Auction is set

Whitaker Bank’s Relay for Life team will hold an auction at 7 p.m. on April 22 at Wildcat Auction in Scuddy, located beside R.W. Combs Elementary School. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society in memory of Johnny Pigman, a long-ime dealer and auctioneer. To donate an item, contact Kendra McIntosh or Becky Pigman at 633-8200.

Judge Wright OK’s motion to delay Pigg murder trial

A jury trial which was scheduled to begin April 18 in Letcher Circuit Court for two of three people accused of beating a 70- year- old Goose Creek man to death more than three years ago has been continued. Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright granted a motion on April 15 by John William Pigg Jr., 40, to continue the trial […]

Stop muscle loss caused by aging

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Can I reverse sarcopenia, or just slow it down? What I would like to know is what can I do for my thighs? How often should I do it? And I’d like something for my stomach. — J.H. ANSWER: For readers: Sarcopenia is muscle shrinkage that comes with age . Weightlifting stops the wasting away of muscles […]

Timely reminder

For the past hour or so, a woman I’ve never met has been calling me “honey.” You decide what you want, honey? Honey, would you like more coffee? You stay as long as you need to, honey. Here I am on a rainy Tuesday afternoon in Alliance, Ohio, feeling special in a corner booth at the Sugar Shak Cafe after […]

Services held for Anthony Collins

Anthony Wayne ‘Ratt’ Collins, 38, died April 15 at his home on Cowan. Surviving are his father, Claude Collins, Sandlick; his mother, Thelma Hensley Mullins and husband Randall, Cowan; two daughters, Megan Collins and Destiny Collins, both of Colson; a half-brother, Teddy Collins, Sandlick; a sister, Melissa Collins, Little Colley; and three half-sisters, Claudia Collins, Florida, Liz Prater, Prestonsburg, and […]

Marcum funeral will be Thursday

Funeral services for James Edward Marcum Sr., 66, of Indianapolis, Ind., will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday), April 21, at Kings Chapel Church. Burial will be in Bates Cemetery at Ermine He died April 16 at his home. A son of the late Fred Marcum and Hazel Perry Adams, he was a brother of the late Jackie Wayne […]

‘Snowbound days’ called success

The Letcher County Public School System is one of four school districts in eastern Kentucky recently approved to allow students to have the option to attend school or complete assignments at home during “snowbound” days. Snowbound days have been approved for Letcher, Powell, Wolfe and Owsley counties. Each has missed at least 20 days in the last five years because […]

It seems as if spring crept in overnight

Happy Easter and spring everyone! The grass is growing so fast. It seems you go to sleep and spring creeps in overnight. I have to get the lawnmower going before I attempt to mow. By that time the yard will be looking sort of rough and raggedy. I went out to the garage and what did I find? A flat […]

America is not a third world country … at least not yet

Let’s start with the assumption that America is not a Third World country. In poor countries, many people never see doctors. Only the elite go to college. Rattletrap trains take two hours to go 70 miles. Visit the Third World, and you see a struggling middle class shoehorned between shanty-town poverty and a jet-setting plutocracy — tiny in both numbers […]