Santa, children go shopping with cops

Kentucky State Police Trooper Michael Burton exchanged hats with Santa Claus during KSP Post 13’s “Shop With A Trooper” event at Walmart in Whitesburg on December 7. Pictured with Burton and Santa are Christopher Davis (left) and his brother Ben Davis (right). (Photo by Chris Anderson)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. breakfast to be at Benham

Each year Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College hosts the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Diversity Breakfast at the Benham Schoolhouse Inn. All are welcome to celebrate as a community. This year’s guest speaker is Freddie L. Brown, Jr., district executive director for the YMCA of greater Louisville. Brown leads the diversity, inclusion, and global innovation efforts for the […]

Whitesburg Christmas Parade planned for Friday, December 14

A Christmas Parade will begin at 6 p.m., December 14, in downtown Whitesburg. Activities following the parade include pictures with Santa at the Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library; a bonfire with free cookies and hot chocolate at Veterans Museum Village; free horse-drawn wagon rides on Main Street; free hotdogs; a live Nativity scene with a camel, alpaca, and donkey; and […]


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US 119 rebuild hits roadblock

A newly widened section of US 119 North between Pine Mountain Junction and Letcher County Central High School is open to traffic, but drivers expecting more of the road to be rebuilt will have to wait. Drivers concerned about the potholes and rough patching between Kona and Payne Gap will likely see improvements in the spring, highway department officials say, […]

Strange but True

• It was New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd who made the following sage observation: “ The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.” • A law in Memphis, Tennessee, states that it is illegal for a woman to drive a car unless a man walks in front of it to […]

Pancakes with Santa and Mrs. Claus Sat.

Letcher County Tourism will host Pancakes in Pajamas with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, December 15, at Pine Mountain Grill in Whitesburg. For $15, kids can have an unlimited breakfast buffet featuring a build-your-own pancake bar, Santa’s little helpers craft station and a picture with Mr. and Mrs. Claus by Letcher County photographer Tonya Creech […]


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Sheriff Webb: ‘It went by fast’

The first week of next month, Letcher County’s sheriff will take off his badge and retire after 46 years as state trooper and county sheriff. Sheriff Danny Ray Webb is the only sheriff in the county’s history to have entered office as a police academy graduate, and the only one to serve more than three terms in office. Until the […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

1972 Some of the members of the senior class were Class History – freshman year We had finally made it, now we were freshmen, 237 strong and proud to be called “Greenhorns.” The election of class offi- cers brought victory to Larry Watts, Terri Cook, Maggie Fields, and Ann Eversole. Maguana Blair was our Homecoming representative . The freshmen class […]