Whitesburg to celebrate July 4 this Saturday with fireworks, concert featuring Carlene Carter

Country musician Carlene Carter will perform in Whitesburg this Saturday night (June 30) as the headlining act for the city’s annual Fourth of July celebration and fireworks show. Carter, the daughter of June Carter Cash and country star Carl Smith, and stepdaughter of Johnny Cash, is scheduled to take the stage at 8:30 p.m., about 5-1/2 hours after River Park […]

Be wary of student loan repayment companies

If you owe money on federal student loans, you should be wary of sales pitches from companies offering to help borrowers lower their payments, warns the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). Such companies charge fees — sometimes high fees — for filling out forms that you can do for free. Many will want to charge monthly fees for monitoring […]

Flank steak: economical, easy to grill

We wanted a simple, economical cut of meat for a casual backyard barbecue. After considering various cuts, we landed on flank steak. Like other cuts from the chest and side of the cow, such as skirt steak and hanger steak, flank steak boasts rich, full, beefy flavor. What’s more, because it is very thin, it cooks quite quickly, making it […]

Political candidate charged in sex case could stay on ballot

The Letcher County Democratic Party is scrambling to figure out what it can and can’t do about the November election ballot after the party’s nominee for magistrate in District 3 was indicted on child sex abuse and child pornography charges. Since the candidate, Emory “Fudge” Mullins, has not been convicted of a crime, County Democratic Chairperson Carolyn Lewis said she […]

Services held for Martin Bentley

Martin Carol “Marty” Bentley, 61, of Palatka, Fla., died Sunday, June 17, at Putnam Community Medical Center in Florida after a brief illness. Born in Kona to the late Dewey Thomas and Rose Brummett Thomas, she was a sister of the late Joe Spurgeon and Arthur Thomas. Mrs. Bentley worked the past 12 years as a certified nursing assistant at […]

Heat is hard on outdoor workers

Hello everyone! How’s everything going in your little corner of the world? Well all I hear is it is hot, and I agree. Six months from now we will be hearing it is so cold as we will be enjoying Christmas decorations, cold and probably ice and snow. Did I hear someone say how hot it is? I guess we […]

Two charged with theft, exploitation

The Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department has charged two employees of a children’s home with forcing a special needs person to give them signed, blank checks, and using credit cards belonging to the home’s owner to buy clothes, jewelry and other items. Police in Clay City arrested the two after they were entered into the National Crime Information Computer system. […]

Jenkins board vows to keep schools open

Members of the Jenkins Independent Board of Education joined Superintendent Mike Genton this week in proclaiming that the school system will not “just fade away,” which is what they say the state Department of Education hopes will happen. The comments by Genton and the board members came in response to the superintendent’s report on the lack of a response from […]

Highlights of Fleming-Neon H.S

1958 “Conserving our soil and water resources” by John Compton As the farmer looks over his farm, he feels a sense of pride inside himself. He thinks of the effort he has put forth to prepare his land to produce the good crops. He thinks too of the time he has spent getting the fields to the high point of […]

Robinson’s speed interests Alabama

Vaught’s Views

It’s not a trip for everyone, but for Western Hills standout Wandale Robinson it was a long trip that was worth every mile he spent on the road. He recently made an unofficial visit to Ohio State to visit with the coaches. He then headed to Florida State for another unofficial visit and worked out there. He came back home […]