Bowl man has been waiting on UK

Vaught’s Views

For five years Kentuckian John Showalter has been waiting for a chance to let those on the TaxSlayer Bowl committee with him know what a loyal fan base the Wildcats have. Finally this year he got his chance. “I was making sure everyone here understood that Kentucky would be a great option for our bowl game,” Showalter, a Boyle County […]

Council will meet Dec. 13

The Whitesburg City Council will have its December meeting at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at Whitesburg City Hall. Council members will be sworn in after the meeting for the year 2017.

Blue jays strike fear in Fancy the cat

Not long after the end of the recent UK/UL football game, not so “little” brother Steve posted a Facebook photo of a big vivid bluejay strutting around his front yard with a caption that read “What a Cardinal looks like right now.” Points East I commented that there was one sitting on my front porch rail that I could practically […]

Services held for Jerry Coots

Funeral services for Jerry Wayne Coots, 72, of Kingscreek, were held December 4 at the First Baptist Church in Whitesburg. Burial was in the Ratliff Cemetery at Kingscreek. Born in Lynch, he was a son of the late Joseph Lawrence and Ida Halcomb Coots. He died December 1 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Center in Hazard. He was […]

Lady Cougars improve to 3-0

Party surprises Oma Hatton

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. I didn’t get any news out last week, but I had the biggest and oldest birthday party and it was a total surprise. I thought my four sons were going to be together on my birthday. Instead I ended up at 4 Star Village for a party I thought was for Angie […]

At Jenkins Christmas Parade

Estel Harold Collins dies at 83

Estel Harold Collins, 83, of Craft’s Colly, died November 27 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. A son of the late Thurston and Mattie Sergent Collins, he was a bother of the late Roy Collins, Lester Collins, Billy Collins, Thurston Collins Jr., Alberta Webb, and Lavetta Ann Combs. Surviving are his wife, Marlene Bates Collins; three sons, Thomas R. Collins of […]

NASCAR’S new sponsor

NASCAR’s premier series has a long and rich history of stability when it comes to entitlement sponsors that began when R.J. Reynolds signed on to what came to be known as the Winston Cup Series. That relationship lasted until the tobacco companies came under fire by the government, but by that time, NASCAR was in a position to move and […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

1974 Band members visit Morehead On Feb. 14-17, Joyce Sturgill and Sheryl Garrett participated in the Morehead Band Clinic. Mr. Lester took both girls to Morehead Thursday and they were required to audition in front of judges in order to be placed in one of the seven clinic bands. The bands had rehearsal during the day on Friday and Saturday […]