Services held for Herman Campbell

Herman Campbell, 76, died March 13 at his home at Dry Fork. A son of the late Bethel and Rebecca Fields Campbell, he was the widower of Helen Campbell and the father of the late Sharon Campbell. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, William Snell; two brothers, Ray Campbell and Verlin Campbell; and a sister, Mabel Campbell […]

Services held for Breanna Faith Eldridge

Three-month-old Breanna Faith Eldridge, of Campbranch, died March 10 at Lucille Packard Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif. She was the daughter of Ryan and Latasha Combs Eldridge. Surviving in addition to her parents are two sisters, Montana Eldridge and Savannah Eldridge, both of home; two uncles, Justin Eldridge and Bobby Ray Combs; two aunts, Ashley Eldridge and April Combs; maternal […]

Ward says fees on gas wells, mines could solve crisis

The Letcher County Fiscal Court took the first step toward a longterm solution to the county’s chronic defect at its March meeting when, by a vote of five to one, the court approved the first reading on an ordinance to place a $2,500 per year licensing fee on all businesses engaged in extracting nonrenewable resources in Letcher County. The measure […]

On charter schools and miner pensions

I want to res-pond to recent good articles in your paper. As the son-in-law of a 92-yearold widow who has received a United Mine Worker’s pension and medical card as well as Black Lung Social Security benefits, I applaud our new State Representative Angie Hatton for leading the successful fight for Kentucky House Resolution 136, urging Congress to adopt quickly […]

March weather is roller coaster ride

Hello everyone! Here we go again on a roller coaster ride with our weather. I sure hope it doesn’t get cold enough to freeze the buds off of the fruit trees. Saturday evening, Carcassonne Community Center had its first annual square dance, regardless of the weather predictions. I know I missed a great time along with a few others. I […]


THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Sally’s long journey to Australia felt never ending due to the couple whom she’s seated between on the airplane. Brooke became distant while reflecting on Katie’s accusation of Ridge and Quinn carrying on an inappropriate relationship. Katie was taken aback when Brooke put her foot down regarding her sister’s claims. Quinn surprised Eric with […]

Suspect in meth case named in 26 counts

The Letcher Grand Jury has charged a Pistol City man with manufacturing methamphetamine (first offense) on February 3 — one of 26 counts under which he has been indicted. Shawn Matthew Kiser, 33, of 163 Pistol City, Whitesburg, is also charged with possession of controlled substance (first offense, first degree), possession of meth precursor (first offense), fleeing or evading police […]

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Student volunteers dance at Hemphill

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/ pages/Hemphill-Community Center Weekly quote: A friend is a gift you give yourself. Robert Louis Stevenson Hemphill Last week’s Fri Nite Pickin’ was a delight. We had a packed house and were joined by groups from Pittsburgh, Penn., and Milwaukee, Wisc. They were students who instead of […]

Rites held for Corinna Feltner

Corinna Jo Feltner, 41, of Blackey, died March 13 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was a daughter of the late Calloway and Nancy Rogers Feltner. Surviving are a daughter, Lillian Rose Feltner, of home; two sisters, Deana Mullins and Keith Banks of Blackey, and Misty Boggs and husband Charles of Cornettsville; two nephews, Jacob Boggs and Zachary Boggs; and […]