City, Veolia may agree on new plan to settle old debt

State to give amnesty on road funds if proper documents are filed soon

Attorneys for the City of Whitesburg and Veolia Water North America-South are negotiating to ease collection efforts Veolia began in August after the city fell behind in making monthly payments on a $1.05 million debt owed the company after it stopped managing the city’s water and sewer departments in 2011. As part of an August 2012 settlement of a federal […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Although your energy level is high, be careful not to commit to too many projects at this time. You’ll do better focusing on just a few tasks rather than spreading yourself too thin. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your heart might be leading you in one direction, but pay attention to your keen […]

5K Turkey Run/Trot Nov. 23

The 5K Turkey Run/Trot will begin at 2 p.m., Nov. 23, at the Letcher County Recreation Center in Whitesburg. Participants are asked to dress in turkey costumes, and a prize will be given for the best costume. Registration is $20 and the race is open to anyone above the age of 7. Pre-registration is due by Nov. 15 and registration […]

Cavs to travel for playoff game

The Jenkins Cavaliers will travel to Whitley County Friday night to take on a tough Williamsburg High School team in the first round of the Class A football playoffs in Kentucky. The Cavaliers’ 56-0 loss to Betsy Layne Nov. 1 was the team’s ninth in a row after starting the season with a win at Phelps. Above, Jenkins back Josh […]


Jaxston Halcomb was born August 13 to Sabrina and Gary Halcomb of Gordon. His grandparents are Bonnie and Verling Hall of Mayking, and Donna and Gary Halcomb of Gordon. He is the great-grandson of Irene and Ed Mullins of Gordon.

Veterans to be honered in event at high school

A Veterans Day program will be held in the Letcher County Central High School gymnasium at 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11. Veterans planning on attending the event are asked to register by calling 633- 2339. Kim Sergent, a teacher at LCCHS, said this year’s program will include a special recognition for Korean War veterans and the public’s help is […]


RECAPS – NOV. 4 – 8

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Bill put his own life in danger and lost focus on his climb because he couldn’t keep his mind off of how angry he was with Katie. Wyatt and Charlie went into panic mode when the Hope for the Future Diamond went missing. Quinn used time alone with Hope to her own advantage to […]

Been a scary time for Fields family

Big Cowan

Sorry folks, I haven’t written for awhile and probably will not be writing for some time. Just wanted to let everyone know what’s been going on. As most of you know, my husband has been having some serious health problems for the past month. I was having trouble getting him out of bed to go to the bathroom. I took […]

A ‘Rupp’s Runt’ speaks

Larry Conley was a newsmaker again. Pardon the mix of sports clichés, but the popular (and my favorite) Rupp’s Runt hit for the cycle at a basketball game last week. v Single. Idea to re-unite players from the 1966 NCAA title game, Texas Western-UK at Maryland’s old Cole Field House, moved Conley to quip, “You better hurry up.” Been 48 […]

It’s too soon to recommend after-market hybrid batteries

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray: My husband’s car is a 2005 Prius with about 130,000 miles. Our local Toyota dealership told him that the hybrid battery needs to be replaced and that it is no longer under warranty. They quoted him a price of $3,200 to replace it, including labor. I’ve researched and found a couple of sources for aftermarket batteries […]