Man stabbed to death over $19, police say

An elderly Partridge man was robbed of $19 before he was stabbed to death by a much younger assailant who “needed money for a pill,” a Kentucky State Police detective has testified. Det. Randy Combs said during a preliminary hearing last week that 22-year-old Jonathan Keith Marlow murdered Hobert Elkins by stabbing him between 15 and 20 times after he […]

Tyme to perform

East KY Tyme will play at the Hemphill Community Center on Friday, June 29. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. The band will also perform at the Crusinbary picnic in Abingdon, Va., on Saturday, June 30.

Children must learn to speak others’ language

More than 200 million Chinese elementary and secondary students are studying English, a required course in all primary schools. Meanwhile, just 24,000 American students are studying Chinese. As American companies fight to retain their dominant spot in tough global markets, the language imbalance could prove to be as big an economic issue as the trade imbalance. But besides impeding commerce, […]


FIRST BIRTHDAY – Abigail Marie Stallard turned one year old May 16. She is the daughter of Timothy John and Heather Stallard of Ermine. Her grandparents are Tim and Debbie Stallard of Ermine, and Judy Caudill of Doty Creek. She is the greatgranddaughter of Hubert and Joyce Howard of Whitesburg, and Bruce and Shirley Gilley of Doty Creek. She celebrated […]


GRADUATE – Rachel Bevins was graduated with her doctorate of medicine from Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine last month, where she presented the invocation for the ceremony. She was president of the Christian Medical Association student chapter, and received a Leadership Award for supervising a student medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic in 2004. She also received the […]

McRoberts man back in jail

trouble with the law again, nearly 20 years after he was charged with operating one of the largest chop-shops east of the Mississippi River. Vernon Andrew Mullins, who police say is in his seventies, was arrested last week after a search of his home at Wintergreen Drive netted nearly six ounces of cocaine, a large amount of dynamite, and cash. […]

Festival scheduled

The Jenkins Homecoming Days Festival has been scheduled for August 23-26 at the Jenkins City Park. Events will include concert performances by The Drifters along with local entertainers and The Sons of Liberty, a gospel group, and a comedy and magic show by The VW Boys. The festival will also include food booths, a carnival, craft vendors, and a health […]



BROTHERS – William and Loren Hatton are the sons of Dr. Kevin and Adrienne Hatton. They are the grandsons of Robert Hatton and the late Joan (Trent) Hatton, and Diane and Chaffin White of Louisville. Their great-grandparents are Oma and Clyde Hatton.


FRIENDS – Pauline Cantrell (center) of Cromona, remembers her friend, Ollie K. Castle (right), who recently died at Seco. They are pictured here with Sue Stallard of Lexington (left).