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W’burg council addresses black lung, pet waste


The Whitesburg City Council this week joined with other coalfield communities and organizations in asking for federal assistance to combat the growing black lung problem in Central Appalachia. The council, at its October meeting Tuesday night, also heard the second reading of an ordinance requiring pet owners to properly dispose of their pet’s solid waste or face fines of up […]

Car show set for Oct. 13; to benefit ‘Little Divas’

A car show will be held on Saturday, October 13, to benefit The Little Divas dance team. The show will be held in Whitesburg near the Veterans Museum. Registration will begin at 1 p.m. and judging begins at 3 p.m. More than 50 trophies and awards will be given, and the entry fee is $10 or $2 for any sub […]

The Chief of Staff of the Air Force


I met this young captain in early 1954 at Hickam Field in Hawaii. He was Admiral Willingson’s aide. The admiral was in charge of all the Pacific Aircraft. The captain and I became great friends. He was the pitcher on the officers’ softball team, and I was the NCO’s pitcher. We played many games together. A year later our headquarters […]

Kitchen now available for community

Pine Mountain Settlement School recently installed a commercial kitchen exclusively for community use. The kitchen is equipped to allow community members to create their own value-added food products such as pickles, jams and salsas, which can be sold in the settlement school’s gift shop or around the world. For more information, call (606) 558-3571. You are unauthorized to view this […]

Booth sale at WARH Oct. 12

The Kentucky Cuddle Cot Campaign will host a booth sale on the main floor of Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., October 12. Proceeds will benefit the purchase of a Cuddle Cot, a refrigerated cradle that allows parents to spend time with a stillborn baby. For more information, call Marsha Taylor Hall at (606) 634-1439. You […]

Trivia test


1. THEATER: What Stephen Sondheim play features the song “Send in theClowns”?2. U.S. PRESIDENTS:Which president was associated with the Four Freedoms? 3. GEOLOGY: What coloris the mineral malachite?4. GEOGRAPHY: Whereare the Diomede Islandslocated?5. MATH: How manysides does a decagon have?6. SPORTS: What sportinvolves terms such as kickflip, Caballerial and Ollienorth?7. LITERATURE: Whichof Ernest Hemingway’s novels had the working title“Fiesta”?8. GENERAL […]

Jenkins council holds ‘information session’


While it is still a long shot, it is possible that Jenkins may become the home for a center doing research on the uses of industrial hemp. The subject was one of several informational items the council discussed at its October meeting, which became an informal session rather than a regular business meeting when the council could not convene a […]

Deputies visit Ermine home, leave with methamphetamine after man agrees to search

A “knock and talk” visit this week by the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office resulted in the arrest of an Ermine man on methamphetamine charges. James O. Collins III, 41, of Apt. 5, 293 Brass Drive, was arrested October 1 by Deputies Alisha Congleton and Mike Enfus. The two deputies visited Collins’s apartment after members of the public told Sheriff […]

State’s deer-vehicle collisions jump in fall



With Kentucky ranked 15th in the nation for deer vehicle collisions, drivers across the commonwealth have a 1 in 100 chance of hitting a deer, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Drivers need to be even more alert this time of year as deer become more active. “The number of deer killed along area highways in September is linked to […]

Time to start repaying student loans

If you finished college in May and have federal student loans, it’s almost time to start repaying them. These tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) may help. One of the smartest things you can do is pay more than your scheduled amount. If you ask your lender to apply the extra to the principal, you’ll pay less […]


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