Melissa Cooper and Dustin Paul Wright were married August 16 at Burdine Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Benny McCall officiating. The bride is the daughter of David Cooper of Panama and Lorie Mousel of Iowa. She is the granddaughter of Louis and Nisla Cooper of Panama, and Ruth and Harold Phipps of Iowa. The bridegroom is the son of […]


Racen Gage Adams is the son of B.J. and Brande Adams. He has a brother, Kane Wampler.

Francine Caudill recovering from heart bypass surgery

Jeremiah keep forgetting to mention

Since I skipped a column last week, I seem to have forgotten what I planned to write this week – oh, well. Francine Caudill is doing pretty well after recently having heart bypass surgery. She had to stay in St. Joseph’s Hospital for awhile but has been recuperating at home at Sycamore with the help of family and friends. It’s […]


Billy and Karen Sauls of Eureka, N.C., and Mitchell R. Brown of Myrtle Beach, S.C., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Rachel Sherice Brown of Cary, N.C., to Charles Geoffrey Butterfield Rankin, also of Cary, son of Bruce and Shelly Rankin of West Chester, Ohio. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Paul Collins […]


Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Combs announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica, to Jim Turner, son of James Turner of Harlan County. The wedding will take place at the Four Square Gospel Church at Linefork at 5 p.m. on September 27. The custom of an open wedding will be observed.


Karlee Beth Pennington holds her new brother, Weston Brant Everidge, who was born August 28 to Dirk and Andrea Everidge of Richmond. His grandparents are Dickie and Martha Everidge of Shelbyville, and Jeff and Connie Holbrook of Payne Gap.

Gospel singing Oct. 4 at Eolia Community Park


Greetings from the hills and valleys of Eolia and Eolia Christian Community Outreach. So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Psalm 90:12 Now that summer is ending, we at ECCO are back to our regular routine planning events and projects for the upcoming holidays. The first event is Saturday, Oct. 4, from […]


Jamie Mitchell received a trophy for making the most ringers in the Isom Days horseshoe tournament.

AARP to host trip to Renfro Valley

The Letcher County AARP Chapter will host its annual autumn tour with a one-day visit to Renfro Valley on October 25 with Lighthouse Tours. The trip will include tickets to two shows in the afternoon at the Old Barn. Cost is $52 per person. The last day to sign up for the trip is October 9. You do not have […]

Workshop planned

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College is offering the workshop, Assertiveness Not Aggression, at the Whitesburg campus on Thursday, Oct. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. Participants will learn how to prevent others from treating them badly and how to not be intimidated. The instructor will be Rhona Creech. Registration with fee of $14 is required by Oct. 13. To […]

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