Talladega is looming large

The Contender Round got underway one day late after the Bank of America 500 was postponed from its scheduled Saturday night start to Sunday afternoon. When the green flag finally did wave, Team Penske’s Joey Logano wasted very little time in punching his ticket into the Elimination Round with a dominating performance that saw him lead 227 of the 334 […]


Youth minister and church bus driver pleads guilty to abusing 15-year-old

A former pastor, youth minister and church bus driver in Letcher County is now a lifetime registered sex offender. David Scott Halcomb, 43, of 555 Daniels Branch Road, Whitesburg, pleaded guilty to first-degree sexual abuse and intimidating a participant in the legal progress. While a bus driver for Colson Baptist Church, Halcomb sexually abused a 15-year-old girl seven times during […]

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of Acts in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. In 1 Kings 20, who besieged and made war against Samaria after gathering his forces? Benhadad, Menahem, Rezin, Omri 3. What king asked for the help of a woman who was a medium? Jehu, Amaziah, Saul, Neco 4. From 1 Samuel 19, whose life was […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

How to catch bass with ‘lockjaw’

This is the time of year when it can be 80 degrees one day and fall to 50 the next. When you have this sudden drop in temperatures and fastchanging weather patterns from warm to colder weather, this is a cold front weather condition. And this type of sudden change has a major effect on fish and their feeding and […]

Fellowship members attend Brushy Fork Institute training

Several members of the newly formed Route 7 Artisan Fellowship recently attended the 2015 Brushy Fork Institute training held at Berea College. Bonita Adams, Delana Banks and Timothy Hudson attended the AIR Arts Incubator workshop; Wanda L. Whitehead attended the Ordinary Committees Achieving Extra Ordinary Results training, and Libby Smith took the Becoming a Trail Town workshop. Fellowship members thanked […]

Man falls for IRS scam

Bowling Green Daily News A Bowling Green man is out more than $11,000 after someone scammed him him out of his money. A thief called him pretending to represent the federal government. The caller told the victim that he owed taxes and needed to pay them immediately through money grams at Wal-Mart to avoid arrest. He sent out money September […]

Brandy Bavousett dies at 36

Funeral services for Brandy Shalea McCool Bavousett, 36, were held October 7 in Lake City, Tenn. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery, also in Lake City. She died October 3. Born in Whitesburg to Tommy Ray and Brenda Sue McCool, she was a granddaughter of the late Gordon and Mary Eldridge, Junior McCool and Thelma Suffridge. She was a teacher […]

Big week for Big Blue

Sports in Kentucky

For Big Blue Nation Thursday- Friday October 15-16 is time to break out the good stuff — the company-is-coming best silverware. • Auburn and Kentucky on Thursday at 7 p. m. (ESPN). • 24 hours later, Big Blue Madness in basketball’s Mecca, Rupp Arena (SEC Network). Rival ball coaches tempted to go grumbling to the NCAA citing unfair recruiting advantage, […]

State of Mind to play Legion

State of Mind band will play at American Legion Post #152 of Whitesburg from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Oct. 17. Attendees must be 21 years old or older. For more information, call 606- 633-2834