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Funeral services set for Rosie Mae Nickels



Funeral services for Rosie Mae Nickels, 54, of Whitesburg, will be held at 1 p.m., today (Wednesday) at the Pine Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Douglas Day Cemetery at Pine Mountain. A daughter of the late Walter York and Olene Sanders, she died February 17 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. She was […]

Danelda Branham buried at Pine Creek



Danelda Loretta Branham died February 15 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was 48 years old. Born at Seco, she was a daughter of Loretta Brock and the late Daniel Brock. She was a granddaughter of the late Bethel and Nancy Brock, and the late Grover and Arminta Craft, and a sister of the late Nancy Brock. Surviving in addition […]

Ronnie Dale Hall buried at Dorton



Funeral services for Ronnie Dale “Little Red” Hall, 55, of Jenkins, were held February 14 at the Dorton Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Hall & Smallwood Cemetery at Dorton. A son of the late Hassel and Hazel Ray Hall, he was born in Pike County. He died February 11 at the home of his niece, Karen Kinder, […]

Services are held for Orlena Banks



Orlena B. Banks died February 13 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was 99 years old. Born in Cornettsville, she was a daughter of the late John L. and Mattie Lee Morgan Day. She was the widow of Wilson Banks and the mother of the late Elmo Banks, Jerry Banks, Bernard Banks, and Johnny Banks. She was a member of […]

Essie Bentley dies



Essie Jean Bentley, 84, died February 11 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born in Lewis County, she was a daughter of the late George and Cindy Bentley Newson and the widow of Robert Bryant Bentley. She was the mother of the late Sonia Dee Collier, Darrell Lynn Polly, and Gary Von Polly. Mrs. Bentley was a member of the King’s […]

Services are held for Lula Fields, 76



Lula Fields died February 13 at her home at Cowan. She was 76 years old. A daughter of the late Arthur and Alta Fields Stidham, she was married to the late Venon Boggs and after his death married the late Everette Fields. She was the mother of the late Gary Lee Boggs and a sister of the late Albert Stidham, […]

Yoakam, Gayle, Henderson top list of Hall of Fame inductees



LEXINGTON Some of the top names in country music make up a starstudded list of inductees for the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame. The lineup of honorees includes Dwight Yoakam, Florence Henderson, Crystal Gayle, Les McCann and Norro Wilson. Gayle’s induction will be presented by her famous sister, Loretta Lynn. Other presenters include John Michael Montgomery and John Conlee. Dale […]

Networks set return dates for some scripted series



NEW YORK CBS and NBC have announced the return of many of their scripted series following a three-month writers strike. CBS’ “How I Met Your Mother,” “Two and a Half Men” and “The Big Bang Theory” will return with new episodes March 17. Producers will make nine new episodes of each before the season ends. “CSI: Miami” and “Cold Case” […]

TV’s switch to digital set for 2-17-09

Cable, satellite operators could gain subscribers when analog signals stop

NEW YORK TV’s big switch from analog to digital broadcasts will be complete in less than one year, on Feb. 17, 2009, and many consumers are puzzling over how the shift will affect them: Do they need a new converter box, a new TV, a better antenna? But it’s pretty clear which business interests stand to gain. Cable and satellite […]


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