Tempers flare at court meeting after man’s motives questioned

Renewal projects in downtown Whitesburg and bridges out in the county were among the topics that took up most of the of the time during the June meeting of the Letcher County Fiscal Court. Whitesburg physician John Pellegrini approached the court with a suggestion that the old Whitesburg Post Office, now the Letcher County Tourism Center, be declared surplus and […]

Cross Country Bluegrass to play

Fleming-Neon Senior Citizens Center News June 17: Prevent Elder Abuse in Hazard. June 18: Center will be closed. June 25: Potluck. Regular Bingo: Fridays at 10:30. Rook and checkers played daily. Exercise equipment available daily. The Fleming-Neon Senior Center is open from 8 a.m.–2 p.m. on weekdays. Lunch is served from 11a.m.-12:30 p.m. For more information, call (606) 855- 7567. […]



Jenkins man asked officer if she would accept bribe, court documents charge

A Jenkins man has been charged with attempting to bribe a lawenforcement officer after police say they found nearly $5,000 cash and more than 1,000 pain pills in a hidden room in a house located on High Street. Phillip R. Tackett, 42, of 160 High Street, is accused of trying to buy off Assistant Jenkins Police Chief Crystal Davis when […]

Bentleys to hold reunion

The Bentley family reunion will be held at the Otho Bentley homeplace at Millstone on Friday, June 26, and Saturday, June 27. Cookouts will begin at 6 p.m. On Sunday, June 28, a dinner will take place at 1 p.m. Those attending should bring a covered dish. For more information, contact Eddie Bentley at (606) 633-8866 or (606) 634-8867.

David Fields to mark 81st birthday

Hello folks! Hoping everyone had a great week. Lots of people on vacations. Hoping they are having a good time. It’s really been hot for a few days so a pool would sound pretty good. Good news this week. My uncle Eugene Day does not have cancer, praise God. Keep him and Irene in your prayers. They both still have […]

A story I’ve never told, not even to my family

Near the end of my third tour in Germany, I got a phone call from the airfield at Rhein Main to pick up a printer who worked for me for over 11 years, stateside and overseas. This was a big surprise to me; I thought he was happy with his job in the states. The Stars and Stripes had written […]

Indictments charge 16

Three men have been indicted by the Letcher County Grand Jury charged with receiving property stolen from the Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Department in April. Charles M. Osborne, 20, of 7924 Hwy. 1195, Eolia, is charged with complicity to theft by unlawful taking with Gary A. Sharp II and/or Daniel Ross of property belonging to the fire department, criminal complicity […]

Elizabeth Anderson dies at 67

Elizabeth Anderson, 67, of Democrat, died June 11 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard. A daughter of the late Denver and Maewood Lucas, she was preceded in death by seven sisters, Reta Ballou, Linda Bentley, Wilma Collins, Jenny Lucas, Ligemae Lucas, Louisa Sexton and Bobbie Tyree. Surviving are her husband, Terry Anderson; two brothers, Dan […]