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"   lindseyerinofficial.com 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.

Police investigate gunfire

Gunfire was used during an argument in Norton, VA on Sunday.

John Thacker, 49, was found by Norton Police with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Thacker and his wife have been arguing, when Thacker took a gun, shot his wife's dog and
broke into the home, and assaulted his wife by strangulation.

After the incident Thacker shot himself in the head.

Thacker was taken to Norton Community Hospital, later taken to Bristol Hospital by Med Flight.

The investigation is ongoing.

Harlan Education

During the Harlan County Board of Education meeting this week, the Board approved to pay over $275,000 in failed workers' compensation to settle old debts.

The payments will be paid over the next seven years and derived from Kentucky School Boards Insurance Trust (KSBIT) and Kentucky League of Cities collapsing.

KSBIT ran up a deficit of approximately $60 million, by apparently having too good of deals and too low of cost.

The district will pay $69,710 this year, and an additional $34,854 for the next six years to settle the debt.

August 23 Weekend events

There are several events going on this weekend.

On Saturday, August 23:

There will a 5K Run/Walk to support Lee High Student Kayla Payne.  Cost is $15 and registration will start at 8 am  and the event will begin at 9 am.  The route is the Steven Rowlett Memorial Road Race course, it begins and ends at Lee Bank in Pennington. For more information contact Amanda Thacker Honeycutt at hope4kayla5k@gmail.com

The Peenington Gap Lions Club is hosting an ATV Drag Race starting at 12 noon.  Admission is $7 Adults, $2 children.

There will also be a BBQ and live music starting at 5 pm at the Lions Club Pavilion in Leeman Field.

  A fundraising festival will be at Cumberland Bowl Park in Jonesville in support for Remote Area Medica clinics for Lee County. There will be
softball tournaments, 3 on 3 basketball, music, benefit auctions, vendors.

The softball is a double elimination, and starting at 8:30 am. To preregister call Chris Jones at
276-346-7722 by August 18, cost is $125 per team.

Basketball starts at 11:00 am with onsite register, cost $30.