City gets $500,000 to start rebuilding its historic hotel



The Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded $500,000 to the City of Whitesburg to help stabilize the city-owned Daniel Boone Hotel on Main Street. In what it terms the “Whitesburg Daniel Boone Hotel Stabilization project,” the ARC said the funds “will be utilized to make immediate and urgent repairs to stabilize the historic, brick Daniel Boone Hotel — which represents the […]

New MRI machine is included in $3.8 million project at ARH



How big is the Whitesburg hospital’s new MRI machine? Big enough that it had to be delivered through a hole in the roof instead of through a door! The new machine — officially known as the Siemens Magnetic Resonance Imaging Machine — was delivered to the hospital on January 20. The delivery was quite remarkable because it was placed in […]

Suspect arrested after he’s found hiding in Seco closet



A Whitesburg man who had been on the Letcher County Sheriff Department’s most wanted list since running from an “active meth lab” last week was arrested Tuesday after he was found hiding in the closet of a Seco home. The suspect, Chris Brown, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and fleeing and evading police after he was arrested by sheriff ’s […]

UK fans are ‘going to love’ this player

Vaught’s Views

Kentucky signee P.J. Washington will be in western Kentucky to play games Feb. 17-18 as part of The Grind Session at Marshall County High School. Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) was not originally scheduled to play in Kentucky this year. However, when the offer to play two games in Kentucky came, Findlay Prep coach Paul Washington knew it was too good […]

LCC boys improve to 12-6, girls looking to halt streak



With less than a month to go in regular-season play, the Letcher County Central Cougars entered this week’s action with a won-loss record of 12-6 after defeating the visiting Estill County Engineers last Saturday, 71-48. The Cougars hosted Knott County Central on Tuesday night and will entertain the Jenkins Cavaliers on Friday before visiting Powell County on Saturday for a […]

Struttin’ Time:

Why is it always about the money?

As they used to say on Superman, here it is hot off the presses … Last week, I put everyone on notice that something is going on with our Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, and as we say in the mountains, “It ain’t good”. I mentioned they had a meeting on January 6 in Frankfort, on the worst day […]

‘Owning’ the Hall of Fame



The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., inducted its newest class of members over the weekend and this year’s class featured three owners and two drivers who will now take their spot as some of the greatest men to ever participate in the sport. When the Hall was established, it made sure that everyone would be recognized for their […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Those pesky weather patterns

There are many things in nature that have a direct effect on fishing. At this time of year one of the biggest is changing weather patterns that can change during a single day. During the winter months the weather can go from springlike back to winter in a hurry. This causes a big change in feeding and locations of most […]

Ohio weather keeps changing



Hello everyone! Once again we are having springlike weather after 11 straight days of rain in some form, either pouring down or a light drizzle. As I was looking out my front window the sky was so dark, a few minutes later I walk in my kitchen there’s a ray of sunshine so bright, and then all of a sudden […]

Heres a Tip



• If you have a linoleum floor and get scuff marks a lot, try this trick from the pros: Take a regular tennis ball and cut a small “X” into one side. Push the top of your broom through the “X.” Now, when you are sweeping, you can turn your broom over and just lightly rub the scuff mark away […]


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