Chester Hughes buried at Deane

Chester Hughes, 76, of Isom, died August 16 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. A son of the late Creed and Hattie Branham Hughes, he was the widower of Mary Ann Meade Hughes. He was the father of the late Roland Hughes, and a brother of the late Jessie Hughes, Stanley Hughes and Ruth Smallwood. Surviving are […]

Laser hair removal not always effective

DEAR DR. ROACH: We spent a considerable amount of money on our teen daughter’s laser hairremoval procedures, but the poor thing takes after her swarthy father, and the treatment seems to have no effect. Is there any real science behind this treatment? — S.O. ANSWER: There certainly is real science, and laser hair removal is effective, but its effectiveness is […]

Precious childhood memories

This is a story of my first cousin and me. I had many cousins and they were all very precious in my life and I loved them all dearly. One was very special and we had so many great times together. The first memory is how it all began in the year of 1932. She was 1½ years old when […]

Turners marking 32nd anniversary

Big Cowan

Hello everyone! Such beautiful weather the last few days. Hard not to get out and enjoy it. Winter is just around the corner so we will enjoy these pretty days without the snow. I have had a pretty good week. Went to Pikeville Friday, then to Hemphill to hear Dawson Creek. Then on Saturday evening I stopped in at the […]

Rites held for Freddie Vanover

Freddie Kenneth “Horse Trader” Vanover, 64, of Neon, died October 24 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was a son of the late Jessie Vanover and Diddie Stone Mullins. Surviving are his wife, Joyce Sue Fields Vanover; three daughters, Sarah Jean Vanover of Neon, and Carolyn and Stephanie, both of Missouri; a sister, Cleta; a niece, Melissa Shell of Cowan; […]

Mitch, Grimes differ on healthcare

The U. S. Senate race between Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes has seen the candidates focus on several key issues, including the coal industry, the minimum wage and health care. The health-care issue has been almost unique among Senate races in that Kentucky is generally seen as a success story for the Patient Protection and Affordable […]

Liz Sturgill is star senior


Hello everyone, hope everyone is staying warm on these cold mornings. One thing for sure, the trees sure are pretty changing their colors. Going across the mountain to Whitesburg it is so beautiful, and sometimes on top, when you look over, it looks like water with little islands sticking up. We sure have a beautiful place to live. Our star […]

David Mullins named Sen. Jeff Green Scholar

David Mullins, a 2014 graduate of Letcher County Central High School, has been named a Senator Jeff Green Scholar by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). To earn this honor, a student must have a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and at least a 28 composite on the ACT. Mullins has also earned $2,500 a […]

Services set for John Hayes

John Roy Hayes, 77, died October 27 at his home in Pound, Va. A son of the late Robert and Minnie Short Hayes, he was a brother of the late Jacqueline Hayes, Kermit Hayes and Bobby Hayes, and an uncle of the late Jacqueline VanHuss. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Clintwood, Va., and an honorary […]


The Right Question...Get The Right Answers

Diabetes is such a complex medical condition that sometimes it is hard to know what to ask your doctor. By educating yourself about diabetes, you’ll better understand why you are taking medications or insulin injections, eating a healthier diet and making a conscious effort to exercise. It’s always good to take a periodic “refresher course” on your condition. Here are […]