2019-10-30 E-Edition

History keeps on growing at Leatherwood battle site

The grass quivers with each boom of the cannon, and the smell of black powder drifts on the breeze. Not far away is single-file line of log cabins, a rough-lumber store and a stone blacksmith shop whose door is yards from a swinging bridge that crosses Leatherwood Creek. And over there, on the far end of the field of honor, […]

Indictment says woman stole over $10,000 from work

A Whitco woman has been indicted on charges of embezzling thousands of dollars from the cash-advance business where she worked as a manager, and cashing cold check that together total almost as much. Tracey Lynn Sturgill, 40, of 138 Riverside Trailer Court at Whitco, is charged with one count of theft by deception over $10,000 and two counts of theft […]

2 are charged with attempting murder

Father, son among nine indicted here

A Floyd County father and son have been indicted on charges of criminal complicity to attempted murder. In addition, Harold Bolen, 64, of 168 Frozen Fork, Bevinsville, is accused of possession of a firearm (handgun) by a convicted felon. Orland Arron Bolen, 32, of 2279 West Hwy. 80, Somerset, is also charged with possession of a firearm (handgun) by a […]

From Coal Mines to Rooftops:

Former miner finds success constructing metal roofs, buildings

Brian McCown, owner of BMC Construction, was recognized recently in a top roofing trade magazine in a feature about peak performers in the roofing business. BMC Construction was established in 2008. Mc- Cown and his crew, including a 30-year construction veteran and a newcomer, are also constructing post frame metal buildings. Brian McCown and BMC Construction are established here locally […]

Election is set for next Tuesday

Voters will go the polls Tuesday to vote in Kstatewide elections. Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. Since the General Assembly changed the election schedule to place statewide races on the ballot by themselves, turnout for these elections has been small. In the last state election, fewer than 1 in 4 Letcher County voters went to […]

Apples recalled


A county health department in Illinois says a Michigan company voluntarily is recalling nearly 2,300 cases of apples due to potential listeria contamination. Kane County health officials said this week that North Bay Produce of Traverse City also is recalling two bulk bins of apples. Recalled varieties include Mc- Intosh, Honeycrisp, Jonathan, Fuji, Jonamac and Red Delicious. The recalled apples […]

Trick-or-treat times are set across county

The time and date set for trick-or-treating remain unchanged in Letcher County. The county and the cities of Whitesburg, Jenkins and Fleming-Neon will all hold trick-or-treat from 5 to 8 p.m. on Halloween night, Oct. 31. In case of rain, candy will be given out at the SmileFaith building near the library in Fleming-Neon.

Poltical Cartoon

Teacher chooses Beshear

To the Editor: If you have been on social media lately, then you know we have an election on November 5 to determine the governor and other constitutional officers for Kentucky. There is much at stake and Kentuckians will have difficult choices to make. But in our great country, we are able to vote and have a peaceful transition of […]