County judge-elect says top goal is getting garbage costs in hand

When Terry Adams picks up the gavel as county judge/executive on January 7, he will be the only remaining member of the current fiscal court, and he will be in a new job. But Adams, who has served as District 2 magistrate for 12 of the past 16 years, has some definite ideas about what needs to be done to […]

Strange But True

• It was English journalist, political essayist and novelist George Orwell, probably best known for his works “Nineteen Eighty- Four” and “Animal Farm,” who made the following sage observation: “Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it […]


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Sheriff Webb says layoffs had nothing to do with ‘politics’

Budget issues and late tax bills from the state Department of Revenue have created controversy for outgoing Sheriff Danny Webb and incoming Sheriff Mickey Stines, and left the county with no road deputies until sometime after Stines takes over January 7. Webb laid off all of his road deputies on December 13, after the state Revenue Cabinet told him it […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

1961 The Kat asks this question, If you were going to the moon and could take only one small thing with you in your hand — what would you take? Here are some of the responses. Nerva Bates- If I were going to the moon, I would take some food and water, because when I get to the moon, I […]


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Swearing-In Ceremony

Letcher Circuit Judge James W. Craft II (left) presided over a swearing-in ceremony for new Letcher Circuit Court Clerk Mike Watts, who took the oath of office while his wife Donna held a Bible. The ceremony was held December 22 in the Letcher Circuit Courtroom.

Family gathered for Christmas Eve

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New clinic is opening Jan. 2 in old motel, hospital says

Pikeville Medical Center’s new “Specialty Clinic at Whitesburg” will open to patients January 2 — a month ahead of schedule. The anticipated opening date was planned for February, but hospital officials said the construction crew was able to finish ahead of schedule. The clinic, which is located in the old Super 8 motel building in West Whitesburg, provides services for […]