Ordinance sets rules for selling alcohol by drink

In what Mayor James Wiley Craft called a “red letter day,” the Whitesburg City Council voted unanimously May 11 to approve Ordinance 2007-4, a measure which formally legalizes the sale of alcoholic beverages in the city for the first time since shortly after the end of World War II. The ordinance requires that sales be by the drink in restaurants […]

Music at the Cabin

Appalachian Strings will perform at 8 p.m., May 19, at The Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The new facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1 1/2 miles west of Norton. For more information, call (276) 679-2632.

Whitesburg pool is getting an upgrade

Whitesburg Mayor James Wiley Craft says people can expect to see major changes at the Whitesburg Municipal Swimming Pool this summer. “There will be better organization and better supervision of the children that are there. It will be much, much better,” said Craft. Because Craft said he heard that several children got their feet cut on cracked concrete on the […]

MSHA ruling leaves doubt

For a lay person, the notion that lightning would hit the ground, find its way through layers of rock and emerge in a nearby coal mine, then set off a methane explosion that led to 12 miners’ deaths, sounds a bit far-fetched. That’s how International Coal Group, which operated the Sago Mine, and now the U.S. Mine Safety and Health […]

Study shows dieting fails in the long run

Roberta Perry has tried it all to lose the pounds – organized diet programs, prescription pills, psychotherapy, even hypnosis. Those efforts worked for a while for the Pennsylvania woman, but the weight inevitably crept back up. After years of yo-yo dieting, Perry realized it would take more than gimmicks to slim down. “As much as I would like to have […]

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ECCO’s door is always open for those in need

Greetings from the hills and valleys of Eolia and Eolia Christian Community Outreach. “Rejoice evermore. In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16,18 We were visited by Holly and Mike Bowmen, a lovely couple from the Wayne Presbyterian Church located in Wooster, Ohio. They arrived with a box truck […]

Services are held for Wendall Combs

Funeral services for Wendall Combs, 57, were held May 6 at the Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Gethsemane Gardens in Prestonsburg. A son of the late Orbie Gayheart and Denny Combs, he was born in Knott County. He died May 3. Combs was a plant supervisor for GM Parts. He is survived by his wife, Cathy Pridemore Combs; […]

Closing saddens students

Last week 11 of the 12 students that make up the eighth-grade class at Kingdom Come Settlement School gathered around a computer and listened to “If Everyone Cared” by Nickelback hoping their principal, Linda Jarrett, would approve the song being played at their graduation ceremony. When it comes to their gradua- eighth-graders are paying close attention to details since this […]

Engle picnic planned for Memorial weekend

Hope all mothers everywhere had a lovely day. Red and I went to Little Pilgrim Home in Ruggles and had no plans for anything special. Billy Wayne has to go in to work early on Sundays so we never plan anything special unless he’s on vacation or takes a personal day. We had an absolutely perfect day here, lots of […]