Prosecutor warns teenagers, adults about nude photos

Man, 19, is first to be arrested in probe into sexual poses of minors on phones

The arrest this week of a former Letcher County Central High School athlete is “just the tip of the iceberg” of an investigation into nude photos of minor girls being passed around on cellular phones, Letcher County Attorney Jamie Hatton said. Koree T. Stewart, 19, of 58 Alaska Avenue, Whitesburg, was arrested Monday and charged with distribution of matter portraying […]

Neon to fix water, sewer plants

The Fleming-Neon City Council has selected Nesbitt Engineering of Lexington to serve as project engineer for upgrades to the Fleming- Neon water and sewer plants. The council took the action at its December meeting Monday night after Kentucky River Area Development District representative Jennifer, who worked with the city on receiving and evaluating bid packages, told the council that Nesbitt […]

Accused killer faces new count after needle found

A man charged with murder is facing a new charge after a hypodermic needle was found taped to a bunk bed assigned to him in the Letcher County Jail. James Ray Maggard, 33, of 410 Goose Creek Road, Neon, was charged with first-degree promoting contraband after the needle was found during a search of his cell. He is scheduled to […]

Sisters gather for lunch at Dairy Queen


Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. I’m doing fine except for allergies and cold hands and cold feet. I hope that’s not a sign you’re getting old. If it is, I’m taking that back. I honestly don’t feel I’m getting older until I look in the mirror and I say, “Who is that old woman staring back at […]


Ray Blair, 79, dies in Indiana

Ray Blair, 79, of Columbus, Ind., died December 4 at Columbus Regional Hospital. A son of the late Melvin and Crissie Hampton Blair, he was a brother of the late Rex Blair, Walter Blair, Billy Blair and Bruce Blair. He was an auto mechanic and boat mechanic specialist in the Columbus area for 30 years. Surviving are his wife, Lorene […]

Rites held for Winston Sturgill

Winston Sturgill, 77 died December 3 at his home at Eolia. He was retired from A&P Food Store after 32 years, and was a member and deacon of the Eolia Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Darlene Sturgill; two sons, Paul David Sturgill and wife Adrienne of Cromona, and Mark Stephen Sturgill and wife Connie of Kingscreek; a daughter, Selena […]

Church to reenact Journey to Bethlehem

The Lewis Creek Pentecostal Church will present an outdoor reenactment of the events leading to the birth of Jesus. “The Journey to Bethlehem” will take place at the church at Partridge every 30 minutes from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 15. Groups will be led by a tour guide to visit […]


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