Cool mornings are reminder that autumn is approaching


Greetings from the hills and valleys of Eolia and Eolia Christian Community Outreach. Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out. Proverbs 17:14 NIV This is such a pleasant time of the year. The days are warm and hazy with a stillness in the air as though Mother Earth is holding […]

Stinnett completes Army basic training

Army Pvt. Kristopher B. Stinnett has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, he received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and […]


Rhonda Cox celebrated her 38th birthday on August 9 at the Whitesburg City Pool with a large number of family members and friends.

Mountain Heritage Festival canning & baking contests

The Mountain Heritage Festival will feature contests in home canning and baking. The contests are sponsored by Letcher County Extension Office. Categories for home-canned foods are: 1. jellies; 2. jams; 3. preserves; 4. fruits; 5. vegetables; 6. pickles; 7. relishes; 8. butters and sweets. Categories for candy are: 1. fudge; 2. dipped; 3. Other candy. Categories for home-baked goods are: […]

Arts and crafts contest

The Letcher County Extension Office and Extension Homemaker Clubs will sponsor the Mountain Heritage Festival Arts and Crafts Contest. Categories for baskets are: 1. fireside or flower basket or wastebasket; 2. egg basket; 3. any other basket; 4. special weave. Categories for needlework are: 1. knitting — a. knitted afghan, b. hand-knitted sweater c. miscellaneous knitting; 2. crochet — a. […]

Quilt contest

A quilt contest will once again be part of the Letcher County Mountain Heritage Festival. Categories for quilts are: 1. appliqué; 2. embroidery; 3. pieced (patchwork); 4. baby quilts; 5. miscellaneous; 6. oldest quilt (age verified by owner); 7. wall-hanging. All quilts, except for those entered in the oldest quilt category, must have been completed within the last three years […]


Logan James McElroy celebrated his second birthday August 18. He is the son of Jonathan and Brandie McElroy of Millstone. His grandparents are Keith and Joann McElroy, also of Millstone, and James and Darlene Mobley of Deane.


Macey Elizabeth Bennett was born April 23 to Justin and Nicole Bennett of Gilley. She is the granddaughter of Mary Bennett of Linefork, and Jamie and Kim Miller of Gilley. Her greatgrandparents are David and Maxine Lewis of Gilley, and Patsy Miller of Isom. She is the greatgreat granddaughter of Omer Lewis of Bledsoe, and Howard and Dorthy Lewis of […]


Steve Baker of Whitesburg, who recently earned a degree in practical nursing, has received a full scholarship to attend medical school at the University of Kentucky. While studying for his nursing degree he was named to the Dean’s List several times.


Thirteen-year-old Taylor Nicole Benge was crowned Junior Miss Kentucky recently at a pageant in Nicholasville. She is the daughter of Denise Benge of Rush and the late Eric Benge. Her grandparents are Jim and Jamie Roberts, Sharon and Gary Benge, and Susan and Garland Logsdon. She is the great-granddaughter of Betty Addington of Eolia, and Betty Benge of Willow Wood, […]

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