Jenkins High School’s valedictorian for this school year is Lindsay Brooke Gibson (left). On the right is the salutatorian of the class, Kela Janay Tolliver.

Services held for Sabrina Johnson

Sabrina Johnson, 90, of Neon, died May 25 at her home. She was a lifelong resident of Letcher County. Mrs. Johnson attended various churches in the area, and was of the Pentecostal faith. Mrs. Johnson was the widow of Ellis Johnson. She was a daughter of the late William Marion Craft and Jane Collier Craft. She was also preceded in […]

Strange but true

+ Mel Blanc, perhaps best known to the world as the voice of Bugs Bunny, died in 1989 and was buried in Hollywood Memorial Park. Care to guess what words are engraved on his tombstone? It says, “That’s all, folks!” + Talk about your good luck: On Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula, Ed Martin found more than 1,000 four-leaf clovers on a […]

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Go-cart riders chased by protective turkey

Hello, everyone, hope you are all doing well. Everyone seems to be getting ready for vacation trips. My son, Astor (Red) Hatton, and his family have been in North Carolina for vacation. They will be heading back home to Ashland. They reported a good time. My son, Billy, and Sandra will be spending some time at their lake house where […]

Retired teachers to meet June 8

There will be a luncheon meeting of the Letcher County Retired Teachers Friday, June 8, at noon at Parkway Restaurant. The meeting will begin at noon.


The valedictorian of Jenkins Middle School for the 2006-2007 school year is Sarah Elizabeth Corbett (left). Salutatorian Courtney Danielle Mullins is pictured on the right.

Services held for Gussie Land Hall

Funeral services for Gussie Land Hall, 91, were held June 2 at Carty Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. A daughter of the late J.B. and Lou Brown Land, she died May 30. She was married to the late Arnold Hall, and was a sister of the late Opal Johnson, Mildred Paxton, Ida Bell Land, Howard […]

It’s no puzzle why we love ’em

Here’s what Dad is really thinking this Father’s Day: “I don’t really need anything, so what I’d really like for Father’s Day is just something that lets my kids show off how thoughtful and creative they can be.” Fortunately, we’ve got some great ideas from FamilyFun magazine that do just that. PICTURE PUZZLE This six-piece desktop decoration showcases family photos […]

Hillary should be ashamed to call this man her friend

Sometimes I forget why the Clintons disturb me. Then they offer a reminder. Case in point are reports that one of Hillary Clinton’s most pampered donors made big bucks off scams against the elderly. Vinod Gupta heads infoUSA, a “list broker” that has been selling the names of elderly Americans to known con artists. In 2002, he flew the Clintons […]