Remember Phi Slama Jama, ’66 Cats?

Kentucky: Number one in America unplugged, kinda, sorta. Karl Anthony Townes logged 31 warrior minutes at Florida … Willie Cauley-Stein threw down a “wow ‘em” dunk (counted two points) … Aaron Harrison swished a pair of clutch shots from distance to scuttle a rally … and the Wildcats made 21 of 22 free throws. Good stuff, right? Good individual stuff. […]

Isons welcome new baby girl


One customer at my Shoppe on Saturday said she has already purchased her pea seed and will be planting on Valentine’s Day. The early daffodils and crocuses are also popped up a couple inches from the cold ground. Woo-hoo! It gets a person excited, thinking spring is going to be here before you know it. Forgot to mention that Corey […]

Country Troubadours to play


Fleming-Neon Senior Citizens Center News: Regular Bingo: Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Exercise Bingo: On Fridays if the center is open. Playing Rook daily. Feb. 13: Valentine’s Day party, finger foods. Feb. 26: Potluck luncheon. The Fleming-Neon Senior Center is open from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. on weekdays. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. For more information, […]

Five on Hazard Dean’s List

Five students from Letcher County have been named to the President’s Honor List for the fall 2014 semester at Hazard Community and Technical College. To be named to the President’s Honor List, a student must earn a perfect 4.0 grade point average and successfully complete at least 12 to 18 KCTCS semester credits of course work numbered 100 or above […]

Services set for Louise Johnson

Emma Louise Crase Johnson, 88, of Somerset, died February 5 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. Known as “ Ibby”, she was born in Neon to the late Benjamin Hayes and Alpha Myrtle Wallen Crase. She was the widow of F.M. “Fossil” Johnson and a sister in-law of the late Lester Bentley. She was a member of the Jenkins First Baptist […]

Getting back on track

This coming Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway, the rather short NASCAR winter comes to an end as the 2015 season will kick off with the running of the Sprint Unlimited. It doesn’t count as one of the 36 pointspaying races that make up the Sprint Cup schedule, but with its unique format it is one of the most anticipated […]


Vernell Mullins is the newest member of the Extension District Board. She was administered the oath of office Jan. 30 by Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward. Mrs. Mullins has been a member of the Extension Homemakers since 1964. She has served as vice president, president and currently secretary-treasurer and has served the Quicksand Area as vice president, president and on […]

Adult dinner set for Feb. 27

Camp Nathanael will host its annual adult dinner at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 27. The dinner buffet will be followed entertainment by Keith Matheny. There is no charge. An offering will be taken. To register, call (606) 251-3231 or email smmmky@tgtel.com.

County still picking up strays despite arrest

Stray animals found in Letcher County continue to be transported to the regional animal shelter in Perry County, despite the county’s dog warden being arrested on his way back from the shelter last week. Brandon C. Collier, 30, of 621 Sturgill Branch, Whitesburg, is charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs (first offense) and […]

Sycamore Hollow to perform

Sycamore Hollow will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, Feb. 14. The show will take place from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 2 to 11 years old.