Horse trail work OK’d

The Letcher County Fiscal Court has been given approval by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife to move forward with the Pioneer Horse Trail atop Pine Mountain. “I think it was just a lot of misunderstanding,” said Wildlife Commissioner Voncil Thacker. “It’s a state resource and everyone needs to get along and enjoy it.” The horse trail, which has […]

Local option vote to be held June 26

Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward has signed an executive order setting a date for a local option election to be held in Whitesburg this summer. On June 26, voters in the City of Whitesburg will vote on whether alcohol sales should be expanded inside city limits. On the ballot the question will be “Are you in favor of the sale […]

Jenkins council hears police, tax complaints

The Jenkins City Council was greeted by an unusually large crowd Tuesday night, many of whom apparently attended the meeting to protest a new tax that has never been formally proposed. Although many of those present chose not to speak, several did and only one person addressed a letter written by Councilman Terry Braddock that appeared in the March 28 […]

Police warn about scam

Police say an unidentified man scammed money from at least two senior citizens last week. Whitesburg Police Chief Tyrone Fields said a man in his 30s approached an elderly couple walking out of Whitesburg Walmart and referred to the man by name. The wife kept a distance and wasn’t listening to the conversation. Fields said the man told the older […]


Release of 1940 census records is seen as boon to genealogists

NEW YORK With the 1940 census records released this week, Verla Morris can consider herself a part of living history. Morris, who is in her 100th year, gets to experience the novelty of seeing her own name and details about her life in the records released by the U. S. National Archives online after 72 years of confidentiality expires. “I’d […]

Phoned songs lift spirits

Points East

This week’s column may be short, but hopefully it will be sweet. My secretary has declared a strike, so stroke be hanged I aim to see what I can turn out with one finger while thumbing my nose at uppity women. Actually, I’ve pretty much milked this stroke out and I’m determined to do anything and everything I can without […]

Effie Dixon Hatton was Marlowe girl


Hello everyone. I hope you are all doing well. It’s time for our visit again. I missed seeing Rose Ballard’s news last week. I found out she was in the Christ Hospital in Ohio. I was so pleased to get her call but sorry to hear she was still in the hospital. I hope she is out by now. Dorthy […]



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