2015-08-19

Friend has his ‘followers,’ city police and psychiatrist



Last week I had email from my buddy, Fred Beste, he who lives there on the tundra in Wind Gap, (northeastern) Pennsylvania Points East While trees are not supposed to grow in tundra soil, and Fred has trees aplenty. I am somewhat convinced that the soil around that neck of the woods never completely thaws beyond a depth of a […]

Backs mark 53rd anniversary



Glad to report Greg Pridemore is home and doing well after his recently heart surgery. We wish him a smooth and speedy recovery. The Letcher Area Homemakers held our August meeting last Tuesday at the Jeremiah Missionary Baptist Church. We discussed our summer happenings and made some plans for fall. I was sorry to learn that Opal Duke had recently […]

Race to benefit Relay for Life



“Paint Whitesburg Pink”, a race to benefit Relay for Life, will be held Oct. 3. Registration will take place from 7 to 7:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Veterans Museum in downtown Whitesburg. Pre-registration forms are available at KYVA Medical. Those who pre-register are guaranteed a t-shirt. The cost for race pre-registered participants is $25, and for those […]

Rites held for Amy Richardson



Funeral services for Amy Melissa Richardson, 37, of Millstone, were held August 12 in Pound, Va. She died August 10. A daughter of Ernie Sexton of Millstone and the late Lenora Polly and a stepdaughter of Kathy Sexton, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Douglas Polly Jr. and Lucille and Minford Sexton. She was a certified nursing assistant […]

Jimmy Buffet fans draw ire



MANSFIELD, Mass. Parrotheads are apparently too busy wasting away in Margaritaville to wait in line for the bathroom. Mansfield police tell The Sun Chronicle that despite warnings against the practice, many fans at the Jimmy Buffett concert Saturday at the Xfinity Center brought homemade, portable toilets for the party in the parking lot. Lt. Sam Thompson says the most common […]

Jenkins Independent receives award



The Kentucky Career and Technical Education Center recently ranked Jenkins Independent Schools in the top 10 percent among Kentucky’s public high schools/ area technology centers and career and technology centers in College and Career Readiness. Jenkins Independent received an award from Dr. Dale Winkler, Ed.D., Associate Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Education, in recognition of the ranking. For the past two […]

Fiscal court deadlocks on help for sheriff



The Letcher County Fiscal Court has denied additional funds that would have helped the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department keep deputies on the road. In a three-to-three vote, the court refused to transfer $25,000 in newly acquired funds from the sale of the old Whitesburg Post Office to the sheriff ’s department, which could have been used to prevent deputies […]

Highlights of Fleming-Neon Hi



1968 Homecoming Oct. 14, 1967 was a welcomed day for eight lovely Homecoming Queen Candidates of Fleming-Neon High School. Popular vote of the student body decided the girl who would reign as Homecoming Queen for 1967-68. The results were heard at halftime of the Fleming-Hazard football game. Saturday at 2 p.m. the Homecoming Parade began. The band led the parade […]

FBI wants your help in fighting corrupt politics




Public corruption poses a fundamental threat to the foundation of our government and our way of life. It impacts everything from how well our neighborhoods are protected, to verdicts handed down in courts, to the quality of our government services. It takes a significant toll on our wallets, wasting billions in tax dollars every year. Yet, time and again it […]

Cross Country Bluegrass to play



Fleming-Neon Senior Citizens Center News Aug. 19: Senior Safety Event, New Hope Church, Hazard. 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 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For more information, call (606) 855- 7567. Hemphill Hemphill Community Center announcements: Check […]