Summit City may get reprieve

Summit City’s owners say they have reached an agreement with the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) which will allow them to continue serving alcohol for the next six months. Nathan Jones, ABC spokesperson, couldn’t confirm the agreement Tuesday and said it could take up to 60 days before a final decision is released. “No official decision has been […]

Judge hears about neglect and theft at Golden Years

After hearing witnesses testify about charges of embezzlement and gross patient neglect, Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright ordered again last week that Golden Years Rest Home of Jenkins remain in receivership while criminal and civil matters involving the home and its former administrator continue to be sorted out. Wright first ordered the 44-bed personal care home into receivership on June […]

Grand jury says woman stole funds from HOMES

Ex-employee one of 10 indicted here last week

A 56-year-old Letcher County woman has been charged with embezzling at least $32,000 from her employer, HOMES Inc. of Whitesburg, during a three-year period beginning July 1, 2007. Beverly C. Hogg, of 946 Johnson’s Fork, Premium, is one of 10 persons named in 14 felony indictments returned June 30 by the Letcher County Grand Jury. The grand jury says that […]


Amanda Smith, Elmer Boggs to wed

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. It’s really feeling like summer now. I saw Sharmaine Hale the other day. She was wondering if I knew the men in a picture she had. I knew the two that were named but not the other two. I told her the picture may be able to be copied. We are all […]



Crowd attends Gibson reunion

The Gibson reunion held last Saturday was a great success. My earliest memories of the Gibson reunion was when it was a gathering of Hop Gibson, his brothers Steve, John and Maynard, and sister Verna Robinette and their families. We sometimes met in Kentucky, sometimes in Virginia and sometimes in between on top of Black Mountain. We loved our great-aunt […]