Accepting applications

The Center for Rural Development is accepting applications for the 2021 Rogers Scholars, Rogers Explorers, and Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute summer youth programs. Applications for each of these programs are available at through the Google Classroom platform. The three different programs are targeted towards students in grades 8-11. Rogers Scholars, for current high school sophomores; Rogers Explorers, for current middle […]

Three are sentenced after entering guilty pleas

Three Letcher County residents entered guilty pleas in Letcher Circuit Court last week. • Randy Walling, 36, of 17 Garden Drive, Whitesburg, pleaded guilty to charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs (third offense within 10 years, amended to second offense within 10 years); failure to wear seat belt; failure of owner/operator to maintain required insurance/ […]

Mayor Craft is fighting battle with cancer, but confident he’ll recover

Whitesburg Mayor James Wiley Craft told the city council on Tuesday that he is receiving radiation and other treatments for bladder cancer in Lexington. Craft told the council he is about halfway through his course of treatment, and his doctors are hopeful that he will make a complete recovery. Craft said his doctors have told him that bladder cancer is […]

Beshear calls out signers of impeachment petition


Kentucky’s governor on Tuesday linked signers of a petition seeking his ouster to a rally where he was hanged in effigy and to a video declaring God would strike him down for his COVID-19 restrictions on churches. Ratcheting up his response, Gov. Andy Beshear called out two petition signers a day after the GOP-led House formed a committee to review […]

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