Kids, adults enjoy Isom Days

Letcher County’s fall festival season continued in earnest this past weekend with Isom Days. Neon Days begins Sept. 9.


Wreck at Mayking injures man critically

A Neon area man remained in critical condition in a Tennessee hospital this week where he was being treated for injuries he received in a single-vehicle accident at Mayking. Lt. Brian Damron of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department said Archie W. Brown, 37, of 72 Windstar Drive, Whitaker, suffered the life-threatening injuries when he was thrown from a red […]

Bennett and Linda Combs mark 54th anniversary


Linda Combs and Yvonne Sutphin visited their aunt, Thelma Cook Bays, boys, and her husband, Hubert Bays, in Andrews, S.C. They are doing fairly well. They have a beautiful home close to his daughter, Mary Ruth, and her family. Happy birthday to Callie Finchum on Aug. 29. She is Bennett and Linda Combs’s granddaughter. Bennett and Linda celebrated their 54th […]


Will Hatton celebrates a birthday


Hello everyone, I hope you are all doing well. I have been busy all week. I’ve been doing some work I have put off for a year or more. I just got in the mood, and I’ve worked so hard! I may not do anything for the next year. The bad part is no one can see what I’ve done. […]

Now here’s a tip

• Plant deciduous trees (trees that lose their leaves in the fall) strategically in order to reduce your heating and cooling costs. Their leaves emerge in the spring to block summer’s heating rays, but when winter comes, they fall off to let the sun in, warming things up a bit. • Keep nail-polish bottles easy to open by rubbing a […]

Services held for William Gibson

Funeral services for William David ‘Bill’ Gibson, 70, were held August 30 in Dayton, Ohio. Burial was in Bearcreek/Hillgrove Cemetery. A son of the late Codell and Zola Sizemore Gibson, he was born in Whitesburg and died August 24. He was preceded in death by a son, David Gibson; a sister, Sue Nelson; and a brother, Merty Gibson. Surviving are […]



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