Tips for transferring between colleges

As the fall semester winds down, many college students may be thinking about transferring to another school. Some students may be finishing one degree and want to get a higher one. Others find the school they chose isn’t the best fit for them, or perhaps family circumstances changed. The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) offers these tips for making […]


— Bryce Anthony Powers turned 14 years old on Nov. 9. His sisters, Sage Elizabeth Powers (left) and Adriana Grace Powers (right) celebrated their 10th birthday on Nov. 5. They are the children of David and Summer Powers, and the grandchildren of David and Betsy Addington, and Duford and Linda Powers.

Could country’s new class win top awards?

The Country Music Association Awards tend to be fairly predictable as far as winners go, but could this year be different? Can the new class of country artists upset the longtime favorites on Wednesday? The well-researched music writers of The Associated Press weigh in on predictions. Chris Stapleton is the top contender with five nominations, but beyond that, the field […]


NOTICE NOTICECommonwealth ofKentuckyLetcher District CourtCase # 17-P-201In re:estate ofJEAN BENTLEYdeceasedNOTICE FORFINAL SETTLEMENTNotice is hereby giventhat on the 1st dayof November, 2018,Teresa Ann Bentley,Executrix of the Estateof Jean Bentley, deceased, filed her Firstand Final Report andSettlement. A Hearingdate has been set forthe 5th day of December, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.in the Letcher DistrictCourt. Any exceptionsare to be filed beforethe Hearing date. […]

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of 3 Corinthians in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Who was praised for his beauty “from the sole of his foot even to the crown of his head”? Absalom, Elisha, Pekah, Tola 3. What camp saw 185,000 of its soldiers slaughtered by an angel of the Lord? Assyrian, Midianite, Philistine, Persian 4. From […]

Isaac Crase succumbs at 75

Isaac “Ike” Clyde Crase, 75, of Ames, Iowa died at Bethany Life in Story City on Nov. 3. He had been diagnosed in 2010 with inclusion-body myositis, an autoimmune disorder, and ultimately succumbed to its muscle deteriorating effects. Born in Roxana to Ida and Ted Crase, both schoolteachers, he attended various one-room primary schools in Letcher County, often taught by […]

Son of the Beatles’ famed producer dives into the messy ‘White Album’

NEW YORK Hardcore fans of the Beatles like to pore over every detail of the band and endlessly dissect their songs. Then there’s Giles Martin, who manages to time travel to meet the Fab Four. Martin is the son of legendary Beatles producer George Martin, and he’s lately been returning to the treasure trove of original recording sessions to remix […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

Fields appointed administrator of Whitesburg ARH Hospital Appalachian Regional Healthcare announces the appointment of Donnie Fields as Appalachian administrator of Whitesburg ARH Hospital. Fields will succeed Jerry Haynes who is taking the positon of chief compliance officer at the system’s corporate headquarters in Lexington. Fields is currently serving as assistant administrator at ARH Regional Medical Center in Hazard. A 14-year […]

Moments in Time

• On Nov. 12, 1799, Andrew Ellicott Douglass, an early American astronomer, witnesses the Leonids meteor shower from a ship off the Florida Keys. Douglass wrote in his journal that he “was in constant expectation of some of them falling on the vessel.” It is the first known record of a meteor shower in North America. • On Nov. 16, […]

Rites held for Jean Blair

Jean Arthur Blair, 79, died November 10 at her residence at Elk Creek. She was a daughter of the late Marlin and Golden Smith Back, and was preceded in death by two brothers, Dorse Back and Tommy Back, and a sister, Edna Back. Surviving are her husband, Benson “Pnut” Blair; three daughters, Terry Dixon and husband David, Debbie Fugate and […]