The way we were



September 7, 1961 Gov. Bert T. Combs told a Chamber of Commerce delegation from Letcher County that he recognized that Letcher County had received less than any other county in the state from his administration. Combs said he hoped to have part of the new eastern Kentucky highway under construction between two county seats in the region before he left […]

Car Talk

How often to change oil on differentials?

Dear Tom and Ray: I have a general maintenance question for you guys. Every time I go to get the oil changed on my 1998 Toyota Tacoma, the service man always tries to sell me an oil change for the differentials. I always decline, because I don’t want to pay the money and I’m not sure if the truck needs […]

Deal calls for killer of Neon man to get 50 years in prison



John William Pigg Jr. has admitted to murdering an elderly Neon man and will be sentenced to 50 years in prison if Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright approves a plea agreement reached in the case. Pigg, 40, of Thornton, pleaded guilty last week to murdering 70-year-old Ralph Marcum of Goose Creek in April 2008. The plea agreement, which was approved […]


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