Linda Venters Hall succumbs at home

Linda Hall, 61, died April 17 at her home in Covington. Born in Letcher County, she was a daughter of the late Linville and Helen Pass Venters. She was the mother of the late Christopher Hall and a sister of the late Dale Ray Venters. Mrs. Hall was a member of Light of Calvary Baptist Church. She is survived by […]

Classic rock visits region

The band Kansas headlined a classic rock concert at the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville on April 19. Pictured in the top photo are (from left) Kansas guitarist Richard Williams, vocalist and keyboardist Steve Walsh, and violinist Dave Ragsdale. Appearing in support of Kansas were Brian Howe, a former vocalist for later-day Bad Company (right), and Southern rockers Blackfoot. […]


RECAPS - 4/21-25

By Allison J. Walderman ALL MY CHILDREN – Aidan asked for Jack’s blessing to marry Greenlee. Ryan decided to move back in with Annie and Emma but said he’d stay in the guest room. Kendall and Zach set fire to the house, burning the past along with it. Armed with a gun, a hidden Robert watched as Jesse, Angie, Frankie […]

Tips for Managing the Financial Burden of Diabetes

Experts estimate that a person with diabetes spends four times more on healthcare than a person without diabetes. But there are many ways that you can save m oney without compromising your diabetes management. Some tips: Save on Prescriptions and Testing Supplies • Know your health insurance coverage. Your total co-payment may be less if your health insurance coverage allows […]

Rhubarb frozen last summer becomes this spring’s jam


Greetings from the hills and valleys of Eolia and Eolia Christian Community Outreach. But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we carry nothing out. I Timothy 6:6, 7 Last week ECCO was bustling with activity. Wednesday we had a jam-making cookoff. Liz Sturgill, June Nell Sturgill, Sharon Bird, Jamie […]


Randi Wampler celebrated her seventh birthday last Friday with family and friends. She is the daughter of Joshie and Vickie Wampler, and has a sister, Autumn. Her grandparents are Randall and Kathy Banks of Isom, and Pearlie Bates of Thornton and the late Josh Wampler. She is a greatgranddaughter of Faye Reed of Isom.

Victim’s apartment burglarized after murder, police say

The three suspects charged with murdering an elderly Letcher County man are also accused of burglarizing his apartment in Fleming- Neon after dumping his body in Pike County. In documents filed last week in Letcher District Court, Kentucky State Police Detective Dean Craft says that after 70-year-old Ralph Marcum was beaten to death in Jenkins and his body dumped near […]

UK trustees hike tuition

LEXINGTON The University of Kentucky’s board of trustees voted Tuesday to again hike in-state tuition by 9 percent, and other colleges and universities were planning similar increases even amid a warning from the leader of a state board that must approve the proposals. UK president Lee Todd said the increase in education costs and fees, including a nearly 7 percent […]


ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You easily handle your tasks this week, thanks to those high energy levels that never seem to run down. But pace yourself, Lamb, for the demanding week ahead. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) With the arts dominant this week, you might want to pick up any of those creative projects you’ve neglected. A […]

Baby goats evoke jealousy in dogs


Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well. I enjoyed a good telephone visit with my good friend, Anna Watkins of Florida. It’s really true a call is the next best thing to being there. I love talking to my friends that I don’t get to see. I enjoyed our usual dinner on Wednesday with my son, Rob. He was […]