Grand jury indicts 12

A Jenkins man has been charged by the Letcher Grand Jury with rape (second degree), sodomy (second degree) and use of a minor in a sexual performance. Wesley Deran Hatton, 33, also known as Deran Hatton, Westley D. Hatton and Wosley Hatton, of 932 Hwy. 3400, is accused of engaging in sexual intercourse with a female minor less than 14 […]

A famous mistake in 1948

On this day in 1948, the Chicago Daily Tribune jumped the gun and mistakenly declared New York Governor Thomas Dewey the winner of his presidential race with incumbent Harry S. Truman in a front-page headline: “Dewey Defeats Truman.” Many of America’s major newspapers had predicted a Dewey victory early on in the campaign. A New York Times article editorialized that […]


Nov. 13: The Country Troubadours. Nov. 20: Cross Country Bluegrass. Nov. 27: Dawson Creek. Friday Nite Pickin’, kids get in free when accompanied by an adult. Open mic at intermission. Target audience country, folk, bluegrass, Americana, family friendly environment. Inclement weather : Check this Facebook page two hours before any scheduled event. Hemphill Community Center/Fleming-Neon Senior Citizens Center is located […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

1995 Senior wills, part 2 I, Brenda Holbrook, will Rebecca Setzer the ability to keep her own boyfriend and quit flirting with everybody else’s. I, Stephen Gibson, will my love and friendship to Rebecca and Lisa. I, Connie Webb, will my ability to be late for every class to Natasha Teaque. I, Angel Sexton, will my wonderful ability to write […]

Sheila Ann Adams succumbs

Sheila Ann Adams, 65, of Ermine, died October 27 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was a daughter of the late Vernon and Alelfair Humfleet Farmer. Surviving are her husband, Dock B. Adams; a son, Douglas Dock Adams of Blackey; four brothers, Carl V. Farmer, Robert Farmer, and McKinley Farmer, all of Wallins, and James G. Farmer of San Angelo, […]

ESPN analyst likes what he sees at UK

Vaught’s Views

Can John Calipari really be less demanding on his players this year as he says he will be because of the team’s lack of experience and maturity? From what ESPN analyst Seth Greenberg saw when he watched two Kentucky practices last month, he thinks the UK coach can do exactly that. “He still has to be extremely demanding in effort […]

UMWA’s Lewis fought Truman

Here’s a tip

• You can cut the bitterness in some varieties of greens by soaking them in ice water for roughly an hour before serving. Use a salad spinner to get all of the water off. • To freshen carpets, there’s no need to purchase expensive or heavily perfumed carpet deodorizers — baking soda can do the job. Sprinkle carpets liberally, let […]

Coolant from radiator causing major problems

Dear Car Talk: A couple of nights ago, I was driving my 2000 Range Rover on the interstate when the heater suddenly started blowing cold air and the temperature gauge topped out. I pulled off to the side of the road and had the engine shut down within 15 seconds or so. I checked the overflow bottle, and it was […]

Rites held for Janice Adams

Janice Goff Adams, 78, of Jenkins, died October 27 at Mountain View Medical Center in Norton, Va. Born in Burdine to the late Garfield and Mary Belle Mullins Goff, she was a sister of the late Arville Goff, James Goff, Ovie Gene Goff and Ray Goff. She enjoyed baking and collecting cookbooks, and playing cards. She is survived by a […]