LAKESHORE DRIVE (mountain style)

Hollows filled with an early morning’s rising fog created “lake effect” scenery for drivers headed North on U.S. 119 across Pine Mountain. (Photo by Thomas Biggs)

Judge sets phone hearing in firm’s suit against city

A federal judge in Pikeville has ordered a “status conference” to consider a motion filed in connection with Veolia Water North America – South’s lawsuit against the City of Whitesburg. U.S. Magistrate Judge Edward B. Atkins this week ordered that a “telephonic status conference” be held at 9 a.m., October 28, to consider questions raised in a motion filed by […]

One to plead guilty to equipment thefts

One of three Letcher County residents charged with conspiring to steal more than $1 million worth of trucks and heavy equipment has pleaded guilty and will be sentenced next month in federal court in Pikeville. Roger Tolliver, 61, of Deane, is scheduled to appear at a sentencing hearing before U.S. District Judge Amul R. Thapar on November 5, during which […]

Man cleared of murder charge thanks judge, members of jury

Alfred “New York” White, who was cleared earlier this month in the shooting death of a friend, says he was charged with murder in Letcher County because he was an “outsider.” “That’s the only reason why and you can’t blame the police for that,” White said during a telephone interview Tuesday morning from his home in Jonesboro, Ga. When Walter […]

Magistrate questions city’s payroll tax

The Letcher Fiscal Court has asked County Attorney Jaime Hatton to explore the possibility of getting some type of an exemption from the new City of Whitesburg payroll tax for magistrates who do not spend most of their time in the city. District Four Magistrate Keith Adams brought up the issue in the closing minutes of the fiscal court’s October […]

‘Stink bugs’ by thousands attack home at Payne Gap

Three years ago a local extension agent predicted that another pest beside ladybugs may be on its way to Letcher County. On Tuesday, Shad Baker, Letcher County extension agent for agricultural and natural resources, talked to a homeowner in Payne Gap who says thousands of brown marmorated stink bugs are all over the residence. “We saw it coming,” said Baker. […]

Jan and Curt Boggs mark 50th anniversary


Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. Are you ready for the gossip? Okay, pull up a chair and maybe get a cup of coffee and let’s visit. My sister Louise Shepherd and her family have gone to visit their cousins Jan and Curt Boggs to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary and to renew their wedding vows. Those two […]

Seniors visit flea market


Hello again. It has been a very busy week for us again. Tuesday, we had our potluck dinner. As always the ladies brought lots of good food. Luther and his crew from the jail were there painting our porch. Those young men are always a pleasure to meet. We are all praying they will get their lives straightened out. Luther, […]

Collins judges Morehead State band competition

Jenny Lynn Collins, formerly of Millstone, was invited recently to judge the marching band competition at Morehead State University. She attended Whitesburg High School. Collins, of Charleston, S.C., is the music director for the Berkley Center for the Arts, a magnet program for gifted and talented children in the Berkley, Dorchester and Charleston County area. Last year was the first […]

Class reunion

The Whitesburg High School Class of 1954 is planning a 60-year class reunion on July 5, 2014. Members of the class can inform the reunion committee of their address by contacting James A. Gilley at (606) 439-3216 or Paul D. Adams at (606) 633-7562.

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