Vehicle accident in Harlan

A woman from Harlan County was killed in a single-vehicle accident at Tanyard Hill on U.S. 119 on Monday, September 1.

Flossie Smith, 56, of Evarts was driving a 1996 Geo Tracker. Smith lost control and hit a ditch, and ran up an embankment. Smith was pronounced decreased at the scene



The Town of Jonesville will hold their monthly meeting on September 8 at 7:00 pm.

The Town of Jonesville will be holding the Planning Commission meeting on Tuesday, September 2 at 6:00 pm

Aircraft show

The Lonesome Pine Airport near Wise, will be hosting a Let Freedom Ring vintage combat aircraft show and educational event on September 16-20. The event will feature one of the original Berlin Airlift 'Candy Bombers', a classic WW II P-51 Mustang fighter plane, and the Red Tail Squadron.

There will be a new Rise Above Traveling Exhibit that will feature the film 'Rise Above' that focuses on that the Tuskegee Airmen overcome in WW II

For group and school reservations call Bob Spera at 276-328-5300.


Duffield Daze

Duffield Daze events

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Music & Street Dance Food Country
Highway 72 Band (Bring a chair)
Kingsport Adult Education Dancers

7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Thomas Village Baptist Church Breakfast
8:00 – 5:00 p.m. Food Vendors
Antique Exhibit
Antique Engines
Arts & Crafts Show
Flea Market
Games & Rides
Petting Zoo
Pony Rides
9:00 a.m. Parade Line-up
12:00-2:00 a.m. Car Show
12:30 p.m. Corn Hole Tournament
1:00 p.m. Music by Jim Gates & Key Keepers
Slow Tractor Race
Tractor Rodeo
Kiddy Lawn Mower Race
2:00 p.m. Music by Sycamore Hollow Band
3:00 p.m. Music by Tommy Short & Friend
3:30 p.m. Rubber Duck Race Rye Cove Optimist Club
4:00 p.m. Antique Tractor Pull sponsored by Scott Co

12:00- 4:00 p.m. Arts & Crafts Show
Food Vendors
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Old Time Gospel Singing under the Big Tent
5:00 – 10:30 p.m. Pappy Joe Smiddy Mountain Music Festival
6:00 p.m. Community Worship Service under Big Tent

McDonald’s job fair

McDonald's in Pennington and Big Stone Gap will having a job fair on Monday, September 1 between 12:00 noon and 4:00 pm.  They are looking for openers, closers, days, and weekends.  Come and fill out an application and talk to a member of the management team.


Friday and Saturday at the Fair

Friday, August 29

 Antique Tractor Pull     6:00 PM
 Youth Poultry and Rabbit Show     6:30 PM
  Mud Bog Racing     7:00 PM
  Cumberland Horse Association Sponsored Youth Fun Horse Show     8:00 PM
On Stage     Badd Habbitz Band     9:00 PM
Saturday, August 30

 Antique Tractor Show     All Day
 ATV Mud Bog Racing     12 NOON
 C.H.A. Barrel Racing     3:00 PM
   "Smokey and the Bandit Themed" Demolition Derby     5:30 PM
On Stage  "Lindsey Erin" 8:00 PM
  Cumberland Horse Association Sponsored Pony Rides All Week!     

Wednesday – Friday – Gates Open At 4 PM – Midway At 6 PM

Saturday – Gates Open At 12 NOON – Midway At 6 PM 

Young minister indicted on sex abuse

A young minister from Norton, VA was indicted on sex abuse charges involving a minor, that alleged occurred in Kentucky.

A press release, July 10, Kentucky State Police Post 10 was requested to investigate by Lee County DCBS a possible sexual abuse from Bradley Carter, youth minister from Freedom of Worship Church in Norton, VA

The alleged incident occurred when Carter was at a Bible Camp in Barbourville near July 14, 2012 with a minor.

Carter was indicted in Knox County on August 22 and charged with first-degree sexual abuse.

On Tuesday, with the assistance of Coeburn Police Department, Carter was arrested in Coeburn, VA. on the indictment. The case is still under investigation.

Thursday night at the Lee County Fair

Thursday Night at the Lee County Fair

  Family Night, FREE ADMISSION, Midway begins at 6-10 pm, gates open at 4 pm.
 Gospel Music Night Sponsored By WSWV     6:00 PM
  Booth Awareness     TBA
  Cumberland Horse Association sponsored Roping     7:00 PM

Wise County deputies shoot dog

In Wise County, a dog was shot by a Wise County Sheriff deputy, when dog charged deputy.

Police arrived at a residence to receive information about a wanted subject that was at the

The deputies were talking with the owner when the dog escaped from the house and charged at
the deputies. Commands were demanded for the homeowner to call off the dog, when no response
was done by the owner one of the deputies shot the dog due to the continuous of attacking from
the dog.

Investigations are still being done on the incident.

Dryden class of 1959 taking donations for students

Dryden High School Class of 1959 just recently celebrated their 55 year reunion.The class
decided to create Crusaders Helping Dryden Elementary School Students.

Dryden United Methodist Church is assisting with the project. The project is taking donations that will be going to the greatest needs for the students.

Dryden Elementary is classified as the poorest school in the county. Lee County does not
receive the least wealth per capita than any other county in Virginia.

For more information call Fred Gibson at (513) 594-0115 or Dr. Robert Ely (276) 628-5753.