Joanne Eversole dies at 80

Joanne Fletcher Eversole, died August 27 in Pikeville. She was 80 years old. Born in Dickenson County, Va., she was a daughter of the late Frank and Pearl Owens Fletcher and a sister of the late Hazel Edwards, Ruby Brooks, Frank Fletcher and Ross Fletcher. Surviving are her husband, Fred Eversole; six daughters, Deena Coffey and husband James, Lawrenceburg; Ann […]


Music festival set at Norton

The 43nd annual Dock Boggs & Kate Peters Sturgill Festival will be held at the Country Cabin on Sept. 10. Scheduled performers are Celtibillies, Dale Jett & Hello Stranger, The Dust Busters, Papa Joe Smiddy, Rich & The Po’ Folks, Mountain Melody, Mountain Empire Community College Mountain Music School students, and Country Cabin II line dancers. Gates open at 10:30 […]

Virgil Whitaker buried at Hallie

Funeral services for Virgil Whitaker, 94, of Hallie, were held August 30 at Cedar Grove Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in Watts Cemetery at Hallie. A son of the late Boyd and Martha Whitaker, he died August 27 in Hazard. He was the widower of Eula Whitaker and a brother of the late Venson Whitaker, Mandie Back and Nora […]

Picked enough beans for a good cooking

Northeast Ohio

Oops! Good thing I’ve got a keeper. I almost forgot about writing to let all you good people know what’s going on in our little corner of the universe. Red has been having a really bad day and I’ve been kind of busy, nothing major, mostly piddling around. I have a garage sale going. I started it yesterday and had […]

Rites held for Ellis Pridemore Jr.

Ellis Keith Pridemore Jr., 35, of Jeremiah, died August 27 at Whitesburg. A son of Ellis Keith Pridemore Sr. of Jeremiah and Elizabeth ‘Sunshine’ Rouleau Pilcher of Dothan, Ala., he was a brother of the late Jared Glen Pridemore, a grandson of Raymond Rouleau and Glen Slone, a great-grandson of Virgie Stacy, and a great-nephew of Margaret Caudill. Funeral services […]


DAR remembers 9/11

The Daughters of the American Revolution will host a memorial service to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11. It will be held on Sunday, September 11, at 3 p.m. at Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church in Whitesburg. This is a community service and everyone is invited to come and participate.

Questions about vaccine for shingles

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am a 59-year-old female who had a severe case of chickenpox as a child. It has been recommended that I get a shingles vaccination after my 60th birthday. However, my husband never had chickenpox, and I have a 1-month-old granddaughter. Are my husband and granddaughter at risk for becoming infected when I get the vaccine? — […]

Tiny needle for new flu shots

WASHINGTON It’s flu vaccine time again — and some lucky shotseekers will find that the needle has shrunk. The first flu shot that works with a less-scary skin prick instead of an inchlong needle is hitting the market this fall. Sorry kids, this option so far is just for adults, and it’s so brandnew that it will take some searching […]

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