Says Congress must help retired UMWA miners



I proudly joined my colleagues in the Kentucky House last week as we approved a resolution urging our congressional leaders to find a permanent solution that ensures our retired union coal miners and their families receive the pension and health care benefits they rightfully earned. House Resolution 136 asks Congress to act swiftly in approving the Miners Protection Act — […]

Rites held for Eddie Lowe



Eddie Lowe, 72, of Belfry, died March 6 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, W.Va. He was a son of the late Orison and Maryland Maynard Lowe. Surviving are his wife, Paula Boggs Lowe, and a number of relatives and friends. Funeral services for Mr. Lowe were held March 9 at the Little Cowan Primitive Baptist Church. Burial was in […]

Rites held for Derriel Castle



Derriel Pearce Castle, 81, died March 5 in Lexington. Born in Thornton, he was a son of the late J.W. and Maude Short Castle. Mr. Castle was a frequent blood donor, and gave more than 20 gallons of blood during his lifetime. Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Annette Youngblood Castle; a brother, Fred Castle and wife Gwenda; a […]

Dan Rose Caudill dies at 87



Dan Rose Caudill, 87, of Cornettsville, died March 11 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. A son of the late Harlan and Artie Dixon Caudill, he was the widower of Nella Faye Brown Caudill. Surviving are three sons, Danny Ray Caudill and wife Anita of Whitesburg, and Sammy Caudill and wife Connie, and Jerry Caudill and wife Katy, all of Red […]

Collins reunion planned



The 13th reunion of the family of Henry and Rosilla Collins and Silas and Effie Collins will be held at Dogwood Shelter at Carr Creek Lake from noon to 6 p.m., Aug. 5. Those attending should bring a covered dish. For more information, call Oscar Collins at 633- 0068 or Russell Collins at 633-0758.

Many here could lose insurance under new plan



Thousands of eastern Kentucky residents could lose health coverage under the GOP’s American Health Care Act, which Democrats have dubbed “TrumpCare.” According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, the agency tasked with providing unbiased analysis of bills for Congress, 24 million Americans too lose their health coverage if the law is passed. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price immediately […]


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