Crummies, KY

Name released in deadly Bell County crash

BALKAN, Ky. (WYMT) - A Bell County woman is dead after a single car crash Tuesday evening. According to officials from Kentucky State Police Post 10 in Harlan, one car was traveling along KY-2012 near the intersection with Balkan Road when the car crashed. 42-year-old Elizabeth Noe of Balkan was...
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Surgoinsville business owner wrongfully denied beer permit sues town for damages

Amanda Wolfe, owner of Surgoinsville’s Rack Em Up Pool Hall, finally received an on-premises beer permit in March after suing the town to receive it. Now, Wolfe is bringing a civil suit against members of the town’s beer board individually for damages, as she alleges she lost thousands of dollars of potential revenue while operating without the wrongfully-denied beer permit. Circuit Judge Thomas Wright ruled in March that Wolfe’s on-premises...
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Kingsport Times-News

Assistant chief: Appalachia Fire and Rescue layoffs on hold

APPALACHIA — Appalachia Fire and Rescue has put plans to lay off personnel on hold. Travis Anderson, the organization’s assistant chief, said Tuesday that discussions with some members of the Wise County Board of Supervisors led to a change in last week’s plans to lay off some of the 12 paid fire and EMS personnel and stop providing medical service.
Kingsport Times-News

Local club gives back to Hawkins County Humane Society

ROGERSVILLE — The Baileyton Ruritan Club held a donation drive for the Hawkins County Humane Society and raised over $2,000. The Baileyton Ruritan Club is a social welfare organization that helps people in need. Hawkins County Humane Society Manager Sandy Behnke said the organization informed her it would be...
Johnson City Press

Appalachian Young Writers campers see fruit of summer work

BIG STONE GAP — Seventy-three students from Union Primary and Middle schools are ahead of the curve if asked to write an essay on what they did over the summer when they go back to school. The students, part of the Appalachian Writing Project’s summer Young Writers Camp, came...
Claiborne Progress

Area happenings, church events, cemetery news, reunions and society items

AUG. 6 (deadline July 24) •The Powell Valley High School Class of 1958 and all other alumni will hold its Reunion on Aug. 6 beginning at noon at Shelley Belle Restaurant on the Powell River in Harrogate. We must have a headcount so contact Betty Jo Pittman at: 865-933-8943 or, email: no later than July 24.

County discusses Coal Miner’s Memorial

During a recent meeting, the Harlan County Fiscal heard from city of Harlan Mayor Joe Meadors regarding some concerns about the Coal Miner’s Memorial monument that stands on the lawn of the Harlan County Courthouse. Harlan County Judge-Executive Dan Mosley called on Meadors to address the court early in...

Billie Jean Cawood, 91

Billie Jean Cawood, 91 of Harlan passed away Sunday morning of June 26, 2022. Retired Harlan Co. Board of Education Teacher. Widow of Billy Joe Cawood. She is survived by her loving children, Stephanna Cawood and Peter Figgis of Richmond, James C. “J.C.” Cawood and Debbie of Harlan; grandchildren, Ashley Cawood and Jamie Cawood; 7 great grandchildren; 1 brother, Donnie Dixon of Irvine, KY.
Kingsport Times-News

Nancy Ann Hall

PENNINGTON GAP, VA - Nancy Ann Hall, 70, of Pennington Gap, VA, and formally of Gate City passed away Thursday, June 23, 2022, at Lonesome Pine Hospital after several years of declining health and a brief battle with lung cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents and 2...

Southeast graduate turns side hustle into a career

Harlan native Ben Cochran worked underground for 15 years before making a career change. The deciding factor, according to Cochran, was watching his father struggle with black lung disease after 40-plus years in the mines. “I was laid off. I knew I could get a job with another company, but...