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Services held for Victoria Hicks

Victoria “ Tori” Blair Hicks, 24, of Redfox, died Friday, July 6, at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was born in Hyden to Gordon and Darlene Blair of Redfox, and the late Brian Hughes, and “special parents” Jean and Randy Day. She was a sister of the late Tamara Lynn Turner, and a granddaughter of the late Prentice Begley and […]

Am I in trouble?

Bible trivia

Not finding work in Jenkins, I reenlisted in the Air Force in Pound, Va., in 1947. I was sent to Langley Field in Virginia. I was assigned to the 9th Air Force 72nd Air Sea Rescue Unit. I was one up on the other crewmembers, as I was a radio operator. We only had 77 people in our until. All […]

After living a Hollywood lie, Tab Hunter died with dignity

Tab Hunter died this month at 86. Blond and blue-eyed with a sweet smile, Hunter fit the 1950s bill for a Hollywood heartthrob. But he had no interest in the girls who swooned over him — or for girls in general. Hunter was one of several closeted gay movie stars leading complicated double lives. Unlike most of the others, however, […]

Loretta Holbrook buried at Hallie

Loretta Campbell Holbrook died July 13 at her home at Hallie. She was a daughter of the late Evans and Hester Eldridge Campbell. Surviving are her husband, Roy Holbrook; four sisters, Peggy Back and husband Charlie, and Pat Ison, all of Hallie, Martha Bailey and husband Douglas, and Connie Campbell, all of Cornettsville, and Pat Ison of Hallie; special nephews, […]

It’s safe to use seat heaters if you’re stranded in snow

Dear Car Talk: I know it’s hot out, but I have a winter question. All my life I’ve heard that if you get stuck in the snow and don’t know when you’ll be rescued, in order to keep from freezing to death you should run your engine for 15 minutes per hour and make sure the tailpipe is cleared of […]

Letter: It wasn’t always so hard

Why are people homeless? I think I figured it out. Several years ago I started building me a house and soon ran out of money. I went to the Neon bank and asked Loren Bentley for a $15,000 loan. He asked where I worked and if I had some land. He said he’d okay it with some people and get […]

Rites held for Iva Mae Webb

Funeral services for Iva Mae Webb, 69, were held July 16 at the Mount Olivet Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Willie Dixon Cemetery at Red Star. A daughter of the late Edgar and Irene Dixon, she died July 13 at her residence. She was the widow of Ben Webb and a sister of the late Billy C. […]

Highlights of Fleming-Neon High

1961 Hope June Blackburn: Member of the Pep Club, Conservation Club, Future Homemakers of America, Tri-Hi-Y Club, Band and Rifle. Sharon Elaine Craft : Member of the Future Teachers of America, Future Nurses, Girls’ Rifle Club, Chorus, and Band. James Milich: Member of the Conservation Club, Science Club, Letterman Club, Basketball Team, Baseball Team, Track Team, Future Teachers Club. Irene […]

Let Kentuckians vote on issue of expanded gaming in casinos

For more than two decades a majority of Kentuckians have wanted the freedom to vote on expanded gaming, and during that same time the legislature has denied us that right while we have horse tracks, lottery, keno, bingo halls, and slots at horse racing facilities legally, plus many forms of illegal gaming. Over the years the Kentucky Senate leadership has […]