American Legion to hold Memorial Day services

Memorial Day observances will be held Sunday, May27, by members of the Whitesburg American Legion Post152 at 38 cemeteries in Letcher County. The schedule is:7:45 a.m. Edd Sexton Cemetery at Sandlick7:55 Tobe Richardson Cemetery at Sandlick8:05 Hoover Collins Cemetery at Little Colley8:15 Letcher Collins Cemetery at Little Colley8:35 Collins and Maggard Cemetery at Little Colley8:45 Hall and Collins Cemetery on […]

Community calendar

May 25 — A Memorial Day celebration will be held at 1 p.m. at the Letcher County Veterans Memorial Museum. The Knott County Disabled American Veterans will fire a 21-gun salute, and the Sons of Confederate Veterans will fire a cannon. The Letcher County Central High School Band will perform. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call Darrell […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Catching big bass from ‘visible cover’

When you are fishing and see visible cover it is hard to not make a cast to it. Most fishermen know that bass, bluegill and crappie love to hang out in areas like this. Visible cover comes in many different types — anything from wood to rocks to weeds to flooded timber to about anything in the water. On some […]

Difference in buying quality wiper blades

Dear Car Talk: Are there any benefits, other than bragging rights, to purchasing premium wiper blades, as opposed to the $5.99 kind? Thanks. — Bill The bragging rights are big, Bill. I know we’ve all experienced the pride of driving up to our college reunion with a pair of premium wiper blades. There actually is an advantage to buying betterquality […]

Hollands welcome daughter

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of Lydia in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From 1 Corinthians 11, because of “what” did Paul say women should have a “symbol of authority”? Life, Trust, Love, Angels 3. In Acts 10, who said, “Not so, Lord, for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean”? Herod, Peter, Thomas, John […]

Will state shorten turkey season?

Struttin’ Time:

On the day I write this, nothing has gone right today, and yesterday wasn’t much better. Today, I received another survey from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, which can’t be good. Now mark my word, we are about to lose some of our turkey season dates, both spring and fall. I know this because they ask if I […]

Denise Henderson dies at 64

Denise Henderson, 64, died May 15 at her home at Premium. A daughter of the late Elwyn “Al” and Maxine Banks Henderson, she was a sister of the late Mervin Dunn Jr. Surviving are a son, Brian Paul Banks of Premium; two daughters, Christina Chadwell of Premium and Brandie Denise Banks of Linefork; a brother, Joseph Henderson of Roanoke, Va.; […]

What is a holler?

Recently, a woman from up north said on Facebook: “My mother was from Letcher County, and I want to know what a ‘holler’ is.” There were many answers, but a lot of things about a holler were left out. Some said it is called a ‘hollow” but I disagree. It’s always been called a holler. The most common answer was […]

Letcher County joins opioid lawsuit

The Letcher County Fiscal Court voted this week to join a lawsuit that has been mounted by Pikeville Attorney Gary C. Johnson to recover funds from pharmaceutical companies that dumped excessive amounts of opiates in Letcher and other counties. Letcher County Judge/ Executive Jim Ward told the court that Johnson has seven or eight counties that will participate in the […]