roger Neil Polly, who was arrested in Georgia in September, is charged with conspiring with Herman Polly to grow the marijuana. The case against Roger Polly was unsealed in U.S. District Court in Pikeville earlier this month. The Appalachian News-Express of […]

Turkey frozen? Expert says cook it anyway



If you’re in charge of cooking the Thanksgiving turkey, you may not have to plan as far ahead as you thought you did, according to Iowa State University Extension food science specialist Sam Beattie. “Cooking a frozen turkey is an acceptable and safe way to go,” Beattie said. “The advantage to cooking a fully frozen turkey is that the frozen […]


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