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Hearing Thursday in robbery case



A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Thursday for a Letcher County man who is accused of attempting to rob Maggard’s Grocery near Isom last week. Kentucky State Police say Roger Alan Miles, 19, flourished a small caliber handgun and demanded the store’s owner remove money from the cash register around 2:51 p.m. on September 15. Maggard’s Grocery is located beside […]

Incubus :

Nice to know them

In the late Nineties, a southern California band burst onto the alternative scene. Known as Incubus, the band was noted for having a hard-edged funk-rock sound. Almost 17 years later the band has released 11 albums, including its latest, If Not Now, When? Now on a highly anticipated North American tour, Incubus made its 11th stop at Cincinnati’s Riverbend Music […]

Cougars get win, but lose quarterback



The Letcher County Central Cougars played inspired football and dominated the visiting Lawrence County Bulldogs in a convincing 35-6 victory. The great play was marred by an injury to Logan Johnson on a punt return near the end of the third quarter. Johnson appeared to call for a fair catch, and while making the attempt to catch the ball was […]

Services held for Sharon Whitaker



Sharon Anita Whitaker, 73, died September 12. She was a daughter of the late Palmer and Virginia Blevins Bentley, and a member of Payne Gap Freewill Baptist Church for 35 years. Surviving are her husband, Russell Whitaker; a daughter, Laquita Quillen; two sons, Brian and wife Candice, and John Steven and wife Yvette; and five grandchildren, Christie McKensie and husband […]

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Johnsons mark 46th anniversary



My sympathy to the family of Edward ‘Bulldog’ Smith of Carcassonne. He died at the Pikeville hospital on Friday, Sept. 16. He had been ill for about three week. He had surgery then had a stroke and was put on life support. Edward was 64. My sympathy also to the family of Dwight Frazier of Premium. He died on Friday, […]

Board to meet



A meeting of the Kentucky River District Board of Health will be held at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27. The meeting will take place at Ponderosa in Hazard.

Moments and Memories of WHS



1976 Mr. W. H. S Richard Brown. Richard is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Brown of Whitesburg, Kentucky. Jr. Science-2; Football-1; Track-1,2; Pep Club-1,2,3,4; French Club-2,3;å Beta Club 3,4; President-4; Fishing and Tackle Club-4. He was selected as Most Studious by his classmates. Richard plans to continue his education at Hazard Community College. Miss W.H.S. Belinda Mason. Belinda […]

ECCO finishing summer projects



Greetings from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center. “For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you . . .” Matthew 6:14 Fall is upon us and we’ll be waking any morning now to discover that old man Jack Frost has paid us a visit. This is such a wonderful time of the year when […]


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