Richardson services held

Michael Todd Richardson, 51, died August 7 at his residence in Cromona. Born in Whitesburg, he was a son of Joy Richardson Venters and the late John Richardson Jr. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Richard Van Richardson, and a sister, Fredia Rose Webb. Surviving in addition to his mother are a daughter, Mychaela Stephens of Farmville, […]

Down and out for the 10-count

I watched a baseball game until about 10 p.m. that night. I got ready for bed and went to my fridge to drink a glass of prune juice I use for a stool softener a couple of times a week. I was standing at my sink and drank the prune juice too fast and choked. I fell to the floor […]

Sheila Stallard dies at 59

Sheila Stallard, 59, of Whitesburg, died August 7 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center. A daughter of the late Clarence and Dorothy Davis, she was the mother of the late Ralph Brandon Stallard and Jamie Leon Stallard. Surviving are two daughters, Tiffany Stallard Brown of Cowan and Tabitha Holbrook of Indiana; a brother, Jimmy Davis of Lexington; a sister, Dorothy […]

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of Lazarus in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. What were the children who were making fun of Elisha’s bald head torn apart by? Two bears, Three lions, Seven serpents, Locust swarm 3. Who asked God, “Why is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding”? Jeremiah, Jonah, Job, Joshua 4. From […]


NOTICE NOTICE Commonwealth of Kentucky Letcher District Court Case #18-P-144 In re: the estate of: VERDELL STURGILL deceased NOTICE Pursuant to KRS 424.340, notice is hereby given that Vernia Sturgill was on the 8th day of August, 2018 appointed Executrix of the deceased, late of Letcher County, and all persons having claims against said estate shall present same, verified, according […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

1954 “How Soil Conservation Benefits My Community” by Joella Craft. Miss Craft, a sophomore in the Whitesburg High School, won second place in the recent Soil Conservation Essay Contest. My home is situated in the grand old hills of Eastern Kentucky. God has bountifully supplied this region with scenic beauty and natural resources, and we must preserve these assets to […]

Salome’s Stars

Your 7-day horoscope for week of August 20 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Impatience with those who don’t keep up with you can cause resistance, which, in turn, can lead to more delays. Best to be helpful and supportive if you want results. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A surprise announcement from a colleague could put you on […]

Highlights of Fleming-Neon H.S.

1956 Fleming-Neon Athletic Banquet The Fleming-Neon Athletic Banquet of 1956 was held at 7:30, May 8, in the lunchroom of the Fleming- Neon Grade School. A large crowd of over two hundred was present. Fleming-Neon was honored by the presence of Coach Blanton Collier, Head Coach of the University of Kentucky. Coach Collier’s inspiring speech was one that will long […]

SKCTC holds program for high school students

In early June, 35 middle and high school students from Bell, Harlan, and Letcher counties participated in the 2018 Southeast Scholars Summer Program on the SKCTC Cumberland Campus. The seventh to 12th graders enrolled in academic classes that prepare them for college-level work. Classes include math, biology, and chemistry, as well as leadership, financial literacy, and diversity. Upon graduation from […]

Rev. Wendell Bates dies at 70

Funeral services for the Rev. Wendell M. Bates, 70, were held August 12 at Bill Moore Branch Holiness Church at Kona. Burial was in the Bill Moore Branch Cemetery at Kona. A son of the late Mack McCoy Bates and Inis Holbrook, he was the widower of Billie Joyce Craft Bates. He died August 8 in Whitesburg. Rev. Bates was […]

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