Antique stores drawing customers to county



‘Antique Alley’ is the unofficial name of a portion of KY Route 7 in the Isom-Jeremiah-Letcher area that is home to five antique shops that are beginning to draw visitors from a wide area. See related story, Page 2.

Proposed change could endanger Jenkins liquor law



A controversy that could possibly end legal alcohol sales in the City of Jenkins erupted at the September meeting of the Jenkins City Council when citizen Betsy Addington asked the council to separate the taxes from food and alcohol sales at the city’s only restaurant that sells alcohol. Addington was supported in her request by her brother, Councilman Rick Damron. […]

Eight indicted by grand jury



The Letcher County Grand Jury has named eight people in felony indictments. They are: • Russell Peaks — first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, trafficking in synthetic drugs and first-degree wanton endangerment. Peaks, 38, of 10229 Cumbow Road, Pound, Va., is accused of traffi cking OxyContin, Hydrocodone, Xanax […]

Property taxes would be cut in Whitesburg



Taxpayers in the City of Whitesburg will see their city taxes decline by two cents per $100 in the next taxing year, providing the ordinance that lowers the rate is passed on its second reading. At the September meeting of the Whitesburg City Council, Mayor James Wiley Craft conducted the first reading of Ordinance 2014-06, which lowers taxes on all […]

Route 7’s ‘Antique Alley’ grows



Five different antique stores scattered on a four-mile stretch of Route 7 are beginning to attract out-of-town collectors to the Isom area. Gwen’s Country Attic, Addie’s Treasures, All In One Basket, Foolish Pleasures and Delana’s Little Shoppe make up Route 7 Antique Alley. “I predict that in about two years it will be a big tourism draw,” said Peggy Caudill, […]

Organizers say conference will look at region’s future



A Saturday night square dance at Carcassonne, including dinner at Mike and Marcia Caudill’s 200-year-old house, is among the events for the Appalachia’s Bright Future weekend sponsored by Kentuckians For The Commonwealth. Organizers describe the weekend as “a transition adventure, a multi-day tour and celebration that will give participants the opportunity to meet and learn directly from people and communities […]

Neon council keeps tax rates the same



The City of Fleming-Neon will see city tax rates remain the same as it moves toward 2015. At the September meeting of the Fleming-Neon City Council, the council voted unanimously to leave property tax rates, as well as the rates for motor vehicles and watercraft, at $.25 per $100, and to leave tangible rates at $.45 per $100. In other […]

Walk, run to fight cancer



The first annual Breast Cancer Awareness 5k Run/Walk will be October 11 at Fishpond Lake at Payne Gap. Participants must pre-register by October 1 for an event t-shirt, but may also register on day of run between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. The run begins at 9 a.m. Fees are walkers $15, single runners $25, with groups of six or more […]

Coal miners festival was very successful

Fleming-Neon

Fleming- Neon Senior Citizens Center News: Regular Bingo: Wednesdays at 10:30. Exercise Bingo: On Fridays if the center is open. Sept. 12: We will be enjoying Neon Days. The center will be closed inside. Sept. 24: We will be enjoying Whitesburg Days. The center will be closed inside. Sept. 25: Potluck. Bring a covered dish and enjoy. Sept. 29: The […]

Reba Dunn was bitten by a copperhead

Cowan Creek

Soon we will begin to see the leaves fall and everyone putting out mums, pumpkins and other decorations. Chase the leaves and make a wish. Then if you catch one throw it over your shoulder and make a wish. I remember doing this waiting on the bus back in my grade school days. Maybe I will teach my Collin and […]


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