Church window sees light after 52 years



A 102-year-old stained glass church window has seen the light for the first time in 52 years, after being found hidden behind a wall during a building renovation in Whitesburg. Workers renovating the second floor of the Bella Home Furnishings building for temporary use as administrative offices of Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation made the discovery. The Bella building, made of […]

Murder trial will begin with jury selection, rulings



“Bring the gun.” That was the text message from Caleb Hogg to his brother after two men stepped out of a carport on Church Street in Whitesburg in the pre-dawn hours of Jan. 1, 2014. One was wearing a long coat, the other a bandana. One carried a knife. While they didn’t threaten the man, they asked him to drive […]

Brad Paisley to perform



Tickets for country music star Brad Paisley’s February appearance in Pikeville are scheduled to go on sale to the general public this Friday, December 1, at 10 a.m. Paisley will bring his “Weekend Warrior World Tour” to the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center on Friday, February 23. The show, which will begin at 7 p.m., includes three opening acts — Dustin […]

Will UK fans travel to bowl game?

Vaught’s Views

Kentucky’s play was so bad in last week’s 44-17 loss to Louisville that there is little to say other than the Cats definitely now will play either in the Music City Bowl Dec. 29th in Nashville or the Liberty Bowl Dec. 30th in Memphis. How many fans go to the bowl game after the way UK ended the season against […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Carp put up a fight, are fun to catch

The big plus about coming to Georgia is that my family members live right on the banks of a good-sized lake. I have fished this lake for years and have caught some big bass, crappie, catfish and bluegill and the fish we caught on Thanksgiving Day — big carp. I am not usually a real big carp angler, but this […]

Struttin’ Time:

It’s all about our ‘principles’

No one will be happier to see the 2017 hunting season close than me. This year has been a mix of good luck, bad luck, blessings or curses. My trip to hunt Bighorn sheep never happened because my paperwork didn’t get in on time. The North Carolina hunt, for both wild turkeys and black bears, was a bust. And now […]

The view from up on Raven Rock



Jenkins Band being rebuilt



Although Jenkins schools had one of the top band programs in the eastern part of the state at one time, the program has shrunk in recent years due to the decline in enrollment and now finds itself short of instruments. But the band and music program in Jenkins Independent Schools is making a comeback under the direction of Millstone native […]

Volunteers serve 300 meals from Whitesburg restaurant



A community Thanksgiving dinner at The 5th District on Main Street in Whitesburg served more than 300 meals. Letcher County Central High School basketball players, and a number of volunteers and staff, were on hand to help with the distribution of dinners. Many donations also made this possible. The basketball team stood outside with signs announcing the dinner and the […]

Needle exchange program will help slow HIV, hepatitis



We are all familiar with the drug epidemic Letcher County is now facing. We may have dealt with addiction ourselves, or through a loved one or peer. We all know we need more treatment options, resources and prevention techniques. Many people are familiar with the implementation of a needle exchange program in our community but may not be sure how […]


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