Roundup nets 7 of 21 charged in drug probe here



Police fanned out in Letcher County Tuesday to arrest of seven of 21 persons named in 35 felony indictments related to drug trafficking. The arrests and indictments are the result of a long investigation by the counter drug task force Operation UNITE into illegal prescription drug sales in Letcher County. The undercover investigation leading up to the roundup began about […]

Funeral Friday for Seco native, 73



Funeral services will be held in Louisville Friday for Charles Wendell Music, a 73-year-old Letcher County native who died March 12 at Windcrest Alzheimer’s Care Center in Abilene, Texas. Born in Seco to the late Logan and Pansy Music, he was a 1956 graduate of Whitesburg High School. He was graduated with a B.A. from Asbury College, a Master of […]

Man proposes to girlfriend after hearing favorite song



“Lean on Me,” the 1972 rhythm and blues smash hit by singer/songwriter Bill Withers, still has the power to unite men and women. The latest example of the effect the ode to friendship can have on people came Saturday night in Whitesburg, when a Pikeville man proposed marriage to his girlfriend of five years after taking part in a karaoke […]

Warning: Spring fever very possible



STATE COLLEGE, Pa. “Spring fever advisories” and “happy warnings” are issued for communities from the southern Plains to the mid-Atlantic late in the week as warmer air builds. Highs will climb 20 degrees higher than recent days in the mid-Atlantic by Friday, allowing people to get outdoors and enjoy the nice spring-like weather. Bright sunshine will compliment the warmth. Get […]

Old Daniel Boone Hotel project moving forward



Whitesburg is poised to move a step closer toward becoming a tourism destination as the city government moves to restore the old Daniel Boone Hotel downtown. Engineer Paul Nesbitt delivered the initial feasibility study on restoring the old hotel to the Whitesburg City Council at its March meeting and told the council members the study envisions 22 rooms, six suites, […]

Sarah G. Hall rites are set



Sarah G. Hall, 83, of Neon, died March 13 at Pikeville Medical Center. Born at McRoberts, she was a daughter of the late Burnett and Mary Bell Gibson and the widow of Evert Hall. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Peggy; a granddaughter, Nicole Lynn; a sister, Virgie; and a brother, Jimmy. She was the manager of […]

Della Shell, 79, buried at Viper



Della Coots Shell, 79, died March 11 at her home at Viper. She was the daughter of the late Wilson and Fannie Jones Coots, and was the widow of Ambrose Shell. Surviving are two sons, Jimmy Shell and wife Kay, and Michael Shell, all of Viper; four daughters, Josephine Caudill and husband Fred, Ellen Boggs and husband Willis, and Angela […]

Give yourself some creadit — Social Security credit



Sometimes people don’t give themselves enough credit. But if you work and pay Social Security taxes, you’re earning credit for yourself every payday — credit that will pay off later in life when it comes time for retirement, or in the event that you become disabled and are unable to work; credit that can help your family if you die […]

Wildflower weekend planned



Pine Mountain Settlement School will host a wildflower weekend April 15-17. The event begins at 6 p.m., April 15, with dinner followed by a presentation on black bears by Harlan County Extension Agent Jeremy Williams and a hike. During the weekend, there will be a bird hike, visits to Lilley Cornett Woods and Pine Mountain, and musical performances by John […]

Trail ride set



The Letcher County Saddle Club will hold its spring trail ride on Saturday, April 9, at The Stables at Creekside Glen at Partridge. The ride begins at 9 a.m. For more information, call 855-9262.


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