Retired Teachers to meet

There will be a meeting of the Letcher County Retired Teachers Friday, Dec. 7, at noon at Parkway Restaurant. LCRTA, as a part of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association, is working to increase the membership of KRTA in Letcher County. KRTA was organized in 1957 to serve as the voice of retired educators. It is the only organization in the […]

Concealed carry class scheduled

A Kentucky concealed carry training course will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dec. 8, at the Letcher County Cooperative Extension Office in Whitesburg. This training is required before applying for a concealed carry permit. For more information or to register, call Will Connelly, 633-5012 or (606) 335-9437, or e-mail

Cooking school to be at Whitesburg

On Friday, Dec. 14, at noon, a cooking school will be held at the Letcher County Extension Office at 478 Extension Drive in Whitesburg. The theme this year is “Diabetics Can Party Too” and the recipes you will get to sample are delicious. Anyone would enjoy them. There is no charge to attend the school, but please call the Extension […]

Shooting match set for Haymond

Shooting matches will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturdays at Skyview Park at Haymond. No fixed guns allowed. Proceeds will be used for upkeep of the park. For more information, call Randy or Rick at 633-2182 weekdays, or Randy at 855- 4249 evenings or weekends.

Fletcher leaving office with political future uncertain

FRANKFORT Ernie Fletcher moved into the Governor’s Mansion four years ago with the type of impeccable resume from which political dreams are made. Now, after a turbulent four years marked by scandal, Fletcher is preparing to end his term uncertain whether he’ll ever again run for public office. But he’s not ruling it out. “You never say never, but I […]

City hopes to resemble ‘coal camp’

BECKLEY, W.Va. City leaders are considering rebuilding parts of downtown Beckley to look like a late-1920s coal camp. Members of the Beckley Intermodal Gateway steering committee are reviewing a $24 million proposal unveiled recently that includes buildings designed to resemble long-lost Beckley landmarks that could be occupied by local businesses. The drawings also feature an ice skating rink and an […]

Turner to run again

Senator Johnny Ray Turner, D-Drift, has announced that he is running for re-election. Turner, who represents Letcher, Floyd, Breathitt, and Knott counties, has been a member of the State Senate since 2001. A retired teacher and coach, Turner, 57, currently serves on the following committees: Appropriations and Revenue; Education, Health and Welfare; State and Local Government; Rules, and Committees on […]

There’s nothing as good as a cornfed hog

It’s that time of the year again. By this I mean hog killing time. Butchering a hog has to be done during cold weather for obvious reasons. The flies are no longer around to torment you, and the fresh meat needs to be chilled. Not too many people raise hogs for butchering anymore, partly because they are just plain lazy […]

SKCTC sets graduation ceremony

The awarding of degrees and diplomas for graduates of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will be Friday, Dec. 7, at 4 p.m. in the theater of the Edsel Godbey Appalachian Center on the campus at Cumberland. The ceremony will mark the first mid-year graduation in the 47-year history of the college. Approximately 45 graduates, representing each of SKCTC’s five […]

Blood drive set

A blood drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dec. 11, at the Letcher County Technology Center in Whitesburg. The drive is co-sponsored by the Central Kentucky Blood Center. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good general health. For more information, call David Whitt at (800) 775-2522.

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