Sisters gather for lunch at Dairy Queen


Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. I’m doing fine except for allergies and cold hands and cold feet. I hope that’s not a sign you’re getting old. If it is, I’m taking that back. I honestly don’t feel I’m getting older until I look in the mirror and I say, “Who is that old woman staring back at […]

Kristiana Banks succumbs at 37

Kristiana Heather Banks, 37, of Jeremiah, died December 6 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital after a long illness. Born in Dearborn, Mich., she was the daughter of Ronnie and Fanny Banks of Jeremiah, and the sister of the late Samuel Christopher Banks. Surviving in addition to her parents are her grandmother, Mary Banks, Detroit, Mich.; and aunts and uncles, Tim […]

Sadness has hit Jeremiah area


December is swiftly passing along. It’s hard to believe it’s less than a couple of weeks until Christmas, and the end of the year will be here before you know it. So much sadness has hit throughout the area. Bill Campbell of Linefork died last week. He was much loved by his family and friends, and well known throughout the […]

Reds acquire Choo

The Cleveland Indians have traded outfielder Shin- Soo Choo and infielder-outfi elder Jason Donald to the Cincinnati Reds for center fielder Drew Stubbs and shortstop Didi Gregorious. The deal came Tuesday night. The Indians are working on other deals, including one that could include shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera. Choo, who has been Cleveland’s primary right fielder for the Indians since 2006, […]

Up-and-coming band will perform rock and soul here

St. Paul and the Broken Bones, a rock and soul band from Birmingham, Alabama, will perform in concert Saturday (December 15) at Summit City in Whitesburg. The up-and-coming band, which plays originals as well as covers from Motown and Stax/Volt artists such as the Four Tops and the late Otis Redding, was formed by dynamic singer Paul Janeway, who learned […]

Author Gurney Norman to read from work

Author Gurney Norman will read from his newly published book Ancient Creek at 7 p.m, Friday, December 14, at The Cozy Corner as a feature of the Artwalk in Whitesburg. First recorded as a spoken word album by Appalshop in 1975, the story appears in book form for the first time, published by Old Cove Press. The volume features Norman’s […]


Services held are for Dorse Fields

Funeral services for Dorse Fields, 78, were held December 9 at the Doermann Memorial Presbyterian Church. Burial was in the Blair and Fields family cemetery. A son of the late John and Oma Hampton Fields, he was the father of the late Scott Fields and a brother of the late Arnold Fields and Bobby Fields. He died December 5. He […]


Jenkins man kills record bear here

Hunters killed five bears in Letcher County during the recently concluded bear season that ran December 8-9. One of the four male and one female bears killed here set the new state record. Doug Adkins of Jenkins took a 410-pound male bear in Letcher County, besting the previous record bear of 350 pounds set last year by Neil Perkins of […]