Teacher, students urge court to stop use of river water

A group of high school chemistry students and their teacher are recommending that the North Fork of the Kentucky River, whose headwaters lie in Letcher County, be abandoned as a source of public drinking water. Letcher County Central High School chemistry teacher Regina Donour and several students under her tutelage attended the Letcher Fiscal Court’s March meeting Monday to talk […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

Jacket Journal Debuts (Taken from the September 8, 1989 Jacket Journal) With the beginning of the 1989-90 school year, WHS students will notice a change in many things including: new principal, new classes, the first golf team, and two new teachers. With all those changes, you may think there is not room for even one more. However, we, the newspaper […]

Baseball sign-ups

Sign-ups for Fleming- Neon Little League will be held on March 21 at Martha Jane Potter Elementary from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring the child’s birth certificate and three proofs of residency. The sign-up fee is $25. No one will be turned away because of the inability to pay.

Sonny Caudill celebrates his birthday


Several attended church at Little Cowan on Sunday. Elder Brad Dutton and his wife came from Louisa. It’s always good to see them. Dinner was enjoyed by all at the close of the meeting. Seems like our winter season has gone by fast. Not many coming or going. I don’t think the schools missed many days this year due to […]


Sarah Danielle Collins placed in the top six in the Broadcast Announcing category of the KHSSL Upper Kentucky River Regional Speech tournament in February. She will advance to state competition March 20 and 21. She is a fifth-grade student at Arlie Boggs Elementary School and is the daughter of Harry Gerrard Collins II and Darlene Collins. Her grandparents are Gerrard […]

City water customers will get bill reductions

Whitesburg residents who were unable to use city water during last month’s non-consumption water advisory from the Kentucky Division of Water will receive a 50 percent reduction in rates to cover the period they were unable to use city water for anything except flushing commodes. Whitesburg Mayor James W. Craft offered the suggestion at the March meeting of the Whitesburg […]

Springing forward

Wild forsythia could be seen growing on hillsides in Letcher County this week, a sure sign that spring has finally

Fishing with crawdads for bait

Let’s all go down to the river and leave our troubles behind. Let’s all go down to the river and catch crawdads by the bucket. You have never had the thrill of a lifetime if you haven’t felt under a rock and thought you had a nice soft crawdad in your grasp only to discover upon raising the rock out […]


The Fleming-Neon Little League received a donation of $1,000 from Whitesburg Wal-Mart on March 10. Wal- Mart has given a donation to the Fleming-Neon Little League for the past six years. Pictured are (left to right) Shawn Hubbard, Wal-Mart assistant manager; Earline Delph, store manager; Jammie Fields, Fleming-Neon Little League president; and Steve Meeks, Wal-Mart assistant manager.

Blood drive set

A blood drive will be held from noon to 7 p.m., March 26, at Whitesburg Plaza. The drive is sponsored by Whitesburg Wal-Mart and the Central Kentucky Blood Center. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good general health. For more information, call (800) 775-2522.