2016-06-29

Samuel ‘Joe’ Ramsey dies at 75



Funeral services for Samuel “Joe” Ramsey, 75, of Whitesburg, were held June 28 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery at Whitesburg. The widower of Gloria Ramsey, he died June 25 at Pikeville Medical Center. He is survived by two sons, Patrick Ramsey of South Carolina and Joey Ramsey of Letcher County; four daughters, Becky Bailey […]

Now here’s a good tip



• “To get to dust bunnies under the fridge or any piece of heavy furniture, wrap packing tape stickyside out on a yard stick. Then, just swipe under the furniture, and out comes the dust.” — I.E. in Virginia • Instant serving “bowls” for chips: Using your hands, lightly push the bottom of the bag into itself, creating a bottom. […]

Don’t forget this new book



I’ve had the book for more than two months and finally found time to read it last week. I could have started it the day it came in the mail but I’ve learned, the hard way that, once you start a Bill Looney title, not much else in the way of productive activity is going to get done until the […]

Grand jury returns 13 indictments



Three people charged with possessing methamphetamine after police raided a Sandlick Gap home are among 13 persons named in new indictments returned by the Letcher County Grand Jury. According to the indictments, the three facing the meth charges share the same address at 343 Tan Yard Hollow, Whitesburg. Dana N. Howard, 31, Anna M. Sizemore, 41, and Tiffany Quillen, 26, […]

Moments in Time



• On July 14, 1881, Sheriff Pat Garrett shoots Henry McCarty, known as Billy the Kid, to death at the Maxwell Ranch in New Mexico. Garrett had been tracking the Kid for three months after the gunslinger escaped from prison only days before his scheduled execution. • On July 15, 1903, the newly formed Ford Motor Company takes its first […]

Chief suspended after DUI arrest



Elkhorn City’s police chief has been suspended after being accused of driving drunk at the time of a crash in Pike County. Multiple news outlets report Police Chief Crystal Davis is facing a DUI charge following her arrest Sunday night. She was not on duty at the time of the singlevehicle crash. Kentucky State Police troopers say in an arrest […]

Whitesburg native in Miss Kentucky pageant



A Whitesburg native is one of 30 contestants vying for the title of Miss Kentucky. Crowned Miss Heart of the Parks at the local preliminary held April in Grayson, Abigail Frazier is the 19-year-old daughter of Scott and D.J. Frazier. She attends the University of Kentucky where she is majoring in merchandising, apparel and textiles with plans to become an […]

‘Roots and Branches’ is a success



Thanks to all who came out to the Cowan Community Center play “Roots and Branches” performed Friday and Saturday nights and then again on Wednesday night, June 22. We could not have done it without your support and sacrifices of doing without your family members. Lots of hard work, stress, tears and all, but we made it. Thanks to Carol […]

Honoring Ralph Stanley



Jenkins gets school boss



After a long and meticulous process of identification, interviews, and finally, tendering an offer, the Jenkins Independent School System has a new superintendent. At a meeting called to announce the position and to conduct the regular monthly business for June, the Jenkins Board of Education offered a contract to Mike Genton of Trimble County Schools to serve as superintendent of […]