Jenkins may host two fall festivals



The City of Jenkins may be hosting two city festivals within a onemonth period if the Jenkins City Council is able to come to an agreement with the Jenkins Festival Committee Incorporated. At its June meeting this week, the council heard the Jenkins Festival Committee’s request that it be allowed to rent the “mini-park” in Jenkins for a second city […]

Shootings justified, jury says



his right to self-protection when he shot and wounded two men he believed were burglarizing his home in March, a Letcher County grand jury has determined. The grand jury says Thornton Gap homeowner Darrell Lucas “was justified to engage in self-protection upon commission of first-degree burglary” by the men he wounded, Johnny W. Honeycutt, 51, of Hallie, and Randall Sturgill, […]

ATV deaths up



At least 18 people – five of them children – died in crashes involving all-terrain vehicles over the Memorial Day weekend, and federal safety officials expect more deaths in coming months. The 18 deaths were nearly double the average for other weekends in May, according to estimates by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The five children were 16 or younger. […]

Isom man is cleared



A Perry Circuit Court jury cleared a Letcher County man of allegations that he stole timber from a Blackey couple in 2004. Jarrod Breeding, an independent logger from Isom, was charged with stealing more than $300 worth of timber from Dean and Nina Cornett and causing more than $1,000 worth of damage to the Cornetts’ property at Caudill’s Branch. After […]

Couple charged with passing out on pills while baby left alone

Pair named in indictments returned here

Couple charged with passing out on pills while baby left alone A couple face charges of wanton endangerment after they allegedly snorted stolen pain pills until they passed out while their infant child was left unattended in the back seat of their car. The endangerment charges against Edna Michelle Middleton, 37, and Larry Eugene Napier, 28, are two of several […]

SPEAKING OF SOAPS



RECAPS – 6/4 – 6/8 ONE LIFE TO LIVE – Antonio shows up at the hospital in the nick of time, and both he and Jessica are immediately prepped for the O.R. As she is wheeled away for surgery, she and Nash express their love for each other. Nash gets the okay from Michael to watch the operation from the […]

Salome’s Stars



ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A heads-up alert to all free-spirited Ewes and Rams: Be wary of a deal that could result in compromising your independence. Check every detail before making a commitment. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) New facts emerge that help put an irksome workplace situation in perspective. Meanwhile, pay more attention to a family member […]

Is the world really made up of all kinds of people?



Many of you are familiar with the old saying, “the world is made up of all kinds of people.” And rightly understood, this is true. Yet from an eternal perspective, there are only two kinds of people. There are people who are in Christ by faith and those who are not. I say this because I have noticed a tendency […]

Now here’s a tip



+ How long do tennis shoes last? You can keep them smelling nice with baking soda or charcoal briquettes, but after about 500 miles of wear, the materials start to break down. If they are just your walkingaround shoes, you can stretch that a bit longer, but if you are a runner and rely on their stability and support, toss […]

Moments in time



+ On June 10, 1714, when a young man makes a crude pass at 14-year-old Anne Brennan on the streets of Charleston, S.C., Brennan beats him so badly that his jaw is broken and he must be hospitalized for months. The quick-tempered girl would later become a notorious pirate who terrorized the Caribbean until being captured in 1720. + On […]


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