Man pleads guilty in Jenkins murder

Will testify against two others next week

One of three people accused of murdering a 70-year-old Goose Creek man pleaded guilty to an amended charge Tuesday, exactly three years after the crime was committed. Lloyd Steven Pigg, 40, of Jenkins, pleaded guilty in Letcher Circuit Court on Tuesday afternoon to complicity to tampering with physical evidence in connection with the death of Ralph Marcum. He is now […]

NEW FIRE TRUCK —



Jenkins Police Chief Adam Swindall, Jenkins Mayor G.C. Kincer (center) and Jenkins Administrator Todd DePriest were photographed in front of a new $263,000 pumper truck the city has purchased. The custom cab truck, also seen at left, is equipped with self-contained breathing apparatuses so at least five firefi ghters can have air packs on when they arrive at a scene […]

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Natural gas service in Whitesburg?



Whitesburg residents may someday have the choice of whether to heat their homes with natural gas or electricity. Mayor James W. Craft and the Whitesburg City Council were told this week that enough natural gas is being produced in and around the city to supply a utility that would sell gas to the town’s restaurants and businesses. The question arose […]

Colson seniors saddened by deaths



Hello. I hope all are enjoying the sunshine. We have had some bad weather, and I pray for those who have damage to their property and the loss of their possessions. May you have a blessed week. The Colson Center seniors and staff are saddened again this week. We lost Bonnie Kincer last week, and this week we lost Velma […]

To perform



Appalachian Strings will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 16, at the Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1½ mile west of Norton. Admission for adults is $5, and $1 for children 2 through 11 years old. For more information, call (276) 679-3541.

Lucy Blair succumbs at 89



Lucy Blair, 89, died April 9 at her home at Jeremiah. A daughter of the late John and Rebecca Shepherd Halcomb, she was the widow of Clarence Blair. She was the mother of the late Onis Blair, Lola Crawford and Hazel Banks, and a sister of the late William Halcomb, Charles Halcomb, and Sylvania Lucas. Surviving are six sons, Charles […]

Brown rites held



Kennie Ray Brown, 50, died April 9 at his home on Cowan. He was a son of Mary Sue Cole Devlin of Mayking, and the late Raven Brown. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Paula Fields Brown; a son, Joseph Brown of home; two daughters, April Brown and Samantha Brock, both of Hazard; two brothers, Billie Brown […]

Tyme to play at Hemphill



East KY Tyme, a country/ bluegrass band, will play Friday, April 15, at Hemphill Community Center from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase. Everyone is invited to attend. The group will also perform Saturday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Family Bluegrass in Hansonville, Va. For more information, call Astor Taylor, (606) 633-2708, or visit […]

Letcher Countians attend Indiana church



Sorry I didn’t have a column last week. We had been out of town and I didn’t get back in time to have one. Bob, Kenny Joe and I took Don and Coreen Pridemore with us to Carrollton to General Butler State Park for a few days. Saturday evening, Bob, Coreen and I drove over to Brownstown, Ind., to visit […]


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