Can Suboxone work to save singer Justin Townes Earle?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. In the days following Justin Townes Earle’s arrest last September in Indianapolis, he slipped so deeply into a cocaine psychosis it began to change his personality. Gone was the brash, cocksure young singer-songwriter who against the steep odds of addiction and a tough upbringing had transformed himself into a true artist with the critical acclaim to prove it. […]

‘Civil War Voices’ to be heard

Barter Theatre will bring ‘Civil War Voices’ to the stage on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. at The Forum in Hazard. The program is presented by the Greater Hazard Area Performing Arts Series. In addition to the public evening performance, Barter Theatre will present a matinee performance for area students and the public to attend, and a master class […]

Class of ’61 has 50th reunion

I hope everyone has had a good week. The leaves were beautiful this week. Coolie, Janice, George, Marie, Clester and I were in West Virginia this week for the memorial service for Charles Isaacs. A very sad time, but we saw so many of his family and friends. His wife Jackie was unable to attend the service so we went […]


Patricia Camille Cook and Steven Christopher Ison will be married on Saturday, October 22, at 5 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Whitesburg. She is the daughter of Randy Allen and Patricia Karen Cook of Whitesburg, and he is the son of Marshall Duane and Elizabeth Howard Ison of Cowan. She is employed by Community Trust Bank in Whitesburg, and […]

Cougars play much better in tough loss

The Letcher County Central Cougars lost a hard fought contest to rival Perry County Central by a score of 13-7. LCC looked nothing like the team that got blown out last week and solid play on both sides of the ball kept the Cougars in the game all night. The Cougar coaching staff decided to shake things up by starting […]


1. This band was once named The Detours and then for a short time The High Numbers. 2. Name the artist who released “I’m Gonna Get Me a Gun.” 3. Which single artist released “Ruby Baby” and when? 4. How do you pronounce the name of the band INXS? 5. How many No. 1 singles has Alice Cooper had since […]


Adams rites held

Johnny D. Adams, 77, of Rogersville, Tennessee, died October 8 at Hawkins County Hospital in Rogersville. Born in Letcher County to the late Bill and Martha Reynolds Adams, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Jack, Billy, Ed and Tim. He was retired from coal mining, where he spent most of his career at South East Coal Company. Surviving […]

Crowd gathers for the Adams reunion

We’re still having nice weather despite the cooler nighttime temperatures. Quite a few people have decorated with fodder shocks and pumpkins, getting ready for fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving. The Adams family reunion was held last Saturday at the S.R.S. dining hall, with 85 or so in attendance. Three of the late George M. and Sally Adams’s children were there, Bill, […]

Sports Quiz

1. Which franchise has won the most World Series: the Giants or the Pirates? 2. Name the first athlete to be named all-Ivy League in both baseball and basketball. 3. Only two NFL players have each tallied 10,000 yards receiving with one quarterback. Name the receivers and the quarterback. 4. When was the last time before Evan Turner in 2010 […]