Work on hotel begins

Contractors this week fenced off the area around the Daniel Boone Hotel and began preparing to remove asbestos from the building. The work marks the first visible movement in stabilizing the 100-year-old hotel since the City of Whitesburg received it as a donation from the Dawahare family in 2009. About a third of the roof and all three floors below […]

5th defendent found guilty in couple’s torture murder

The fifth defendant charged in the case of a couple who was kidnapped, tortured and killed in a 2007 carjacking in Tennessee has been found guilty in the murders. News outlets report the jury returned the verdict against Eric Boyd on Tuesday afternoon. The verdict included two counts of felony first-degree murder, which carries an automatic life sentence. The judge […]

Miners continue to picket; second coal firm will be sold at auction

With a promise to pay miners’ back wages from the winning bidder for mines owned by Blackjewel LLC, advocates are now beginning to look at ways to prevent such a situation from ever happening again. Meanwhile nearly 400 miners are still owed a month’s pay, and are continuing to picket and block the railroad tracks to prevent a trainload of […]

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