Mullins withdraws from race; Dems still hope for candidate



A former candidate for Letcher County magistrate is still in jail after Letcher Circuit Judge James W. Craft II reduced his bond by half, but he’s no longer a candidate. Meanwhile, the Letcher County Democratic Committee is still trying to figure out what to do about the race after he pulled his name off the ballot last week. Emory “Fudge” […]

Fiscal court hears BBQ restaurant is looking to lease old Ermine center



The Letcher County Fiscal Court was asked about leasing the old Ermine Senior Citizens Center for commercial use at its July meeting this week. The court also heard a complaint from a former county employee who came to the meeting to vent his frustration about the county using his yard to park county equipment. Emil Hall of Whitesburg asked about […]

Va. driver is indicted on 8 charges by jury here



A Virginia man has been indicted on two counts of manslaughter and multiple other charges related to a motor vehicle collision at Payne Gap that left two people dead and a third seriously injured. Travis F. Helbert, 38, of Appalachia, Va., faces eight charges in the May 5 collision. Kentucky State Police in Hazard said Helbert was driving north on […]

Joe Hall: Oscar Combs deserves honor

Vaught’s Views

Ask former Kentucky basketball coach Joe Hall who did as much — or maybe more — to help develop UK fan support and he has a quick answer. “Oscar Combs did more to develop fan support than anybody. He did a service for the University of Kentucky that could not have been bought at any price,” said Hall. What Combs […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

It’s all about sounds and vibrations

During the heat of summer a lot of anglers start night fishing as a way to beat the heat. It is still muggy after dark, but you do not have the hot sun beating down on you. And sometimes you can get a cool breeze blowing. But the big plus to night fishing is that most fish will become more […]

Struttin’ Time:

‘Too hot to fish, too hot for …’

Just like the country music song says, it’s “too hot to fish, too hot for golf, and too cold at home.” The weather has been scorching, and I love it like this. For the last few weeks we have seen daily temperatures well into the 90s. I for sure am not trying to scout for anything in this weather, although […]

Journal shows how hard life was




Finally, I am getting around to these pictures of Estel Taylor that were taken on one of the Pine Mountain overlooks while the Letcher County Senior Citizens were on a picnic. I was supposed to have put these in the week after the picnic, but Debbie Baker and I had a hard time getting them from her phone to my […]

To meet Department Commander



Post Commander Jack Holbrook and Sons of the American Legion Commander James Miller of American Legion Post 152 invite everyone to come at 2 p.m., July 22, to meet with the Department Commander. The meeting will take place at American Legion Post 152. For more information, call 633-2834.

Thank You



We, the family of Victoria Elizabeth, would like to thank everyone for their expressions of love for her. Losing a child is the most painful experience imaginable. Special thanks to everyone for attending the services, bringing food, sending flowers, sending gifts and being there for us in our time of grief. Thank you to the ER Staff of Whitesburg ARH, […]

In Loving Memory John R. Gibson



It’s hard to believe that it’s been seven years ago that you closed your eyes and drifted away. The day God called you home from your bed to heavenly rest. God took you home to be His guest. My heart still aches; I try not to be sad. But you not being here hurts me so bad. I know you’re […]


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