Eastern Star hosts Mardi Gras party

Hester Chapter #54 Order of the Eastern Star will present Mardi Gras, Masks, Murder! at 6 p.m., Saturday, February 6, at the Mountain Shrine Club in Whitesburg. The cost is $20. For more information, call Eddie Bentley, (606) 634-8867; Karen Day, (606) 335-1003; or Holly Williams,(772) 643- 6370.

Services held for Lois Adams

Funeral services for Lois Geneva Adams, 85, were held January 21 in Whitesburg. Burial was in the Thornton Cemetery. Born in Whitley City to the late Dan and Peggy Slaven Taylor, she died January 17 at Pikeville Medical Center. The widow of John M. Adams, she was later married to Winford Sturgill, who survives her. She was the mother of […]

7 file for House seat

Letcher County is home to three of seven candidates who have filed to run for the 94th District State Representative’s seat being vacated by Leslie Combs. Colin Fultz, of Camp Branch, drove to Frankfort Tuesday afternoon to file his candidacy papers to run for the Republican nomination against Wesley Doughman of Isom. Also seeking the nod from GOP voters are […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A gracious Lamb can learn more about a problem-filled situation than one who is openly suspicious of what could be happening. A friend might offer some well-directed advice. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Getting adjusted to an unexpected change might be difficult for the Bovine who prefers things to go according to plan. […]

Shooting match

A shooting match will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 31, at American Legion Post #152 at Pine Mountain Junction. Whatever you bring, you shoot. For more information, call 634-1459 or 633-2834.

Joyce Haynes succumbs at 59

Funeral services for Joyce Faye Haynes, 59, of Ermine, were held January 21 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in the Hall Cemetery at Ermine. A daughter of the late James and Lois Maggard, she died January 19 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was the mother of the late Jason Lee Haynes. Surviving are her husband, Jay […]

Teacher’s son not your average recruit

Vaught’s Views

Kentucky is one of the schools pursuing 6-9 junior Jarred Vanderbilt, who is only 16 years old and ranked as one of the top 10 recruits in the 2017 recruiting class. “He’s going to be really special at the next level,” Victory Prep (Texas) coach Rodney McCray, a former Louisville and NBA star, said. Vanderbilt has already played at three […]


RECAPS JANUARY 25 – 29 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — A very curious, yet apprehensive, Quinn is able to gauge Liam’s condition during his few moments of consciousness. Wyatt is able to at least take Steffy’s mind off of Liam during a day at the beach. When questioned by Eric about Brooke working at Spencer Publications, Katie assures him […]

Rites are held for Ray Webb

Ray Webb, 82, of Neon, died January 19 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. A son of the late John and Elma Webb, he was the widower of Thelma Lee Amburgey Webb. He was the father of the late Arnold Ray Webb and Bobby Franklin Webb, and was also preceded in death by four siblings, John David, James Freddie, Joy Della, […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

Class officers part 3 President: 1962 Tim Adams; 1963, Jimmy Stamper; 1964, Gay Amburgey; 1965, Austin Napier; 1966, Sharon Garrett; 1967, Stephen Combs; 1968, Doyle Fields; 1969, Jeannie Price; 1970, Ronnie Biggerstaff; 1971, Doug Banks; 1972, Woody Holbrook; 1973, Mike Polly; 1974, David Boggs; 1975, Mike Shepherd. Vice President : 1962, Sammy Kiser; 1963, Jerry Coots; 1964, Mahala Reynolds; 1965, […]