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Beth Wright joins WXKQ

Beth Wright of Jenkins has joined Kentucky’s Forcht Broadcasting radio group’s Whitesburg radio stations, WXKQ 103.9 FM The Bulldog and AM 920 WTCW CBS Sports Radio as a business marketing specialist. She had worked at the radio stations several years ago. Wright’s job is to develop relationships with businesses and organizations in eastern Kentucky. Prior to this, she worked for […]

Services held for Rosemary Baker

Funeral services for Rosemary Ann Baker, 64, of Pert Creek, were held January 6 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Baker family cemetery at Pert Creek. A daughter of the late Bob and Ollie Engle Baker, she was a sister of the late Bobby Baker and Fred Baker. She died January 2 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She […]

My first overseas assignment

While assigned to Parks Air Base, Calif., as noncommissioned officer in charge (NCOIC) of base printing, I was a staff sergeant and my boss was a non-printer master sergeant. We disagreed about most everything. After a year, I knew I had to get away from him. I put in for another assignment and got Hickam Field, Hawaii within a few […]

More good news for independent judiciary system

My friend Greg Jarrett from Fox News was the first to point out the irony. A few days earlier, I had made the point that it was a George W. Bush appointee on the federal bench who struck down the National Security Agency surveillance program that the Bush administration (as well as the Obama administration) relied upon. Three cheers for […]

Rites held for Tom Boggs

Tom Boggs, 53, of Whitaker, died December 30 at Pikeville Medical Center. Born in Letcher County to the late Bradley and Mattie Scott Boggs, he was preceded in death by three brothers Bob, Jim and Bertley, and two sisters, Loreen, Christine and Faye. He was a member of the Neon Area Days Committee and was the water commissioner in Neon. […]

Mrs. Gibson dies at 69

Martha Lena Gibson, 69, of Jeremiah, died December 31 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Center in Hazard. She was a daughter of the late Lloyd and Sallie Adams Back, and a sister of the late Edwin Back, Stanley Back, Norman Back, Pansy Blair, Ersie Combs, Ginny Hollenczer, Patricia Ann Slone and Margaret Caudill. Surviving are her husband, Alvin […]

Rites held for Bonnie Anderson

Bonnie Jean “Nannie” Anderson, 69, died December 31 at her home at Cromona. A daughter of the late Laud and Blanche Stacey Webb, she was a sister of the late Doug Webb and Patsy Ruth Polly. She attended Neon First Church of God, and was employed at Family Drug of Neon for more than 30 years. Surviving are her husband, […]

Hidden consensus for justice

Why are we arguing about issues that were settled decades ago? Why, for example, is it so hard to extend unemployment insurance at a time when the jobless rate nationally is still at 7 percent, and higher than that in 21 states? As the Senate voted Tuesday on help for the unemployed, Democrats scrambled successfully to win support from the […]

Appreciation dinner Jan. 19

The Mountain Shrine Club in Whitesburg will hold an appreciation dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on January 19. Dinners will include desserts and drinks. For more information, call 634-5898.