LCC drops three

The Letcher County Central High School Lady Cougars lost all three games scheduled in this past weekend’s FNB Holiday Bash in Bowling Green. The Lady Cougars lost 68-64 to Russell County in the first game Dec. 27 and then lost 36- 28 to Glasgow in the second game Saturday night. LCCHS lost 44-39 to Franklin- Simpson in the final game […]


The West Whitesburg Elementary School dance team won a competition at Fleming- Neon Middle School on Dec. 7. The dance team was named overall grand champion. The dance team also was first in elementary pom and first in elementary school props. Pictured are (top row, left to right) Katie Parker, Emma Halcomb, Jaden Conn, Abbie Bentley, Gracie Howard, Ellie Mullins, […]

Will Caudill, RT 7 to play at Hemphill


Fleming-Neon Senior Citizens Center News: Regular Bingo: Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Exercise Bingo: On Fridays if the center is open. Closed Thursday, Jan. 1. Open Friday, Jan. 2. Jan. 6: Shopping trip to Norton, Va. Closed Jan. 18 for Martin Luther King Day. Jan. 22: Potluck. Breakfast food please. Jan. 30: Kristie Kincer with Nutrition Education. The Fleming-Neon Senior Center […]

‘Dragon Age’ is year’s best game

The top 10 video games of 2014, according to Lou Kesten: 1. “Dragon Age: Inquisition” (BioWare, for Play- Station 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC): BioWare’s overstuffed roleplaying epic has everything you could want in a fantasy saga: war, magic, exploration, romance and, yes, dragons. I’ve spent 200 hours in its lush, frightening world and there are still […]

Magical team

Mixing metaphors. If there is a Secretariat out there today — talent, poise, flowering personality and national attention, it’s housed in Lexington. Kentucky’s basketball team is big, powerful, smart, showy, with a heart two lions large, and can run too, 10-at-a-time, on 20 legs, all day. That ESPN analysts declared to the world in the last week or so that […]

Photo taken with Ralph Stanley

Big Cowan

Hello folks. Now that Christmas is over maybe I can get back on track. So many parties and food to consume. Maybe now I can start a diet. Wish me luck. I pray that all the widows and widowers enjoyed their Christmas. Mine was very hard without James. Last year, I do not remember Christmas and this year I was […]

VFW plans New Year’s Eve dance

Whitesburg VFW Post #5829 will host a New Year’s Eve dance with Dirt featuring Chris Isaac and Richard Amburgey. The dance will begin at 9 p.m., Dec. 31. The cost is $10 per person, $15 per couple and those attending must be at least 21 years old. For more information, call 633-8877.

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Top 10 stories of 2014

The 2014 Sprint Cup season will always be remembered as one of the most exciting to take place in many years. NASCAR’s introduction of a new Chase format not only made each checkered flag more important, it also increased the tension level both on the track and on pit road. Drivers and crew chiefs suddenly found themselves in a battle […]

Chester Stewart dies at 87

Chester Stewart, 87, of Jenkins, died December 24 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born in Wise County, Va., he was a son of the late Matthew and Bertha Killen Stewart, and the widower of Ruth Mullins Stewart. He was a brother of the late Ruby Stewart Brown and John Stewart. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he […]