Raymond Bentley dies at 81

Funeral services for Raymond James Bentley, 81, of Mayking, will be held at noon today (December 7) at Carty Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Riley Bentley Cemetery in Deane. Born in Deane, he was the son of the late Richard Broce and Stella Yonts Bentley. He died December 4 at Pikeville Medical Center. Mr. Bentley was a member […]

Salome’s Stars

Your 7-day horoscope for week of December 12 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Make your holiday preparations one step at a time in order to avoid being overwhelmed and leaving things undone. That confusing family situation continues to work itself out. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Ease this year’s holiday money pressures by letting your thrifty side guide […]

Devices will allow school bus speeds to be watched here

Letcher County school officials will soon be able to tell if and when school bus drivers are breaking the speed limit while transporting students. Members of the Letcher County Board of Education were told recently that 52 speed detectors — one for each bus now in operation — will be installed during the coming Christmas break. Assistant Supt. Twyla Messer […]

Fiscal court’s action will help Tractor Supply open store here

The Letcher County Fiscal Court has taken action to help Tractor Supply locate a store in Whitesburg. At a special meeting held December 1, the court voted unanimously to enter into negotiations for the lease of the site that houses the Ermine Senior Citizens Center after emerging from an executive session to discuss the terms of the lease. The senior […]

Christmas cantata planned

Emmanuel Baptist Church in Jenkins will present a Christmas cantata, The First Noel, arranged by Russell Mauldin under the direction of Lana Shubert, on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. with refreshments to follow. The church’s new pastor, Gary Robbins, will be present at a fellowship meeting after the cantata. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call 832-4322 […]

Christmas at the Old Indian Bottom Church

For many years we have had Christmas on the hill at the Old Indian Bottom Church building at the Frog Pond at Blackey. We are blessed to have it again this year. Blackey Ron Short and friends from Virginia and the Appalshop have been faithful to attend every year, and it is such fun with the Christmas caroling and storytelling. […]


Country Troubadours to play at Hemphill Ctr.

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event at: www.facebook.com/ pages/ Hemphill- Community-Center. Many thanks to Santa for his help in making Breakfast with Santa 2016 the best ever. We appreciate all who attended! Merry Christmas! Schedule of events: The Senior Fellowship will continue each week on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Don’t be lonely! Come […]

Community calendar . . .

December 8 — Cornerstone Church of Whitesburg will celebrate 25 years of ministry at 7 p.m. with speaker evangelist Mike Manuel of Revelation Power Ministries in Logan, W.Va. Cornerstone Church is located at 676 Hwy. 2034, in Whitesburg. . December 9 — The Whitesburg Christmas Parade will begin at 6 p.m. in downtown Whitesburg. Cash prizes will be awarded for […]

Disabled American Veterans

I have been a lifetime member of the DAV for over 20 years. At my first couple of meetings I felt humble and a little embarrassed being among all those veterans. Many were in World War II. The meetings were on Saturday evenings after my Senior Softball games. The vets were told I was coming to my first meeting. They […]