Kathleen Brock hospitalized again


Hello everyone, hope things are going well for all of you. Hope you are staying indoors. I am, as much as I can. I can’t remember it ever being as hot as it is and the gardens are sure needing rain. I heard fire trucks going by my house. I haven’t heard where they went. I sure hope it wasn’t […]


RECAPS – 7/2-7/6/12 THE BOLD AND THE BEAU. TIFUL . Seeing how happy Bill was to learn the gender of his and Katie’s baby, Karen struggled with the idea of revealing her true relationship with Danielle. While hearing more about the Italy trip, Taylor was under the impression that Steffy might be hiding something. Thomas worried about Steffy’s emotional state […]

Fiscal court holds ‘special’ meeting, clarifies action on severance money to be used for project in Pike County

The Letcher County Fiscal Court didn’t quite make it out of the 2011–2012 Fiscal Year without having to conduct a called meeting to take care some financial business. The court met Thursday and transferred $7,000 in funds for payrolls, labor, election officers, and the chief deputy jailer to meet budgetary deadlines before the end of the fiscal year on June […]

Rites held for Shelia Back

Shelia Lorraine Breeding Back, 51, of Isom died June 24 on Sevierville, Tenn. Born at Fleming, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Magdalene Banks Breeding and a sister of the late Sherry Breeding Wright. She operated a small crafts business and enjoyed working with crafts. Surviving are two daughters, Heather Back and husband Brandon, Jenkins, and Brittney […]



Treat heat with respect

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, extreme heat exposure caused 3,981 deaths in the United States between 1999 and 2005. Between 1973 and 2003, more people in this country died from extreme heat than from hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes combined. The CDC offers the following tips on dealing with extreme heat: • Keep your body […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

1956 – Part 2 Rex Polly, 6’ 2” basketball player, weighing 175 lbs., hails from Whitesburg High School. Rex has been a regular for the past two years. He has been a consistent scorer and fine defensive player. Rex can perform at all positions. This fine Whitesburg boy led his team to the 53rd District Crown and runnerup to the […]

Military appreciation day July 7

”The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come” Outdoor Drama has designated Saturday, July 7, as Armed Forces/Veterans Appreciation Day. Members of the U.S. Armed Forces and U.S. veterans and their family members can attend Saturday’s performance at a discounted ticket price of $5.50. The drama, which takes place at 8 p.m. at the Little Shepherd Amphitheatre off Highway 23 in Jenkins, […]

Families spent time at beaches


Sorry for not having a column last week, 11 of our family were on vacation. We went to Ocean Isle, N.C., for about a week and spent time at the beach, bike riding, fishing, etc. As we were going last Saturday morning, we saw a very large black bear beside the road at Mayking and pulled over to take pictures […]