2016-05-25

Cobb’s mom says UK days beat NFL time

Vaught’s Views

In four years with the Green Bay Packers, Randall Cobb has had 335 receptions for 4,214 yards and 33 touchdowns. Cobb also has a 108-yard kickoff return for the Packers. The former University of Kentucky star signed a four-year, $40 million contract to stay with the Packers before the 2015 season. Yet you might be surprised to know that his […]

Living life in numbers



Numbers are how one keeps score. Those who engage in any competitive endeavor — business, sports, even weight loss — seek numbers to tell them how well they’re doing and how much better than how many other people. Tracking numbers also keeps us occupied and distracts us from the most concerning number of all, the number of our days. Dwell […]

Services held for Milos Bare



Milos Bare, 67, died May 21 at her home in Whitesburg. Born in Premium to Mary Jane Tyree Adams, now of Dry Fork, and the late Everett Gibson, she was the widow of Robert Lee Bare. She was the mother of the late Lloyd W. Collier, Jr., and a sister of the late Mildred Blake. Surviving in addition to her […]

Services held for Deborah Collins



Deborah K. Kirkland Collins, 58, of Ermine died May 16 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard. She was a daughter of the late Ballard and Shirley Niece Morgan. Surviving are her husband, Danny Collins of Ermine; two sons, Joshua Derek Kirkland of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Daniel Austin Glenn Collins of Hazard; a daughter, Chasity Kirkland […]

Struttin’ Time:

His buddy Carl and ‘nature’s call’

My hunting buddy Carl has gotten his “Slam,” although his Merriam was a jake, but that still counts. The Wyoming trip is finished and it is off to Kansas, a 650-mile trip. We left the lodge at 3 a.m., and we needed to be at our guide’s house in Kansas by 2 p.m. in Kansas. (Remember there is an hour […]

Dear Bernie bullies, I am so over you



In early August 1968, just weeks after Bobby Kennedy was killed, my father and I took a walk through the fields of my greatgrandmother’s house and plotted my career. We didn’t know that at the time. I was only 11. He was 31, a father of four who had already worked for more than a decade at the local power […]

Pool party reservations



The Whitesburg City Pool is open and is accepting reservations for pool parties and swimming lessons. For more information, call Donna Perkins at (859) 644- 2032.

Senior Fellowship a success



Check out our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/ pages/Hemphill-Community- Center. We are pleased to announce we will soon possess a unique brand of our own with which to market our community center and our catering company. We are working with Mountain Tech Media of Whitesburg to develop such a brand as part of our […]

It was night of confusion



Ever since Charlotte Motor Speedway turned on the lights for the first night NASCAR All-Star race in 1992, the one constant was that you had to expect the unexpected. That very first night race produced one of the best finishes in All-Star history as Kyle Petty and Davey Allison traded paint coming out of the last turn to the point […]

The Way We Were

Former Jenkins star played hoops for Kentucky, baseball for Reds

When it comes to top athletes who attended high school in Letcher County, few — if any — have topped the feats of Milton Mitchell “Mitt” Ticco. A star basketball player for Jenkins High School, Ticco went on to play basketball for Coach Adolph Rupp’s Wildcats at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, where he was named All American during […]