Local musicians are chosen to headline Heritage finale

When Dry Fork resident Cory Harris asked around to see who would be headlining the music portion of the Mountain Heritage Festival, it didn’t cross his mind that he and two other finalists of the “Country Music Highway Road to Fame” competition would be sharing the stage at the festival’s finale this Saturday night. Harris, 27; Kori Breeding, 26, of […]

City council OK’s 1.5% payroll tax; levy begins Oct. 1

Paychecks for employees who work inside the city limits of Whitesburg will be a bit smaller beginning October 1. That is the date a new “occupational payroll tax” approved this week by the Whitesburg City Council will take effect. The 1.5% tax on gross wages applies to nearly every worker who performs a job in Whitesburg, resident and nonresident alike. […]

Counterfeit clothing found at Deb’s Place

Police have seized more than 4,000 items of counterfeit clothing from a Whitesburg store. The Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department and private investigators searched merchandise at Deb’s Place at Pine Mountain Junction on September 20 and confiscated “anything that was a copyright infringement,” said Lt. Brian Damron of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department. American Eagle Outfitters contracted Advanced Investigative […]

WTCW/WXKQ still local after 60 years

When the late Don Crosthwaite bought a license for an FM radio station 50 years ago, AM stations were the prominent mode of audio communication. “They got the license because they thought it may eventually take off, but just to keep it going they put music on it with no commercials and they played it in businesses just for background […]


Pridemores hold reunion


Sorry we were out of town for a few days week before last, and I didn’t get back in time for a column last week. We went to Wheelersburg, Oh., to the Hiram and Ella Caudill Pridemore reunion on Saturday, Sept. 14, and stayed at Carter Caves until Monday, the 16th. All of Dad’s brothers and sisters attended the reunion. […]

Burns, Runyan win fishing tourney

Jeremy Burns and David Runyan took first place and the big fish award at the seventh annual Isom Days bass fishing tournament. Coming in second place were Henry Baker and Darrel Wooten, while Curtis Webb and Bobby Webb finished in third place. The tournament sponsors were Isom Day Festival Committee, Drill Steel Services, Parkway Pharmacy, Deana’s Designs, Quality Parts, Dairy […]

Walk, run set

The Haunted Hills and Hollows 5K will start at 6 p.m. on Oct. 25 at Cowan Elementary School. The Halloween-themed event is a one-mile run or walk. Activities for children including a hayride will take place while parents run or walk. Registration is $20 per person. Oct. 11 is the deadline to turn in registration forms to receive a T-shirt. […]

To perform

Dawson Creek, a bluegrass band, will play at the Mountain Heritage Festival at Whitesburg, Sept. 26. The performance will begin at 6:15 p.m.

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