Recruit should do well at point guard

Vaught’s Views

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is the only player in Kentucky’s 2017 recruiting class who is not a five star recruit. The Hamilton Heights (Chattanooga, Tenn.) point guard is a four-star, but ESPN national recruiting director Paul Biancardi is a fan and thinks he will do well at Kentucky. “I love him because he is steady. He is a solid, consistent player,” said […]


Sally Wissinger dies at 68

Sally Louise Potter Wissinger, 68, died February 16 at her home in Russell, surrounded by her family. She was born in Jackhorn to the late Jesse and Mary Riley Potter. Surviving are her husband, John M. Wissinger; a son, Michael R. Wissinger of Russell; a daughter, Amy Lynn Anderson and husband Phillip of Flat Rock, Ind.; four grandchildren, Tabitha Vermilyea, […]

Services held for Clyde Ison

Clyde Ison 77, of Ore City, Tex., died February 16 in Texas. He was born in Isom to the late Gracie and Giddeon Ison. Mr. Ison served 21 years in the U.S. Air Force, and retired as a master sergeant. His service included being stationed in Germany, a tour in Vietnam, and a tour in Libya where he was held […]

Big fish caught at Jenkins Lake


Grand jury indicts 13

The Letcher County Grand Jury has charged a Dorton man with a fourth offense of operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Ronnie J. Mullins, 48, of 691 Dorton Jenkins Hwy., is accused of driving with an alcohol concentration in his breath of 0.08 or more on December 24, and with having committed the offense three times within […]

Now Heres a Tip

• “Save the plastic cups that yogurt or fruit comes in. You can reuse them for Jell-O cups. Cover with a piece of plastic wrap, and secure tightly with a rubber band.” — E.D. in Kansas • Start seeds in the cups of an egg carton, the kind that are made from paper. You can get them going on a […]

Torell Carter is 14th Region’s nominee for Ky. Mr. Basketball

Letcher County Central’s Torell Carter and Estill County’s McKenzie Flynn have been announced as the 14th Region’s candidates for the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation’s 2017 Kentucky Mr. and Miss Basketball. The candidates for all 16 regions, all high school seniors, were also chosen as regional players of the year by the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation in partnership with the Kentucky […]

Nannie Lois Pease dies at 88

Nannie Lois Pease, 88, died February 18 at Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Big Stone Gap, Va. Born in Ermine, she was a daughter of the late Isom and Martha Haynes Webb and the widow of James W. Pease. Mrs. Pease was the mother of the late James Michael Pease, and was a loving mother, grandmother and sister. She is […]