Adams rites set

Darold Keith ‘Darrell’ Adams, 45, of Jeremiah, died December 20 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was a son of the late Norman Eugene and Geneva Adams. Surviving are two brothers, Dennis Adams of Blackey and Douglas Adams of Jeremiah. Funeral services will be held at 1p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Blair Branch Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial will be […]



Jackson death top story pick

Here are 2009’s top entertainment stories as voted by U.S. newspaper and broadcast editors surveyed by The Associated Press. 1. MICHAEL JACKSON DIES: On June 25, Jackson was pronounced dead at the age of 50. One of the most momentous and shocking deaths in pop culture history, the event reverberated in many ways. There was the ongoing investigation: Jackson’s death […]

Services held for Beulah Johnson

Funeral services for Beulah Johnson, 79, of Little Cowan, were held December 12 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Caudill Cemetery at Little Cowan. She died December 9 at Letcher Manor Nursing Home. A daughter of the late Willie and Allie Sturgill, she was the widow of James E. Johnson. Surviving are three sons, Danny Hollenbeck and Mike […]

Father, son face charges

Preliminary hearings for a father and son police say recently stole a motor belonging to a gas company are set for 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 29. Forty-three-year-old Randy D. Halcomb and 18- year-old Randy C. Halcomb were arrested by Kentucky State Police Trooper Brandon Thomas on Dec. 13 after a four HP Honda motor belonging to EQT was found at […]


Dec. 21 is now Frank Zappa’s in Baltimore

BALTIMORE Baltimore’s mayor has declared a “Frank Zappa Day” on the birthday of the late rocker and native son. Mayor Sheila Dixon declared the special day Monday. The eccentric musician was born in Baltimore on Dec. 21, 1940. He died in 1993.

Phillip Ray McIntosh buried at Dry Fork

Phillip Ray McIntosh, 29, of Redfox, died December 9 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. He was a son of Vera and Jerry Adams of Redfox and the late Ray McIntosh. Surviving in addition to his parents are two sisters, Melissa Parks of Littcarr, and Kendra McIntosh of Redfox; a stepbrother, Jeremy Adams of Redfox; and a […]

Kona store was target of attempt by arsonists

The owners of a Kona store are offering a cash reward after a Molotov cocktail was thrown through a kitchen window. Kentucky State Police said an incendiary device was thrown through a window of McAuley’s Country Store in an attempt to cause a fire, but the device extinguished itself and the arson attempt was unsuccessful. “It was a Mason jar […]