Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Combs announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica, to Jim Turner, son of James Turner of Harlan County. The wedding will take place at the Four Square Gospel Church at Linefork at 5 p.m. on September 27. The custom of an open wedding will be observed.

Dustin Crawford, Jenna Lee Dovyak married in Berea


Bennett and Linda Combs, Yvonne Sutphin of Virginia, Steve and Brenda, Jessica and Shade Boggs of Dry Fork, and Michael and Ramona, Forrester and Callie Finchum of Louisville, all attended the Sept. 13 wedding of Dustin Louis Crawford and Jenna Lee Dovyak at Union Church in Berea. The reception was just across the street at the Boone Tavern Hotel. Dustin […]


Pictured are the children of Shawn and Beth Lewis of Whitesburg. Above at left is Randi Sierra, who was born June 3. Her sister, Cadance Leighann, (above right) will be three years old on Sept. 30. Below at left is their older brother, Shaun Jacob Riley, who turned five years old on July 15. Andrea Elise (below right) celebrated her […]

Music memory cards to replace CDs?

NEW YORK Just as vinyl once gave way to compact discs as the main physical medium for music, could CDs be replaced now by a fingernail-sized memory card? Perhaps not entirely, but SanDisk Corp., four major record labels and retailers Best Buy Co. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. are hoping that albums sold on microSD memory cards will at least provide […]

Center gets Folk Heritage Award

Cowan Community Center is a recipient of the 2007-2008 Governor’s Folk Heritage Award for its role in promoting and conserving Kentucky’s traditional arts. The center is best known for its Cowan Creek Mountain Music School and the Passing the Pick & Bow After-School Program. The award will be presented to the center by Governor Steve Brashear at a public ceremony […]

‘Dozer mishap fatal to miner

HAZARD, Ky. A bulldozer operator has been killed in an accident at an International Coal Group coal mine in Perry County. Office of Mine Safety and Licensing spokesman Jim Carroll said 55-year-old Harold Lee Graham of Campton was pushing debris over a 180-foot earthen wall about 1:15 a.m. Sept. 19 when the accident occurred. The bulldozer he was operating fell […]

Sports in Kentucky

Hoops stars of yesteryear gather at Wayland

Basketball players in Kentucky who own one-name recognition that spans more than half a century are as rare as a comet fly by — made precious because time, anecdotal history and written words smooth a path for the likes of Kelly Coleman, Fred Maggard, Howie Crittenden and Corky Withrow. On a September afternoon recently these 70-something men gathered in the […]


Karlee Beth Pennington holds her new brother, Weston Brant Everidge, who was born August 28 to Dirk and Andrea Everidge of Richmond. His grandparents are Dickie and Martha Everidge of Shelbyville, and Jeff and Connie Holbrook of Payne Gap.


Danielle Warrick celebrated her 16th birthday with family and friends on August 2 at the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church. She is a junior at Letcher County Central High School. Classmates and cousins who helped her celebrate are (front row, left to right) Bethany Wills, Carlie Childers, Danielle Warrick, Jackie Lawson, Cassandra Lawson, Ciarra Brock, (back row) Bethany Bentley, Carlie Adams, […]

Cora and Billy Baker expecting 2 great-grandchildren


Greetings! What a wonderful week — the weather has been so nice. Hope everyone has enjoyed it. Neon Days were enjoyed by everyone. Louie Martin has been visiting. His sister, Lenore Martin Watts, said he stayed over for the visitation for Ruby Burkich. Cora Baker called. She said two of her granddaughters are expecting. She and Billy really enjoy the […]