Driver charged in mishap



A Jackhorn man has been charged with driving under the influence and possession of a controlled substance after an unusual accident involving the pickup truck he was driving and power pole at Neon Junction earlier this week. Jerry Vanover, 38, was driving a Ford Ranger Edge on KY 317 Monday night when he lost control of the truck and went […]

Neon officials say town’s post office is a dirty ‘disgrace’



Fleming-Neon city officials say that if conditions do not improve at the town’s post office — which they labeled a “disgrace” — they will file a complaint with U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers and the U.S. Postal Service. At its March meeting, members of the Fleming-Neon City Council joined Mayor Susan Polis in condemning current conditions at the post office […]

Rescue of students may bring new rules for trail



After what had become an annual college tradition nearly became a disaster, local rescuers and a Kentucky Nature Preserve official are looking at ways to decrease the probability of hikers getting lost on Pine Mountain — and for ways to improve rescue efforts for those who do. Thirty-seven students and three staff members from LaSalle Uni- versity in Philadelphia were […]

Jurors accuse 22 here



The Letcher Grand Jury has indicted a convicted sex offender it says did not register when he moved to Kentucky in November. James Edward Guinn, 26, 63 Tennessee Avenue, Whitesburg, is charged with failure to comply with sex offender registration. He is also charged with being a persistent felony offender. Larry Caudill of Probation and Parole testified in the case. […]

Cowan dance team returns to Atlanta to cheer for the Hawks



Woman killed, another rescued in twin wrecks on icy Whitesburg road



Police say two wrecks — one involving a fatality — occurred on ice-covered bridges on the Whitesburg bypass within a 20-minute period. Authorities say Felicia Ann Ramsey, 43, was traveling north on U.S. 119 North on the night of March 6 when she lost control of her Ford Mustang on an icy bridge and struck a sport utility vehicle being […]

Caleb Hatton preaches at revival

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are doing well. How about all this pretty weather we are getting after the snow? I love it! We had a lot of people dying last week including Barry Lynn Sturgill and Emilie Halcomb. I found out she was a granddaughter of Bob and Bonita Halcomb. He is a distant cousin of mine. I haven’t seen […]

City of Whitesburg sets spring cleanup



Whitesburg Mayor James W. Craft has proclaimed April as Spring Cleanup Month in the City of Whitesburg. In a proclamation which he signed March 5, Craft said, “Whereas, the natural beauty of southern and eastern Kentucky is a treasure for its residents and tourists; whereas, good stewardship of this distinctive environment is beneficial for the health, enjoyment and economic prosperity […]

Squirrels are looking for food



I think this March weather has been carried over from February. The daffodils are blooming already, but I have seen them get covered with snow, too. But they are sure pretty when you can see them. The squirrels are out looking for food too. If they can’t find anything else to eat, they are not above nibbling on a pine […]

Car cruise



The SkillsUSA Student Club at Letcher County Area Technology Center will have a car cruise, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 16, at the old Whitesburg High School to raise money to pay for club trips to state competition. All cars, trucks and bikes are welcome. Admission is free. Food and drinks will be available for purchase, and […]


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