SKCTC to offer Thanksgiving workshop



Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College is offering a workshop, Thanksgiving Arrangements, at the Whitesburg campus on Monday, Nov. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. Workshop attendees will create festive fall arrangements to display at Thanksgiving. A list of materials will be provided at the time of registration. The instructor will be Peggy Conklin. Registration with fee of $14 is […]

Support group meeting planned



A support group for grandparents and others rearing family members will be held at 11 a.m., October 25, at Dairy Queen in Whitesburg. Lunch will be provided. The support group is sponsored by the Family Resource and Youth Services Centers of Letcher County. For more information, call 633-3146 or 633- 7772.

Old Indian Bottom Church is busy



The Old Indian Bottom Regular Baptist Church building is located by Hwy. 7 South at the Frog Pond just above Blackey. The church was established in 1810 off of the arm of the Roaring Springs Primitive Baptist Church in Roaring Springs, N.C. This church is still active today with a big new church building, but they still have the historical […]

Pumpkin party set at Gordon



The Gordon Area Homemakers will host a pumpkin party for children 12 and under from 5 to 7 p.m., Oct. 29, at the Gordon Fire Department. Those attending should bring a pumpkin to paint or carve. Paint and carving equipment will be provided. The event will also include making treat bags and face painting. Children must be accompanied by an […]

Show tells how to process deer meat for kitchen



Part II of “Deer Processing: Techniques from the Field to the Freezer” airs this weekend, Oct. 27 and 28, on “Kentucky Afield” television. The program features butcher Sim Harp of Scott County with easy-to-follow deer processing tips. In Part II, the process moves into the kitchen for choice cuts of roasts, steaks, ribs, chops and more. “We have been overwhelmed […]

Class reunion set



The Fleming-Neon High School Class of 1977 will hold a reunion November 17 at Breaks Interstate Park. Members of the class who have not received a letter about the reunion should call Tim Lucas at (606) 454-2466 or e-mail lucastim@bellsouth.net.

Test results concern Jenkins board



The Jenkins Independent Schools Board of Education discussed possible strategies to raise test scores in Jenkins High School for the second half of the CATS testing biennium at its October meeting. Curriculum and Instruction Director Jan Tackett reported that the high school’s test scores fell slightly below the midterm goals. However, scores are averaged over a two-year period, so the […]

Clack Mtn. String Band will teach and perform in Whitesburg Oct. 27



Old Time String Band Day at Appalshop in Whitesburg on Saturday (October 27) will give students the chance to learn the art of Appalachian string band music through instrumental and string band workshops. The full day event offers beginning to advanced workshops in old time banjo, fiddle, guitar, bass fiddle and singing, a concert, string band workshop and ballad swap. […]

Letcher board will accept assistance from educators



The Letcher County Board of Education is making an effort to improve high school math scores by agreeing to have technical assistance from several different education organizations. At its meeting held Monday night the board approved an agreement for a Voluntary Partnership Assistance Team (VPAT) consisting of representatives from the Kentucky Department of Education, the Kentucky School Boards Association, and […]

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