Mark Knight to perform here with Gov’t Mule’s Matt Abts and others

(Note: Los Angeles rock musician Mark Knight is returning to Whitesburg next Tuesday (March 15) for a show at Summit City to promote his latest album, Bone Rail Tight. Performing with Knight will be Matt Abts, drummer for Gov’t Mule, bassist Tony Marsico, and guitarist Mark Tremalgia. The 9-stop tour opens tonight (Wednesday) in Roanoke, Va. The following story appeared […]


Gabby’s fishing fever

Fishing in season’s rising waters

This is the time when water runoff from melting snow and heavy rainfall causes rivers and lakes to rise. This can also be a difficult time for an angler to find and catch fish. But just like in any situation in fishing, you have to look at what you are faced with and decide your best way to go about […]

Snow, rain cause flooding

Hey everyone, hope your week was much better than ours. Friday, we had a blizzard-like snowstorm with white-out winds and enough snow fell on what was already on the ground that it ended up about 16 inches. It was so cold none had melted, so what else could happen? Something did; it rained so hard one could believe the heavens […]

Vadus Cornett services held

Funeral services for Vadus Cornett, 90, of Linefork, were held March 8 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in Joe Cornett Family Cemetery at Gordon. He died March 6 at Pikeville Medical Center. A son of the late Joe and Linda McDaniel Cornett, he was a brother of the late Joda Cornett, Dave Cornett, Grant Cornett, Arlie Cornett, […]

Isom man gets year in prison in trafficking plea agreement

An Isom man was ordered to serve one year in prison after pleading guilty to drug trafficking charges. Mark Wayne Adams, 42, pleaded guilty Feb. 23 to first-degree traffi cking in a controlled substance, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and complicity to second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (firearm enhancement). The crimes were committed on Nov. 30, 2009. Letcher […]

Coming events

LETCHER COUNTY ROCK, POP, BLUES RAP, CHRISTIAN STEVE WIK & SOUL FUNK; Thu., March 10 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715. MARK KNIGHT with MATT ABTS (of Gov’t Mule) and MARK TREMALGIA; Tue., March 15 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715. DAVE EGGAR; Thu., March 17 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). […]

The fox hunt

Some of the local boys in our neighborhood like to fox hunt. Several of them decided to fence in a large piece of property on an old farm to make a fox lot to run their dogs in. They spent most of the summer getting the fence ready so their foxes couldn’t get out of the lot. On top of […]

Rites held for Nellie Gay Kincer

Nellie Gay Kincer, 78, died March 4 at her home in Whitesburg. A daughter of the late Archie and Belvia Short Webb, she was the mother of the late James Michael Kincer. She enjoyed quilting, cooking, fishing, and playing Bingo. Surviving are two sons, William Archie Kincer and wife Suki, Killeen, Tex., and Terry ‘Cotton’ Kincer and wife Ricky, Ermine; […]

Never know what Mother Nature has in store

Hello everyone! I hope each of you are doing well and avoiding all the sickness that has been floating around lately. Unfortunately my little family has failed miserably when it comes to avoiding it. We have been sick for so long that I have forgotten what a normal day in this house is like. We passed the stomach virus around […]