New interest in ‘First Lady’

Country superstar Tammy Wynette subject of new book, exhibit

Faith Hill grew up with Tammy Wynette’s music, belting out classics such as “Stand by Your Man” when she was 12 years old — even though Hill probably didn’t quite understand what it truly meant. Now the country superstar wants to make sure other young girls, and music fans in general, are as acquainted with the “First Lady of Country […]


Family mourns loss of sister

Northeast Ohio

Good morning all. I do hope your week has been much better than mine and my brothers’ and sisters’. We had to say farewell to one of our own. Sarah Belle of Cincinnati, Ohio, died Oct. 5. We will surely miss her, but for her there will be no more heartaches, no pain, and no sorrow. Billy Wayne took me […]

Wipe Out Whitesburg with Pink!

In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Zeta Zeta, Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority of Letcher County wants Letcher County to “Wipe Out Whitesburg” with Pink. Any organization, church, business, school or office in Letcher County is encouraged to enter. Entry fee is $25.00 and 100 percent of the donation will be sent to the Susan G. Komen Foundation […]

Services are held for Robin Hayes

Robin Renee Jadroski Hayes, 43, died October 8 at the Holston Valley Hospital. A daughter of the late John Jabroski and Mildred Jabroksi, she was an RN student at Southeast Community & Technical College. She was a member of the Burdine Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, James Hayes of Jenkins; a son, Jody Hayes of Jenkins; three sisters, […]


‘Exorcist’ now on Blu-ray

They’ve scared up something new for fans of “The Exorcist.” This month’s Blu-ray debut of director William Friedkin’s 1973 thriller classic delivers behindthe scenes material never before released to the public. “While we were filming the picture, Owen Roizman, the cinematographer, had a handheld camera,” Friedkin recalled. “He was recording various things that happened during the preparation, during the makeup […]



Surgery can fix torn rotator cuff

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: For quite some time, my right shoulder has hurt. I saw an orthopedic doctor, who says I have a tear of my rotator cuff. He suggested surgery. What do you think of surgery for this? I am scared that I could be worse off after the operation than I am now. I am only 44 and am […]