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NeCamp uses newspapers to disprove myth of illiterate Appalachia in ‘Literacy in the Mountains’

In the introduction to Literacy in the Mountains: Community, Newspapers and Writing in Appalachia, author Samantha NeCamp addresses the problem of how, in her words, “myths create our assumptions about Appalachia.”

Legal Notices for 4-1-20

BID NOTICE: The Williamsburg Independent School District will accept sealed bids for a 1987 Flatbed 1 Ton F-350 until 1:30 P.M. on April 3, 2020.  Contact Jason Prewitt at 606-549-6044 for sale details and bid form.       PUBLIC NOTICE The meeting time is changed for the Budget...

Marilyn Sue Philpot

Marilyn “Sue” Philpot, 75, of Corbin, passed away Saturday morning, March 28, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Philpot. Graveside services will be private under the direction of Hart Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to...

Velear Messer

Velear Messer, 81, of Corbin, passed away Friday, March 27, 2020, at Baptist Health Corbin. Her son, Bobby Messer, survives. Due to the current COVID 19 restrictions, the funeral and burial services will be private. The family appreciates everyone’s understanding of these...

Lloyd ‘Cotton’ Peters

Lloyd “Cotton” Peters, age 78, of Lily, KY, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, March 30, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Ball Peters. A graveside service will be held privately. Friends may leave an online message to the family at vankirkgrisellfuneralhome.com....

Ella Curtis

Ms. Ella Curtis, age 60, wife of the late Bill Lee Curtis of Corbin, Kentucky, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2020 at her residence. Due to the current public health issues, the family of Ms. Ella Curtis requested this funeral notice become public after the funeral was over....

Ronald Beavers

Ronald Beavers, age 77, of Rockholds, KY, passed away Friday, March 27, 2020 at his home. He was born July 23, 1942 in Williamsburg, KY, to the late Johnny and Judy Powers Beavers. He is survived by his wife, Joann Beavers of Williamsburg, KY; three children, Randall Beavers...

Jean Jones

Jean Jones, 77, of Corbin, passed away Friday, March 27, 2020 at her home. She was born at Pineville, KY, a daughter of the late Arthur and Marie Jones Jordan. A son, David Wayne Jones and sisters, Dolly Carnes and Sue Akers, also preceded her in death. Jean is survived by her...

Evelyn Coralee McKiddy

Evelyn Coralee McKiddy, age 45, of Rice Street, Williamsburg, Kentucky departed this life on March 26, 2020 at the Baptist Health in Corbin to Larry Kennedy and Donna (Justice) Kennedy. She was preceded in death by her mothers-in-law, Faye McKiddy and Cora Kennedy; grandfather,...

Joel Thomas Earls

Joel Thomas Earls, age 71, of Amos Fall Road, Williamsburg, Kentucky, departed this life on Sunday, March 29, 2020, at his home. He was born on December 22, 1948, in Williamsburg, Kentucky, to the late Amos (Clair) and Mary (Price) Earls. He was also preceded in death by five...