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James Lincoln Baker II

James Lincoln Baker II died August 2, 2020 peacefully at his home in Sevierville, Tennessee at the age of 85 years, five months and 24 days of age. James was born on February 9, 1935 in Corbin, Kentucky, to the late Ruby and James Lincoln Baker Sr.  In addition to his parents, he...

Patsy Ann Owens

Patsy Ann Owens, age 70, of Keavy, passed away on Friday, August 7, 2020 at Baptist Health in Corbin, KY. Visitation will be on Wednesday, August 12, from 1pm until the time of her funeral service at 3pm at the Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home in Corbin. Messages may be written to...

Violet Humfleet McCullough

Ms. Violet Humfleet McCullough, age 73, of Frakes, Kentucky, passed away Friday, August 07, 2020 at her home. She was born September 25, 1946 in Jellico, Tennessee. Violet was preceded in death by husband, Tony McCullough; grandchild, Carrie Sue McCullough; father, Edward...

Lily man killed by train Saturday

A Lily man was pronounced dead at the scene after he was hit by a train near the crossing on Ky. 552 Saturday afternoon. The Laurel County Sheriff’s Department identified the victim as Brandon North, 38. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said...

Violet Lambdin Burns Holman

Ms. Violet Lambdin Burns Holman, age 90, of White Oak (Duff), Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Monday, August 03, 2020, at the Cumberland Village Genesis Healthcare in Lafollette, Tennessee. She was born September 11, 1929 in White Oak. Violet was preceded in death by...

Golden Alert issued for missing Rockholds man

Whitley County E-911 has issued a Golden Alert for a missing Rockholds man with dementia, and are asking for the public’s assistance to locate him. Matthew Nichols 63, is believed to have walked off from his 90 Underwood Road residence about 8 p.m. Sunday, and is known to wander...
Posted On 10 Aug 2020

Clyde Neal Jones

Clyde Neal Jones, age 59, of Jones Lane, Williamsburg, Kentucky, departed this life on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at his home. He was born on April 4, 1961 in Jellico, Tennessee to Clayton Jones and Ann (Kelly) Jones. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ann (Kelly) Jones. He is...

Edna Mae Taylor

Edna Mae Taylor, age 79, passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at Rockcastle Regional Hospital in Mt. Vernon. Funeral service was held on Sunday, August 9, at the Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Robinson and Bacil Holder officiating. Burial followed in the...

Ida Joan Engle

Ida Joan Engle, age 85, of Gray, Kentucky, passed away on Friday, August 7, 2020 at Beech Tree Manor in Jellico, TN. Funeral service will be held at 11am on Monday, August 10th at Gray Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Candle Ridge Cemetery in Gray. Vankirk-Grisell...

OpEd: Return to bustling economy rather than turning to D.C.

It’s not a coincidence that the same folks who wrongly predicted Kentucky would face a half-billion dollar budget shortfall at the end of the fiscal year on June 30 continue to pitch a gloom-and-doom scenario to pressure Congress to spend $1 trillion to bail out states. Rocky...
Posted On 10 Aug 2020