Library: ‘Hip, modern, cool’

The new Fleming-Neon Public Library will be “hip, modern and cool”, according to Bill Richardson, the architect who designed the $1 million project. “It makes Neon look great,” said Richardson, a Whitesburg architect. “It matches up to the bank real nice.” The 5,000-square-foot brick building, which is located on Main Street, has lots of large windows and open spaces. It […]

Snowy weather is no big surprise


Hope everyone has been staying warm and dry. I remember so many snows in April that I’m not surprised by the weather. The thing is I can’t take the cold weather as well as I used to. Give me a temperature of at least 70 and I’m a happy camper. Oh well, we will be happy to see warmer temperatures […]

Who picked FGCU in tourney bracket?

All those who had Florida Gulf Coast picked to make your Sweet 16, raise your hands? Hmmm. If there is one, I’m betting odds are just as good he/she lives in Hoboken, N.J., and also owns last week’s $338 million winning lottery ticket. CBS Sports, with basketball games wrapped around its torrent of commercials, needed a new face and got […]

Martha Jones dies at 65

Martha M. Jones, 65, of Harlan, died March 20 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard. A daughter of the late Arthur Allen and Nina Day Jones, she was the widow of Hiram Calvin Jones and the mother of the late James Calvin Jones. Surviving are six daughters, Carol Marie Wilson of Calhoun, Ga., Kathryn Marlene […]

Board of Health to meet April 2

The Kentucky River District Board of Health will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 2. The meeting will take place at Ponderosa in Hazard.

Not as dangerous as you may think

Letcher ‘healthier’ than most other counties in region

Letcher County is the second most-healthy county in southeastern Kentucky, but still ranks behind 100 other Kentucky counties. A new report of the national county health rankings shows Letcher and several other Kentucky counties have improved in the last two years while others have gotten significantly worse. For the second year in a row, Oldham County ranked best in health […]

Thomas Jordan succumbs at 54

Thomas Ranson Jordan, 54, of Jenkins, died March 21. Born in Eden, Okla., he was the son of Mary Lynn Jordan. He was a former auto mechanic and employee of Red Onion State Prison. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Vanessa Jordan; a son, Thomas Jordan; and a daughter, Jada Lynn Jordan. Memorial services will be held […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Slow down until weather warms

The calendar says its spring and the groundhog predicted an early spring, but to look at the weather this week you would have to say both were wrong. We had some nice warm weather just recently, but we must deal with whatever the Good Man Above gives us. A lot of anglers by now are fishing shallow cover and looking […]

Vivian Hall dies

Vivian Hall, 59, of Millstone, died March 18 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was a daughter of the late James and Allene Bentley Hampton. Surviving are her husband, Gary Hall; two daughters, Tabatha Jones of Millstone and Krista Hall of Leatherwood; two sisters, Bonita Collier and Linda Sexton, both of Millstone; and a grandson, James Jones. Funeral services were […]