Veolia Water pulls out of Whitesburg



Veolia Water North America announced Tuesday that it has ended its agreement to operate the City of Whitesburg’s water and sewer department because of what is termed the city’s “repeated financial nonpayment equaling more than one year of services unpaid.” Whitesburg Mayor James W. Craft confirmed Veolia’s departure during the September meeting of the Whitesburg City Council Tuesday night. Craft […]

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Analyst: Jenkins ready for hotel



A new hotel could quickly begin turning a profit if it was located near the Gateway Industrial Park at Jenkins, an analyst told the Jenkins City Council this week. That finding is included in a feasibility report analyst Walter Dyminski of Lexington delivered to the council at its September meeting Monday night. Dyminski, managing director at Millennium Capital Associates, told […]

New restaurant, bar offers plenty to do for sports fans



With football season in full swing, sports fans now have a place in downtown Whitesburg to watch their game of choice. StreetSide Grill & Bar has six 42-inch LCD flat screen televisions mounted on a wall near the 36-foot-long bar and 15 bar stools. On the other side of the restaurant is a 10-foot LCD projection screen. A foosball table, […]

Remembering 9/11 in Jenkins



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Fleming-Neon council sets rates, discuss ATVs



The City of Fleming-Neon will keep its property tax rates at current levels for at least one more year. The Fleming-Neon City Council voted unanimously to keep property taxes at 25 cents per $100 of real property and motor vehicle and watercraft taxes at 45 cents per $100. Council member Tom Haynes, who made the motion to keep the rates […]

Jenkins school officials told to appear in court



The Jenkins Independent School System, its superintendent and football coach have been served summonses ordering them to appear in Letcher District Court next week to answer to charges of failing to report a sexual assault of a Jenkins High School student last November. According to court documents, Jenkins Independent Supt. Deborah Watts, Jenkins High School Football Coach Larry Phil Maggard […]

County leaders can’t restrict video cameras at monthly meetings



The Associated Press FRANKFORT The Carter County Fiscal Court has violated the state’s open meetings law by establishing a designated zone for recording video at their monthly get-togethers. Assistant Attorney General Amye L. Bensenhaver said in an opinion released Monday that Judge-Executive Charles Wallace and members of the fiscal court placed an improper restriction on recording their meetings to avoid […]

Dance planned



Cornbread Mafia will perform at the Whitesburg VFW at Pine Mountain Junction in Whitesburg starting at 9 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17. Those attending must be at least 21 years old. For more information, call 633-8877.


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