Tyme to play

East KY Tyme, a country/ bluegrass band, will play at 6 p.m., Friday, June 10, at Appalshop’s Seedtime in the Cumberlands Festival in downtown Whitesburg. The band will also perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, June 11, at The Country Cabin in Norton, Va. For more information, call Astor Taylor, (606) 633-2708, or visit www.eastkytyme.com or East KY Tyme’s Myspace or […]

Now here’s a tip

• Purchase a large tub of cookie dough, and when you make the first batch, go ahead and portion out the remaining dough by teaspoons onto a cold cookie sheet. Freeze as balls, and then replace them in the container they came from. Refreeze. Now you can take out only as many cookies as you want to make, and cook […]

Grandkids’ visits are welcome

I hope everyone is doing well this week. Our week has been fantastic. Our granddaughter, Amanda Holbrook, has been with us and Charlie and Wilma for the past two weeks. We feel lost since she has gone home to Richmond. She and her cousin, Gina Dotson, went to Kingsport to shop one day and they went a few other places. […]


The green flag awaiting

It’s hard to believe that all of us in Kentucky can now start saying that the Sprint Cup Series will be here in the Commonwealth next month. The track will turn on its lights for the first time ever on Saturday night July 9 for the Sprint Cup Series when it hosts the Quaker State 400. While this will be […]

Indictments name 9

A Letcher County man has been named in five indictments charging him with 49 counts of sexual abuse of a girl less than 12 years old and nine counts of sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl. The grand jury says Michael R. Hobson, 37, of 12475 Hwy. 160, Whitesburg, subjected a girl under 12 years of age to sexual conduct. […]

Help offered for veterans

A veterans benefit field representative will be at the Letcher County Courthouse in Whitesburg on Thursday, June 23, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 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 1-877-856-0004.

It’s just a little too hot

Hello everyone. I hope everyone had a good week. We had nice weather, just a little too hot for this old gal. For those of you who love the heat — enjoy! One thing I can say is that it sure gets cold in the wintertime and hot in the summertime. Debbie and Lonnie Pack want to wish Lee Boggs […]


ARH’s new OB unit ‘second to no one’

A small group of Letcher County women began telling administrators of Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) hospital of their ideas to improve the Whitesburg facility about eight years ago. “Those people who are pressing know how important it is,” said Jerry W. Haynes, ARH president and chief executive officer. “This is a community project more so than probably any other I […]