Daryle Singletary to headline Riverside Days Sat., Aug. 21

On Saturday, August 21, country star Daryle Singletary will headline the Riverside Days festival in Whitesburg, sponsored by the City of Whitesburg, Coca-Cola, and the Riverside Days Festival Committee. The three-day festival will be held at Riverside Park next to Whitesburg ARH Hospital beginning on Thursday, Aug. 19. Singletary first hit the charts in 1995 and has several hits including, […]

Sergents, Engles gather for reunion

I hope everyone had as grand a weekend as we did. Our picnic was Sunday, and we had several family members present who had never attended before. All my brothers and sisters were here except Henry Warren and Anna Lea, even some of Red’s family came. We had a good crowd with lots of food, and everyone seemed to really […]

Moon bird

Rites held for Malvia Kiser

Malvia Lee Adams Kiser, 80, of Jeffersonville, died August 14 at Pioneer Trace Nursing Home in Flemingsburg. A daughter of the late Randall and Janie Profitt Adams, she was the mother of the late Nina Kiser, and a sister of the late Tilda Mae Bowen, Ivaleen Kiser and Edward Adams. She was a former employee of Ruth Hunt Candy Co. […]

Flood Jam for Aug. 29

The Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center and Pikeville/Pike County Tourism will host a benefit concert for victims of Pike County flooding on Aug. 29. Concert tickets are $20 through Ticketmaster or at the Appalachian Wireless Box Office. Proceeds will be distributed to Pike County Ministerial Association Sponsors are being sought to cover food for musicians, travel expenses, and set-up and production […]

Shoes are worn out from dancing

Hello again everyone! Oh, what a beautiful morning in the Harrison, Ohio area. There’s actually a little bit of coolness in the air. I sat on my porch for a little while. It is so refreshing after the hot days we have been experiencing. As I said in an earlier column, I really shouldn’t complain as other places are a […]

30 old-style coal plants planned, built since ’08

WYODAK, Wyo. Utilities across the country are building dozens of old-style coal plants that will cement the industry’s standing as the largest industrial source of climate-changing gases for years to come. An Associated Press examination of U.S. Department of Energy records and information provided by utilities and trade groups shows that more than 30 traditional coal plants have been built […]

Services are held for Delmer Fields

Funeral services for Delmer J. Fields, 65, were held August 15 at Millstone Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in the Fields family cemetery at Little Cowan. Born in Letcher County, he was a son of Phoebe Fields of Cowan and the late Nelson Fields, and a brother of the late Richard Fields and Howard Fields. He died August 12 at […]

Coming events

LETCHER CO. ROCK, POP, BLUES RAP, CHRISTIAN AUTOMATA; Sat., Aug. 21 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715. VELVET TRUCKSTOP; Sat., Aug. 28 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715. BENT SENSES; Sat., Sept. 4 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715. WAYNE GRAHAM; Sat., Sept. 11 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main […]

Replacement Social Security card

Question: I can’t find my Social Security card. How can I get a new one? Answer: First, consider whether you really need a new card. You need to apply for a replacement Social Security card only if you don’t know your Social Security number or, if you need to show your card to a new employer. If you decide that […]