2005: The March 30th edition of The Lincoln Journal reported:
Murder trial of Adam Cochran started Monday in Hamlin, he is accused of shooting and killing Charles Miller in April 2004; Jim Ryan: more than four decades of community service; Meth still a problem in Lincoln, public could be the answer; Welcome home SP4 Mary (Reynolds) Boatman, US Army and husband SP4 Derrick Boatman; Researching family tree is important for everyone; Sgt. Wilson, Lance Cpl. Crabtree & Sgt. Villereal return to LC for short stay, then back to Iraq; YOUTH NEWS: Duval High School Spotlight Stephanie Dawn West; Kid of the Week: Steven Darnell, Ashley Turner & Heather Young; Harlem Globetrotter, Seth Franco, displayed his ball-handling skills; Yardening & Gardening column by Thursy Baker "Now is the time to set out trees and shrubs"; Hospice of Huntington accepting applications for Camp Nabe for the summer; Red Cross seeking donations.
James Natcee Baylous, 67, Salt Rock; Bobby Ray Chafin, 48, Salt Rock; David A. Crockett Sr., 73, Chesapeake; Guy Jackson Cyfers, 53, Midkiff; Carlos Eaves, 62, Catlettsburg, KY; Clovis R. Estep, 82, Huntington; Henson Ellsworth Estep, 84, Ravenswood; Paul Gill, 62, Salt Rock; Ret. M/sgt. Everett Edward Hager Jr, 61, Huntington; Edna Faye Burns Kiser, 70, Kenova; Freeman L. Johnson, 85, West Hamlin; Oscar Maxie McCoy, 90, S. Pt., Ohio; Leonard F. Holstein, 72, Ashland; Charles F. Miller, 54, Alum Creek; Betty Louise Lovejoy, 73, Hamlin; Arlie Virgil Pack, 79, Proctorville, Ohio; Basil James Scites, 79, West Hamlin; Eugene Chafin Scites, 80, West Hamlin; Sebert R. Vickers, 94, Yawkey; Helen Bell Walz, 58, Milton.
Nine new Civil Cases: Five Felony Cases; 24 Misdemeanor cases; Nine marriage license issued; One gun permit issued; Putnam Co. grand jury indicted John E. Sustar of Branchland for DUI, etc.; Nine bankruptcies reported; Boone Co. Magistrate reported nine LC persons with offenses.