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Jury says parents are deadbeats



The Letcher Grand Jury indicted eight people on charges of flagrant non-support of children after cases were presented to the jury by the Letcher County Attorney’s Division of Child Support Enforcement. The grand jury says those named in the indictments owe at least $1,000 and/or have failed to make payments for at least six consecutive months. They are: • William […]

Witnesses say cars were going fast before mishap



State police say Neon Rescue ambulance personnel saw two cars traveling at a high rate of speed just before one of the cars went off the roadway and struck a tree in Haymond Saturday, killing the driver and passenger. Jimmy Woods Jr., 19, of Burdine, lost control of the 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt he was operating and went off the eastbound […]

Vets honored



Veterans Day celebrations were held last week at Letcher County Central High School at Ermine and at the Letcher County Veterans Museum in downtown Whitesburg. In photo at top, Letcher Central teacher Kim Sergent recognized Darrell Holbrook and Buddy Grubbs, volunteers with the Letcher County Veterans Memorial Museum, for their help in organizing the high school’s Veterans Day program. At […]

Gift-filled shoeboxes to go to needy children overseas



This is the ninth year First Baptist Church of Whitesburg has served as the Operation Christmas Child collection center for southeast Kentucky/southwest Virginia. Local schools, community and church groups as well as individuals and businesses will be dropping off gift-filled shoeboxes at the church until Nov. 21. Volunteers from relay centers in Hazard, Lynch, Pikeville, Salyersville, Shelby Valley, Big Stone […]

The Home Place



Whether you’re a first time host or seasoned pro, there are certain secrets to help ensure a holiday meal that is both elegant and effortless. Keeping a few key ingredients on-hand, like Swanson chicken stock and broth, helps make preparing for the main meal a little less stressful and also allows for more options when it comes to dressing up […]

Trees will soon be wearing white robes



Well, here it is Wednesday, the middle of the week, and a wet and cold day ‘tis. Leaves are really coming down. Won’t be long a’fore the poor trees will be bare and shivering in the cold till Mother Nature deems it time to cover them in robes of pristine white. Such a beautiful season but I personally prefer a […]

Moments and Memories of WHS



Jack Taylor became band director at Whitesburg High School in 1953. This continues his story, which began last week in The Mountain Eagle. One of the most signifi- cant honors to the band came in the 1954-55 school year when the Whitesburg High School band was invited to perform in Lexington along with several other bands from throughout Kentucky. One […]

Mark Knight returning with Bang Tango’s 1st drummer, bassist in Dickey Betts’ band



When rock guitarist/singer/ songwriter Mark Knight was last in Whitesburg, he was fronting a band of top-drawer musicians that included Gov’t Mule drummer Matt Abts and session bassist Paul Ill. While those who attended that March 15 show at Summit City were appreciative of seeing one of rock’s top drummers and a bass player who takes a back seat to […]

‘Walking Dead’ creator keeps it real



NEW YORK When Robert Kirkman talks zombies, he sounds more like a diligent student of such creatures than the guy who creates them for an audience of millions. For example, ask Kirkman if being transformed into a zombie is a fate worse than death and he replies, reasonably enough, “I don’t really know what it’s like to be a zombie. […]


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