Mae Boggs, 96, has spent many years proving doubters wrong



Mae Boggs has enjoyed a long life of proving doubters wrong. When she was 17, her father refused to sign papers allowing her to marry her 21-year-old boyfriend, doubting the marriage would last. After finding a way to wed despite her father’s objection, she and her husband, Harrison K. Boggs Jr., went on to have a happy and productive marriage, […]

Grand jury indicts candidate on child porn, other counts



A candidate for Letcher County magistrate in the November election was arrested Tuesday afternoon after being indicted on multiple charges of child pornography, sexual abuse and retaliating against a witness. Emory Lee “Fudge” Mullins, 61, of 1042 Highway 317, Neon, who won the Democratic nomination for District 3 magistrate in May, is facing a total of 11 counts in three […]

Fiscal court agrees to help firefighters



At its June meeting, the Letcher County Fiscal Court agreed to help financially strapped volunteer fire departments in the county and received a recommendation to allow the county Broadband Board to enter into negotiations with GigaBeam Broadband and FiSci Technologies to provide Wi-Fi service to the Linefork area of Letcher County. GigaBeam/FiSci is the company that installed the wireless broadband […]

Hummingbirds are loving Tacket feeder




There aren’t any words to describe the taste of the first tomato from the garden. Thank God I was able to pick some today, Sunday. I ate them right then and there. I’m glad my husband doesn’t like them because I would have had to share. We should have many and many more crookneck squashes ready to pick this coming […]

Scholarships awarded to eight



The Mountain Heritage Festival Committee in conjunction with Kentucky Power Company presented eight $250 scholarships for 2018. Those receiving scholarships are Lindsay Bentley, Whitney Scott, Brooke King, Savannah Parsons, Meghan Combs and Brooke Saurer, who are 2018 graduates of Letcher County Central High School; Makayla Briggs, who is a 2018 Jenkins High School graduate; and Racheal Runyon, who is a […]

Truck, tractor pull planned



A truck and tractor pull will be held at 7 p.m., July 3, at the Isom Area Fairgrounds. The event will include super modified two-wheel drive tractors, hot rod tractors, super modified four-wheel drive tractors, and non sanctioned local trucks. Fireworks will take place after the pull. The gate fee is $12, with no charge for children five and under. […]

Revival set



A revival will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23, and at 11 a.m., Sunday, June 24, at the Burdine Church of God of Prophecy. Evangelist Billy Conn will be the speaker. Everyone is welcome. Jeff Slone is the pastor of the church.

In Memory of Pap



On June 5, 2018, services were held for my grandpa, Carl “Jake” Gallion, Sr. Burial followed on June 6. Through coincidence or fate, on June 5, 1944, during World War II, the Battle of Anzio ended but not before 43,000 allied troops were wounded or killed, over 4,500 enemy prisoners captured, and 136 days of battle had passed. My grandpa […]

Services set for Larry Joe Gibson



Graveside services for Larry Joe Gibson, 62, of Lafayette, Ind., will be held at 2 p.m., June 23 at the Boney Banks Cemetery in Whitesburg. Born in Whitesburg to the late Lloyd Alonzo Gibson and Faye Banks Burkhart, he died December 4 in Indianapolis. He was a brother of the late David Jehrome Bennett, Billy Ray Burkhart, and Debra Sue […]

Rites held for Maxie Lucas



Maxie Vern Lucas, 80, died June 13 at her home on Cowan. A daughter of the late Marion and Virgie Hampton Gilley, she was the widow of Richard Lucas. She was the mother of the late Keith Lucas, and was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles Gilley. Surviving are two sons, Ricky Lucas and wife Sherry, and Shane […]


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