Wildflower weekend planned

Pine Mountain Settlement School will host a wildflower weekend April 15-17. The event begins at 6 p.m., April 15, with dinner followed by a presentation on black bears by Harlan County Extension Agent Jeremy Williams and a hike. During the weekend, there will be a bird hike, visits to Lilley Cornett Woods and Pine Mountain, and musical performances by John […]

‘Sister Wives’ back for new season

NEW YORK They laugh a lot. Maybe the Browns were just happy to be back in New York City, where they had landed to plug the second season of their TLC reality show, “Sister Wives.” The Browns love being in New York, make no mistake. But something larger is going on as they meet with a reporter in midtown Manhattan […]

Services held for Eva Mae Hicks

Funeral services for Eva Mae Hicks, 66, of Jenkins, were held March 10 at the Burdine Church of God of Prophecy. Burial was in the Johnson family cemetery in Pound, Va. A daughter of the late Willard Edward and Bonnie Lou Duncan Johnson, she was born at Eolia. She died March 7 at Pikeville Medical Center. She was the widow […]

Club to meet

The Letcher County Livestock Club will meet at 6 p.m. on March 17 at the Letcher County Extension Office. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, call Jason Brashear, County Agent for 4- H and youth development, at 633-2362.


Services are held for Allie Wright

Allie Wright, 81, died March 7, at her home at Deane. A daughter of the late Town Hall and Mary Blair Yonts, she was the widow of Ralph Wright. Surviving are two daughters, Florence Fleming and husband Bobby, London, and Vickie Sturgill and husband Chuck, Deane; two sisters, Hassie Short, Jackhorn, and Mallie Smith, Avon Lake, Oh.; four halfsisters, Eula […]

Trail ride set

The Letcher County Saddle Club will hold its spring trail ride on Saturday, April 9, at The Stables at Creekside Glen at Partridge. The ride begins at 9 a.m. For more information, call 855-9262.

Services held for Darrell Hylton

Former Virgie resident Darrell Blaine Hylton, 68, of Beaufort, S.C., died March 10 at Bayview Manor in Beaufort. He was born in Floyd County to Pearl Anderson Hylton and the late Howard Hylton. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Theresa Hylton; a daughter, Theresa Hylton Fisher of North Carolina; two sons, Darrell Blaine Hylton Jr. of North […]

Forgive to be forgiven

Have you readers out there taken notice of how greedy and selfish our people have become over the last few years? They would have their own grandmas thrown in jail if she wouldn’t do their bidding or if she got in the way of their affairs. But when Grandma is no longer any benefit to them, they shuttle her off […]

Northstar to play

Northstar will perform at the Whitesburg American Legion Post from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 18 and 19. The group features Bobby Wright, guitar and vocals; Randy Depermier, drums and vocals; and Doug Cornett, bass and vocals. Attendees must be at least 21 years old. For more information, call 633-2834.