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So when is sandhill crane season?

Well my loyal and faithful readers, this week we are again taking on the sandhill crane hunting season. The sandhill crane, which is a large bird which most of my readers have probably never seen, or have just read about it here, had its season opener about four years ago. To get a permit, if you recall, you had to […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Things that usually come easily and quickly for the Aries Lamb might need more of your time and attention during the next several days. Try to be patient as you work things out. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A changing situation can create some complications. But if you apply that sensible Bovine mind […]

Luke Hall dies

Luke Arnold Hall, 83, died June 1. Born in Letcher County to the late Floyd and Zanie Perkins Hall, he was the widower of Janice Holbrook Hall. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and enjoyed fishing. Surviving are two sons, Gregory Hall of Cromona, and Martin Hall and wife Tina of Tolliver Town; two daughters, Vanessa Hall and Tina Hall, […]

Letcher students honored by HCTC

Hazard Community and Technical College has named students to the Dean’s List for the spring semester. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must have earned a grade point average of 3.5. Letcher County students on the HCTC Dean’s List are Sydney Blair Back of Hallie, Cory Scott Brock of Mayking, Olivia Jade Collins of Premium, Nicholas W […]

Four receive scholarships

The recipients of the 2014 Mountain Heritage Festival Scholarships are Emily Blair, Katie M. Craft, Alexandria Bolling and Andrew Spangler. Emily Blair is the daughter of Sean and Melissa Blair of Jeremiah. She is a sophomore at Morehead State University and is majoring in nursing. Katie M. Craft is the daughter of Rocky and Michelle Craft of Ermine. She is […]

LCC Choir Spring Concert was amazing


Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. This week has gone by so fast and I’ve been staying in with allergies and haven’t really been anywhere. My son Billy and wife Sandra and I went to the Pine Mountain Grill for breakfast the other day. There weren’t very many people there. It was good seeing Lester Tindle there, and […]



THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Ridge showed Brooke the ‘selfie’ of Bill and Quinn. Katie told Quinn that she and Bill deserved each other. Bill admitted to having a fling with Quinn before he and Brooke were back together. Wyatt and Hope decided not to let family drama interfere with their relationship. In order to get away with Brooke, […]

Services set for Sammy Taylor

Funeral services for Sammy “Sambo” Taylor, 55, will be held at 1 p.m. today ( Wednesday) in Whitesburg. Burial will be in Taylor Cemetery in Ermine. A son of the late James and Inez Collins Taylor, he died May 31 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was the widower of Francis Britton Taylor, and a brother of the late Jimmy […]

Six earn honors from prez

Six students from Letcher County have been named to the President’s Honor List for the spring semester at Hazard Community and Technical College. To be named to the list, a student must earn a perfect 4.0 grade point. The students are Ernest A. Brown and Tiffani Dawn Caudill, both of Blackey; Ryan Skyler Johnson of Neon; Bobby Joseph Kincer and […]

Whitesburg sparkled with ‘Color Love’

Cowan Creek

“If you missed out on the “Color Love” Saturday, you truly missed an amazing time! “From the starting line all the way to the “After Glow”, Whitesburg was sparkling. The laughter, smiles, high-fives and appreciation for the community was evident in all events. “ To everyone who helped out, volunteered, participated, or were in any of the weekend events, we […]