2018-03-21

Sheila Meade Johnson. 72, dies



Funeral services for Sheila Meade Johnson, 72, of Neon, were held March 18 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in the Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. A daughter of Winifred Cook Meade and the late Jesse Meade, she died March 15, at her home in Neon. She was a sister of the late Gary N. Meade. Surviving in […]

Salome’s Stars



Your 7-day horoscope for week of March 26 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Congratulations, Lamb. This is the week to finish your project and then bask in your well-earned approval. (And if you like, you also can say “bah” to all those detractors.) TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The bold Bovine could find a new opportunity too intriguing […]

Cavaliers drop baseball opener



Spend an evening among the stars on Pine Mountain



The Letcher County Tourism Commission, along with the Pine Mountain Worship Center, the Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky and the Appalachian Astronomy Association, invite you to experience an Evening Among the Stars on Pine Mountain. The event will take place from 7 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, March 23, on the property of Truth Ministries, located at the entrance of […]

Rites held for Sophia Back



Sophie Back, 90, of Liberty, died at the Liberty Care Center on March 18. A daughter of the late Mark and Mallie Caudill Fields, she was the widow of Vyron Back. Surviving are a son, Bobby Back and wife Mollie of Liberty; two brothers, Lyndon and Mark Fields of Ohio; and a sister, Reda Adams of Ohio. Funeral services were […]

2018-03-21 E-Edition

Kansas State earned right to play Kentucky




MANHATTAN, Kan. The critics will say Kansas State only reached the Sweet 16 because UMBC did the dirty work, knocking off top-seeded Virginia in the upset of the NCAA Tournament. Sums up the way the Wildcats and coach Bruce Weber are often disrespected. The Wildcats returned just about every key player from a team that won 21 games and reached […]

Letcher County Central High School ROTC



Inmate faces meth counts



A state inmate in the Letcher County Jail has been charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and other charges after jailers say they caught her with more than 2 grams of the drug inside the jail. Randee Phillips, 22, was serving a year after being convicted of first-degree possession of a controlled substance on August 3, 2015, in Jefferson County, and […]

Teacher responds to Governor Bevin



Editor’s note: Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin came under fire last week after calling school teachers “selfish and short-sighted” for fighting against a pension reform bill the governor hopes to get passed through the state legislature. Among the many teachers across the state who are upset at Bevin because of his comments is Megan Hall, a first-year special education teacher at […]