Struttin’ Time

The good, the bad, and the ugly

This week we are going to talk about the good, the bad and the ugly. First, the good. The City of Whitesburg had a very good hotdog lunch on April 16 at City Hall. I had the honor of getting to see some ole friends of mine. Two I want to mention by name, the rest I won’t attempt for […]

Services held for Billy D. Stallard

Funeral services for Billy D. Stallard, 71, were held February 19 in Peru, Ind. He was born in Whitesburg and died February 16 in Peru, Ind. He was buried in the Reyburn Cemetery.

Seven are accused here of not paying support

The Letcher Grand Jury has indicted seven people on charges of flagrant non-support of children. Those named in the indictments are: • Barry Adams, 43, 20 Peach Drive, Ermine, charged with owing $7,219.35 in support for the period ending March 31. • Jason Bentley, 27, 266 Rocky Hollow Rd., Jenkins, charged with owing $3,630.48 in support for the period ending […]

Study: Brain games don’t make you smarter

LONDON People playing computer games to train their brains might as well be playing Super Mario, new research suggests. In a six-week study, experts found people who played online games designed to improve their cognitive skills didn’t get any smarter. Researchers recruited participants from viewers of the BBC’s science show “Bang Goes the Theory.” More than 8,600 people aged 18 […]

Bears can’t reach new birdfeeder at ECCO


Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center. “For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome.” Deuteronomy 10:17 I love all the seasons, but spring seems to be a more welcomed season. I think because we just get so tired of the gray skies of winter. This […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

Homecoming Parade biggest ever at WHS 1978 Now that the Homecoming ‘77 is over, it is time to fondly look back upon it and compare it with previous homecomings. In the past, the only floats in the parades were built by large organizations, such as clubs and schools. This year, each class built its own float. This created a feeling […]

Do not run the Kentucky Derby at night

LOUISVILLE The addition of light poles around the track at Churchill Downs has done more than make the hallowed home of the Kentucky Derby look like your basic NASCAR or harness-racing oval. It has inspired thoughts that sooner rather than later, the world’s most popular race will be run at night. Back in the day, the Derby was run around […]

Services are held for Patricia Slone

Patricia Ann Slone, 68, of Jeremiah, died April 23 at Pikeville Medical Center. A daughter of the late Lloyd and Sallie Adams Back, she was the mother of the late Johnny Slone, and a sister of the late Edwin Back, Stanley Back, Norman Back, Pansy Blair and Ersie Combs. She was married to Vernon ‘Junior’ Slone, and was a member […]

Water board cracking down on late payers

Letcher County water customers with accounts 60 days or more overdue will receive letters informing them of their options very soon, and if the bills are not taken care of within five days of receiving the letter, they will be terminated without further notice. Once an account is terminated a reconnect fee of $45 will be accessed in addition to […]


For Karl Amber, now 37, the hardest part of learning at age 12 that he had diabetes was the inability to “comprehend the long-term effects of my decisions and what I had to do in the short term to make the right choices…particularly about what I should eat.” A web server engineer for Fidelity Investments who lives in Berkley, Mass., […]