Learn to write about Christmas memories

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College is offering a workshop, Right from the Heart Writing – Christmas Memories, at the Whitesburg campus on Monday, Dec. 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Students will use their own writing as a means of self-discovery and self-exploration with techniques reviewed in this class. The instructor will be Madeline Gibson. Registration with fee of […]

Hospice offers support during holiday season

Hospice of the Bluegrass – Mountain Community will host an evening of support, memories, and discussion about dealing with grief during the holiday season. This free service is open to anyone in the community who may need additional support during the holidays and will take place from 6 to 8 p.m., Nov. 12, at the Perry County Senior Citizens Building […]

Ruling may help get water lines into other areas

A ruling handed down last week by Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright appears to clear the way for the Letcher County Water and Sewer District to move ahead with plans to provide water service to 280 homes in the area between Camp Branch and Indian Creek. Wright ruled on November 1 that it will be left up to three trustees […]

Chef comes home to job in Letcher

Being able to come home to find work in the county where he was reared would seem to be the impossible dream for a chef who grew up in rural Appalachia. Thanks to a new law permitting alcohol sales in some local restaurants, that dream has become a reality for Letcher County native James Feltner. When the owners of the […]

Grand jury indicts 12

A grandson of former Jenkins Mayor James F. “Chum” Tackett has been indicted on robbery and burglary charges in connection with an incident at James Tackett’s home in September. Jordan Harvey Tackett, 24, of Burdine, is charged with complicity to first-degree robbery and complicity to first-degree burglary in indictments handed up to Letcher County Circuit Judge Sam Wright on November […]

‘Standby mode’ sucks energy, raises power bills

COLUMBUS, Ohio A force as insidious as Dracula is quietly sucking a nickel of every dollar’s worth of the electricity that seeps from your home’s outlets. Insert the little fangs of your cell phone charger in the outlet and leave it there, phone attached: That is vampire electronics. Allow your computer to hide in the cloak of darkness known as […]


Jenkins seeking help, answers to water woes

Water issues were the main subject of discussion at the November meeting of the Jenkins City Council. In his monthly report, Mayor Charles Dixon once again asked the citizens of Jenkins to work to conserve water. Dixon also reported on ongoing efforts to obtain funding or other aid in dredging Jenkins Lake, which he said would increase the city’s water […]

Clothing giveaway

A clothing giveaway will take place from 9 a.m. to noon., Nov. 16, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Whitesburg. Everyone is welcome. It is sponsored by the Letcher County Family Resource Centers, LKLP, and Migrant Education. For more information, call 633-3146 or 633-7546.

Fishing can be dangerous

I had a friend, one I grew up with and attended grade school with. He was natural born comedian who would go to great lengths to get a laugh out of someone. I never heard him say an ill word about another human being. If he couldn’t get a laugh out of you, he would simply leave you to your […]

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