Work on old hotel will begin this fall

The project to renovate the Daniel Boone Hotel, which was to begin this month, probably won’t begin until fall. “We’re going to do the hotel, but the first thing you need to do is get a chair and sit down, because it’s going to be a while,” architect Bill Richardson said last week. He said because the money being used […]

Community calendar

July 14-16 — The Whitesburg Tennis Tournament will take place at the Whitesburg City Courts beginning at 5 p.m. Friday. Entry deadline is July 12 at 6 p.m. The events scheduled are men’s A, B, C singles and doubles, women’s A, B, C singles and doubles, men’s and women’s over 40, 50, 60 & over singles and doubles, mixed A, […]

A surprise trip to South Dakota

Struttin’ Time:

As many of you know, my draw for a Maine moose hunt didn’t go so well. Well two of my close friends, Dan and Nina Carte, got wind of that, so they invited me on a buffalo hunt with them on the lands of our friends the Rosebud Indians in Gregory, South Dakota. Although I killed a buffalo last year, […]

John Prine still hippest songwriter in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. The first time a new country songwriter named Kacey Musgraves saw one of her songwriting heroes, John Prine, she had an unusual proposition when she approached. “I said, ‘Hey, my name is Kacey and I am a really big fan. I don’t want to offend you or anything, but is there any way you might want to burn […]

Storms bring down tree limbs

Hello everyone! I hope everyone had a safe and joyful Fourth of July. I am sorry I let it pass before I realized what day it was. My thoughts travel back in days of childhood when Dad would make sure we had a watermelon for the Fourth. If possible we would have a gallon of vanilla ice cream also. I […]

Kenseth out at Gibbs Racing

After months of speculation about the future of Matt Kenseth at Joe Gibbs Racing, the driver announced at Kentucky Speedway that he doesn’t expect to be back at JGR in 2018. The former NASCAR Cup Series champion is in the last year of his contract with Gibbs and ever since the season got underway at Daytona there have been rumors […]

Beshear: Opioid painkiller being pulled

FRANKFORT In 2015, more than 225 Kentuckians died from a drug overdose with Opana in their blood. Now that the makers of the opioid painkiller announced recently that it will no longer sell the drug, Attorney General Andy Beshear is calling the move a “first step” in fighting against what he believes is the single greatest threat to Kentucky — […]


Gabby’s fishing fever

Bluegill: Small in size, large in fight

Now is a good time to fish for crappie on most lakes. Crappie are active in most lakes all year long and prefer cooler water, but in the summer they will hold and feed in shallow areas. This time of year the best way to do some good crappie fishing is to night fish. By night fishing you can get […]

Report: Exodus from Virginia’s coalfields region will continue

NORTON, Va. Virginia is expected to become the 10th most populous state by 2040, but nearly every locality in its coalfields region in the southwest is expected to lose population in the same timeframe. The Roanoke Times reports that new projections from the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service show that southwest Virginia’s coalfields region is expected […]