Howard Christmas party draws crowd

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and keeping warm. I think winter is catching up with us. I’ve not been getting out much. I go to Food City pretty often just to see people and most of the time I see Janice Foster. We can always find plenty to talk about. She’s a good friend and I’m always […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

1954 Whitesburg Band participates In Tug Valley festival The Whitesburg Band under the direction of band instructor, Jack Taylor, participated in the festivities at the Tug Valley Festival at Williamson, W.Va. on Saturday. Ten bands took part in the marching, Whitesburg making an outstanding showing. This was not a competitive event, but much valuable experience was gained by the band […]

Black Lung bombshell

Anyone who mines coal for a living — and, for that matter, anyone who cares about coal miners — will find this graphic deeply troubling. It tells an alarming story that we shouldn’t be hearing today, about something that shouldn’t be happening. The graphic appears in a December 16 bulletin from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), […]


Lindsey Sexton succumbs at 78

Funeral services for Lindsey Mae Sexton, 78, of Jenkins, were held December 19 at Carty Funeral Home in Jenkins. Burial was in the Fleming family cemetery. A daughter of the late Dewey Sturgill, Sr. and Elsie Cooper Sturgill and the widow of Kenneth Sexton, she died December 15 at Pikeville Medical Center. She was also preceded in death by a […]

Can Trump bring coal back as a major employer here?

During the last presidential election fewer districts in the U.S. more enthusiastically supported President-elect Trump than the coal country of eastern Kentucky. Trump made explicit appeals to miners that he would reverse the decline of the coal mining industry and bring back the mining jobs. As a result the rural coal mining counties were a real counterbalance to the anxiety […]


Services held for Patronuia Posey

Patronuia “Pat” Elaine Sparks Posey, age 70, died December 9 at her home in Greenfield, Ind. Born in Mayking to the late Rev. William “Bill” and Susie Webb Sparks, she was also preceded in death by seven siblings, Juanita, Denoral, Maewood, Carnell, William, Ronnie and R.F . She was graduated from Whitesburg High School, and attended Morehead State University. Mrs. […]

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