March 2, 2011 RSS feed / Families & Friends

Ice has created a white fairyland

Well, another week has come and gone and what a week it was! We’ve had ice, cold, wind and rain with a bit of sunshine here and there. For the past two days the view around here has looked like a white fairyland. More...

Economic development meeting held

The Fleming-Neon Economic Committee hosted the first of a series of community forum meetings on Jan. 31. More...

Cumberland author Hughes releases science fiction novel

This week marks the nationwide release of “ The Orion Nebula Adventure,” a new novel from Kentucky author William J. Hughes.  More...

Former Letcher Countian hospitalized

Happy almost spring everyone!  We have been experiencing the most beautiful weather the past two or three days. It seems I have been giving a new lease on life. Although it could be that things have eased up just a bit in my personal life.  More...

BLACK HISTORY —

Carolyn M. More...

THANK YOU

We would like to thank all who participated, donated, or both to the benefit ride for Floyd Lowe. More...

BIRTHDAY —

  Judith Vermillion recently celebrated her 80th birthday at the Ermine Senior Citizens Center. |align=left|width=188|height=250|link=node]  More...

Eugene Day mending in the Hazard hospital

We had a beautiful Saturday morning. The sun was shining and it was just a little bit cool. Spring is just around the corner and I think we are all ready for it.  My uncle, Eugene Day, is in Hazard Hospital. He had chest pain. More...

The Lord paints pretty pictures

Well, we got another helping of snow and this one seems even more beautiful than the last. It seemed to glisten as you looked upon it.  More...

Clothing giveaway planned March 2

Bethel Community Church at Tom Biggs in McRoberts will sponsor a clothing giveaway today (Wednesday), March 2, at the church. Those participating should bring a bag. For more information, call Pastor Roger Bentley, (606) 212-6034.   More...

Reunion set

The Whitesburg High School Class of 2001 is planning a reunion this year. Because of lost records, contact information should be sent to whsreunion2001@gmail.com.   More...

Spaghetti lunch, dinner set

A spaghetti lunch and dinner will be served at the VFW in Whitesburg from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 3. The meal includes spaghetti, salad, and dessert. Carry out and delivery are available. More...

REGIONAL CHAMPIONS —

The Whitesburg Middle School speech and drama team recently and will compete at the state level on March 18. More...

SIX MONTHS OLD

— Sophia Leeann Adams turned six months old on Feb. 18. She is the daughter of Sheblena and Derrick Adams. Her grandparents are Debra Seals, and Chris and Diane Sexton. More...

Aggie Hatton has good, bad days

Hello everyone, hope things are going well for all of you. This has been a good week. I’ve been busy, but can’t see what I’ve done. It seems like it takes me longer to rest up than what I’ve done. Is that a sign of something? More...

MARLOWE RESIDENTS

— Pictured are the late Juanita Hatton and Peggy Tacket, neighbors at Marlowe. More...

DISTRICT WINNERS —

The Cowan Elementary School academic team won district competition at Arlie Boggs Elementary Feb. 26. More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

In Honor of Edwin Lee Moore, Teacher-Coach   More...

Literacy Night set

The Letcher Elementary School Literacy Night will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m., March 3. The theme of the event is ‘Under the Big Top’ and it will include a Carnival Café from 4 to 5 p.m. An adult must accompany each child who attends. More...

HONORED —

Letcher County Sheriff Danny Webb is a recipient of Operation UNITE’s Rising Above Award for inspiring leadership in law enforcement. More...

Top students

Misty Kincer of Cromona, Laura Leverne Roark of Hallie, Billy Gene Blair Jr. More...

To play at Norton

Bluegrass Circle will perform at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 5, at the Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1½ mile west of Norton. More...

Group to meet

The Appalachian Industrial Authority will meet Wednesday, March 16, at the Knott County Sportsplex. The meeting will begin at 3 p.m.   More...

FEBRUARY BABY —

Clayton Shade Fulton was born Feb. 5 at Pikeville Medical Center. He is the son of Jordan and Samantha Fulton of Kona, their first child. More...

Frogs are sign that spring is close

It sure is nice having some warmer weather for a change. This will help a little on the heating bills. This will just make people feel better too. We know that spring is just around the corner. I’ve not heard the frogs yet. More...

Jents, Smiths mark anniversaries

Lauren Adams has been in Hazard Hospital with a bad sinus infection. She was in for about a week and is now home and doing better. She is the daughter of Leslie Gibson of Hazard and Dustin Adams of Jeremiah. More...

DEBBIE SLONE,

  site manager at the Ermine Senior Citizens Center, was given a cake and gift certificates at the center on her birthday. |align=left|width=240|height=250|link=node]  More...

Apply for seeds

Applications for the 2011 Letcher County Food Pantry’s garden program (seed applications) are now ready for pick up at the Letcher County Extension Office. All applications must be completed and turned back in no later than March 31. More...

Cowan Homemakers finally meet

Cowan Homemakers finally got to meet in February, the first time since November. It sure was good to be together again. We had a partly Christmas, partly Valentine’s theme. More...

ENGAGED —

Lester and Vicki Jent of Jeremiah, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Jent, to Daniel DeCarlo, son of Mike and Mary DeCarlo of Gilbert, Ariz. More...

Rain was very much needed

As I sit here looking out my window watching it rain, I thought, “I can get just get an article out from this area again.”  More...

WMS speech and drama team is first

The Whitesburg Middle School speech and drama team placed first at the Appalachian Region Kentucky High School Speech League Junior High Division held at Knott County Central High School on Feb. More...

Hot dog dinner set for March 3

The Gordon Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor a hot dog dinner Thursday, March 3, from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Dine in, carry out, or deliveries are available. More...

The purse

With this little break in the weather, maybe spring isn’t that far off.  More...

TACKET FAMILY —

Pictured are Marshel Tacket, Hubert Tacket, Edd Tacket, Ester Tacket Wagner, and Yvonne Tacket Hall. More...

DORTHY TACKET

and her husband, the late Marshel Tacket, are pictured on Christmas 1990. More...

Jents, Smiths mark anniversaries

Lauren Adams has been in Hazard Hospital with a bad sinus infection. She was in for about a week and is now home and doing better. More...

Karaoke for a Cure

Kamikaze Karaoke for a Cure is set for 7 p.m. on March 12 at the Shriners building in Whitesburg. The event is hosted by the “11:11 for Life” Relay for Life team and proceeds will be donated to those charities. More...

Northstar to play

Northstar will perform at the Whitesburg American Legion Post from 9 p. m. to 1 a. m. on Friday and Saturday, March 4 and 5. The group features Bobby Wright, guitar and vocals; Randy Depermier, drums and vocals; and Doug Cornett, bass and vocals. More...