Services are held for Chalmer Engle

Funeral services for Chalmer Engle, 78, of Whitesburg, were held February 17 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. A son of the late Troy and Mattie Boggs Engle, he was born in Letcher County. He died February 15 at Letcher Manor Nursing Home. Engle was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and […]

Arnold Breeding succumbs at 68

Funeral services for Arnold E. Breeding, 68, were held February 3 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Douglas Day Cemetery on Pine Mountain. A son of the late Theodore R. and Elizabeth Holland Breeding, he was born in Letcher County. He died January 31 at his home at Mayking. Breeding was a member of American Legion Douglas Day […]

Sophia Sandlin, 85, buried at Ermine

Graveside services for Sophia Sandlin were held February 17 at Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. A daughter of the late Roy and Ella Jones Osborne, she was born in Hyden. She died February 15 at the Britthaven Nursing Home in Cumberland at the age of 85. Mrs. Sandlin was a member of the Whitco Pentecostal Church. She was married to […]

Lena Mae Owens is buried at Isom

Funeral services for Lena Mae Owens, 85, were held February 15 at the Little Colley Pentecostal Church. Burial was in the Babe Ison Cemetery at Isom. A daughter of the late John and Liza Hensley, she was the widow of John Dora Adams and the mother of the late Eva Mae Reed. She died February 12 at her home at […]

County attorney questions status of tourism board

Several members of the Letcher County Tourism Commission may have been appointed in a manner that is not compatible with either the original county ordinance or with state law authorizing the creation of county tourism boards, Letcher County Attorney Harold Bolling told the Letcher Fiscal Court this week. Bolling told the court that after examining the ordinance creating the tourism […]


Field to open by April 10

A new baseball field being constructed at Letcher County Central High School could be ready for use this spring, the Letcher County Board of Education learned at its February meeting this week. Darrell Douglas, landscape architect with Sherman Carter Barnhart PSC, told the board that April 10 is the substantial completion date for construction of the new field. “Were trying […]

Road closing scheduled

A portion of KY 805 between Jenkins and Dunham was scheduled to be closed Wednesday (today) while workers demolished and removed an old coal camp house located on a hill beside the highway. The road will be blocked between Baker’s Barber Shop and the U.S. 23 overpass, said Jenkins Police Chief Jim Stephens. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said it has […]

65 people attend party at Ermine

About 65 people attended a Valentine’s Day party at the Ermine Senior Citizens Center. The Jenkins senior citizens came to be with us. Glad to have you all; come back again. Also, County Judge Jim Ward was there. We had lots of fun and good food – lots of it. We played games and gave away prizes. Kathy Palumbo won […]

Workshop planned

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College is offering the workshop, Let’s Decorate Eggs, at the Whitesburg campus on Tuesday, March 18, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Children between the ages of 5 and 9 will learn colors, numbers and other holiday Spanish phrases as they color Easter eggs. Supplies will be provided. The instructor will be Sandy Holbrook. Registration with […]

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