Michael Ian Adams celebrated his first birthday on August 17. He is the son of Mickey and Crystal Adams of Isom. His grandparents are Donnell Morton, Judy Morton of Isom, and Joe and Gail Adams, also of Isom. He celebrated his birthday with a Sesame Street party with family members and friends.

Poetry, essay, poster contests planned

The Mountain Heritage Festival will include poster, poetry, and essay contests. The theme of the festival is “Making Tracks Through Letcher County”, highlighting the nature trails in the area, and should be used by participants in the three contests. First-place winners will receive a blue ribbon and a $100 savings bond. Second- and thirdplace winners will receive a ribbon. Winners […]

Mandi Boggs turning eight

Little Dry Fork

Happy birthday to Mandi Nicole Boggs, who turns eight on Sept. 8. School has been good so far, I guess. I told everyone I was putting a dating ad in this week. I’m on a mission for a boyfriend. So anyone interested, call (606) 821-6397 after 8 p.m. The races are over for the season, but football has just begun. […]

Hatton family reunion draws large crowd


Hello again, everyone, hope you are all doing well. First of all, we want to offer our sympathy to the family of Pat Branham, a dear friend of mine. She was blind for eight years. I picked her up and took her to church and led her around and loved doing it. She didn’t want to miss church. We would […]


Jeremiah Wayne Shepherd was born December 22. He is the son of Michael and Tabitha Harding Shepherd. His grandparents are Donald and Tammy Harding and Patty Shepherd and the late Gary Shepherd. He is the great-grandson of Alvania Shepherd and the late Astor Shepherd.


Lovell Day recently celebrated her 90th birthday with family at Pine Mountain Grill. Attending were her children, Nina Stamper and husband Donald Stamper and Norman Day. Mrs. Day has four grandchildren, Jeff Stamper, Kimberly Stamper Adleta, Randall Day, and Nicole Day Warpup, and nine great-grandchildren, Heather Stamper, Tyler Stamper, Brittney Adleta, Brandon Adleta, Morgan Adleta, Jared Day, Ben Warpup, Hannah […]


Former Letcher County resident Alpha Adams Eoff will celebrate her 90th birthday on Sunday, Sept. 7. Family and friends are invited to help her celebrate at the Eubank Fire Department from 2 to 4 p.m. on her birthday.

Calihans celebrate 62nd wedding anniversary

Southern Ohio

Hello again, readers! I hear it has been raining in the mountains of eastern Kentucky, so the question in the song “1949” by Larry Sparks doesn’t have to be asked. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Larry Sparks, he is one of the greatest bluegrass singers, if not the best singer that has ever sang a song. Lester […]


Calvin Randall and Elaine Tackett of Jenkins, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Mason Angela, to Michael Bobby Gibson, son of Mary Jane Gibson of Neon and the late Michael Eugene Gibson. The wedding will take place on October 4 at 4:30 p.m. at the Burdine Freewill Baptist Church.


Robert and Ashley Cornett of Mayking, celebrated their first wedding anniversary Sept. 1. He is the son of Lydia Duty and Dewayne Cornett of Millstone. His grandparents are Ada and Wilson Cornett of Knott County. She is the daughter of Charles and Melody Ison of Whitesburg. Her grandparents are the late Ruth and Russell Thompson of Whitesburg, and Wilma Jean […]

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