Storm hits bluegrass festival

Southern Ohio

Hello again everyone! Can you believe July is here already? This year is flying by as quickly as a snowcone melts in this hot weather! Reflecting on many Fourth of Julys as a child, I was thinking about how Daddy would always make sure that we had a watermelon and a gallon of vanilla ice cream. I have often wondered […]

Deputies suspected wife early on, don’t believe self-defense claim of her lover

Authorities say they have no reason to believe accused murderer James Ray Maggard’s claim that he was acting in self-defense when he killed his lover’s husband either by beating him with a baseball bat or by setting him afire, a Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department deputy has testified. In testimony before Letcher District Judge Kevin R. Mullins, Operations Lt. Brian […]

July 4 fireworks displays still on

Even though a burn ban is in effect in Letcher County, three communities will go forth with fireworks displays. Whitesburg Mayor James W. Craft said the city will take necessary precautions to continue its events to commemorate Independence Day. Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward issued a county-wide burn ban on June 29 prohibiting all outdoor burning. The ban does not […]

Mother Teresa visited Jenkins 30 years ago

“Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself.” — Mother Teresa On any given day in the City of Jenkins, there are Catholic nuns moving quietly about town in simple Indian saris made of soft white linen with blue borders. In a town of few Catholics, and maybe even fewer people familiar with a sari, this can […]

Kathleen Brock hospitalized again


Hello everyone, hope things are going well for all of you. Hope you are staying indoors. I am, as much as I can. I can’t remember it ever being as hot as it is and the gardens are sure needing rain. I heard fire trucks going by my house. I haven’t heard where they went. I sure hope it wasn’t […]


Military appreciation day July 7

”The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come” Outdoor Drama has designated Saturday, July 7, as Armed Forces/Veterans Appreciation Day. Members of the U.S. Armed Forces and U.S. veterans and their family members can attend Saturday’s performance at a discounted ticket price of $5.50. The drama, which takes place at 8 p.m. at the Little Shepherd Amphitheatre off Highway 23 in Jenkins, […]


Rites held for Sharon Tyree of Tiffin, Ohio

Sharon Tyree, 59, of Tiffin, Ohio, died June 15 at St. Vincent’s Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio. Born in Whitesburg, she was a daughter of the late Tommy and Mattie Thomas Taylor. She was preceded in death by a son, Larry Duane Tyree, and a brother, David Taylor. She was a member of the Tiffin Eagles and attended Carey […]

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