Bryce Anthony Powers turned four years old Nov. 9. He is pictured with his twin sisters, Sage Elizabeth (left) and Adriana Grace (right), who were born Nov. 5. They are the children of Summer and David Powers of Jenkins. Their grandparents are Duford and Linda Powers and David and Betsy Addington, all of Burdine, and their great-grandparents are Lexi Thompson […]


Zoe Lauren Hope Bailey celebrated her fourth birthday Nov. 18. She is the daughter of June Combs and Stephen Bailey of Isom. Her grandparents are Gertrude and Luther Combs of Stampers Branch, and Vanis and Velva Bailey of Little Colley.

Services set for Mrs. Whitaker

Funeral services for Mildred Louise Whitaker, 81, formerly of Premium, will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Banks & Whitaker Cemetery at Premium. A daughter of the late Brownie and Susie Swayze Noblitt, she was the widow of Troy Whitaker. She died November 14 at her home in High Point, […]


At the recent Kentucky Career Counseling Association annual conference in Louisville, Helen Brunty of Letcher, was named the Career Counselor of the Year. She is the activity director/retention specialist at Hazard Community and Technical College, where she was formerly student support services transfer and career counselor. The award is peer recognition of excellence both for professionalism on the job and […]

President Hillary

I saw it on election night, as I scrolled through the exit poll that somehow made its way online (at least at cbsnews.com) even before the polls closed in Ohio. It only took a little calculation for the result to be clear: Had the election been a contest between Hillary Clinton and John McCain, more of McCain’s voters would have […]

Gillispie, Brooks only share blame

Last weekend was long and terribly disappointing for University of Kentucky sports fans. You can say I’m not supposed to have a biased opinion as a member of the media, but I’m a fan too. Whether my colleagues want to admit it or not, we get enjoyment and disappointment from games just like the fans do. NCAA Division 1 college […]

Shooting match set

A shooting match will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, November 22, at Skyview Recreation on Ramey Fork at Haymond. Proceeds will benefit Skyview Park. For more information, call Randy Hall, 633-2182.

Pageant planned

The 2008 Snow Prince and Princess pageant will be held at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 6, at the Hemphill Community Center. Deadline for applications is Dec. 1. Applications are available at Shoe Show in Whitesburg, Food World IGA in Neon and Whitesburg, and Dions in Pikeville. For more information, contact Tabitha Muncy, 281 Goose Creek Rd., Neon, Ky. 41840, 855-7720, or […]

Glenna York dies in Tennessee

Glenna Faye Hunsaker York died November 15 at her home in Newport, Tenn. She was 61 years old. The widow of Larry Eugene York, she was a daughter of the late Glenn and Madge Kincer Hunsaker. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Whitesburg. She is […]

Radiography conference is scheduled for Dec. 10

Hazard Community and Technical College and Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will hold a pre-admission conference for the radiography program in room 235 of the Belinda Mason Building on the Whitesburg Campus of SKCTC at 3 p.m., Dec. 10. A pre-admission conference is an informal meeting to provide information. Students must attend a conference to be considered for admission […]