Fiscal court will outlaw fake pot



The Letcher County Fiscal Court has approved the first reading of an ordinance that would ban the sale of synthetic marijuana here. The ordinance was introduced during the fiscal court’s December meeting on Monday at the request of Letcher County Sheriff Danny Webb, and comes just a few weeks after a store specializing in the sale of “potpourri” opened in […]

Kingscreek native, 85, worked with Raytheon and taught at college



Funeral services were held earlier this month for Letcher County native Warren G. Boggs, 85, who died Dec. 2 at the Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol, Tenn. Born at Kingscreek on Dec. 29, 1925, Boggs was one of 10 children born to the late Sam and Lucinda Boggs. A graduate of the University of Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree in […]

Oven warmed shoes for child



Merry Christmas from my heart to yours! Oh how my heart is aching to head for the mountains as the weather sure has been nice. Oh yes, it is cold, but so what, it is December! One morning it was warm enough to wear just a sweatshirt. Oh yeah I forgot, of course you need pants, too, plus socks and […]

Moments and Memories of WHS



1984-85 School Year The homecoming activities began on Oc. 26, 1984. At 5:30 the parade was held in downtown Whitesburg. At 6 p.m. the coronation was held at the football field. At 7:30 the football game began with WHS playing Johns Creek. The homecoming queen candidates were Patty Morgan, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Morgan, escorted by Stephen […]

Now here’s a tip



• The end of the year is a great time to pick up next year’s holiday decorations at a discount. Before you pack away your holiday lights, ornaments, cards, etc., do an inventory and see if you are able to find what you need to complete your look at a slashed price. • Computer grocery lists can make not only […]

Services held for Gracie Lou Ison



Gracie Lou Ison, 91, died December 9 at her home at Jeremiah. A daughter of the late Lenville and Mary Smith Adams, she was the widow of Elisha Ison, and the mother of the late Phyllis Watson. She was a sister of the late Gillis Adams, Otis Adams and Omar Adams, and the mother-in-law of the late Joe Swichtenberg. She […]

Crowd enjoys potluck, party



We had a busy week at our center with lots of activities leading up to Christmas. Tuesday, some of us went to Pikeville shopping. We had brunch at Bob Evans and went shopping at several stores, then we ate at Steak and Shake. As you can see, our trips are mainly, “Where are we going to eat?” Eating is one […]

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Letcher Manor residents receive gift of lap quilts



Each Christmas Doris Banks, manager of Whitesburg’s Food City, collects lap quilts for Letcher Manor. She began this years ago when her dad, Doug Banks, became a resident there. Her dad died in March 2010. She feels that he would want her to continue. She set a goal for 25 this year, and made a request on FaceBook. The response […]

Another racing Christmas



Even though it was back in the early ‘90s, it seems like only yesterday that I wrote my first letter to Santa on behalf of all of those wonderful individuals in the sport of Sprint Cup racing. I have asked for a lot on behalf of those that we love to watch on race day, and in many cases that […]


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