Moments and Memories of WHS

Whitesburg High School 1942 Senior Class Class Flower: Yellow Rose; Class Colors: Maroon and White; Class Motto: “To God, Thy Country, and Thy Friends Be True”. Class Officers: President-William Walter Hall; Vice-President- William Harlan Morton; Secretary-Madge Charleen Kincer. Whitesburg High news The Yellowjackets scored the first touchdown in the first quarter of the game. David Fields carried the ball for […]


JOSEPH CARHART has been accepted into the doctorate of epidemiology program at the University of Louisville. He holds a master’s degree in development and physiological psychology and plans to study disease trends. He will be specializing in genetic epidemiology. He is the son of Maguana Qualls of Carrollton and the late Mike Carhart, and the grandson of Sue Parks of […]


Residents of Letcher Manor Nursing Home and Rehabilitation and the families enjoyed a Mother’s Day brunch Sunday. Door prizes were given, and the old mother, the youngest mother, and the mother with the most children were recognized. Each woman was given a corsage. Pictured are Euna Holbrook and daughter Betty Newman.

Federal funds available for crime victims

FRANKFORT Programs that provide services to victims of violent crime are eligible to apply for funding through the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet. Justice Secretary Michael Brown says applicants eligible for funding including include private or non-profit programs such as domestic violence shelters, child advocacy centers, rape crisis centers and crisis intervention centers. Brown said in a statement that […]

HCTC graduation set

Hazard Community & Technical College’s commencement exercises are set for Saturday, May 15, at The Forum in the Hal Rogers Center. The college will hold two ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Six hundred and sixteen students will receiving 1,202 credentials; associate in arts, associate in science, and associate in applied science degrees will be awarded along with diplomas […]

Indiana man still farms the old-fashioned way

EVANSVILLE, Ind. A triple bypass and two knee replacements later, 87-year-old Evansville resident John Siscel Jr. takes advantage of any opportunity he has to farm, relying on older farming equipment handed down by his father. Siscel’s farming roots stretch from his school days when he helped his grandfather to his modern-day work on about an acre of ground on the […]

Miners’ relatives sue MSHA

CHARLESTON, W.Va. Relatives of two of the 29 victims of the Upper Big Branch mine explosion are suing for the right to observe as government investigators interview witnesses. The families of William I. Griffith and Ronald Maynor and the United Mine Workers sued the Mine Safety and Health Administration and director Joe Main in Charleston federal court Monday. The UMW […]

Political Cartoon

Young foodies more exhibitionist

Young people immersed in food culture today are as likely to praise a fish taco from a food truck as filet mignon from a fourstar restaurant. They didn’t read Gourmet magazine — the longtime bible of highbrow culinary taste stopped printing last year. But they do follow blogs and websites that feature everything from straight recipes to goofy fusions to […]

Last week was a sad week for many


Seems last week was a sad week for many people. On May 3, Enrique Gabriel Torres was laid to rest at a graveside service. He was the infant son of Crystal and Lupe Torres. She is a cousin to my friend Kathy Beavers. On Sunday, May 2, the same day that my own mother, Judy Branham, died, Kathy’s mother-inlaw Ethel […]