10 Tips for Making Exercise a Habit

Exercise is vital to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. You probably know the importance of exercise to your good health, but finding the time to fit exercise into a busy lifestyle is often a problem. Here are 10 easy tips to help make exercise a part of your daily life. 1. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Stair climbing is […]


Rebekah Sharon Ison recently was graduated from the University of Kentucky magna cum laude. She also received many other honors and recognition in the field of interior design. She is attending the Art Institute of Chicago where she received a scholarship and is majoring in architecture with an emphasis in interior design. Rebekah is pictured with her mother Sharon Ison […]

Fall is a good time to see the mountains


We are enjoying this pretty fall weather. Our seasons seem to go by faster as you get older. Several attended church at Little Cowan on Sunday. We were really pleased with the Association. It was an honor to serve those who attended and a joy. We appreciate the younger members who labored to make it easy for the older members. […]

Driving course set

The AARP Safe Driving Course will be offered from noon to 4 p.m., October 21, at the Letcher County Extension Office. The class will be taught by Sherill Slone and is sponsored by the Letcher County Retired Teachers. For more information, call Joyce Whitaker at 633-3449.

Special services set for Bethel Church

Bethel Community Church, located in Tom Biggs Hollow at McRoberts, will hold special services Friday, Oct. 17, at 6 p.m. Roger Bentley is pastor of the church. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Money tips for college students

If you’ve decided to go to college or you’re already there, you’ve made a smart money move. With a bachelor’s degree, you may typically earn $15,000 more a year than someone with just a high school diploma. But you need to find the best way to pay for that college education, preferably with money you don’t have to pay back. […]


  Ruby Caudill recently celebrated her 96th birthday at the Ermine Senior Citizens Center with her friends and the staff. She also had a birthday cake and ice cream at the Wellness Center.


  Melanie Watts is the winner of the Mountain Heritage Festival Mountain Idol competition. She is 19 years old and is a student at Southeast Community and Technical College in Whitesburg. She is the daughter of Linda and Freddie Watts of Blackey. Her grandparents are Ruby J. Roark of Gordon and the late Ray Roark, and Eugene "Bub" Watts of […]

Haunted hayrides set at Fishpond

Haunted hayrides will take place at Fishpond Lake from dusk until 10:30 p.m. on October 18, 19, 25, and 26. The cost is $5 per person. The event is sponsored by the Letcher County Fraternal Order of Police and the Jenkins Fire Department. Parental discretion advised.

Blackey seniors enjoy potlucks

It’s been a while since I reported on our Blackey Senior Center. We have been busy doing things. We have good fellowship and enjoy each day; it seems like a family. We have taken several trips to Wise, Va. We went to the flea market and ate dinner. We have gone to Hazard shopping and to Whitesburg. We ate out […]

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