3rd annual MARS Fest will feature bands, artists, crafters

The third annual MARS Fest will take place Sept. 3 and 4 on Pine Mountain at Wiley’s Last Resort. MARS Fest (Music-Art-ReCreation Sustainability) is a gathering of local and regional musicians, artists, crafters and groups to celebrate Appalachian music, heritage, and culture. It will take place at Wiley’s Last Resort on top of Pine Mountain. The lineup of performers includes […]

Family fun at the lake

At least 84 children, ages two to 17, fished with family members during a “Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs” youth fishing day held Saturday at Four Star Village pay lake at Redfox. The free event was sponsored by the Little Shepherd Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC), and Unlawful Narcotics Investigation, […]

PVA office closed

The Letcher County Property Valuation Administror’s office will be closed Sept. 3 because of the Governor’s furlough.

Poker run to benefit Hospice

The Thunder in the Valley Poker Run will take place Sept. 11. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Logan Motorcycle Sales in Logan, W.Va. The cost is $15 per rider or $20 for rider and passenger with proceeds to benefit Dignity Hospice and Home Health. The ride will begin at 11 a.m. and snacks will be provided at each […]

Who will win? Who knows?

Governor’s Cup XXIII, Kentucky at Louisville. History tells us, as a season opener, picking a Gov’s Cup winner is like handicapping the Kentucky Derby – everybody’s an expert and nobody has a clue. More experience and two marquee stars belong to Kentucky – Derrick Locke and Randall Cobb. Louisville has all new people coaching, many new (and young) faces, and […]

Michael Douglas optimistic about cancer recovery

NEW YORK Michael Douglas says he faces an “eight-week struggle” against throat cancer but is optimistic about his chances for recovery. During an appearance Tuesday on David Letterman’s “Late Show,” the actor said he had just finished his first week of radiation and chemotherapy. That drew a surprised reaction from Letterman. “You’ve never looked better to me, and this proves […]

Mustard would add to winter meals

Well howdy there. I hope everyone had a great week. It wasn’t too bad here weather wise. We have been having some cooler weather and did get a good slow, soaking rain, but it came just a mite too late. Most gardens are finished, and all we have now is a few tomatoes. I can’t complain though, we had enough […]

Help off ered to veterans

A veterans benefit field representative will be at the Letcher County Courthouse in Whitesburg on Tuesday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to assist veterans and their dependents in filing for federal and state veterans benefits. This service is provided free of charge by the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs. For more information, call toll-free 1-866-647-2926.

Bike show planned

The Seventh Sons Motorcycle Club will hold its 19th annual bike show Sept. 4 at Riverside Park in Whitesburg. Registration will begin at noon and judging at 4 p.m. The cost is $10. The event will include horseshoe and corn hole tournaments, old school bikers’ games, live music from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information, call Rick Adams at […]

Chapman hits 102 mph, Reds end strong August

CINCINNATI Cuban defector Aroldis Chapman was too fast to hit in his big league debut, throwing 102 mph during one perfect inning, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-4 on Tuesday night, wrapping up the best August by any team in the majors. Chapman joined the Reds’ bullpen and matched the hype his first time out, throwing four […]