Hattons back from Tennessee vacation


Hello everyone. I hope you are all doing well and keeping cool. It has been so hot I’ve mostly stayed inside. I am so sorry for all of the deaths we have been having. Our sympathy goes out to the family of Ben Fisher, only 21 years old. His mother, Margaret Kincer Fisher, graduated with my son, Astor. His grandmother, […]


All eyes on Carl Edwards

INDIANAPOLIS Carl Edwards is under no obligation to publicly discuss his ongoing contract negotiations or to hurry his decision along. That doesn’t mean the NASCAR community isn’t frustrated with the wait. Edwards continued to hold the industry hostage all weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where the most frequent topic of conversation was his indecision on where he’ll drive next season. […]

Class reunion

The Jenkins High School Class of ’71 will hold a 40- year reunion on Oct. 14 and 15 in Jenkins. Members of the JHS Class of ’70 and Class of ’72 are invited to join the reunion. Those wishing to attend should contact the planning committee immediately. For details about activities or to make reservations, contact Teresa Damron at teresa.damron@yahoo.com […]

Services are held for Beverly Clark

Funeral services for Beverly ‘Cookie’ Clark, 56, of Pikeville, were held July 29. Burial was in the Brent Ridge Cemetery at Meta. A daughter of the late Teddy R. and Evelyn Justice Branham, she was born in Pike County. She died July 26 at Pikeville Medical Center. She was a sister of the late Leonard Craig Branham, and an aunt […]

Blackey Day approaching

Blackey Day, Oct. 15, is fast approaching and the Blackey Improvement Committee is quite busy getting ready for the big event. We have some new members and they and our other members are all working together to make this the best Blackey Day ever. We have our Blackey Day t-shirts, sweats and caps on sale to the public at Kat’s […]


Gabby’s fishing fever

Crappie ‘all over’ region’s lakes now

According to all reports I have gotten, crappie are being caught all over in our area lakes and some in Tennessee. This is a typical summer crappie pattern. Some crappie will stay in fairly shallow water around six to 10 feet deep and feed on schools of baitfish, while others will hold on deeper cover and feed most of the […]

Peter Johnson dies at 68

Peter Johnson, 68, died July 28 at his home at Big Shelby Creek. Born in Pike County, he was a son of the late Russell and Madgie Childers Johnson and the husband of the late Zella Faye Johnson. He was a brother of the late Dwight Johnson and Polly Johnson. He was a coal miner and a U.S. Army veteran. […]

ez TV

Wednesday 9 p.m. on DISC How Sharks Hunt: This new addition to Shark Week is just what its title says: a look at how sharks track down their prey. It turns out no two species do it exactly the same way, and “Dual Survival” stars Dave Canterbury and Cody Lundin use high-tech cameras and state-of-the-art tests to explore the specialized […]