2019-07-24 E-Edition

A piece of roadside history is back up in Whitesburg

Historic sign will greet visitors …

There was a time when everyone around knew that Whitesburg was populated by a bunch of friendly people, and two grouches. The Royal Crown Cola sign at the edge of town told them so. Perched on the peak of Tunnel Hill, next to the hospital driveway, the red, white and blue sign was mildly famous. Before that, it was a […]

14.2 million pain pills sold here in period of 6 years


During six years at the height of the opioid epidemic, six manufacturers shipped 1.9 billion pain pills into Kentucky. Of those, 14.2 million came to Letcher County — enough for every man, woman and child to take 83 highly potent pain pills per year. The Washington Post and The Charleston Gazette in West Virginia spent a year fighting for access […]

Hearing set for man who led cops on chase

Preliminary hearing will be held July 29 for a Tennessee man arrested after a pursuit that started in Harlan, went all the way to Whitesburg and ended at Cumberland. Zachary Phillip Lockhart, 26, of 4524 June Drive, Kingsport, Tenn., faces multiple counts related to the hour-long chase. Charges include operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, […]

Heat didn’t stop kids playing outdoors



Hello everyone! I hope everyone is staying cool since it seems to be extra hot everywhere. I only have window air in my living room. I haven’t actually used the setting that says air, as I’ve kept it on fan and the temperature is set on 74. I can’t stand the cold air on my broken ankle. My son Keith […]

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DEAN’S LIST — Matthew Little of McRoberts was named to the Dean’s List for the 2019 spring semester at the Kentucky College of Optometry. He is a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometry Honor Society and is in his third year of optometry school. He is the son of Stuart and Janet Little of McRoberts, and grandson of […]

Rites held for Theresa Noble

Funeral services for Theresa Elaine Noble, 66, of Deane, were held July 23 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Potter Cemetery at Kona. A daughter of the late Thomas J. and Edna Niece Helton, she was the widow of Ted Noble. She died July 20 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Center in Hazard. Surviving are a […]

Services held for Gleeda Hall

Gleeda Frazier Hall, 86, of Sturgis, died July 20 at Lucy Smith King Care Center in Henderson. Born in Whitesburg to the late Dorothy Adams Frazier and Boone Frazier, she was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Alex L. Hall; her son, Alex Scott Hall; an infant brother; and two sisters, Phyllis Sturgill and Shirley Breeding. Mrs. […]

Church classes scheduled

The Shelby Valley Church of Christ in Pikeville will hold class for all ages at 7 p.m., July 28-31. The event will also include games, snacks and crafts for children. The adult classes are: “ Knowing God by His Word” with speaker Shawn Burgraff, July 28; “In Whom or What Do You Trust” with speaker Shawn Slone, July 29; “Obedience” […]

Buyers, beware of scammers



Hey everybody, I’ve got a little hindsight for you all. Believe it or not, everybody on Marketplace is not honest. Our family found this out the hard way this past week. One hundred and fifty dollars worth of a lesson learned the hard way. Mom’s 20+ years old washer tore up beyond what my husband thought was worth fixing. So, […]


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