Mondopad helps teachers teach and students learn

West Whitesburg Elementary School teacher Sharie Bailey used a 55- inch touch display screen Monday morning to show her students what activities on an educational website she wanted them to complete. Instead of having 20 students crowd around a small computer screen, students watched and listened to instructions while sitting at their desks. Bailey, who demonstrated the task on an […]

Blackey church marks 100th year


Hope this week finds everyone doing well. Before you know it all the pretty leaves will start to fall and Halloween will be here. We had a very good church service and a large crowd attending at Blair Branch Church this past Sunday. After services Matthew Eldridge and Charlotte Gibson were baptized. Matthew took his membership at Cowan Regular Baptist […]

Pirate Pooch dog show set

Fleming- Neon’s Drama Team will hold the Pirate Pooch dog show at 2 p.m., Oct. 26, at the Neon stage area on Main Street. Registration will begin at 1 p.m. and the entry fee is $3 per category. Categories include Mr. Macho, Miss Prissy, Best Trick, Best Dressed, Best Vocal Performance, Golden Oldie, Most Obedient, Owner/dog Look Alike, Scariest Halloween […]

Blindness treatment said safe

An experimental treatment for blindness that uses embryonic stem cells appears to be safe, and it improved vision in more than half of the patients who got it, two early studies show. Researchers followed 18 patients for up to three years after treatment. The studies are the first to show safety of an embryonic stem cell treatment in humans for […]

No. 1 Miss. State preparing for much-improved Wildcats

Mississippi State has spent the past month obliterating stereotypes about the program, ignoring a mediocre history and rising to the top spot in the national rankings for the first time in school history. Now the Bulldogs are learning to embrace life as the favorite. No. 1 Mississippi State (6-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) travels to face Kentucky (5-2, 2-2) on Saturday, […]

Mrs. Hampton succumbs at 83

Emma Pauline Hampton, 83, of Blackey, died October 12 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. A daughter of the late Wendell H. and Maggie Sorrells Brown, she was the widow of James Hampton and a grandmother of the late Larry Trevis Hampton. Surviving are a son, Larry Hampton of Pikeville; a daughter, Diane Holcomb of Isom; two […]

Dawson Creek to play Oct. 24


Fleming-Neon Senior Citizens’ Center News: Regular Bingo: Wednesdays at 10:30. Exercise Bingo: On Fridays if the center is open. Oct. 22: Unity Day. Wear orange please. Oct. 23: Potluck. Oct. 29: Regional Elder Abuse Awareness at Perry County Park. Costume contest, food, and more. Oct. 31: Halloween Party at the Center. Come join our fun! The Fleming-Neon Senior Center is […]

Holiday bazaar Nov. 15

A holiday bazaar will be held by the Letcher Elementary School PTO from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 15 at the school. Local crafts and gift dealers will sell mountain gifts and children can learn to make their own ornaments. All proceeds will go to help the LES PTO purchase new technology for the classrooms. For more information, […]

Imogene Sexton flies for first time

Big Cowan

Hello everyone! Hoping everyone is doing well during this cold spell we have been having. Imogene Sexton and part of her family went to St. Petersburg, Fla., for five days. She went on her first plane ride and the pilots let her see inside the cockpit and she really enjoyed it. She said one day it was 100 degrees. She […]

Deep UK team kicks off season

Just as Drake appeared to draw the biggest cheers at Big Blue Madness, the rapper introduced Kentucky coach John Calipari and the noise then became a roar. The Wildcats men’s team gave a sold-out Rupp Arena crowd plenty more reasons to cheer with a fast-paced and sometimes-physical scrimmage last Friday night that figures to ratchet expectations for a ninth national […]