Barbara Ison, president of the Whitesburg Rotary Club, presented $100 to Whitesburg Middle School social studies teacher Tyler Bentley. The money assisted Bentley in taking nine students from the Gifted and Talented Program to attend the East Junior Kentucky Youth Assembly, part of the Kentucky YMCA program, in Louisville and Frankfort recently. The program gives students a firsthand look at […]


Teeara Renay Caudill turned one year old on Oct. 16. She is the daughter of Tonya and Burtis Caudill and the granddaughter of Hubert and Lula Caudill, Barbara and Randall Adams, and Verlon Taylor, all of Mayking. She is the great-granddaughter of Bluford and Pricey Elswick of Colson.

Services are held for Clinton Moore

Clinton Elster Moore, 92, of Paducah, died December 6. A son of the late John and Florence Angeline Greer Moore, he was born in Pike County at Shelby Gap, and was a graduate of Dorton High School. He was a resident of Paducah for 54 years where he was a member of Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church. Moore was a […]

Study warns against more restrictions on painkillers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. The widespread abuse of prescription painkillers in West Virginia is no secret, but a new study has prompted a leading medical journal to warn against the temptation to add more restrictions to the way such drugs are prescribed. A study to be published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association examined unintentional overdose deaths related to […]

Dems must break with Rangel

Company gives $100,000 to congressman’s pet cause. Congressman protects company tax loophole worth tens of millions. Bam! Company gives pet cause another $100,000 check. Sounds like old times in the Republican Congress of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. But this is happening in the Democratic Congress of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. What a way to greet the new dawn […]

Sugarplums are easily, but rarely made

Sugarplums may dance in your dreams, but chances are you couldn’t identify one if it hit you on the head. As holiday sweets go, sugarplums simply haven’t been fashionable for an awful long time. That’s too bad, as they are an attractive, fuss-free and tasty sweet that’s child-friendly and involves no cooking. And despite the name, plums aren’t necessarily involved. […]

Outdoor Christmas production planned

The Lewis Creek Pentecostal Church will hold an outdoor Christmas production, “The Journey to Bethlehem”, on Friday, Dec. 12, from 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will take place at the church at Partridge and will include outdoor scenes with live animals, a traveler’s campsite, the angelic annunciation to the shepherds, […]

Christmas event set

The sixth annual Christmas On the Hill at the Old Indian Bottom Church building on Hwy. 7 South at the Frog Pond at Blackey will take place at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 19. Those attending should bring a covered dish, dessert, or snack for a potluck dinner. Renowned actor, singer and storyteller Ron Short from Virginia and local artists will […]

Tommy Dale Bolling is buried in Virginia

Funeral services for Tommy Dale Bolling, 54, were held December 9 in Pound, Va. Burial was in the Hamilton- Bolling Cemetery in Pound. A son of Alta Jean McPeek Bolling of Payne Gap and the late Vardrey Bolling, he died December 6 at his home. He was a former coal miner. Surviving in addition to his mother is his wife, […]


Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward learned what equipment to use and the proper way to extinguish a natural gas pipeline fire during a class held December 6. Members of Gordon, Sandlick, Whitesburg, Colson, Jenkins and Neon fire departments, along with the state fire marshal’s office and Letcher County Emergency Management Office, participated in the class sponsored by natural gas producer […]