The Way We Werre

A visit with biggest legend in Kentucky’s basketball history

A trip through the mountains of eastern Kentucky is a thing of beauty regardless of what time of year the journey is made. Even before the leaves have turned and fallen to the ground of the thick forest that covers the mountains, it is only enhanced by the ribbon-like roadways that have been carved out with surgical dynamite cuts. I’ve […]

Linda Wenning to mark 90th birthday

Hello everyone, the few days of sunshine were great. My brother gave me a forsythia bush and Mike transplanted it for me. Yellow always makes me think that spring is near. We did a quick trip to Coldwater, Ohio, to visit my mother-in-law, Linda Wenning. She is in a nursing home and we are trying to visit once a month. […]

Meeting cancelled

The regular scheduled meeting of the Pine Mountain Regional Industrial Development Authority Board of Directors for March 7 has been cancelled.

Gas continues to hurt coal

In late January, the United States Energy Information Administration released its yearly longterm energy outlook. Though not a true prediction of the future, this year’s outlook attempts to lay out the nation’s energy situation using multiple scenarios in the upcoming decades up to the year 2050. Most notably this year’s outlook projects that the United States will become a net […]



GENERAL HOSPITAL — Ava looked to Julian for advice. Lucy had questions. Kevin looked for a way out. Curtis retrieved an important voicemail. Anna became suspicious. Jason was troubled. Laura was hopeful. Liz waited. Drew got an interesting text. Kristina got the attention she craves. Jason sought out Julian. Curtis had heartbreaking news. Kevin asked for help. Kim got an […]

Services held for Dorothy Knight

Dorothy “Dot” Fields Knight, 87, of Windsor Gardens Assisted Living in Georgetown, died February 25 at University of Kentucky HealthCare in Lexington. Born in Whitesburg to the late Corbin and Dolly Day Fields, she was the widow of Johnny Knight. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by six brothers, Carl, Johnny, James Harry, and Glen Fields; […]

Highlights of F.N.H.S.

1952 Fleming-Neon girls’ plans for May Day The girl’s physical education classes of the Fleming- Neon High School will present a May Day festival at the football field Saturday, May 10, festival director Reeda Reasor announced early this week. The festival, which will include floats, dances, music, singing and the coronation of a May Day Queen and Princess, is the […]

US keeps air pollution standard established during Obama years

BILLINGS, Mont. U.S. environmental regulators have announced they are leaving intact an air quality standard for power plant pollution that can worsen asthma in children, despite calls by health advocates for a tougher rule. The move keeps in place a threshold for sulfur dioxide pollution established in 2010 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under President Barack Obama. Sulfur dioxide […]

Now Here’s a Tip!

• Worried about pesticides in your diet? Try mangos, one of the fruits least likely to have pesticide residues. • It can be a snap to remove burned-on food from the bottom of a pot or a frying pan. All you have to do is sprinkle in some baking soda and add hot water. Let the mixture sit overnight. In […]

Scholarships being offered

The Rotary Club of Whitesburg is accepting applications through Monday, April 1, for a scholarship up to $1,000 available to a college bound high school senior or current college students who resides in Letcher County and is working on his/her first degree. More than one scholarship may be awarded. The winners will be notified in May 2019 and the scholarship […]