Michael Ian Adams celebrated his first birthday on August 17. He is the son of Mickey and Crystal Adams of Isom. His grandparents are Donnell Morton, Judy Morton of Isom, and Joe and Gail Adams, also of Isom. He celebrated his birthday with a Sesame Street party with family members and friends.

Cruisin’ for St. Jude

A community motorcycle event, Cruisin’ for St. Jude, will raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for the research and treatment of childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. The bike rally will also feature a poker run and will be held at Starr Crest Resort in Sevierville, Tenn., Sept. 26 and 27. For more information, call Lannae Wilson at […]

Funeral services held for Rita Gibson

Rita J. Gibson, 75, of Pekin, Ind., died August 24 in Ohio. Born at McRoberts, she was a daughter of the late William and Harriett Wright Potter. She was the widow of Elbert E. Gibson. Mrs. Gibson was a member of the Free Gospel Church Fellowship in Pekin, Ind. She is survived by a daughter, Earnestine Polly, Warren, Ohio; a […]

Google takes aim at Microsoft with its own new Web browser

SAN FRANCISCO Google Inc. is releasing its own Web browser in a long-anticipated move aimed at countering the dominance of Microsoft Corp.’s Internet Explorer and ensuring easy access to its market leading search engine. The Mountain View-based company took the unusual step of announcing its latest product on the Labor Day holiday after it prematurely sent out a comic book […]

Sports quiz

1. How old was pitcher Cy Young when he recorded his 511th, and last, major-league victory in 1911? 2. Which pitcher has recorded the most career wins in the modern era without appearing in a World Series? 3. Name the last team the Dallas Cowboys beat in the NFL playoffs. 4. How many consecutive seasons has the Kent State men’s […]

Poetry, essay, poster contests planned

The Mountain Heritage Festival will include poster, poetry, and essay contests. The theme of the festival is “Making Tracks Through Letcher County”, highlighting the nature trails in the area, and should be used by participants in the three contests. First-place winners will receive a blue ribbon and a $100 savings bond. Second- and thirdplace winners will receive a ribbon. Winners […]

Community Fair set for Sept. 13

The annual Community Fair Day at Pine Mountain Settlement School will be held on Sept. 13. The fair will feature games, exhibits, a horseshoe tournament, food music, cakewalks, information booths, relay races, a book sale, craft displays, and a pig roast hosted by Nolen Lodge. Registration for exhibits will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Games and other activities begin […]

Caudill rites held

Funeral services for James Lowell Caudill, 76, of Jeremiah, were held August 28 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Hampton Cemetery at Letcher. A son of the late Alva and Betty Caudill, he died August 26 at Pikeville Medical Center. He was the father of the late Dean Caudill, and the grandfather of the late Jamie Blair. Surviving […]

Judge orders Massey to rehire miners

CHARLESTON, W.Va. A federal judge has ordered coal giant Massey Energy to offer new jobs to 85 union miners who lost jobs at a West Virginia mine in 2004. The miners were laid off when Richmond, Va.-based Massey took over the eastern Kanawha County mine after the previous owner, Horizon Natural Resources, went into bankruptcy. In a ruling Aug. 29 […]

Boggs wins feature at Mountain Motor

The O’Reilly Battle of the Bluegrass was held August 29 at Mountain Motor Speedway. The winner was Jackie Boggs, followed by Raymond Nicholas, Larry Grey, and Shon Flannery. Other race results were: Open Wheel Feature Race: Jason Hall, first; Reggie Ritchie, second; Jabber Jaws, third; Jeremy Hayes, fourth. Bomber Feature Race: Tim Mason, first; Jimmy Johnson, second; Willie McIntyre, third; […]