Kentucky, UCLA to meet in Chicago

The only school with more national championships than top-ranked Kentucky’s eight is UCLA with 11. On Saturday, the Wildcats and Bruins play for the first time in eight years in the second half of an impressive doubleheader in Chicago. Kentucky (11-0) is the unanimous No. 1 team in the AP poll. The Wildcats are coming off an 84-70 win over […]

Cross Country Bluegrass to play Dec. 19 at Hemphill


Fleming- Neon Senior Citizen’s Center news: Regular Bingo: Wednesdays at 10:30. Exercise Bingo: On Fridays if the center is open. Dec. 18: Christmas potluck and party. Eugene Slone will be making name badges for ornaments. Santa will be present. Closed Dec. 25 and 26 for Christmas holiday. The Fleming-Neon Senior Center is open from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on weekdays. Lunch […]


Natasha Caskey and Kayla Holbrook, of Whitesburg, announce the arrival of their daughter, Bryleigh Teagun Holbrook, who was born on Tuesday, November 11, at 6:07 p.m. at Whitesburg ARH. Bryleigh weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 inches long at birth. She is the granddaughter of Rhonda and Joe Holbrook of Whitesburg, Deborah Clark Caskey of Hazard, and Ferlin […]

Wares host Christmas get-together in Lexington

Cowan Creek

Tony, Susie, Curtis and Jamie Ware of Lexington, had a Christmas get- together at their home on Saturday, Dec. 13. John and Faye Campbell of Cowan Creek attended, joining his children Michael and Janis and families. Mike and Marty Wenning of Dayton, Ohio, were there, along with their children. Brad and Becky Wenning didn’t get to attend due to Becky […]

Cougars win fifth in a row

After a season-opening loss at Harlan County, the Letcher Central Cougars have rebounded to win five in a row to raise their record to a surprising 5-1. The Cougars are led by sophomore guard Torell Carter, who is still learning the guard position and how to involve his teammates in the offense. The major thing about these Cougars is that […]

Sorority has potluck dinner

Kentucky Laureate RHO Sorority met at the home of Jerry and Patty Nantz Dec. 9 for a potluck Christmas dinner. The home was decorated throughout with beautiful Christmas tree with all the lights and decorations, a Christmas wonderland. The Social Committee was in charge of the program. We sang Christmas carols and had a gift exchange. Christmas is such a […]

Lee Ann Womack’s daughter is rising star

Aubrie Lee Sellers, daughter of country music stars Lee Ann Womack and Jason Sellers, appeared in concert at Summit City in Whitesburg on December 12. Despite only a $5 cover charge, few showed up for the event, but those who did were treated to many of the reasons why Sellers is considered a rising star in country music. Among last […]

Rites held for Lewis Ray Boggs

Funeral services for Lewis Ray Boggs, 57 of Letcher, were held December 11 at Seco Pentecostal Church. Burial was in Fields Cemetery at Elk Creek. A son of Gerline Spangler of Whitesburg and the late Daryl Boggs, he was a brother of the late Alex Spangler, and a stepson of the late Riley Spangler. He was the assistant pastor at […]

Fans honor Poythress

A trifecta of bring-out-the-bestin us sporting events took place across America last week. v IN PHILADELPHIA, football fans came from Annapolis, Maryland and West Point, New York, marched together, cheered mightily against one another, then, at the end, sang together. Army versus Navy is the essence of us: My fellow man first, no look-at-ME show-off and no place for “show […]

Services held for Vanda Hall

Vanda Gilene Hall, 49, of Neon, died December 14 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. A daughter of Gilbert Hall of Tennessee and the late Mary Quillen, she was a sister of the late Oliver Quillen, Vester Quillen, and Audy Joe Quillen. Surviving in addition to her father are her fiancé, D.L. Hammonds of Neon; three daughters, Sandy Sexton of Craft’s […]