Johnny Curry succumbs at 75



Funeral services for Johnny J. Curry, 75, of Eolia, were held May 17 at the Middle Fork Church of God in Viper. Born in Harlan to the late Floyd and Essie Adams Curry, he was the father of the late Beulah Marie Curry. Mr. Curry enjoyed fishing, gardening, and beekeeping. Surviving are his wife, Linda Lewis Curry; a daughter, Veronica […]

Services held for Gary Collier



Gary Neil Collier, 59, of Premium, died May 13 at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.Va. A son of the late Kenneth and Mildred Collins Collier, he was the father of the late Jennifer Collier and a brother of the late Donald Collier. Surviving are a son, Cody Collier of Whitesburg; four daughters, Jessica Branson and husband Jimmy of Viper, […]

Rites held for Phyllis Tackett



Phyllis Ann Tackett, 77, died May 18 at her home at Hemphill. Born in Hemphill, she was a daughter of the late Charlie Ross and Agnes Taylor Collins and a sister of the late Billie Jean Garrett, Tommy Collins and Conley Collins. Mrs. Tackett was an active member of the Hemphill Baptist Church and was a University of Kentucky basketball […]

Willa Halcomb succumbs at 86



Funeral services for Willa “Willie” Dean Halcomb, 86, were held May 21 in Whitesburg. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. Born in Van to the late John and Ellen Sexton Maggard, she died May 18 at her home in Whitesburg. She was the widow of Charles E. Halcomb, and a grandmother of the late Richard “Charlie” Lark. She […]

Growing and cooking with herbs




We all want to eat food that tastes good. One of the most common ways we make food taste good is by adding salt. Unfortunately, most American diets are too high in sodium. Diets high in sodium can raise blood pressure, which can lead to many major health issues including heart disease and stroke. Herbs provide a great way for […]

Rites held for Earnest Belcher



Funeral services for former Fleming-Neon resident Earnest Charles Belcher, 63, of Elkhorn City, were held May 19 at the Neon Church of Christ. Burial was in the Sparks Cemetery. A son of the late Arthur Belcher and Madeline Sparks Belcher, he died May 16 at Mountain View Nursing Home. Preceding him in death in addition to his parents were his […]

Surviving without electricity



Hello again! How is everything in your little corner of the world? Our weather in the Ohio Valley area has been hot but nice. I am still worn out from the three days I spent at the Appalachian Festival at Old Coney. Actually it doesn’t take much to wear me out. If God is willing I will be back there […]

SKCTC to participate in Kentucky Gives Day



On Tuesday, May 22, Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC) will participate in Kentucky Gives Day, a 24-hour opportunity to make a better life for a Southeast student. This year’s drive will focus on the Southeast Honors Program. The mission of Southeast Honors is to provide enriched educational opportunities for the most academically- talented, promising, and motivated students at […]

Johnny Cash had a visitor



Halfway through basic training, the men could have their parents come visit them for a day. They were allowed to go outside the main gate and eat at the restaurant there. Johnny Cash and a young lady came into my shop and he introduced her to me as Mary. He wanted to take her to the mess hall and show […]

Free dental clinic planned



The SmileFaith Mountain Dental Center at 9599 HWY 805 in Jenkins (next to the Jenkins Library) will hold a free community dental clinic on June 8-9 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The SmileFaith Mountain Dental Center is a faith-based nonprofit providing charitable dental care to underserved residents of eastern Kentucky. Patients will be treated on a “first-come, […]


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