Police Beat

Monday, June 10 • At 2:50 p.m., a woman telephones the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office to report that her daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend “got into it Friday night” before the boyfriend brought the daughter to her mother’s house. The mother says her daughter went back to the boyfriend’s house at 11:30 p.m. on June 8 to gather her […]

Pacemaker works much harder than it should

I thought I’d better send another column before all my friends get to thinking I have crossed over to the other side. I thought I was going to for awhile. I caused my pacemaker to work harder than it was made to do, and I paid the price. I was just getting over the shingles too, for the second time. […]

Animal bites

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Will you tell me the best way to treat pet bites? I have three young children, and we live in a neighborhood where every family except us has at least one pet. Most are dogs. I don’t want to overreact to a tiny scratch, but I need to know what to do with a more serious bite. […]

Services held for Joseph Whitaker

Joseph Allen Whitaker, 58, died June 9 at his home at Ovenfork. A son of the late Jim T. and Cuba Caudill Whitaker, he was a brother of the late Betty Whitaker and Julia Dixon. Surviving are his wife, Paulette Thompson Whitaker; a son, Matthew Whitaker of Ovenfork; two brothers, Jim T. Whitaker II of Ovenfork and John Wayne Whitaker […]

Bear surprises Jenkins woman

Church marks 100th anniversary


Our 100-year anniversary at the Little Cowan Primitive Baptist Church was a wonderful weekend. We had great preaching, praying, testimonies and singing by visitors and home folk. There was an interesting review of our history and heritage. We were glad some of our older members and some who have been sick were able to come. Many of our moved-away members […]

Tips for Managing the Financial Burden of Diabetes

Experts estimate that a person with diabetes spends four times more on healthcare than a person without diabetes. But there are many ways that you can save m oney without compromising your diabetes management. Some tips: Save on Prescriptions and Testing Supplies • Know your health insurance coverage. Your total co-payment may be less if your health insurance coverage allows […]

Libraries holding summer program

The summer reading program at the Letcher County Public Libraries began June 14 and will continue for six weeks. The theme is “Dig Into Reading” and the program is focusing on discovering the mysteries and learning about the underground world. Topics include dinosaurs, ancient Egypt, animal tales, crystal and caves and something with which Letcher County is very familiar — […]

Hazel Rayburn will be missed

Big Cowan

Hello everyone! Hoping all had a great week and hoping all the guys had a happy Father’s Day. Sorry to hear that another great lady from Cowan, Hazel Rayburn, died. Her health had been up and down for the last few months. I thought she was going to outlive everyone on Cowan. She died on Saturday, June 15. I think […]

Rob Hatton family vacationing in South Carolina


Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. I enjoyed some visitors this week, my second cousin, Jane Ellen Cox and her two children, and her friend, James K. Caudill, son of the late Harry M. Caudill. They live in Louisville. Jane is the daughter of the late Mae and Jack Cox. Jane wanted me to tell her children about […]