New work on tap at Artwalk

Intricate cabins and barns made by a Knott County man are the newest additions to the 229 Underground Gallery during the Redbud Artwalk this weekend. Jerry Howard’s son wanted to know what his great-grandparents’ house looked like and Howard only found a few photographs to show him. Howard’s son suggested he make a three-dimensional model of the homeplace. Howard, a […]


RECAPS – 4/23-27 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Bill was vehemently against Liam’s relationship with Hope because of her drug problems. Liam remained loyal to Hope despite his father’s criticism and was determined to take Hope to Fashion Week in Aspen. Hope blasted Amber for giving her pills she bought off the Internet. Bill blackmailed an employee to sabotage […]

Arnie Hall dies at her home

Arnie Hall, 84, died April 21 at her home in Whitesburg. Born in Letcher County, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Annie Grimes Caudill and the widow of Joe Brown Jr. and Raymond Hall. She was the mother of the late Thomas Bud Brown and Timothy Brown, and a sister of the late John C. Caudill, Junior […]

Services are held for Rosana Pryor

Funeral services for Rosana Pryor, 71, were held April 23 at the Kingdom Come Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in Kingdom Come Cemetery. A daughter of the late Hobert and Clara Ritter Brown Collier, she died April 20 at the Hospice Care Center in Hazard. She was the widow of Charles Roy Pryor, the mother of the late Hattie […]

Group wants diabetes drug off market

WASHINGTON A consumer advocacy group is calling on government regulators to withdraw a diabetes drug from Novo Nordisk, saying the injectable medication raises the risk of thyroid cancer, pancreatitis and kidney failure. Public Citizen sent a petition to the Food and Drug Administration saying the risks of Victoza far outweigh its benefits as a diabetes drug, a crowded field that […]

Services held for Bill Marcum

Bill Marcum, 86, of Payne Gap, died April 19. A son of the late Julia Marcum, he was a brother of the late Ezel Bourne, Inez Lefkin, Charles Marcum and Ed Marcum. He was a former heavy equipment operator and an avid University of Kentucky Wildcat fan and loved the outdoors. Surviving are his wife, Mildred Holbrook Marcum; a son, […]

Surgery leads to complication

Southern Ohio

Hello again everyone! What has happened to our beautiful warm weather? It is very cold here in the Harrison area. My, how time flies when you are having fun, although I could ask the question is it fun yet? Actually I have been having fun, I am back to my old tricks, I have decided to change my name from […]

Every day is a lazy day


Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well. It’s been rainy and cold! That means lazy days for me. I think about every day is a lazy day for me. I look around every day and see what I can get by without doing and I can find a lot. It’s hard for me to get in a working mood. […]

Is Jabari Parker the next Anthony Davis?

Next big buzz words for college basketball: Jabari Parker, a 6-8, 220-pound 17-year-old hoops prodigy at Chicago’s Simeon Career Academy. Across the board, Parker could be the next Anthony Davis. According to an Associated Press story last week, Parker is a team man on court, solid kid off it, and part of a family that puts a premium on Bible […]

Rites held for Bennett Sexton

Funeral services for Bennett Sexton, 79, were held April 24 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Sexton family cemetery at Sandlick. A son of the late Ed and Esta Collins Sexton, he was born in Letcher County. He died April 22 at his home in Whitesburg. He was a brother of the late Violet Marie Benton, Josie Collins, […]