Blackey man is charged in separate theft cases

Keith E. Rogers, 37, of Iris Hill in Blackey, was charged with second-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking in two separate cases. Rogers was accused in a warrant of stealing a Kawasaki 300 ATV valued at $600 from a home on Main Street of Blackey on Sept. 27. He was served with that warrant after being arrested at the […]

‘It’s time we push back,’ Hatton says of Ky. Power

For months now, we have widely cussed and discussed what would happen if Kentucky Power’s proposed double-digit rate increase is approved. Starting next month, when the Public Service Commission holds three public hearings in our region, we need to make sure the commissioners hear our concerns loud and clear. While I appreciate these relatively local meetings, I feel very strongly […]

Kentucky in middle of a battle over coal

The two New York City billionaires are battling it out over coal. And coal-dependant Kentucky and Indiana are in the crosshairs. The moves come as Kentucky, once the third-ranked coal-producing state, has fallen to fifth behind Wyoming, West Virginia, Illinois and Pennsylvania, according to the latest numbers from the government. Indiana ranks seventh. After President Donald Trump’s top environmental official […]

Home movies will be screened by Appalshop Oct. 21

Home Movie Day will be held in the Appalshop Theater in Whitesburg on Saturday, Oct. 21. Screenings of home movies belonging to Letcher County residents and the transfer of home movies and videos to DVD by the Appalshop Archive will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Participants are asked to drop off their items from 2 to 4 p.m. […]

Seniors enjoy meeting at rec center

Appalachia Days at Alice Lloyd College was wonderful. My oldest granddaughter, Drew Eden Hampton, went with me and Mom. She loved the fried Oreos and fried cookie dough almost as much as Mom and I enjoyed the singing and the socializing. There were so many wonderful vendors with many different types of crafts. We saw many different painted items, gourds, […]

Moments in Time

• On Oct. 16, 1773, the first public statement against the British Parliament’s Tea Act, a document known as the “Philadelphia Resolutions,” urges all Americans to oppose the British tax. Two months later, a group of colonists disguised as Mohawks boarded three British tea ships and dumped 342 chests of tea into the harbor. • On Oct. 22, 1797, Andre- […]


Phyllis Whitaker, 72, dies

Phyllis Fayetta Whitaker, 72, of Jeremiah, died October 11 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was a daughter of the late Willie and Katie Marie Whitaker, and a sister of the late Doris Rittenhouse. Surviving are two sisters, Rosie Owens of Whitesburg, and Ruth Whitaker of Jeremiah. Funeral services were held October 14 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial […]

Square dance, potluck planned

Hindman Settlement School will host a square dance and potluck on Thursday, Oct. 26, in the May Stone Building. Supper is at 6 p.m., dance at 7 p.m. Halloween costumes welcome. Soup beans and cornbread provided. Those attending should bring a side dish or make a donation. Suggested is $5/person, $10/family. No experience necessary. All dances taught. Great exercise. Fun […]

Gospel meeting planned Nov. 5-7

A gospel meeting will be held at 7 p.m. nightly, Nov. 5-7, at Shelby Valley Church of Christ. The speaker will be Bill Bryant of Knoxville, Tenn.

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