Barnhart touts UK’s success

LEXINGTON Contending for two championships made Kentucky athletic director Mitch Barnhart proud and gave him confidence that his programs will continue to have a presence on the national stage. This year was enjoyable for Barnhart on many fronts. Men’s basketball began a school-best 38-0 before their quest to become the first unbeaten national champion since 1976 ended with a Final […]


To play July 10

The Crooked Road Rejects will perform at the American Legion Post #152 of Whitesburg on Pine Mountain from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Friday, July 10. For more information, call (606) 633-2834, or 606-633-9168.

Part of display in France

Football practice to begin July 13

Letcher County Central High School head football coach Mike Holcomb announced that football practice will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 13, at the LCCHS football field. The practice is mandatory for varsity players as well as incoming freshmen.

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Here’s looking forward to August 15

Country music legend Merle Haggard once had a hit song, “If we make it through December.” For us hunters, it is if we make it until August 15, the start of regular squirrel season. I have been in a state of depression since my last hog hunt in June, wanting things to speed up so I can get back into […]

Services held for Ellen Brown

Funeral services for Ellen Brown, 90, were held July 7 at her home at Isom. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery at Whitesburg. She died July 5 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. A daughter of the late Sampson and Surilda Adams Stallard, she was the widow of John Brown. She was the mother of the late Jimmy Brown, and a sister […]

Mary Johnson succumbs at 62

Mary “Sissy” Elizabeth Johnson, 62, of Burdine, July 1 at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center in Lexington. Born in Jenkins, she was a daughter of the late John Litz and Bertha Mae Ratliff Puckett. She is survived by her husband, Elijah Johnson; two sons, John Johnson and wife Robin, of Burdine, and Rook Michael Johnson and wife Colleen, […]

Grand jury to consider assault case from W’burg

A Letcher County grand jury is expected to hear testimony Thursday from the lead investigator in a domestic violence case involving a husband and wife who were both injured during a fight at their Whitesburg residence on July 2. Stacy Yates, 39, and Regina Yates, 27, each have been charged with fourth-degree assault (domestic violence minor injury). “It was a […]

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