Gross inequity

What are these phantasmagoric money machines that they call “private-equity firms?” They’re much in the news these days, because a fellow who was a privateequity magnate is presently running for president. Mitt Romney piled up a quarter-billion-dollar personal fortune through his Wall Street equity outfit, Bain Capital, and he now claims that, because of his success in that business, he […]


Dance at VFW

The Whitesburg VFW will host a dance with the band AfterShock from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. on Saturday (May 5).

Moments and Memories of WHS

Class of 1956 Whitesburg High School published the Yellowjacket yearbook from 1955 until the school closed in 2005. For several reasons, it was not able to have an annual for the 1955-56 school year. Therefore, I am planning to feature some of the members of this class by using pictures from their junior year and information about those students who […]

I guess you can’t slow down time

Northeast Ohio

I just can’t believe how fast the weeks are passing by and I don’t know where the brakes are located to slow time down. Oh well, guess that’s the way it goes as one gets older. A big howdy to each and every one and I do hope your week was a good one. It’s cloudy, rainy and windy here […]

Political Cartoon

Dixon Cemetery needs donations


Virgil Combs of Carcassonne, got to come home last week from Whitesburg Hospital. He is doing some better but really has a hard time. I wish him the best. Doyle Dean Johnson of Jeremiah, is in Letcher Manor Nursing Home. He has been there for about a month now, and I miss seeing him sitting on his porch when the […]


Bethel Community Church at McRoberts, is holding a fund-raiser and selling Knickerbocker pictures. The pictures will be taken the weekend of May 25. For more information, call Roger Bentley at 832- 1593 or Regina Vanover at 634-9548.

Reunion renews friendship

Recently I was invited to the 70th reunion of he headquarters I was assigned to for 15 of my 27 years in the military. I had not seen some of these people in 42 years. Everyone there knew me or knew of me. I had played sports, ran their printing department, was on many boards, and was in charge of […]

Dianne Bradford dies at 60

Dianne Breeding Bradford, 60, of Clintwood, Va., died Sunday, April 22. She was born in Fleming- Neon to the late Earl and Gladys Hall Breeding. Surviving are her husband, Donald Bradford; two sons, Gregory C. Hayes Jr. of Cincinnati, Oh., and Eldred Earl Hayes of Mason, Oh.; six sisters: Rena Bates of Madison Heights, Mich., Alice Lark of Elizabethton, Phyllis […]