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City of Neon may turn late tax bills over to collectors

Fleming-Neon citizens who are delinquent in paying their city taxes may soon see their delinquent taxes sold to third parties who will double or even triple the amount owed through court costs and other collection fees. At the June meeting of the Fleming Neon City Council, Mayor Susie Polis said the city will look into selling delinquent taxes to third […]

Funeral held for woman killed in Pike

Funeral services were held Saturday for a Whitesburg woman who died after being hit by a car in Pike County last week. Jessica Lea “Stumpy” Stambaugh Hall, 30, was pronounced dead at the scene on June 5 by Pike County Deputy Coroner Greg Hall. Kentucky State Police said Mrs. Hall was lying in a roadway on Lick Fork of Beefhide […]

Attorney General’s office says board violated law

The Letcher County Board of Education violated Kentucky’s Open Meetings Act by failing to give notice of the nature and purpose of a closed session at a May 7 meeting, the Office of the Kentucky Attorney General has concluded. Asst. Attorney General James M. Herrick said in an opinion released Monday that Board Chairman Robert Kiser and board members Mendy […]

First black tar heroin arrests made here

Two Ohioans were arrested by the Whitesburg Police Department for being in possession of black tar heroin, an illegal narcotic that police say isn’t a common drug in Letcher County. Two WPD officers pulled over an outof state vehicle on the Whitesburg bypass around 4 a.m. on June 4 after the officers observed the vehicle swerve past yellow lines on […]

Old home place looks good again


Sunday before last we attended the Maggard Memorial meeting held once a year at the old church house across Pine Mountain. The meeting is usually just a small group who come out to worship and also remember loved ones laid to rest in the very old cemetery on the hill. The meeting is usually blessed with a good, old time […]

Bible school in full swing

Bach Court

It’s Vacation Bible School time at the Whitesburg First Baptist Church, where Colossal Coaster World is the theme. We’ve been having a great time. Each night there are more and more kids showing up — and adults. The first night we had a snack of hot ham and cheese, veggies and dip. On Monday we had cheeseburgers and fries. Laura […]

Rabies clinic set June 15

A rabies clinic will be held June 15 in Letcher County. The cost is $5 for a rabies vaccination, $12 for a 5-way/7-way vaccination for dogs, and $12 for a 4-way vaccination for cats. The clinic is sponsored by the Letcher County Health Center. The clinic schedule is: Deane Baptist Church 8 to 8:30 a.m., Fleming gym parking lot 9 […]

Moments in Time

• On June 29, 1613, the Globe Theater, where most of Shakespeare’s plays debuted, burns down. The Globe was a round wooden structure with a stage at one end, and covered balconies for the gentry. The galleries could seat about 1,000 people, with room for another 2,000 “groundlings,” who could stand around the stage. • On June 24, 1803, Matthew […]

Memorial service planned June 16

A memorial service for people buried in the J. D. Maggard Cemetery will be held at the Little Dove Church in Eolia on June 16 at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information call 634-8170.

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