Services are set for Lula Breeding

Funeral services for Lula Johnson Mullins Breeding, 80, of Whitesburg, will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Seco Pentecostal Church. Burial will be in the Mullins Cemetery at Letcher. A daughter of the late Price and Ella Robinson Johnson, she was the widow of Roy Mullins and Dennis Breeding. She was the mother of the late Kash […]

May is Elder Abuse Awareness Month

May has been designed Elder Abuse Awareness Month. The Kentucky River Council Against Maltreatment of Elders is asking all county judges and mayor to sign a proclamation declaring May Elder Abuse Awareness Month in their city and county. Throughout the month silver ribbons will be worn to create awareness of elder abuse.

Nothing new under the gun

To the Editor: Republicans have been determined to shoot down Social Security since its inception in 1936 and before the first check was issued in 1937. Social Security is “fatally flawed”, the promised benefits are a “hoax”, the taxes paid into the trust fund are “wasted” rather than invested for maximum return, and “the so-called reserve fund is no reserve […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

How to fish ponds

Pond fishing is one of the most fun and relaxing ways to fish – and it can be one of the most productive ways to fish. A lot of fisherman have caught the biggest bass or bluegill of their lives in ponds. Ponds that produce good fish on a regular basis need to have a few things. One thing is […]


Louise Shepherd and her four children are pictured on Mother’s Day. In the front row (left to right) are Louise Shepherd and Carol Day. Behind them are Shannon Banks, Jerry Shepherd, and Pam Gardner.

Learn to repair log structures

Pine Mountain Settlement School will host a workshop focusing on repairs to square log structures June 22-27. Participants will learn preservation techniques, log replacement, chinking, and daubing. Moss Rudley, an exhibits specialist with the U.S. National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Training Center, will be the instructor. The cost of the workshop is $690, which includes tuition, printed materials, lodging, and […]

Ada Pearl Caudill succumbs at 86

Ada Pearl Johnson Caudill, 86, of Franklin, died May 11. Born in Pike County, she was a daughter of the late Mander and Cordellia Johnson. She was the widow of Bryan Caudill, and the mother of the late Linda Jean Caudill. Surviving are five sons, Roger D. Caudill, Rockfield; Royce G. Caudill, Auburn; Jerry Caudill, Lebanon Junction; David L. Caudill, […]

Isom man arrested after gadgets taken from store are found

A Letcher County man was arrested Monday night after police found several electronic items at his home that had recently been reported missing to police. Danny L. Collins, 34, of 30 D.L. Drive, Isom, was arrested by Letcher County Sheriff ‘s Deputy Brian Damron and charged with receiving stolen property valued at more than $300. Damron said the recovered items […]

Not happy with Democrat choices

To the Editor: I am a Democrat. I want to win in November. But like a lot of my friends, I am not happy with our choices. I hope that the convention will lock up and have to go to a compromise candidate, like Al Gore, or John or Elizabeth Edwards. This is why I will vote “uncommitted” on May […]

NASCAR stars are ready to shine

The month of May on the Sprint Cup schedule seems to be all about tradition as we are treated to stops at Richmond, Darlington and Charlotte. Richmond has its throwback short track Saturday night race and everything about Darlington from its odd egg-shaped layout to its awarding of those famous Darlington “stripes” takes you back to the early days of […]