UK Symphony Orchestra to present program at HCTC

The UK Symphony Orchestra will present a full symphonic program of classical masterworks on Friday, April 11, at Hazard Community and Technical College’s First Federal Center at 7 p.m. The UK Symphony Orchestra has performed on stage in a handful of U.S. cities and toured abroad including at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Carnegie Hall in New York, and […]

Blairs visit family, friends


Chester and Odella Blair have been staying at their Jeremiah home for the last little bit, visiting family and friends. They attended Mount Olivet Church this past Sunday, as did many others, and we were blessed with a good church service. Our sympathy to Joanne Walters of Blackey, whose sister, Minerva, died in northern Kentucky. Joanne had gotten to visit […]

Sure happy that spring is here

Southern Ohio

Happy spring everyone! Oh how wonderful it is to throw open my blinds and see the green hayfield across from my house. I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of the aroma of lilacs to come drifting through my windows. It seems as if I’ve gone to sleep and overnight and the glorious colors of spring, that I like to call […]

Dispatchers play critical role in keeping public safe

Note: April 13-19 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, a time set aside to recognize the more than 200,000 individuals throughout the U.S. who play critical roles in the delivery of public safety services. Often called the “unsung heroes of public safety,” these men and women provide a lifeline to both citizens in need and officers in the field. They […]

Patty Elson dies in Ohio

Patty Jean Hall Harper Elson, 79, of Troy, Ohio, died April 3, at Piqua Manor Nursing Home in Piqua, Ohio. Born in Pike County to the late Benjamin Harrison and Sadie Imel Fife Hall, she was the widow of William B. Harper and was later married to Lloyd E. Elson, who also preceded her in death. She was a sister […]

Richmond Ballet to perform

Richmond Ballet will present a dance performance on Sunday, April 13, at 4 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center in Pound, Va. The program is presented by Pro-Art Association, The University of Virginia’s College at Wise and Mountain Empire Community College as part of the W. Campbell Edmonds Memorial Concert Series. Admission is $ 15 adults, $10 seniors and $5 […]

Opal Taylor succumbs at 67

Opal Taylor, 67, formerly of Jenkins, died March 30 at her home in Ashland. Born at Payne Gap, she was a daughter of the late Archer and Bertha Mae Justice Perry. She was a sister of the late Lois Tackett, Ruth Slone, Betty Vanover, Roy Perry and Orville Perry. Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth Legat, of Dallas, Tex.; a son, […]

Donors sought to give life

Hopefully, many of you will see some blue ribbons hanging around town this month, but do you know what they mean? Yes, they are UK blue and we do support our Kentucky Wildcats, but for thousands of people who are struggling to live they are a symbol of hope. Hope that people like you will be a hero and sign […]

Ky. tractor pull will air on NBC Sports

The 2014 Boyle County Fair will be May 26-31 and its pulling series will be broadcast nationally on NBC Sports. The Boyle County Fair and The Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series have announced that the NBC Sports Network will be filming the BOB Series pull in Danville, during the Boyle County Fair. “We have been working for some time […]

State police dispatchers to be honored next week

During the third week of April, Kentucky State Police telecommunications personnel at Post 13 in Hazard will join more than 200,000 fellow communicators throughout the United States being recognized for their long hours and dedication to public safety. Often called “the unsung heroes of public safety” or the “first” first responders, since they are usually the first to receive requests […]