Brenda Ritchie of McRoberts, has received the Cecilia Lynn Anunson Scholarship from Cornerstone Church in Whitesburg. She is a graduate of Hazard Community College and is a student at Frontier School of Nursing in Hyden and is working toward a master’s degree in nursing to become a family nurse practitioner. She is the wife of Paul Ritchie and is the […]

Square dance set

The Carcassonne square dance will be held Saturday, Oct. 11, from 8 to 10 p.m. Charlie Whitaker will call, and Randy Wilson, Shawn Stamper, and Gabe Wilson will play music. For more information, call 633-2092.

Services are set for Pauline Isaac

Funeral services for Pauline Isaac, 90, will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial will be in Green Acres Memorial Park at Ermine. A daughter of the late Haynes and Cordia Reed Arnold, she was born in Wise County, Va. She died October 5 at her home at Hemphill. She was the widow of Dow […]

Letcher board votes to move ahead on plumbing renovations, sidewalks

The Letcher County Board of Education approved moving forward on two construction projects at a special-called meeting Monday night. The board approved financial plans for plumbing renovations at Fleming-Neon Elementary School and for the construction of sidewalks near West Whitesburg Elementary School. The board approved a revised BG-1, which is the financial plan, for the renovation of plumbing at Fleming-Neon […]


RECAPS - 10/6-10/10

ALL MY CHILDREN — Kendall, Babe, Greenlee and Amanda were told by Angie that the Bella shipment was tainted. Kendall lashed out at Adam about Fusion, but Erica sided with Adam. Later, Kendall learned that Erica was out to expose Adam. After overhearing Annie confess to killing Richie, Zach warned her that if she continued fighting for custody of Emma, […]

Prolonged hiccupping is not a joking matter

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have a friend who has nonstop hiccups. He has been under the care of several doctors, but no one can help him. What causes hiccups? Is there a cure? He has them so bad he refuses to go out in public. — C.M. ANSWER: Hiccups are the involuntary contractions of the diaphragm muscle — the horizontal […]


On October 3, Travis Baker celebrated his 16th birthday. He is the son of Rodney and Alice Baker of Craft’s Colly, and the grandson of Rachel Holbrook of Craft’s Colly and the late Archie Holbrook, and Ronnie and Wanda Baker of Colson. He is the great-grandson of Mildred Baker of Colson and the late Bruce Baker.

Month of October is filled with birthdays

Northeast Ohio

Howdy y’all, are you staying warm? It’s a cold windy day here, supposed to get up to about 56. It sure ain’t my kind of weather but I’ll take and say as little as I can about it; guess a brrr now and then won’t hurt. I saw and talked to Georgia. All are doing well except Georgia and her […]

James Mullins dies

James “Mr. Jim” Vernon Mullins, 72, of Lake Watcree, S.C., died October 3. Born in Letcher County, he was a son of the late Oliver and Alvie Boggs Mullins. He was a brother of the late Elmer Mullins, Lovell Mullins, and Faye Caudill. Mullins was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He served in Vietnam, was an auto […]

Building may be done by March

Construction of the new Letcher County Health Department is on track to be completed by March 2009, says the department’s director Lana Mullins. Workers have been laying brick near a balcony of the building facing East Main Street in Whitesburg. The balcony is being constructed in front of a second floor boardroom, which will have hardwood floors. The $6 million […]