Take Center Stage With Holiday Sides


The holidays are all about spending quality time with family and friends, and creating special memo ries that will last for years to come. This year, take a step back from the hustle and bustle of the season … grab your family and closest friends and enjoy cooking for the holidays together! One way to organize this pre-holiday gathering is […]

SKCTC to host Christmas celebration

The Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Cumberland campus will be the site for the Southeast Christmas celebration to be held Saturday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. in the Edsel Godbey Appalachian Center Theater. A variety of Christmas carols and other holiday selections will be performed by church choirs from throughout the Tri- City area, and by members of the […]

Jackson National Weather Service forecaster Anthony Edwards honored

Forecaster Anthony Edwards of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Jackson National Weather Service office is a recipient of the agency’s Regional Isaac M. Cline Award for 2007. Edwards was recognized for outstanding achievement in the hydro-meteorology category for creation and development of the drought program at the Jackson Forecast Office, and for his contributions to the local fire weather […]

Alex Legion calls it quits

LEXINGTON Kentucky freshman point guard Alex Legion wants to transfer out of the program, the school confirmed Monday night. Legion informed coach Billy Gillispie of his decision Monday night, the school said in a statement. “It’s unfortunate and not what I wanted to hear, but I understand,” Gillispie said in the statement. He said Legion and has mother had approached […]


Services are held for Cecil Martin

Funeral services for Cecil Martin, 85, of Democrat, were held December 4 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Riley Bentley Cemetery at Deane. A son of the late Willie and Marilyn Hall Martin, he died December 1 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was a brother of the late Rev. Robert Martin, Coy Martin, Can Martin, Willis Martin, […]

Christmas parade set for Friday

The City of Whitesburg will hold its annual Christmas parade at 6 p.m., December 7. Local nonprofit organizations are invited to set up food booths and arts and crafts booths on Main Street. The Christmas tree lighting will take place at 5:30 p.m. in front of the Letcher County Tourism building across from the Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library. The […]

Band to perform

White Thunder is performing Fridays and Saturdays at American Legion Post 152 on Highway 119. The band features Gale Herald, Tony Shortt, Gary Slone and Larry Hall. For more information, call 633-5212.

Tyme to play

East KY Tyme will perform at 8 p.m., Dec. 8, 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) 679-3541.

Cougars to return good nucleus

The Cougar football team had a remarkable year. After losing their opening game to Class A Regional champion Hazard, they reeled off 11 wins in a row before bowing out to Highlands in the region championship. The Cougars put up some big numbers this year. They rushed the ball 458 times for 3,431 yards and 44 touchdowns. They put up […]