Denson Van Jones dies in Florida

Former McRoberts resident Denson Van Jones died May 21 at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Florida. Jones is survived by wife Virginia Mauk Jones; a son, Greg Bradenton; two daughters, Delana Webb of Wise, Va., and Lenita Waltman of Dozier, Ala.; a brother, Lenville Jones and wife Betty of Springfield, Oh.; and a sister, Brenda Hamilton and her husband Glenn […]

Thelma Brown marks 82nd birthday

Bach Court

Thelma Brown celebrated her 82nd birthday on June 9 with a party held at the Bach Court gazebo. Family and friends attended the party and Thelma and Forester cooked a huge kettle full of fresh green beans with a big piece of fatback. They also fixed coleslaw loaded with goodies. Debbie Combs brought a kettle full of fresh mustard greens. […]

Caudill is 5-time champion

Softball camp June 30

The Alice Lloyd College Lady Eagles softball team will hold a pitching, catching and hitting camp at 10 a.m., June 30, at ALC. The camp will teach players the proper stretching, form, technique and fundamentals. The camp is open to all ages. The cost is $50 and participants must register by June 23. All proceeds will benefit the Lady Eagles […]

A task worth doing

Kentucky has 43 different kinds of special districts collecting taxes or fees to provide a variety of public services that, while not quite running the gamut from A to Z, at least go from A to W — ambulance service to watershed conservancy, air pollution control to waste management. Some of the more familiar types deal with water and sewer […]

HCTC announces Letcher graduates

Several Letcher County residents graduated from from Hazard Community and Technical College in May. Among those earning degrees were Patricia Lynn Adams of Isom, Anna Gay Back of Cornettsville, Christopher Matthew Blair of Whitesburg, Desirea Nicole Bowling of Premium, Scott Elliot Breeding of Isom, Gregory James Brown of Whitesburg, Brittany D. Caudill of Isom, Anthony Lee Collier of Ermine, Tabitha […]

Logano wins ‘right way’

The Sprint Cup Series now schedules 36 races a season, and in recent weeks there has been plenty of discussion about whether the sport might be better served by reducing that number. Thirty-six may seem like a lot of races, especially when the schedule runs from February to November, but when you look at it from a driver’s viewpoint, there […]

Study: Hospitals are too noisy

Anyone who’s had a hospital stay knows the beeping monitors, the pagers and phones, the hallway chatter, the roommate, even the squeaky laundry carts all make for a not-so-restful place to heal. Hospitals need a prescription for quiet, and new research suggests it may not be easy to tamp down all the noise for a good night’s sleep. In fact, […]

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