Gabby’s fishing fever

Mild winter helps crappie fishing

This winter has been very mild so far. This makes for some changes in the winter patterns for crappie fishing. Normally at this time of year, the water temperatures should be in the 40’s and the air below freezing. However, the water temps are in the low 50-degree range and the air temps have been close to 60 on many […]

Earns degree

Thomas Sexton of Whitesburg was graduated from Morehead State University during the 2011 fall commencement ceremony. He received a bachelor of arts degree.


Jennifer Gregory and Tim Sutton are the parents of a daughter, Emily Louise, born Dec. 27. She has a brother, Jayden, 3. They are the grandchildren of Louise Gregory of Colson.

Pageant set

The annual Miss Southeast Scholarship Pageant will be held at the Edsel Godbey Appalachian Center at Cumberland on the campus of Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 6:30 p.m. The winner will be awarded a $1,000 one-semester scholarship to attend SKCTC and will represent the college at the Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival set for Memorial […]

Speak Your Piece

Tell us what’s on your mind. No need to give your name. Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday. The City of Jenkins wants a coal miners memorial monument. If people would only travel to Jackhorn they would realize that Letcher County already has a beautiful coal miners memorial honoring all Letcher County coal miners. The people […]

Rites held for Benton Campbell

Funeral services for Benton Campbell, 92, of Turkey Creek, were held January 26 at the Cedar Grove Church. Burial was in Benton Campbell Cemetery at Hallie. A son of the late Mannon and Meldie Whitaker Campbell, he died January 24 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was the widower of Sarah Dixon Campbell and was a grandfather of the late […]

Stars cover Bob Dylan songs

Artists range from Ke$ha and Molly Cyrus to Kris Kristofferson

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Anyone who ever doubted the transformative power of Bob Dylan’s music need only look to Ke$ha. Yes, Ke$ha. The irreverent pop star known for singing about brushing her teeth with “a bottle of Jack” turns poignant while covering a song from one of music’s great lyricists on the new four-disc “Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan […]

Virgil, Freda Combs are out of hospital

Sorry some of my news is late. I cut my finger so bad I couldn’t type with it. My sympathy to the family of Joannie Wright of Knott County, formerly of Isom, who died on Saturday, Jan. 21. She had cancer and had been sick for awhile. Virgil and Freda Combs of Carcassonne have recently both been in the hospital, […]

Can Gingrich stage comeback for a third time?

ORLANDO, Fla. Can Newt Gingrich come back a third time? With his loss in Florida on Tuesday, Gingrich will spend the next month trying to prove the answer is yes. “We were dead in June and July . but we came roaring back and we will again,” Gingrich said. Still, the former House speaker, who has pledged to fight on […]

Time management class offered

The Letcher County Extension Office, located at 478 Extension Drive, off of the Whitesburg bypass and Stone Avenue, will offer a February Homemakers Lesson on at 1:30 p.m. on, Feb. 2. Linda Combs, the Knott County family and consumer agent, will teach “ The Successful Person’s Guide to Time Management.” This meeting is free and open to the public. For […]