Young author will have book signings

Grayson Shamarra Holbrook, 13, of Colson has written three children’s books about a character she created named Plate Head. She wrote her first book when she was six years old. “She loves to read so she wrote stories so other children could read them,” said Shirley Sexton, Grayson’s grandmother. Grayson will be holding book signings at 2 p.m. on August […]

Gift packages made it Christmas in July

Northeast Ohio

Howdy, family, friends and neighbors. Do hope this finds all well and having a great day. We are both doing very well, I’m beginning to get my hearing back. The muddy water in my head must be drying up. It shore ain’t any fun not bein’ able to hear what people are sayin’, course they could talk about me all […]

Margie Caudill dies in Indiana

Margie Opal Caudill, 85, of Austin, Ind., died July 14 in Scottsburg, Ind. Born in Letcher County, she was a daughter of the late Tinsley and Lucinda Smith Ison. She was the widow of Riley Caudill, and the mother of the late Vaughn Curtis Caudill and Logan Carlo Caudill. Mrs. Caudill was a member of Austin Christian Church. Funeral services […]

Gas prices spur consumer change

NEW YORK Americans’ struggle with $4 gas doesn’t just mean we are turning in our gas-guzzling SUVs for more fuel-efficient cars, forgoing vacations or socializing more at home. People are moving to be closer to their jobs. They are taking mass transit or carpooling more often. They are changing their work schedules, where they shop and go to school. Not […]

Whatever your shipping needs, the Postal Service delivers!

Need to send a package? Don’t worry. Your post office has a service to meet most any shipping need. Here’s some information to help you pick the right mailing service. Express Mail, 1-to-2 days – Express Mail service is the top of the line. It comes with guaranteed next-day delivery by noon or 3 p.m. to most locations, or your […]

Asthma can strike victims at any age

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Isn’t it odd to come down with asthma at age 66? They tell me I have it. I had a cough that started this past winter, and it wouldn’t go away. It comes in spurts and is always worse at night. My family doctor sent me to a lung doctor, who did all sorts of tests on […]

Big crowd enjoys church campout

Little Dry Fork

Well, this week has been pretty good. The races weren’t as good as they normally are but they were okay. From what I hear they are going to be really good next week. The Kings Creek Community Church had a church campout on the Rondal Meade farm. It was fun. They had games, food and drinks. There was a big […]


John David Combs and his wife, Melody, and eight-year-old son, Ethan, of Lexington, enjoyed a spring break vacation to New York. Ethan enjoyed learning about the history of New York City and seeing “Grease” on Broadway and meeting the cast. Ethan is the grandson of Danny and Joyce Baker of Thornton, and Johnny Combs of Isom.

Crystal Gayle Combs buried at Kingscreek

Funeral services for Crystal Gayle Combs, 29, were held July 16 at the Kingscreek Community Church. Burial was in the Williams Cemetery at Kingscreek. A daughter of Jerry Allen Bentley of Charles Town, W.Va., and Judy Roberts Bentley of Roxana, she died July 12 at her home at Roxana. Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband Shawn Combs; […]

YMCA in London closes

LONDON, Ky. Officials of the YMCA in London have shut down most programs, saying they can’t afford to continue them. Director Don Burgin said the London-Laurel County “Y” struggled with $6,000 monthly utility bills and its budget was further stretched by an increase in the minimum wage. Burgin said the YMCA’s summer camp and preschool activities will remain open. The […]