Authorities visit pain management clinics

State and federal law-enforcement officers, including agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration, were seen earlier this week gathering documents from at least two of three Neurology and Pain Management clinics operated by Dr. Sai Gutti and Dr. Sujata Gutti in Letcher and Pike counties. While agents were photographed Monday leaving the Gutti clinics in Pikeville and Belfry with documents in […]

Ex-deputy sues new sheriff, who denies all claims

A former Letcher County Deputy Sheriff has filed suit in U.S. District Court against Sheriff Mickey Stines, claiming he retaliated against her for campaigning against him in the election. Stines denies all the allegations. Alisha Congleton, who served as a deputy for four years, was a sergeant for Sheriff Danny Webb when she and the rest of the deputies were […]

Feds file gun, drug charges

Federal agents have arrested a Letcher County man and accused him of selling drugs and guns from his home at Millstone. Charles “Bud” Perry Jr., 56, of Millstone, is being held without bond in the Pike County Detention Center on charges of being a convicted felon in possession of firearms and distribution of a mixture or substance containing cocaine and […]

Son doesn’t want mom paroled here

A Mayking man is pleading with officials to keep his mother, who was convicted of murdering her husband here 28 years ago, out of Letcher County when she is released from state prison, probably next week. Bennett Kincer, 57, of Pine Creek, is now six years older than his mother, Rebecca Jane Kincer, was when she murdered her husband, Vernal […]

Center to install solar panels

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, pages/Hemphill-Community Center, Check out our two brand new websites: and The Digging Up Roots Ancestry Forum began meeting on Thursday, March 21 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.. Although there was a UK game that evening it was a great success. Participants are invited […]

Rites held for Alice Bainter

Funeral services for Alice Newman Bainter, 73, were held March 26 at Millstone Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in the Potter Cemetery at Kona. A daughter of the late Edison and Broza Neice Perry, she was born at McRoberts. She died March 22 at Millstone. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Tommy Newman II, and two daughters, Tina […]

Services are held for Ottielenna Baldwin

Ottielenna Tolliver Baldwin, beloved wife of the late James Marvin Baldwin for 56 years, died peacefully at the age of 81, March 23, surrounded by her loving family. Born July 6, 1937 in Jenkins, she was a daughter of the late Johnnie Dishman Tolliver and Lavada Belle Caudill. She was a sister of Henrietta T. Milich (husband James deceased), Frankfort; […]

Moments in Time

• On March 30, 1855, in territorial Kansas’ first election, some 5,000 “Border Ruffians” invade the territory from western Missouri and force the election of a pro-slavery legislature. Although the votes cast exceeded the number of eligible voters, Kansas Gov. Andrew Reeder reluctantly approved the election to prevent further bloodshed. • On March 28, 1915, the first American is killed […]

Seniors to compete in Rook tourney

Before I say anything this week I want to give God praise for saving the lives of two of our very special family friends. Cecilia Begley Swiney and Angie Begley Slone. They were involved in the accident on the bypass last week that also took the life of Michael Fugate. Cecilia and Angie are sisters and their mom and dad, […]

60 lies

An open letter to “60 Minutes” after their piece on “Billionaire on the Bus”: I have been a lifelong viewer of “60 Minutes,” and have enjoyed most of the stories regardless of the slant. Andy Rooney was a gem. When the national media does a story on this area it’s always negative. You didn’t disappoint. The fact that Pikeville has […]

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