Is pay cut to $11.5M really a punishment?

If you are sensitive to stories of human suffering and economic hardship, let me warn you that the following report contains material that could be upsetting, so discretion is advised. It’s about a fellow named Jamie. He lives in New York City, and he has recently had a very rough go with a large financial institution. Such behemoths can be […]

Letcher County Governor’s Cup Competition winners named

District Governor’s Cup Competition sponsored by the Kentucky Academic Association was held December 15 and 19 at Arlie Boggs Elementary and Whitesburg Middle schools. In the Arlie Boggs District, the winners from ABE are: Treston Hughes, first math, first science Ronnie Adams, fourth math, second science Israel Terr,y fifth math Allison Foley, second social studies Logan Cornett, fifth social studies, […]

Services held for Martha Wright

Funeral services for Martha Mae Dingus Wright, 91, were held January 27 at Burdine Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was January 28 at the Wright family cemetery at Marshall’s Branch. She died January 25. She was the widow of Warren G. Wright, the mother of the late Phyllis Elswick, and a sister of the late Bobby Dingus, Jack Dingus, Bertha Carter, […]

Rites held for Betty S. Hall

Betty S. Hall, 68, of Greenfield, Mich., died December 21. Born in Detroit, Mich., to the late Hubert Lee and Minnie Adams Collins, she was the widow of P.J. Hall. She was a sister of the late William Swims and an aunt of the late Bridget Collins. She was also preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Payton.. Surviving are a […]

State awards liquor licenses to 2 stores

Almost seven months after Whitesburg residents voted overwhelmingly in late June to expand alcohol sales from restaurant-only, officials with the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control in Frankfort have issued two retail liquor package licenses for city businesses. Rite Aid pharmacy and Big Daddy’s Liquor Barn LLC — located on opposite ends of Whitesburg — will be allowed to sell […]

Why argue over birth control?

I’m looking forward to the year 2040, because that is when we won’t be debating anymore whether birth control belongs in a basic health plan. Why? Because by then this fight over the obvious just has to have settled into broad acceptance. I could be wrong, of course. Foes of birth control could persist, citing religious objections. One hopes they […]

GED classes

The Eolia Christian Community Outreach, located at Eolia, is investigating providing GED classes with tutoring available. An estimate of the number of people interested in taking these classes is needed. For more information, call (606) 633-2992 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., or (606) 632-9504 or (276) 275-9381.

Water district approves $1.1 million budget

The Letcher County Water and Sewer District will operate in 2013 under a budget of $1,120,781, which was adopted at the January meeting of the district’s Board of Directors. The board also learned that there is sufficient funding to complete the entire Deane Phase II Water Extension Project, which will include Mill Creek and Shelby Fork. “No one will be […]

Now here’s a tip

• To store asparagus, trim off the ends and wrap the spears in a few paper towels that you have dampened. Keep it in the fridge for two days max. This will keep it very fresh and tasty. • “To stretch your food dollar — especially now that the weather is colder, and soups and stews are daily fare — […]