Senior citizens take a trip to Buckhorn Lake

The Ermine Senior Citizens Center celebrated St. Patrick’s Day and Easter by having a party and potluck dinner. We had Mr. and Mrs. Leprechaun, won by Lennon and Yvonne Hammock. They each received a large bucket filled with gifts. Mr. Easter Bunny was Metry Kuracka. He won a toolbox filled with tools. Miss Easter Bunny was Shirley Day and she […]

People may have to rely on gardens for their food

It’s that time of year again, folks – resurrection time as I call it. The daffodils are blooming, the trees are budding to bloom, and I sure hope they don’t get in too much of a hurry. If they bloom too early, they will most likely get frozen again this year and the early fruit will get demolished again. The […]

Moving? Make sure your mail moves, too

Moving? Please accept my condolences. Few things in life are more difficult than finding a new home, packing up your belongings, transporting them to your new home, unpacking, and putting everything where it belongs. It hurts my head (and my back!) just to think about moving! While relocating may be stressful, making sure your mail moves with you is simple, […]

Fund-raiser set

A community-wide bake sale and car wash will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 5. The bake sale, which will take place at Wal-Mart, and the car wash, which will be held in the Food World parking lot, will benefit Robbie Gross. For more information, call JoAnn Baker at 633-9111 or Brian Baker at (859) 398-9000.

Learn how to make floral arrangements

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College is offering a workshop, Floral Centerpieces, at the Whitesburg campus on Wednesday, April 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Workshop participants will learn how to make floral arrangements. A list of supplies will be provided at the time of registration. The instructor will be Peggy Conklin. Registration with a fee of $14 is required […]

Letcher Elementary seeking nominations

Nominations are now being taken for parent representative for the 2008-2009 Letcher Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council. Nominations should be sent to the school office no later than 3 p.m., March 28. Elections will be held on from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 8 and April 9 at the school office. For more information, call 633-2524.

Fast Train will play at Norton

Fast Train will perform at 7:30 p.m., March 29, at The Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The new facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1 1/2 miles west of Norton. For more information, call (276) 679-3541.

Spring comes with snow still on the ground in Ohio

Northeast Ohio

I’m writing this week’s column with a heavy heart. A young nephew died on March 17 from the dreaded big C. Samuel Kirk Sanders was born in Letcher County on January 27, 1960 to the late Bruce and Ethel Sergent Sanders, making him 48 years old. He leaves behind his brokenhearted wife, Cathy; four brothers, Timothy Bruce, Wendell Phillip, Steven […]


Sameria Lynn Meade will turn five years old March 28. She is the daughter of Samanth Meade of Jenkins and the late Travis Meade. She is the granddaughter of Albert and Pat Johnson of Dunham, Denver Lynn Meade and Julie Breeding of Deane, and Jerry and Sharon Powell of Shelbyville. She will celebrate her birthday with a Hannah Montana party […]


Brooke LeeAnn King celebrated her eighth birthday at Pizza Hunt on Feb. 23 with family and friends. She is the daughter of Ann King of Jeremiah and Wendell Cook of Kingscreek. Her grandparents are Phyllis King of Jeremiah and the late Alvin King of Brentwood, Tenn., and Doug and Rose Cook of Kingscreek.

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