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‘Duke’ Fugate of Carcassonne celebrates birthday


Ollie Back of Elk Creek has been in Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He came home one night and had to be put back in the hospital. He is having problems with his kidneys and is not doing well.

Happy birthday to my brother-in-law, Gary ‘Duke’ Fugate of Carcassonne. It was on May 9. He won’t let me put his age in, but he is almost older then the hills let’s say.

Happy Mother’s Day to my mom, Jean Blair of Elk Creek. I love you and hope you have a great day.

We had a cookout on Saturday with the family and some friends in from Michigan. Paula Sparks, her daughter Jodi, and Julie had come in to see her other two daughters, Jamie and Jessica.

Virgil Combs of Carcassonne had to be taken to WARH and admitted. He had fluid built up on his lungs. They kept him for a few days but he is now at home.

Happy birthday to Jai Miller of Caudills Branch. It was on April 30.

My sympathy to the family of Bascom McIntyre of Letcher. He died on April 28. He was 97.

Tara Couch of Linefork was in the University of Kentucky Hospital. She has been having a lot of health problems and has been in and out of the hospital for awhile now. Her mom Dena said she was feeling better and is home now.

My sympathy to the family of Marty Lusk of Linefork. He died at his mother Martha Burns’s home in Blackey on April 30. Marty was 53.

Ronnie Miller of Blackey wrecked a bike recently and had to be taken to Holston Valley Hospital in Tennessee. He broke some bones in his right leg. I hope he feels better soon.

Congratulations to Miranda and David Coleman of Louisville on the birth of their baby boy. Henry Owen was born on May 1. His grandparents are Bub and Mary Gail Adams of Blackey and Larry and Paula Coleman of Louisville. He has a sister, Gracie, who thinks he is great.

Be sure and check out a new TV channel that shows Letcher County events, government meetings, interviews with the public, and bad weather that is coming. The channel is 98.

Elijah Caudill came in from North Carolina on Saturday, where he is stationed in the Air Force. He just had gotten back from Alaska. He is the son of Judy Caudill of Cowan and Tim Caudill of Blackey.

Happy birthday to Barry Amburgey of Isom. It was on Saturday, May 8. Erin Caudill of Elk Creek had a birthday on Sunday, May 9, and Allison Blair Collins of Jeremiah also celebrated on May 9.

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