Classmates being sought

The Whitesburg High School Class of 1970 will hold its 40-year reunion October. 23. Invitations will be sent the week of August 30 and responses are due September 23. Anyone in the class who does not receive an invitation should contact Cheryl Campbell at 633-4196.

Engles have bumper crop of tomatoes

It’s that time again and I almost forgot. I know now that I’m a’gittin old and fergetful, much as I hate to admit it. Now let me see, what can I blame it on? The hot humid weather we’ve been having? Too much work? Just ain’t no excuse! It’s been one of our nicer days here, a bit cooler than […]

Cumberland River area no closer to water fix

Ongoing issues with the City of Cumberland and Wise County continue to prevent the location of a water source for Letcher County citizens living in the Cumberland River area. Water District Superintendent Tim Reed told the Letcher County Water and Sewer District Board of Directors at its August meeting that the district’s request to speak to the Wise County Water […]

Feds saved our economic hides

Clarence the angel has a tough job in “It’s a Wonderful Life.” He must show the suicidal George Bailey what terrible things would have happened had he not been born. Two prominent economists are playing Clarence to the multitudes who believe that forceful government intervention during the financial meltdown should never have been. Using econometric models, Alan Blinder and Mark […]

Scholarship off ered to full-time student

Letcher County Farm Bureau Federation is off ering a $500 scholarship to a nontraditional college student for the fall semester. Applicants must be Letcher County Farm Bureau members, at least 25 years old, and oncampus, full-time students (12 or more credit hours). A letter of need and a list of other scholarships applied for or received must be submitted to […]

Goats provoked kids’ argument

As I have said many, many times before in the past, we sometimes get too engrossed in the everyday doldrums to really appreciate what goes on around us. This is especially true where our little ones are concerned. We miss out on a lot of innocent humor because we are caught up in the tide of what ties us to […]

Mayor Craft gets nod from League of Cities

Whitesburg Mayor James W. Craft has been named to the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) board of directors. Craft was appointed July 14 to fill the remainder of Jackson Mayor Mike Miller’s unexpired term. Craft will fill the vacancy for the remainder of the term, which will expire in September 2011. Craft will then be eligible for additional terms on […]

Defending the Constitution

To the Editor: It was about four years ago when I turned on the TV news and an interview was in progress. The interviewer and company executives were discussing the outsourcing of American manufacturing companies to foreign locations. The interviewer commented that he would like to know if it were true that United States companies moved overseas because of the […]

Revival planned

A homecoming revival will be held August 26-29 at Bethel Community Church at McRoberts. The revival will begin at 6:30 p.m. August 26-28 and at 11 a.m. August 29. The Boggs Family will sing and Charles Large and Mike Hunsucker will be the speakers. Dinner will follow the service on August 29 and everyone is welcome. Roger Bentley is pastor […]

Rainbow brings beauty during sad time

Hello everyone! I hope things are going alright in your own corner of this world! I start this column with a heavy heart. As lots of you know, August 14 I lost a wonderful friend, Willamae Boggs, though I realize her husband Carl and son David have a void in their lives that will never be filled. I am glad […]