Square dance set

The Carcassonne square dance will be held Saturday, July 12, from 8 to 10 p.m. Charlie Whitaker will call, and Lee Sexton, Shawn Stamper, and Beverly May will play music. For more information, call 633-7958.


Belinda Sturgill of McRoberts is the winner of a $100 gift card giveaway from MJ’s Video & Tan in Neon. The store, which is owned by Marjorie and Phillip Johnson, plans more giveaways in the future.

Gola Perry dies

Gola Ellen Perry died June 30 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was 86 years old. Born at Pulaski, she was a daughter of the late Dan and Peggy Taylor and the widow of Henry McCoy Perry. She was the mother of the late Martha Ellen Perry and Thomas Perry, and a sister of the late George Taylor, Harvey Taylor, […]

Historical Society buys new stones

After members of the family of Eli and Polly Hall found their lost graves in a remote area of Defeated Creek at Linefork, the Letcher County Historical Society agreed to buy new markers to replace those made of sandstone more than 100 years ago. Above, Donald Ison of Winchester, left, helps Komas Ison of Kingdom Come Creek put one of […]

Visit international resource center on-line to ‘go global’

If your business is looking to go global in search of new markets and new customers, look no further than the International Resource Center available online from the Postal Service. The International Resource Center has everything you need to find out how to send your products and services internationally. You’ll learn how to: • package and address your international shipments […]

Picture albums preserve good times, memories


Hello, everyone, hope things are going well for you and hope you had a good Fourth of July. I enjoyed mine. My brother, Jack Howard, came by for a cup of coffee and we had a good visit. We hadn’t done that in a long time and I really enjoyed it. After he left, my brother, Charles Howard, called and […]

Fourth of July meant watermelon, ice cream

Southern Ohio

Hey there, everyone! I hope you had a safe and happy July 4. As a child growing up at Roxana, our daddy, Clayton Hall, always made sure we had watermelon and ice cream for the Fourth. I don’t know how this came about. When my children were young I did the same with them, then it got to be homemade […]

Vina Ison Caudill succumbs at 98

Funeral services for Vina Ison Caudill, 98, of Whitesburg, were held July 6 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery at Whitesburg. Mrs. Caudill died July 2 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was the daughter of the late William Bill and Sarah Dixon Ison, the widow of George Caudill, and the mother of the late Kirby […]

KSP unveils ‘retro-look’ cruisers

To officially kickoff the Kentucky State Police 60th Anniversary activities, KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer unveiled 17 limited-edition, “retro-look” cruisers Tuesday at KSP headquarters in Frankfort. The vehicles feature the same color scheme and decals used when the agency was created in 1948. “The Ford cruisers used by KSP during its early days were solid black with a gold striping and […]

Now here’s a tip

• “If you use a hair dryer to dry your hair, put a little of your favorite perfume on the back of it, near the air intake, and your hair will take on the scent of the perfume.” – S.H. in Ohio • Another use for Alka-Seltzer: Got insect bites? D.K. from South Carolina swears by dissolving two tables in […]