Haywood Cornett dies at 65



Haywood Cornett, 65, of Linefork, died May 1 at Tri Cities Nursing Home in Cumberland A son of Reo Halcomb Cornett of Linefork and the late Jason Cornett, he was a brother of the late Major Cornett and Ada Cornett. Surviving in addition to his mother are five brothers, Arthur Bee Cornett of Gordon, Emory Cornett and Jason Cornett Jr., […]

Bible trivia



1. Is the book of Joppa in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. What businesswoman from Thyatira opened her home to Paul and saints after her conversion? Rachel, Keturah, Lydia, Shiprah 3. Jesus said, “For where your treasure is, there will be your … also.”? Love, Heart, Faith, Friends 4. From 2 Samuel 18, whose hair became tangled […]

Tree foliage has come to life



Hello everyone and happy Mother’s Day to all mothers, grandmothers etc. Oh what beauty my eyes behold as I look across the hayfield from my house. The lush foliage of the trees have seemed to come to life overnight The redbud trees are slowly fading as the leaves are starting to form. My iris is sparsely blooming, but this time […]

Jenkins top students named



Honor roll students at Jenkins Middle High School for the third nine weeks of school are: Sixth grade 4.0 Grade point average: Adrian Canter and Alyssa Fields. 3.0–3.9 GPA: Jonah Baker, Ryan Church Kaleigh Cook, Cadence Firth, Hallie Fleming, Greg Haley, Alexis Richie, Nathan Richie, Zachery Stiles, Summer White, Dylan Wolford, and Joshua Wyatt. Seventh grade 4.0 GPA: Lynsey Anderson, […]

Rites held for Nelleda Hampton



Nelleda Hampton, 56, of Cowan, died May 2 in Somerset. She was a daughter of the late Arnold and Nellie Mullins Miles. Surviving are her husband, Nick Hampton; a daughter, Andrea Nicole of Cowan; a son, Alex Hampton of Cowan; a brother, Roger Miles of Harrogate, Tenn.; two sisters, Barbara Kilbourne of Eolia and Vezzana Mullins of Jackson, Tenn.; and […]

Word gets around fast



Connie, the secretary of the Air Force Secretary, called me to see if I could come to their office — now. She had a paper jam in both Xerox copy machines. President Nixon’s runner was there waiting for a report she needed to make copies of. I told her I would be right there. A few days ago I had […]

Salome’s Stars



Your 7-day horoscope for week of May ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Taking advice isn’t always easy for self-assured Rams and Ewes who think they know what’s best. But it wouldn’t hurt to listen to what close colleagues have to say. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You know how to balance life’s practical aspects with the poetic. This […]

Texas woman hits big on Derby betting



SELMA, Texas Justify’s win in the 2018 Kentucky Derby capped a $1.2 million payday for a Central Texas woman. Margaret Reid of Austin was at Retama Park, near San Antonio, watching and wagering the day’s racing May 5 at Churchill Downs in Louisiville. Reid wagered $18 on a Pick 5 bet, picking which horses she thought would win the Derby […]

Police search for another in Gibson murder

"Squirt" Brown sought for murder, evidence tampering

Police are asking residents to be on the lookout for a third suspect in the murder of Ricky Allen Gibson. A warrant has been issued for Clarence Russell “Squirt” Brown, 33, of Neon, on charges of murder and tampering with physical evidence. Brown is believed to be the third person in the bathroom when Gibson was killed, and the person […]

Another death in vehicular manslaughter case

One woman died on day of accident

A Virginia man charged with manslaughter in the death of a woman in a car collision at Payne Gap may face another charge. Kentucky State Police in Hazard say a second occupant of the car has died. Kathleen Tackett, 90, of Belcher in Pike County, died Wednesday night at Pikeville Medical Center. Franklin Travis Helbert, 37 of Appalachia, Va., was […]


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