Old friends enjoy trip to flea market

Southern Ohio

Hello again, everyone! As usual time is really flying fast for me! It seems I just sent a column in and here it is time for me to gather my thoughts. We are having the most beautiful weather at the present time in the Harrison, Ohio area. My heart aches when I see so much destruction by the flood in […]


James Calvin Jones II turned two years old on May 30 and celebrated with a Bob the Builder party on June 1 with family and friends. He is the son of Tabatha Jones of Millstone and the late James Jones. He is the grandson of Gary and Vivian Hall of Millstone, and Martha Jones of Harlan and the late Hiram […]

Services are held for Lenora Dixon

Funeral services for Lenora Marie Dixon, 51, of Blackey, were held June 23 at the Mt. Olivet Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Caudill family cemetery at Blackey. A daughter of the late Spencer and Ruby Caudill, she was born in Letcher County. She died June 21. Surviving are her husband, Fred Dixon; a daughter, Michelle Miller and […]

Mississippi paper is winner of Tom and Pat Gish Award

For its 40 years of community leadership, especially on civil rights and reconciliation, The Neshoba Democrat, a weekly newspaper in Philadelphia, Miss., is this year’s winner of the Tom and Pat Gish Award for courage, integrity and tenacity in rural journalism. The Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, based in the School of Journalism and Telecommunications at the University […]

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Sprint Cup Driver Rating

NASCAR Sprint Cup driver ratings with season points position, single-race high rating and overall rating: POS. HIGH RATING 1. Kyle Busch 1 147.6 111.1 2. Carl Edwards 4 139.8 105.3 3. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 3 130.1 103.7 4. Jimmie Johnson 5 134.9 99.9 5. Denny Hamlin 8 129.1 94.3 6. Greg Biffle 7 130.6 93.6 7. Jeff Gordon 6 126.7 […]


Mr. and Mrs. Merle Caudill of Blackey, and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Wingate of Lexington, announce the engagement of their children, Katherine Riley Caudill and Matthew Jason Wingate. She is the granddaughter of Grace Caudill of Blackey and the late Bill Caudill, and Georgia Nichols Adams of Letcher and the late Charles Nichols. He is the grandson of Arline Wingate […]


Dorothy Cornett of Jeremiah, won a first-prize blue ribbon for a handmade recycled quilt at the annual Letcher County Homemakers meeting. Mrs. Cornett’s children said they are very proud of her.

Services held for Berl ‘Pap’ Madden

Funeral services for Berl “Pap” Madden, 74, of Isom, were held June 24 at the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in the Madden and Johnson family cemetery at Isom. A son of the late John and Abbie Combs Madden, he was born in Letcher County. He died June 21 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. He was a member […]

UK professor who specialized in bears, elk is killed in crash

University of Kentucky professor David Maehr, who headed a study of Kentucky’s growing black bear population in for much of the past decade for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, died June 20 in a plane crash in central Florida. Dr. Maehr and the pilot of the single-engine Piper Cub airplane, citrus grove owner Mason Smoak, died shortly […]