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More than 300 compete



More than 300 anglers descended upon the city of Millbrook, Alabama during the week of September 28 through October 2 for the Bass Pro Shops Crappie Masters Classic National Championship Tournament. The tournament fishing waters included the Alabama River and Lake Jordan. Tournament week began on Wednesday with a welcome banquet that included yearly awards presentations. Angler Team of the […]

Band wins at competition



Big change a must



The Southeastern Conference is better than ever at the top — LSU and Alabama are 1-2 in America — and solid in the middle with South Carolina, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida and Auburn. Poised to break out are Tennessee and Mississippi State, and even Vanderbilt. At the bottom, the University of Kentucky has been awful. Unvarnished truths at midseason. Kentucky record […]

Smiths, Parsonses welcome baby boys



Happy birthday to two of our grandbabies, Kaydance and Kameran Tourangeau of Blackey. They will be four on Oct. 12. They are the children of Jessica Sparks and Justin Combs. The grandparents are Paula Sparks of Michigan and the late Jeff Sparks of Neon and Lee Roy and Diana Combs of Carcassonne. They had a Justin Bieber party at home. […]

Rites held for Irene Bentley



Irene Bentley, 57, of Jackhorn, died October 2 at Pikeville Medical Center. A daughter of the late Troy and Daisy Ray Adams, she was the widow of Denver Lee ‘Peanut’ Bentley. She was a sister of the late Chester Jr. Adams, and Larry Joe Adams. Surviving are two daughters, Stephanie Bentley and Melanie Bentley, both of Jackhorn; three brothers, Roy […]

Moments and Memories of WHS



On Jan. 18, 1917, at Farmville, Va., a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Preston Malcolm Armstrong. He was the eldest of two sons. In 1929, after having lived in Paris and Maysville most of his early childhood, his family moved to Carlisle ( Nicholas County), where he completed his elementary and secondary education. It was during this time […]

Now here’s a tip



• Using your fireplace? Try adding citrus peels to the logs for a nice aroma. They can be a good starter material as well. • Those hide-a-key rocks can be a little obvious — at least they are to me. I have a spare key hidden outside too, but I sealed mine in a plastic baggie and buried it in […]

Daisy Louise Pass Yonts dies at 86



Daisy Louise Pass Yonts, 86, died October 4 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born at Fleming-Neon, she was a daughter of the late N.B. and Rachel Murry Pass. She was the widow of Harold L. Yonts, and a member of the McRoberts Church of Christ. Surviving are two sons, Roy Yonts and wife Linda, Arrogate, Tenn., and Bug Yonts and […]

My Letcher Co. athletic classmates



I went to school with some fine athletes at both Burdine Grade School and what little time I went to Jenkins High School before I joined the military. My teammates on our Burdine baseball and basketball team that I can remember were: Rodney Gallion, Orville Goff, Billy Anderson, Curtis Belcher, Russell Potter, Herschel Wright, Bill Crum and myself. All of […]


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