2016-04-27

Can UK sign this ‘intriguing’ prospect?

Vaught’s Views

Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari has been busy handing out scholarship offers to players in the 2017 and 2018 recruiting classes the last two weeks. One intriguing prospect is Putnam Science Academy (Conn.) guard Hamidou Diallo. He has a bevy of scholarship offers, including Connecticut and Duke. Diallo plays AAU summer basketball for the New York Rens, based in his […]

Rogers move holds off water charges



SOMERSET, Ky. U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers has pulled funding for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineer study of Lake Cumberland. The Lexington Herald- Leader reports Rogers inserted a provision into a $37.4 billion spending bill his committee approved last week that would cut funding for the project. The move comes as the corps looks to bring municipalities and others using […]

Services held for Shelia Hopkins



Funeral services for Shelia Hopkins, 48, were held April 23 in Pound, Va. A daughter of the late Coy Lee and Goldie Mae Rose Hopkins, she died April 21 at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn. She was also preceded in death by an infant son, Charles Frazier Jr., and a sister, Kathy Lee Hopkins. She was an licensed […]

Bible trivia



1. Is the Book of Titus in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Joshua 10, the sun stood still while Joshua’s army destroyed what people? Amorites, Midianites, Egyptians, Philistines 3. Who had 300 concubines or secondary wives? Pharaoh, King Solomon, Saul, Adam 4. From Genesis 9, who saw a rainbow in the sky? Adam, Moses, Noah, Abraham […]

Struttin’ Time:

We were 1,600 miles away from home

The sun broke on April 6 as we pulled from my driveway, heading for a two-week turkey hunt in the states of Wyoming, then to Kansas, and finally to the finish in Nebraska. This week you will read about Wyoming. From my house to Upton, Wyoming is a total of 1,600 miles, one way. If you ever get the chance […]

Rites held for Ida Allen, 89



Ida Mae Welch Allen, 89, of Neon, died April 18 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born in Haymond, she was a daughter of the late R.H. and Birtie Hubbard Welch and the widow of Sylvester Allen. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Pearl W. Goode; two brothers, R.H. Welch, Jr., and Frank T. Welch; a niece, Linda […]

License in massage therapy helps Jenkins woman stay in the mountains for work



Sara Braddock has always wanted to live her adult life in Letcher County, but wasn’t sure how she could earn a living in the place where she was born and raised. After graduating from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, Braddock, of Jenkins, became interested in the art of massage therapy and started working on earning her massage therapist’s […]

2016-04-27 E-Edition

Gibbs is still dominating



Carl Edwards’s win Sunday in the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway was the fifth win this season for Joe Gibbs Racing in the first nine races of the Sprint Cup Series season. Gibbs’ early season success should come as no surprise as the four-car operation of Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin actually began their […]

Fleming succumbs at 72



Elijah Fleming, 72, of Whitesburg, died April 23 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. A son of the late Charlie and Goldie Hall Fleming, he was a brother of the late Wesley Fleming and Barbara Fleming. Surviving are his wife, Goldie Marcum Fleming; two sons, Elijah Fleming Jr. of Lexington, and Michael Sampson Fleming of Whitesburg; two daughters, Leslie Burke of […]