Gambling among issues Beshear discusses at inaugural festivities

FRANKFORT Gov. Steve Beshear used his inaugural celebration Tuesday to begin a new push to expand the types of gambling allowed in Kentucky. The second-term Democrat said amending the constitution to allow more gambling could generate needed revenue for state government. That would not only require action by the state legislature, but also approval by Kentucky voters. “We’re going to […]

Hotel, fountain among Craft’s hopes for town

Refurbishing the old Daniel Boone Hotel and building a downtown fountain should be the City of Whitesburg’s top two priorities for attracting tourism, Mayor James W. Craft said this week. Responding to a question from Letcher County Tourism Commission Director Dr. David Narramore, said he believes remodeling the historic downtown hotel and building a fountain should be the city’s top […]

‘Postal-geddon’ will be delayed

Agreement affects 9 Letcher offices

The closing of nine small post offices in Letcher County and a regional sorting center in Hazard has been delayed for several weeks at least. The U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday agreed to delay the closing of 252 mail processing centers and 3,700 local post offices until mid- May. In a statement, the cash-strapped agency said it would hold off […]


Visit with Santa planned Dec. 18

The American Legion Post 152 Ladies’ Auxiliary on Pine Mountain will sponsor a visit with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 18, from 3 to 6 p.m. All children attending will receive a treat bag, and refreshments will be served. For more information call, 633-2834.

Scholarships offered

Elkhorn- Hazard Coal Land, LLC, is now accepting applications for the Roy Crawford Memorial Scholarships to be awarded for the spring semester of 2012. There will be three scholarships of $500 each awarded to college students. All applicants must be residents of Letcher County, plan to work in eastern Kentucky upon graduation, and plan to enroll in a college for […]

Santa’s Truck Train will visit Letcher Co.

Santa’s Truck Train will deliver toys and treats to children that come out on Dec. 22 and Dec. 23 when they hear the siren announcing Santa’s arrival. The train consists of about 12 trucks with new and used toys which are wrapped. On Dec. 22, the train will start at Ingram’s Creek at 10 a.m., go to Campbell’s Branch Community […]

Services held for Gideon Brown

Gideon ‘Cow’ ‘Brownie’ Brown Jr., 69, of Somerset, died December 6 in Atlanta, Ga. Born in Whitesburg to the late Gideon and Laura Brown, he was a brother of the late Justine Williams, Lorene Perry, Russell Brown, Ralph Brown and Raymond Brown. He worked as a painter and handyman and lived in Connersville, Ind., for a number of years. Surviving […]

Life problems program set

Insight – Pathway to Christian Character meets every Tuesday at 6 p. m. at Cornerstone Church in Whitesburg. This nine-week program is for people who need help in staying free from life-controlling problems. The group meets each week for I hour, 45 minutes. There is no charge for the class and no registration is required. For more information, call Cornerstone […]

In Norton

Appalachian Strings will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1½ mile west of Norton. Admission for adults is $5, and $1 for children 2 through 11 years old. For more information, call (276) 679-3541.

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