Rites held for Daryl Rickard

Col. Daryl B. ‘Rick’ Rickard, U.S. Air Force Ret., 67, of The Villages, Fla., died March 23. Born in Meadville, Penn., he was a career serviceman in the U.S. Air Force, where he served for more than 25 years. He moved to The Villages from Arlington, Va., in 2003. He was active in the Village View Community Church, was an […]


Eddie Fugate, 53, succumbs

Funeral services for Eddie Wayne Fugate, 53, will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at First Baptist Church in Whitesburg. Burial will be in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. A son of the late Lonnie Fugate, he was born in Ary. He died April 9 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was a member of Whitesburg First Baptist Church […]

The goal for now is to type once again

Points East

The last time I was here I sorta promised that I would stop milking the stroke, but if email, get well cards, phone calls and inquiries on the street to Loretta are any indication, lots of folks are genuinely concerned as to how I’m doing a month after being discharged from the hospital. So here’s an update. First of all, […]

Rites held for Aloma ‘Peco’ Kiser

Aloma ‘Peco’ Kiser, 45, died April 5 at her home at Cromona. Born in Whitesburg, she was a daughter of the late John Paul and Pearl Clifton Kiser, and a sister of the late Roberta Bentley. She had worked as a teacher’s aid at McRoberts Elementary School, and was a member of Fleming Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons, Michael […]

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Bluegrass show set for April 12

WMMT will present Bluegrass Express Live with NewFound Road and The Kelley Nelson Band. The show will take place Thursday, April 12, at the Appalshop Theater on Madison Street in Whitesburg. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for students. For more information, visit www.wmmt.org. To reserve a […]

Ermine, Jenkins join in Easter celebration


Greetings from the Ermine Center. We hope you had a blessed Easter season. I need to apologize to Greata from Letcher Manor. I called her Kathy last week. I did brag on her so maybe she won’t be too offended. We always have a good time when she visits. We had a wonderful Easter celebration and potluck Thursday. Christine Bolling, […]

Vickie Ann Chaffins succumbs at 58

Vickie Ann Corns Chaffi ns, 58, of Garrett, died April 6 at St. Joseph Martin in Martin. A daughter of Wesley Corns and the late Verna Palmer Corns, she was a sister of the late Donny Royster and Nancy Corns, and a grandmother of the late Phillip Braydon Wells. She was disabled from her job as a custodian. Surviving are […]

Letcher County man is honored for work with mine rescue team

An Alpha Natural Resources mine rescue team trainer was recently recognized for his leadership as part of the “Forcht Group of Kentucky Center for Excellence in Leadership” lecture series held recently at the University of Cumberlands in Williamsburg. This year’s theme of the lecture series entitled, “Principled Leadership in a Time of Crisis,” recognized area first responders including Alpha mine […]