Feds say Letcher now eligible for help in drug fight

Letcher County has been designated as a member of the Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) – a move that should help local law enforcement agencies to secure more federal funding for the efforts to disrupt and dismantle drug trafficking organizations. John P. Walters, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, announced the designation of Letcher and […]

Services are held for Ben “Cieferd” Potter

Memorial services for Ben “Cieferd” Potter, 73, were held February 14 in Harrison, Ohio. Services were also held February 16 at the Camp Branch House of Worship at Colson. Burial was in the Bates Cemetery at Colson. A son of the late Ben and Frona Amburgey Potter, he died February 3. He was the father of the late Elvin Potter […]

Services are held for Logan Collins

Funeral services for Logan Collins, 87, were held February 22 at the United Methodist Church in Whitesburg. Entombment was in Green Acres Memorial Park at Ermine. A son of the late James Leonard and Elizabeth Logan Collins, he was born in Letcher County. He died February 19 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Collins was the widower of Nilla Cook Collins, […]

Martha Iona Scott succumbs at 85

Funeral services for Martha Iona Scott, 85, were held February 24 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Maggard Cemetery at Partridge. A daughter of the late James Berry and Pashie Berry Boggs, she was the widow of Norman Winfield Scott. She died February 22 at her home at Eolia. She was the mother of the late Johnny Doyle […]

Services are set for Eugene Hall

Eugene Hall, 81, of Craft’s Colly, died February 23 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. A son of the late Joe and Delia Stallard Hall, he was a brother of the late Homer Hall, Hargus Hall, Bernice Hall, Lois Maggard, and Irene Adkins. Surviving are his wife, Alta Mae Adams Hall; two sons, Paul Eugene Hall and wife Marla, Craft’s Colly, […]

Services held for David “Buzz” Adams

Funeral services for David D. “Buzz” Adams, 69, were held February 18 at the North Fork Baptist Church. Burial was in the Adams family cemetery at Jeremiah. A son of Pressie Spencer Adams of Jeremiah and the late Fred Adams, he died February 15 at his home in Jeremiah after a long illness. He was a member of the North […]

Magazine blasts CD without hearing it

The Black Crowes are lashing out at Maxim magazine for reviewing the band’s new album – apparently without actually hearing it first. The review, published in Maxim’s March issue, gives the Crowes’ “Warpaint” a rating of two-and-a-half stars out of five. “The writer – who has not heard the album since advance CDs were not made available – wrote what […]

Miley Cyrus criticism sparks debate

NEW YORK When Consumer Reports posted a blog two weeks ago criticizing Miley Cyrus for not wearing her seat belt in a new film, Hannah Montana Nation rallied in her defense. Before long, the posting had received nearly 200 comments (far more than the typical one or two) – and made national news. “Absolutely we were caught off-guard,” said Don […]

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