I don’t have much news this week, but I just had to put in about my new grandbaby. Kennadie Brooklynn Combs was born on May 17. She weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces, was 19 3/4 inches long and has a head full of strawberry blonde hair. She is the daughter of Justin Combs and Jessica Sparks of Blackey and has two sisters, Kameran and Kaydance Tourangeau. Her grandparents of course are Diana and Lee Roy Combs and Paula Sparks of Michigan and the late Jeff Sparks of Neon. She is so precious I can’t stay away from her. They came home Saturday.
Happy birthday to Kara Nichols of Blackey. She turned 6 on May 16. She is the daughter of Kevin and Leigh Nichols.
Zachary Back of Perry County had to be taken to the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital emergency room a couple of times last week with a lot of pain in his stomach. They think it’s his gallbladder and he may have to have surgery. He is the son of Jessica Bowling and the late Eric Back.
My sympathy to the family of Dallas ‘Jr.’ Adams of Whitesburg. He died on May 17. He had been sick for some time with cancer.
Happy anniversary to Andrew and Andrea Prince of Prestonsburg. They have been married three years on May 16.
Wanda Howie has been in visiting with her mother, Mae Fugate of Carcassonne, and other family members. Wanda and her husband Sam live in Tennessee.
Happy birthday to Blake Fugate of Blackey. He turned 12 on May 15. He is the son of Allen and Sue Fugate. His cousin, Sean Daniel Hall of Somerset, will be 12 on May 31. He is the son of Sean Hall of Knott County.
Andrew Allen Brady Reynolds has a rare blood disorder called severe chronic netrupenia, so there will be a benefit show held at the Campbell’s Branch School on June 30 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. to help with the medical bills. I’m gonna put this in my column a few more times till the event. His parents are Adam and Marlana Reynolds of Isom.
Happy birthday to Michelle Miller of Blackey. It’s on May 25. Holly Bates of Ulvah has one on May 25, Donna Bates of Blackey on May 27, Codi Ratliff of Blackey on the 27th Pamela Adams Mullins on the 28th, J.P. Campbell of Ulvah on the 28th, and Matt Gilley on May 21.
Happy birthday to my wonderful mother, Jean Blair of Elk Creek. It’s on May 28.