Chief praises work by officers in saving lives of two citizens

Two Whitesburg City Police officers deserve recognition for their efforts in helping save the lives of two citizens, their boss says. Whitesburg Police Chief Scott Adams said he has nominated Patrolman Justin Gayheart and Sergeant Mark Sexton for a Kentucky State Police life-saving award. Adams said both officers were able to save lives recently by performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in […]

SKCTC to offer basic Spanish

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will offer a workshop entitled “Habla Espanol?” at the Cumberland campus on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. Participants will learn the basics of Spanish/English. The instructor will be Katherine Thomas and the fee is $14. Registration with payment is required by Oct. 22. To register or for more information, contact Lyna […]

This race was still ‘Talladega’

Quickly, what kind of memories does racing at Talladega stir up in your 200 miles-per-hour brain? I dare say for the majority of fans of the Nextel Cup Series, the memories are nothing more than long lines of cars playing follow the leader and the occasional “big one” which wipes out much of the field. Lucky for me, I can […]


Blue Highway coming here

Blue Highway, a super group in contemporary bluegrass music, will be the special guests as the fall season of WMMT’s “Bluegrass Express Live” takes to the airwaves for the 22nd year on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Appalshop Theater in downtown Whitesburg. Blue Highway, consistent IBMA Award winners both individually and as a group, features incredible harmonies, […]

Everly rites held

Funeral services for Terrence Anthony Everly Sr., 56, were held October 7 at the New Freedom Worship Center. A son of the late James and Maxine Everly, he was born at East Chicago, Ind. He died October 4 at his home at Mayking. He was a brother of the late Mary Szczepanski, Cathryn Czechanski, Brigette Petroff, Tim Everly and Mike […]

Premier Elkhorn tipple is cited as being safest in United States

Premier Elkhorn Coal Company’s Burke Branch Tipple has been recognized for its outstanding safety record in the annual Sentinels of Safety awards program jointly sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the National Mining Association. The Burke Branch Tipple, located between Jenkins and Pikeville at Myra, won the “Large Coal Processing Facility Group” […]

Biting dog was taught a lesson

Sometimes, but not often enough, we let our thoughts leisurely drift back through time, back over water that has already cascaded down over the falls of life. We may stand behind this waterfall of life and faintly see things which transpired long ago. Sometimes we see things which are catastrophic or sad, but sometimes we may see things which are […]

Soccer matches underway

The girls’ and boys’ 32nd District Soccer Tournament continues Saturday at the Letcher County Central High School soccer field in West Whitesburg. The girls’ final begins at 5:30 p.m. The boys’ final is scheduled to begin at 7:30. Admission is $5. Letcher Central’s girls played Shelby Valley in the opening round in Whitesburg on Monday night. The boys’ team was […]