Rains, delays mean Jenkins pool won’t open before August

Permitting delays and wet weather may push the opening date of the new Jenkins City Swimming Pool into August. At the July meeting of the Jenkins City Council, City Manager Todd DePriest said that heavy and frequent rains have delayed construction. DePriest said that with the slow process of obtaining permits, progress in getting the pool ready has been slow. […]

W’burg tax rates stay the same

The City of Whitesburg will not raise property tax rates this year. At its July meeting, the Whitesburg City Council conducted the first reading of an ordinance that keeps the tax rate for real and personal property at $.37 per $100. Mayor James Wiley Craft told the council the tax rate would remain unchanged and no vote will be required […]

Fleming-Neon will set up pay plans for late taxpayers

Delinquent taxpayers in Fleming- Neon will be given the opportunity to come into City Hall and make arrangements to set up an installment plan to pay their overdue taxes before the city moves to more drastic efforts to collect. At the July meeting of the Fleming Neon City Council, City Clerk Janice Banks told the council that about half the […]

Scammers calling here

A Premium woman became suspicious of a telephone call she received Sunday when the caller demanded that she wire $20,000 to the Dominican Republic. The caller, who identified himself as Agent John Mc- Clenzy with the Maryland Drug Enforcement Agency, told the woman she had missed a court date and was to send $20,000 by Western Union to Louis Ramon […]

Eli Brown enjoys his ‘big sandbox’


The Hop Gibson clan met at the Cowan Community Center for their annual reunion. A large crowd gathered from several states and everyone had a good time. We were happy to see some there for the first time, and some for the first time in a long time. We had the usual good visiting, feasting, silent auction and wheel of […]

Caudill family reunion

The Martha and Silas Caudill Reunion was held at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park June 28-30 with 60 plus family members attending from eight states. Jim and Linda Whitaker, Ida Sellers, and Kim Haas, the reunion hosts, had everything ready by Friday for a weekend of fellowship, food, fun and games. Friday evening, family members gathered in the lodge dining […]

Registration planned

Myra Christian Academy of Faith Baptist Church of Myra will hold registration for the 2013-2014 school year at 10 a.m., July 17, at the church. The school uses the A Beka curriculum and includes a preschool program, a kindergarten and first through eighth grades. For more information, call Nancy Manning at (606) 832-4465 or Donna Mullins at (606) 855-4662.

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of Jude in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. What king of Judah built up the defenses of Bethlehem and other cities? Rehoboam, Omri, Hiel, Nimrod 3. Where did Saul massacre 85 persons (priests) who wore a linen ephod? Ramah, Tyre, Petra, Nob 4. How many years did it take Solomon to build his […]

Political Cartoon

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