Payne Gap wreck victim was talented musician



Funeral services for a Wilmore man killed in a car crash at Payne Gap were held May 21 at Polly & Craft Funeral Home in Jenkins. Joshua Craig Carter, 32, was buried in the Carter family cemetery at Bill Moore Branch. Carter died at the scene after the collision about 9:30 p.m., May 16, on US 119 North, about three […]

Board addresses budget



Letcher County Schools will have slightly more money next year after changes in the state budget. School Board Chairman William Smith credited teacher protests here and in Frankfort with the improvement. “If it hadn’t been for you teachers, we would have probably had to file bankruptcy the budget was so bad,” Smith told Letcher County Teacher Organization President Regina Brown […]

Boy gets buzz, takes bus



A 16- year- old was arrested after allegedly stealing a school bus from the Whitesburg Middle School parking lot. Whitesburg Police Chief Tyrone Fields said he used surveillance video to identify the intoxicated teen. His name is not being released because of his age. Video showed the bus being stolen at 11 p.m. Friday. Fields said video showed the teen […]

Dispute over Weed Eater led to shots being fired



Kentucky State Police are investigating the shooting of a Carcassonne man over the weekend. Adam Henrikson, 44, was taken to Whitesburg ARH Hospital and then transferred to Pikeville Medical Center with a gunshot wound to each leg. Henrikson posted on his Facebook page that a bullet passed through his left leg and lodged in his right knee. According to accounts […]

Teachers show strength in Kentucky primaries



LANCASTER, Ky. Teachers in Kentucky could soon be taking politicians to school. Following weeks of protests at the state Capitol, Republican voters in central Kentucky ousted House Majority Floor Leader Jonathan Shell on Tuesday in favor of Travis Brenda, a high school math teacher who has never run for public office. Brenda won the GOP nomination and will face Democrat […]

Ex-UK stars had special relationship

Vaught’s Views

Since he first saw him at a quarterback challenge camp as an eighth-grader, Drew Phillips has felt that Nik Scalzo had unique abilities that most quarterbacks do not have. “He’s a great kid. Works extremely hard on the field. He’s humble but confident in his ability,” said Phillips, owner/director of the Phillips Quarterback Academy. “I have had the opportunity to […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Catching big bass from ‘visible cover’

When you are fishing and see visible cover it is hard to not make a cast to it. Most fishermen know that bass, bluegill and crappie love to hang out in areas like this. Visible cover comes in many different types — anything from wood to rocks to weeds to flooded timber to about anything in the water. On some […]

Will state shorten turkey season?

Struttin’ Time:

On the day I write this, nothing has gone right today, and yesterday wasn’t much better. Today, I received another survey from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, which can’t be good. Now mark my word, we are about to lose some of our turkey season dates, both spring and fall. I know this because they ask if I […]

Bakery now taking orders



Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/ pages/Hemphill-Community Center. The brick oven will be fired this weekend. Stay tuned in here next week for an update. We think it’s ready to roll and we are excited! We don’t want to disappoint you!!! Black Sheep Bakery is now taking orders for loaf breads (white, […]

Moments and Memories of WHS



1984-85 Students write another play How three generations deal with life’s day-to-day decisions is the theme of a play to be performed this weekend by the Whitesburg High School drama class. “Gift of Choice” will be performed at Appalshop Theater in Whitesburg at 8 p.m., May 3-4. The play was written by Whitesburg students Melissa Reedy and Jeff Sergent, and […]


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