Brother and sister share birthday Sept. 18


Hello, everyone. It’s time for our little visit again. Pull up a chair and maybe get a cup of coffee or a Coke or Pepsi. I hope things are going well for all of you. I enjoyed talking with Betty Sue Anderson the other night. She and her husband, Ernest, have been spending time at the lake. Her daughter, Earnestine […]


Kevin Johnson caught his first smallmouth bass on September 8 in the North Fork of the Kentucky River in Whitesburg. The fish was 18 inches long and weighed three pounds.

Driving course is set for October 21

The AARP Safe Driving Course will be offered from noon to 4 p.m., October 21, at the Letcher County Extension Office. The class will be taught by Sherill Slone and is sponsored by the Letcher County Retired Teachers. For more information, call Joyce Whitaker at 633-3449.

Wrong man charged

Officials say an error was made when the name of a 53-year-old Mayking man was included in a list of persons charged in 10 felony indictments unsealed here in August. Letcher Commonwealth’s Attorney Edison G. Banks II said Thomas Holbrook should not have been named in the indictments, and that another man has since been charged with committing the crimes. […]

Bad times demand cutbacks

Who wants to talk about the 2008 election? It’s just another example of how successful the Big Lie can be. The intent is obvious: Churn up a cloud of lies and complaints, no matter how false and baseless, hoping that voters will simply yield to disgust or futility and vote for someone who is novel (i.e., Sarah Palin) or familiar […]

Kyle Busch is no longer in control

A few skeptics out there may still think NASCAR’s system of using a 10-race stretch of races to determine its champion isn’t in the best interest of the sport. Those people will tell you that it just isn’t right to take away the hard-earned points a driver has accumulated after 26 weekends of racing. To those people, all I have […]


Jaiden Faye Breeding turned two years old August 2. A daughter of Matthew Breeding of Isom and Cecelia Breeding of Sandlick, she weighed only 1 pound, 4 ounces at birth. She stayed in the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington until October 17, 2007, but now is in perfect health. She is the granddaughter of Pricy and Bluford Elswick, Boliver […]

Little League to meet

The Letcher Little League will have its election of officers at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30. The meeting will take place at the Letcher Little League Fields.

Tyme to perform

East KY Tyme will play at the Hemphill Community Center from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., on Sept. 19. The group will also perform at Family Bluegrass at Handsonville, Va., on Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. For more information, call Astor Taylor at (606) 633- 2708.

Jury names 11 in latest indictments

The Letcher County Grand Jury has named 11 people in 13 indictments, including a man charged in three indictments with stealing diesel fuel and a hand pump from CSX Railroad. Jeffrey Shane Dixon, 20, c/o Jina Back, 363 Woodrock Road, Blackey, is charged in two indictments with acting with an unknown male in stealing diesel fuel valued at more than […]