Officials say black bear killed because it showed little fear of humans at Kingdom Come

Biologists with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources were forced to euthanize a 480-pound black bear last week after it began to lose its natural fear of people. The decision was made after the bear allowed a woman and small child to approach within four feet of it at Kingdom Come State Park at the Letcher-Harlan county line. […]

Spring Band Concert held

The annual Letcher County Central High School Spring Band Concert was held June 7 at the school auditorium. The first performers were The Beginning Band, elementary school students from throughout the county. The Beginning Band performed “Heroes and Glory”, Ode to Joy”, “Old McDonald Had a Band”, and “Eagle Summit March”. The North Band is the advanced band students from […]


RECAPS - 6/8-12

ALL MY CHILDREN — David admitted to being in the tunnels on the night Stuart was shot, but declared that he didn’t shoot him. David remembered seeing Liza standing over Stuart’s body. Kendall and Zach bonded when Ian had surgery to repair his heart. Kendall apologized to Zach for hurting him. Jesse wasn’t convinced that David was telling the truth. […]

Many attend June Whitaker’s 80th birthday party


Since I have been running behind the last couple of columns, some of this is from the week before last. The county road department made a road to the Raleigh Cemetery on Doty Creek, and even though it’s very steep, some have driven up the hill. Ute Caudill gave them a rightof way through her land to make access to […]

Senior Citizen Prom king and queen are named

We had a wonderful week. June 2 we went to Kingscreek for our Senior Citizen Prom. A king and queen were selected. Carl Parrott from our center was selected as king, and Kathryn Oden from the Boonefork Center was picked for queen. We also had a talent contest. Lydia Hall won first place for her dancing, and Carl Parrott won […]


Renee Campbell of Jeremiah, has been appointed deputy coroner by Letcher County Coroner Wallace Bolling Jr., and was sworn in by Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward. Campbell is a registered nurse and has worked at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital for 23 years. She is married to Hagel Campbell Jr. and is the daughter of Hazel Hart of Whitco and the […]

2009-06-10 E-Edition

Harlan mine idled

HARLAN, Ky. Massey Energy says it has idled an underground coal mine in Harlan County and laid off 27 workers. Massey spokesman Jeff Gillenwater says the company decided to shut down Darby Mine No. 1 due to a sluggish economy and the “current coal market decline.” The mine opened in September. Coalgood Energy Company, a subsidiary of Richmond, Va.- based […]

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Moments and memories of Whitesburg High School

Whitesburg High School Girl Reserve Club — 1939- 40 The Whitesburg Girl Reserves first started their active work in 1929 under the leadership of Mary Warren, Hazel Lewis and Dalna Hays. This work continued up to the present time. During the school year 1935-36 the organization was sponsored by Miss Pansy Webb. Our sponsor now is Mrs. William Salling, who […]