Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your honesty might upset some people, but you inevitably win more admirers for having the courage to tell the truth when others are more likely to scramble for cover. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your efforts to defend your project begin to show favorable results. You should soon be able to win over […]

Isom Days parade set

The Isom Days Parade will start at 11 a.m. on August 31. For entries, contact Carla Smith at 633-0020 or 633-2432 or leave a message on the Facebook page for the Isom Days Festival. Entries must be received by August 29.

City council says festival must start meeting its costs

The Whitesburg City Council voted unanimously at its August meeting to require the promoter of Riverside Days to assume the cost for electricity in order to continue using the River Park, as well as the cost of paying the overtime incurred by city workers if the festival is to go forward. Councilman Jimmy Bates said promoter Ernestine Flint of Jenkins […]

Woman stole from elderly vet

Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright followed a jury’s recommendation in sentencing a Jenkins woman to a 20-year prison term for stealing checks from a 92-year-old veteran. During a four-day trial held last week, a Letcher Circuit Court jury found Mary Ruth Morris, 42, of 65 Bellaire Drive, guilty of taking $14,650 from Warren Hopkins, of Wise, Va., by writing 48 […]

Survivors seek answers as 2 more funerals held

Graveside services were held over the weekend for the last of three Jenkins residents murdered by 58-year-old Timothy Lee Shelby before Shelby turned his gun on himself and committed suicide. Jennifer Walters, 35, was buried Saturday after a private service at the Pendleton Cemetery at Pert Creek near Whitesburg. Walters, who was Shelby’s girlfriend, is believed to have been the […]

Man charged with DUI days after fatal wreck

A Sandlick man involved in a fatal two-vehicle wreck on the Whitesburg bypass two weeks ago is on home incarceration after being arrested August 9 on an unrelated matter. Kelvin Eric Sexton, 30, was arrested at 3:08 p.m. on Aug. 9 and charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and possession of marijuana. […]

Jenkins woman admits guilt in 2011 death of Atlanta man

A Jenkins woman recently pleaded guilty to her involvement in the 2011 shooting death of an Atlanta man. Angela Renee Mays, 31, of 936 Premier Subdivision, has been sentenced to a maximum term of 10 years in prison for her role in the murder of 39-year-old Walter Johnson Jr. inside the double-wide mobile home where Mays was living on March […]

Neon member quits

The Fleming-Neon City Council will begin the process of appointing a new member soon. At the council’s August meeting, Mayor Susie Polis read a letter of resignation from Everett Duncan, who wrote that he was quitting because he no longer lives in the city limits. In his letter, Duncan told the council he had been honored to serve the city […]

Preview of heritage play is wonderful


Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and staying in out of the rain. We are sure getting a lot of it. I hope there will be no flooding. I want to wish a belated happy birthday to Tim Amburgey on Aug. 6. I won’t tell you his age because I don’t know it. Anyway, you aren’t old. I […]

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of 3 Kings in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. “Satan” is found 15 times in the Old Testament, with 11 in which book? 1 Chronicles, Job, Psalms, Zechariah 3. In the sight of the elders of Israel, where did Moses bring water out of a rock? Horeb, Carmel, Pisgah, Gilboa 4. What did […]

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