Plan to use fund to help depressed coal areas in doubt

A key Republican lawmaker has expressed doubts about President Obama’s plan to help mining communities reeling from the coal industry downturn. A key aspect of the White House’s Power Plus Plan, announced earlier this year, is speeding up the release of $1 billion from the coal abandoned mine land (AML) reclamation fund over five years. But despite strong lobbying from […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Although practical situations continue to dominate this week, there’s time for the Lamb to indulge in the fun things in life — like maybe taking a special someone out for a great evening. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This week favors relationships. Take time to renew old ones, and make time to go […]

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of Joseph in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Proverbs 22, what is foolishness bound in the heart of? Wicked, Poor, Child, Foolish 3. Who led the Israelites over the River Jordan? Moses, Joshua, Aaron, Elijah 4. Which Psalm begins, “O God, thou art my God”? 60, 63, 74, 117 5. What was […]

Cavs still look for win

Connie Mullins buried at Ermine

Connie Mullins, 64, died September 9 at her home at McRoberts. She was the mother of the late Christopher Mark Mullins and Sammie Carol Mullins Surviving are her husband Kenneth Mullins; two daughters, Randi Mc- Call of McRoberts and Meagan Adams of Cowan; two brothers, Ricky Whitt of McRoberts and Fred Mitchell Arrowood of Neon; three sisters, Rita Kirk of […]



RECAPS SEPT. 14 — 18 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Pam and Charlie were blinded by their love for each other as they prepared for a contest that could garner them a coveted prize. Ridge and Caroline blew off their responsibilities at work for a day of romance on the Malibu shore. Ivy learned the hard way not to […]

Rites held for Pearl Goode

Pearl W. Goode, 93, died August 24 at her home in Neon. Born in Pound, Va., she was a daughter of the late Ruben Henry Welch, Sr. and Berttie Lee Hubbard Welch, and the widow of Joseph William Goode, II. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ruben Henry Welch, Jr. and Frank T. Welch; a son-inlaw, Thomas […]

Festival schedule through Sept. 23

SEPTEMBER 16-17 • MOUNTAIN HERITAGE PHOTO CONTEST AND PHOTO DISPLAY Amateur and professional, black and white and colored photos Photos must be turned in at the Dawahare’s Building on Main Street Sept. 16-17 between the hours of 4-6 p.m. Deadline for entry is Thursday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m. Photographs will be on display in Whitesburg at the Dawahare’s Building […]

Services held for Erva Hart

Erva Deane Hart, 77, of Cowan died September 7 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard. A daughter of the late Irvin and Orpha Banks Hampton, she was the widow of Robert Hart. She was a sister of the late John Hampton, Larry Hampton, and R.V. Hampton, and was also preceded in death by two grandchildren […]