Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might feel bolder as each new success falls into place. But caution is still advised through the end of the week. Until then, a step-by-step approach is best. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) That cooperation you request could come at too high a price. Since few can beat the Bovine at being […]

Taylyn Combs to play Feb. 1

Taylyn Combs and band Sunrise Ridge will appear Friday, February 1, at Jenkins Masonic Lodge Hall, starting a Country Music Highway concert series, “23 Jamboree”, sponsored by the nonprofit Little Shepherd Outdoor Drama. Doors open at 5 p.m., showtime is at 6 p.m. Admission is $6. For more information, call 606-832- 1453 or 606-832-2945.

Man came nearly 5,000 miles for tattoo

With all the “firsts” that must have happened since the art of tattooing began more than 5,000 years ago, it is still safe to bet that no one has traveled from the northern tip of Sweden to downtown Whitesburg for a session under the needle. Right? Wrong. Victor Mäntyranta, who lives in the town of Pajala near Sweden’s border with […]

Letcher County native and Cincinnati Ben-Gal is heading to Pro Bowl

Sarah Gilliam, formerly of Whitesburg, who now lives in northern Kentucky, spends part of her time working as a customer service representative for Fifth Third Bank, but for the past four years has also been cheering on the sidelines as an NFL cheerleader for the Cincinnati Bengals. She is also a side captain and choreographer for the team. Sarah grew […]

Couple doesn’t want cemetery relocated over 22 miles away

A Letcher County couple is calling on the county’s governing body to help them stop the proposed move of a cemetery at Carcassonne to Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine, more than 22 miles away. Michael Caudill, who appeared with his wife Marcia at Monday night’s meeting of the Letcher Fiscal Court, said he learned of a proposal to relocate the […]


RECAPS – 1/21-25 THE BOLD AND THE BEAU. TIFUL . Bill and Katie shared a much-needed evening together alone in Brooke’s cabin. Having noticed Brooke’s car parked outside of Bill’s house, Taylor criticized Brooke about getting involved with her brother-in-law. Katie fumed when she realizes that Bill had been sneaking alcohol behind her back. A mysterious woman from Dayzee’s past […]

It’s time to order plants

The Letcher County Extension Office will have plants for sale. All orders must be prepaid. One hundred strawberry plants are $13. Blackberry plants are $3 each. Blueberry plants are $6 each. Raspberry plants are $2 each. Asparagus plants are $1 each. Rhubarb plants are $5 each. A limited number is available of each type of plant. March 22 is the […]

Union College makes tuition-free offer

A southeastern Kentucky college is dangling an appealing offer in front of its freshmen: Get good grades and volunteer and you can skip paying tuition your final semester as a senior. Union College President Marcia Hawkins sees the offer as a way to boost student retention and graduation rates at the private liberal arts school in Barbourville. It amounts to […]

Charlie Hatton, 81, succumbed

Funeral services for Charlie Hatton, 81, will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday), January 23, at Everidge Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial will follow in the Whitco Cemetery. A son of the late Jesse and Pearlie Bailey Hatton, he died January 20 at the Greg & Noreen Hospice Center in Hazard. The widower of Aggie Lou Niece Hatton, he […]