Leaving Letcher County, home for the first time



At the end of World War II millions of veterans were returning home and they were looking for work. Finding work in Letcher County was a job in itself. Most vets ended up working in the coalmines. When seven of us teenagers left Jenkins to join the Army Air Corps, none of us had ever been away from home before. […]

Report name change to SS




This time of year, we see a lot of weddings, and in many cases that means name changes. If you need to change your name due to marriage, divorce, or any other reason, you will want to report the change to Social Security. There are several reasons to report the change. First, IRS and Social Security match computer records. If […]

Rites held for Shelia Back



Shelia Lorraine Breeding Back, 51, of Isom died June 24 on Sevierville, Tenn. Born at Fleming, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Magdalene Banks Breeding and a sister of the late Sherry Breeding Wright. She operated a small crafts business and enjoyed working with crafts. Surviving are two daughters, Heather Back and husband Brandon, Jenkins, and Brittney […]

Moments and Memories of WHS



1956 – Part 2 Rex Polly, 6’ 2” basketball player, weighing 175 lbs., hails from Whitesburg High School. Rex has been a regular for the past two years. He has been a consistent scorer and fine defensive player. Rex can perform at all positions. This fine Whitesburg boy led his team to the 53rd District Crown and runnerup to the […]

Strange But True



• It was beloved cowboy humorist Will Rogers who made the following sage observation: “Nobody wants to be called common people, especially common people.” • Do you think you could eat 80 pounds of chicken? If you’re like the average American, that’s how much you will consume this year. • You’ve probably heard or even used the term “fly off […]

Burning ban lifted



Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward has ordered the burning ban lifted. The ban, which had been in effect since June 29, was lifted Friday after storms poured heavy rains on Letcher County Thursday afternoon.  

2012-07-04 E-Edition


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