Jenkins site being inspected

Jenkins Mayor G.C. Kincer has asked the Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection for a “full disclosure” of the agency’s investigation of a suspected toxic waste dump located beside Main Street. “ The Jenkins City Council recently charged me with the duty of determining the severity of the environmental impact of a suspected toxic dump in the middle of the city […]

Voters will decide whether to expand alcohol sales in city

Voters in the City of Whitesburg will soon get to vote on whether alcohol sales should be expanded inside city limits. A petition calling for the vote has been delivered to office of Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward, whose responsibility it is to schedule the special election. Whitesburg resident Mark Kidd, who organized the petition drive, delivered the petition containing […]

Grand jury indicts 10

The Letcher Grand Jury has named 10 people in 14 indictments including a Mayking man charged in a stabbing. The grand jury says Robert Steve Hamilton Jr., 27, of 351 Crossover Road, stabbed Frank Collins on Oct. 18. He is also charged with being a persistent felony offender. Kentucky State Police Detective Chris Collins, Frank Collins and Sunset Breeding testified […]

The Home Place

Time gets away from us


Hello everyone. I can’t believe it’s time for our visit again. I hope all of you are doing well. How about this weather? But it is March and we can enjoy it and hope it doesn’t turn bad on us. I enjoyed a call from my friend, Anna Watkins in Florida. She wants to say hello to her niece, Margaret […]


SKCTC honors graduates

Those receiving associate degrees and diplomas from Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College at the conclusion of the fall 2011 semester include: Christa Leigh Addington, associate in science; Marsha Carol Anderson, office systems technology and office assistant; Theresa R. Bennett, Kentucky child care provider; Amy Victoria Bentley, associate in arts; Micah Shai Brock, associate in science and associate in arts; […]

Rites held for Brandon Eric Arnold

Brandon Eric Arnold, 38, died March 9 at his home at Sandlick. He was a son of Larry Richard Arnold and Estelene Bates Shepherd and the late James Edward Shepherd. Also surviving are his wife, Rita Maines Arnold; a son, Brandon Arnold of Sandlick; two stepdaughters, Lacrisha Nasha Muse of Neon and Brandy Skye Muse of Georgia; five brothers, Lawrence […]

Now here’s a tip

• “I had to pick up a bunch of BBs that spilled in our garage. It was very aggravating, until I decided to get out my vacuum. I put a very thin sock (didn’t have any panty hose) on the end and tucked it into the hose. I secured it with a zip tie. I was able to suck up […]

Gas price blame defies reality

As if national Republicans didn’t already have enough to worry about, the economy — the issue to which they’ve clung like a drowning man to a raft — is showing signs of life. It’s not great, of course. But unemployment is trending downward, the stock market has been gaining more often than it loses, Europe is shaky but not crumbling, […]

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