Rites held for Clayton Hatton

Funeral services for Clayton “Claty” Hatton, 79, of Whitco, were held March 5 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the R.B. Caudill Cemetery at Whitco. A son of the late John and Mattie Mullins Hatton, he died March 2 at Letcher Manor Nursing Home. He was a brother of the late William Junior Hatton, David Senior Hatton, James G. […]

Summer scholarships available for preparation to be counselors

Some Kentucky schools and communities are experiencing a shortage of counselors that is projected to increase. To help meet the need, scholarship assistance is being offered by the Kentucky Counseling Association. Those interested in becoming school counselors, and who already possess an undergraduate degree, can get a jump start this summer with help with tuition and textbooks. The association provides […]

Learn proper business etiquette

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College is offering a workshop, It’s Your Job- Business Etiquette, at the Whitesburg campus on Thursday, April 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Whether you are seeking a job in the business world or whether you are now employed, the appropriate business practices will assist you in your career. Attendees will review proper customer and […]

Political Cartoon

To Your Good Health

Optimism about breast cancer OK

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have never seen you address ductal carcinoma, in situ, of the breast. My daughter, 46, has it and just had a second incision to get clean borders. I am optimistic about my daughter’s recovery. She is scheduled for radiation. The cancer was missed on mammograms but was picked up on an MRI. There is no cancer […]


Polly Ann Gibson, 88, is buried at Colson

Funeral services for Polly Ann Duncil Gibson, 88, were held March 3 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Colson Cemetery. A daughter of the late Ezra and Ella Pigman Everidge, she was born in Letcher County. She died February 29 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was married to the late Floyd Duncil, and after his death married […]


The subject is death

I figured I would write about a taboo subject this time, and that taboo subject is death. About the only one who will approach the subject of death is a minister, a life insurance agent or a funeral director. But like it or not, we are all going to die whether we are ready or not. We know not the […]

McCain appears to be running for W’s 3rd term

WASHINGTON Liberals who have sung the praises of John McCain in the past confront a fascinating test of consistency, integrity and political commitment now that McCain is the virtually certain Republican nominee. It could be an amusing moment. I should know, since I’m one of them. Over the years, I’ve said a lot of nice things about McCain. In 1996, […]