Good news, bad news

Jobless rate is still low here, but miners to be furloughed

The good news is Letcher County continues to have one of the lowest unemployment rates in Kentucky. The bad news is that one of the county’s leading coal producers will idle its operations here for at least one week this month. State officials reported this week that Letcher County is one of only 10 counties in Kentucky where the annual […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

Senior students honored 1964 Awards Day Whitesburg High School seniors were honored Monday at the annual class day program held at the high school gymnasium. Honor students who won awards included: English, Randy Fields; Science, Gay Amburgey; Industrial Arts, Roy Joel Caudill; Mechanical Drawing, Tony Day; Electricity, Darrell Short; Social Studies, Lydia Hammonds; Typing, Angie Robinson; Shorthand, Ruth Baker; Journalism, […]

April is month for anniversaries

Big Cowan

Hello everyone! I hope everyone had a good week. Our good friend and neighbor lost his home in a fire this past week. I really hate to hear that. I am sure the Lord will provide you with a new home and furniture. Just keep the faith. Thank the Lord you were not home at the time, Stanley Pack. April […]

Fleda Davis visits Lizzie Mae Wright


Hello everyone, it’s me again. I hope you are all doing well. I finally got around to going back to the Ermine Center. It was so good seeing everyone. I really miss you all, but something always comes up. I picked the right day to go. They had my favorite meal, soup beans, greens, fried potatoes, cornbread, and homemade chow […]

Services are held for Mazie Adams

Funeral services for Mazie Adams, 80, were held March 31 at the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in the R.B. Caudill Cemetery at Whitco. A daughter of the late Henry and Dora Caudill Pennington, she was born in Letcher County. She was the mother of the late Danny Adams, and a sister of the late Bobby Pennington, Murphy Pennington, […]

Man charged with driving while drunk on bar stool

NEWARK, Ohio Authorities in Ohio say a man has been charged with drunken driving after crashing his motorized bar stool. Police in Newark, 30 miles east of Columbus, say when they responded to a report of a crash with injuries on March 4, they found a man who had wrecked a bar stool powered by a deconstructed lawn mower. Twenty-eight-year […]


MAN IN BROWN — When John Calipari decided Tuesday night to accept the head basketball coaching job at the University of Kentucky left vacant by the firing last week of Billy Gillispie, he became the 22nd leader of a storied program that dates back to 1903. UK’s seventh and most famous coach was the late Adolph Rupp, who amassed 876 […]

Spring is time of resurrection, new life

Now is my favorite time of year. I love to see new life coming forth with the encouragement from the rays of sun. I like to look at spring as resurrection time as new life springs forth after seemingly being dead, but all of this cannot compare to the resurrection that is coming “when.” We know not and neither do […]

Letcher High sets 50-year reunion

The Letcher High School Class of 1959 will hold its 50- year reunion July 11 at the Calvary Campus dining hall. The reunion will begin at 10 a.m. and lunch will be catered at noon. Reservations should be made by June 1. For more information, call Doreen Calhoun at 633-5160 or Truman Halcomb at (606) 633-5014.