December 20, 2017 RSS feed / Families & Friends

Is help coming to schools here and elsewhere in mountains?

In August, Knott County Schools Superintendent Kim King said there was “no fixing” her district’s dire financial situation after taking hits of $1 million or more from a combination of economic and demographic factors.  The Ken More...

Bible trivia

1. The main Christmas story is paraphrased from what two New Testament books? Mark/John, Acts/ Romans, Matthew/Luke, Jude/Revelation  2. What group received the angels’ announcement of the birth of Jesus? More...

Christmas Storybook Stroll & Shop set

The Letcher County Tourism Commission will hold the second debut of the Christmas Storybook Stroll & Shop on Friday, Dec. 22, and Saturday, Dec. 23. More...

Christmastime’s a’coming in the mountains

Merry Christmas everyone!  Christmastime’s a’coming, and I want to go home in the mountains. By now I assume you have gotten all your Christmas shopping done and your Christmas dinner is planned.  More...

Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt planned for Dec. 21

Letcher County Tourism’s Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt, sponsored by double kwik, will take place on Thursday, Dec. 21 from 5 to 9 p.m.  More...

WWE 4th Grade students poems: Where I Am From

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Christmas is here, a time of joy for some, but not all

On Friday night, Dec. 14, 2012, our family lost something which can never be replaced. Something more precious than anything that God ever created, our beloved son, Steven. He was looking forward to Christmas, his favorite time of year. More...

Potluck supper set

Plan on coming to the Campbell’s Branch Community Center on Friday, Dec. 29, the last Friday in 2017.  They will be having a potluck supper starting at 6 p.m. More...

Country Cabin II closed for holiday

Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., will be closed December 23 for the holidays. For more information, call (276) 679-3541.   More...

Senior letters to Santa

Daddy’s Dinner Bucket”  A coal dust covered, dank smelling miner  Comes whistling toward home feeling much finer  Swingin’ his bucket and singin’ a song  Shinin’ his headlamp as he goes along.  W More...

Volunteers being sought for guide tours

A meeting of those interested in volunteering with Letcher County Guide Tours will be held at 7 p.m., Dec. 28, in the Pine Mountain Grill banquet room. Several volunteers are needed to act as tour guides, van drivers or guide assistants. More...

GRADUATE —

Melody Coots was graduated from Eastern Kentucky University on December 15 with a Bachelor’s in Science, Criminal Justice Degree. More...

ANNIVERSARY

— Relon and Adeline Hampton will celebrate 50 years of marriage on December 29. They have four children, Bernard, Wendy, David, and the late Steven Hampton, and seven grandchildren. More...

A night I will not forget

I had just broken up with the only girl I had ever dated, Delores Jean. She was my pen pal while I was in the military when I was 16 years old. She was very upset with me for reenlisting in the Air Force when I could not find work around Jenkins. More...