James, Christine Fields to mark 40th anniversary

Big Cowan

Sorry to say we lost another neighbor and sister in the Lord. Mary Lou Turner from Ingrams Creek died December 1 at 6 p.m. at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. She had suffered for many months. Now she can be at rest with Jesus. Her funeral was at the Freewill Baptist Church on Saturday and burial in the Turner Cemetery in […]

Christmas concert planned for Dec. 13

The Letcher County Bands Christmas Concert will be held Sunday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. at Letcher County Central High School. Band students from Arlie Boggs, Beckham Bates, Cowan , Fleming- Neon, Letcher, Martha Jane Potter, and West Whitesburg elementary schools, Whitesburg Middle School, and Letcher County Central High School will perform at the concert. The concert is free and […]


Rites held for Denise Day Howard

Denise Day Howard, 54, of Cowan, died November 25 at the Alive Hospice Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Born in Letcher County, she was a daughter of Delmas Maggard of Hazard, and Louise Bear of White House, Tenn. She was a member of the Whitesburg VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Surviving in addition to her parents are […]

Kennedy says mountaintop removal mining is criminal

CHARLESTON, W.Va. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said this week that mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia is a crime, and that if the American people could see it, there would be a revolution. “We are cutting down the Appalachian Mountains, these historic landscapes where Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett roamed that are so much a part of American culture,” the environmental […]

Appalachian Wireless to sponsor scholarships

Appalachian Wireless, a division of East Kentucky Network, LLC will increase its scholarship program to assist students with higher education expenses. “This Scholarship Program is just another way that we at Appalachian Wireless are investing in the future of our region,” stated General Manager/ CEO Robinette. “We are committed to serving our customers and supporting the communities in our service […]


Tyme to perform

East KY Tyme will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1 1/ 2 miles west of Norton. Admission for adults is $5, and $1 for children 2 through 11 years old. For more information, call (276) 679-3541.

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Pill-seeking patient shoots, kills doctor for not writing script

A Mountain Comprehensive Health Corp. doctor was shot and killed at point-blank range Tuesday morning after an altercation with a patient who had gone to Leatherwood Blackey Medical Clinic seeking narcotics. Dr. Dennis S. Sandlin died at the clinic in Cornettsville, near the Letcher-Perry county line, about 11:45 a.m. Tuesday after he was shot in the head by a suspect […]