Baseball board to meet

There will be a board meeting of the Letcher Little League Baseball to elect officers on Dec. 19. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. at the Letcher Elementary School lunchroom. For more information, call 633-0184.

Burdine church plans schedule

A coat drive/angel tree gift giveaway will be held at the Burdine Church of God of Prophecy from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dec. 15. The church has also scheduled a morning service with Christmas treats on Dec. 16 and a cantata at 6 p.m. that evening. Morning service with communion will take place on Dec. 23, and a New […]


RECAPS – 12/10-12/14 ALL MY CHILDREN – Janet befriended Ritchie in the psychiatric ward and offered to help him find a way to escape. Tad infuriated Krystal when he presented her with papers suing her for full custody of Jenny. Amanda struck a deal with Adam, accepting $5 million for a DVD that cleared JR. Adam was thrilled when JR […]


Gwen Huff Farmer enjoying vegetables from garden

Southern Ohio

Merry Christmas, everyone, everywhere! In the Harrison, Ohio, area, we woke to the first snowfall, not as much as was predicted for this area just enough to let you know it is now winter. My son, Keith Ballard, set my five-foot Santa Claus on the front porch for me in its usual place. As I look out my window, I […]

Billy Gene Brock dies in Alabama

Billy Gene Brock died December 2 at his home in Tuscaloosa, Ala., after a long illness. He was 45 years old. Born in Tiffin, Ohio, he was a son of Froney Gaye McPeeks Brock of Jenkins and the late James Daniel Brock. He was the father of the late Geria Shavon Brock. He was a former resident of Letcher County. […]

Neon citizens are asked not to hoard water

Facing a water shortage that is already at the critical level, the City of Fleming-Neon is calling on residents not to make things worse by “hoarding water.” Carlos Phillips, superintendent of the city’s water department, told the Fleming-Neon City Council Monday night he couldn’t guarantee how long the current water supply will last. “We’re about out of water,” said Phillips. […]

Garden Club to give prizes

The Whitesburg Garden Club will award prizes to two homes in the Whitesburg area having the best outside Christmas decorations. The club has presented these prizes annually for the past 20 to 25 years. Judging will take place this week. Two poinsettias will be awarded for the best decorations, one to a Garden Club member and one to a Whitesburg […]

A tribute to my brother

For over a year I have written about things which cover a span of several years. Like Rose Durham of Ohio, I write things as I see them. I have known Rose and many of her family for many years. We’re hillbillies and proud of it. I am writing this article as a tribute to my brother who passed away […]