Salome’s Stars

For week of September 7

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Cupid is strong in the Aries aspect this week, with the cherub opening romantic possibilities for single Lambs, and strengthening ties ‘twixt loving pairs already in a caring relationship. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your dramatic flair might make things more interesting as you recount an event to your colleagues. But be careful […]



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Four new COVID cases here, but numbers swell in neighboring counties

Cases of COVID-19 are rising slowly in Letcher County with only four new cases in the past week here. However, college students from Letcher County may still be at risk of exposure. Alice Lloyd College is now dealing with a cluster of COVID-19 cases, two weeks after returning to in-person classes and just a week after logging its first positive […]

Services for Mrs. Phillips scheduled for Thursday

Funeral services for Georgia Delilah Phillips, 92, of Neon, will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday (September 3), at Letcher Funeral Home. Visitation will be at 6 p.m., tonight (Wednesday), at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens at Big Stone Gap, Va. The daughter of the late William and Laura Yonts Meade, she was […]

James Potter dies at 62

James Edward Potter Jr., 62, of Jenkins, died August 31 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Center in Hazard. He was the son of the late James Edward Sr. and Betty Collier Potter. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Breeding Potter; four sons, James Edward Potter III and Brandon Potter, both of Jenkins, Johnathon Potter of Whitesburg and Kristin Potter […]

Jenkins board meets new staff

Students at Jenkins Independent Schools began the school year Monday with virtual classes. Superintendent Damian Johnson told the Jenkins School Board at its August meeting earlier this week that students picked up their materials, including Chromebook laptops and all the other materials, at a drive-through open house. The virtual classes will continue until it is deemed safe for students to […]