Hughes graduates

Whitesburg native Jolene Hughes was graduated from Bellarmine University with a bachelor of science degree in clinical lab science. A 2001 graduate of Whitesburg High School, she is the daughter of Barbara Hughes and Hank Craft.

Square dance set

The Carcassonne square dance will be held Saturday, June 14 from 8 to 10 p.m. Charlie Whitaker will call, and Lee Sexton, Shawn Stamper, and Beverly May will play music. For more information, call 633-2092 or 633-0851.


Amanda Wright Brown was graduated from the nursing program and Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. She is working at Holston Valley Hospital while continuing her education.

Late birthdays


Late happy birthdays to Bennett Combs, Ray Boggs, Riley Cook and Thelma Cook Bays of North Carolina. Little Cowan Primitive Baptist Church will have a yard sale Friday and Saturday.

Day recognized as high honor student

Allison Day of Whitesburg, was recognized by the University of the Cumberlands as a high honor student during the school’s annual Honor’s Day service. She is an elementary education major. High honor recognition is given to those students earning a 3.85 grade point average.

Organ recital planned at Whitesburg church

An organ recital will be held at Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church at 3 p.m., Sunday, June 22. Church organist Robert C. Young will present a mixed program of classical music, old hymns, and spirituals. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall. The public is invited to attend. The church is located behind the Letcher County Courthouse at 18 Broadway, […]

How I spent my vacation

Points East

I took vacation last week and left Garrard County only for a few hours Saturday morning to run some errands in Richmond. I spent less money than I normally spend on gasoline and lunch during a work week and I’d bet that I had more fun and a better time overall than most people will have on their jaunts to […]


David R. Goode of Macon, Ga., recently received a doctorate of philosophy in chemistry from the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana. His dissertation was “Small Molecule Modulation of Caspase Enzymatic Activity”. While at the university, he assisted in teaching chemistry and did research in seeking cures for various diseases. He is the son of Joseph W. Goode III and Shearer Smith […]


Chris and Sandy Kinder of Dorton, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ginger Nicole Taylor, to Nathan Keith Mullins, son of Mitchell and Benji Mullins of Dorton. She is the granddaughter of the late Paris and Janice Taylor of Whitesburg. She is a 2007 graduate of Pikeville College, where she received a bachelor of science degree in […]

Letcher County Robinson Scholars graduate from UK

Kaleb Wade Blair and Kayla June Sexton, both of Letcher County, graduated from the University of Kentucky with doctor of pharmacy degrees. Both also earned bachelor’s degrees, Blair in human nutrition and Sexton in health sciences. Blair is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wade Blair. Sexton is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paschel Sexton. Both are members of […]

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