Services held for Geraldine Waller

Geraldine Waller, 78, of Partridge, died April 30 after a long illness. She was a lifelong resident of Letcher Country and a member of the Little Cowen Primitive Baptist Church. The widow of Chester Earl Waller, she was a daughter of the late Matthew and Velva Cornett Elkins. Surviving are two children, Lisa Smith and husband Carlos, Eolia, and Phillip […]

Settlement is reached

COVINGTON A lawsuit seeking to force the continuation of an antitrust suit against NASCAR has been settled on the eve of a bench trial. A group of four trusts operated by Duchossois Group Chairman Richard Duchossois and Kentucky Speedway founder Jerry Carroll settled last week, just days before their dispute was to land in front of a federal judge. Carroll […]

Earning ‘Darlington stripes’

Let’s face it, at 60 years old we all start showing the signs of age, and the same can be said about racetracks. This Saturday night the Sprint Cup Series will be making its annual stop at Darlington Raceway for the running of the Showtime Southern 500, and while the cars and paint schemes will be modern day, the same […]

Derby horses were a hit


I apologize to Ms. Ruby Caudill. I gave her a new name in last week’s news. She couldn’t find her name, so Debra explained that I had a ‘senior moment.’ Ruby, you are a wonderful cheerleader and it’s a pleasure to watch you. We love you! Thank you, Annabelle Wright, for sharing the Derby idea. What a big hit it […]

Bobby Hoskins dies in Indiana

Bobby Allen Hoskins, 30, died April 14 at his home in Indianapolis, Ind. A son of Bobby and Ann Fleming Hoskins of Laurel, Ind., he had been a mechanic at Valspar Plant and a member of the No Haterz Motorcycle Club. He was a grandson of the late Opal Burke, Pallas Fleming, and James and Lizzie Hoskins, and a brother […]

Congress got it right

While lawmakers should lead by example, sometimes they don’t. But, in the case of Congress voting to deny its members an automatic cost-of-living pay raise in 2011, they got it right. On April 27, the House voted 402-15 against the pay increase, saying that giving themselves the increase in an election year when the unemployment rate hovers near 10 percent […]

Services are held for Estevah Blair

Estevah Blair, 82, died April 28 at her home at Jeremiah. A daughter of the late James and Arminta Adams Blair she was a sister of the late Vernon Blair, Ival Blair and Douglas Blair. Surviving are four brothers, Paul Blair of Horse Cave, Bruce Blair and Burl Blair, both of Jeremiah, and Wayne Blair of Connersville, Ind., and a […]

Time to plant for wildlife

With the last frost date fast approaching, now is the time to get started on seasonal plantings for wildlife. This includes food plots, stands of warm season grasses, legumes, such as clover, and preparing soil for plantings later in the year. A field of sunflowers, planted for dove hunting in the fall, is one of the most common food plots. […]


fishing pole to catch a fish at the Letcher County Kids Day event at Calvary Campus in Letcher on May 1. Seth is a son of Angel Johnson.