Farmer’s market is drawing nice crowds

Profits gained from selling locally grown produce at a farmer’s market is supplementing income for some in Letcher County. David Fisher, of Little Cowan, started farming after the plant in which he was employed as an oil field worker shut down last year. For the past two Saturdays, Fisher and his wife Kae have sold produce in downtown Whitesburg at […]

Sheriff tells court he will try to keep from service cuts

Letcher County will see a more streamlined sheriff ’s department this year, but Sheriff Danny Webb told the Letcher County Fiscal Court at its July meeting that he hopes to be able to continue the current level of service in the face of funding cuts and reduced revenue from mineral severance taxes. Webb said he had attended the meeting to […]

Freak mishap hurts woman on vacation in Smoky Mtns.

A Letcher County school district employee remains in a Tennessee hospital after sustaining serious injuries in a freak accident while on vacation. A tree fell on Michelle Tilley, 41, of Pike County, on July 10 while she was in a cemetery at Cades Cove, a valley in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Mrs. Tilley, her husband Billy and their […]

Burial set for wreck victim

Graveside service were to be held today (Wednesday) for a 67-year-old Eolia woman was killed in a two-vehicle collision in Virginia last week. Lois Faye Brock died July 9 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Pound, Va. Virginia State Police say a 1961 Austin Healey operated by Mrs. Brock’s husband, Henderson Brock, was crossing the […]

Chainsaw mishap is fatal to man

A Little Colley man died Tuesday from injuries sustained from a logging accident. Charles ‘Tiger’ Yeary III, 39, was cutting limbs from a fallen tree in the Harrison Branch community of Little Colley when the chainsaw kicked back and hit the left side of his neck, Letcher County Coroner Marty Baker said. Yeary was pronounced dead at the scene by […]

3 teen girls working to bring more visitors to Carcassonne

Three Whitesburg teenagers are working to encourage more people to visit the Carcassonne Community Center. Cassidy and Kennedy Breeding and Abby Frazier have recently spent about 10 hours cleaning a storage room at the center. The trio said the door wouldn’t completely open when they first started, but after lots of moving and dusting the room resembles a 1940s era […]

Services held for Ralph Sexton

Ralph Sexton, 26, died July 13 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. A son of Betty Hutchins of Whitesburg and the late Mike Sexton, he was reared by his grandmother, Sally “Nan” Sexton. He was also a grandson of the late Ralph Sexton and Roberta Hutchins, and a nephew of the late Larry Adams. Funeral services were […]

Drama offers discount

The Little Shepherd Drama can be seen every Saturday night until Sept. 7 at the Little Shepherd Amphitheater in Jenkins. Showtime is 8 p.m. Groups of 12 or more are eligible for special discounts. For more information, call (606) 832-1453 or visit or

Harrison hosts Civil War re-enactment

Southern Ohio

Hello again everyone! How is everything in your little corner of this big old world? I should say my how time flies when you are having fun! Time is going so fast that I am getting dizzy. Actually that part about getting dizzy is true as my blood pressure decided to take a plunge instead of high! So very low […]

Rites held for Yvonne Hammock

Yvonne Hammock, 82, died July 12 at her home in Whitesburg. A daughter of the late Francis Corbett and Elsie Hall Hammonds, she was the widow of Lennon Hammock. She was a member of the Whitesburg First Baptist Church. Funeral services were held July 15 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Acres Mausoleum at Ermine. Surviving are two […]

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