The ‘trashing’ of a state treasure

Points East

I’m sitting here at my desk on this cold December evening doing the “brrrrrr” routine because the outside temperature is below freezing and me and Loretta are trying to adjust to a thermostat set at 68. Back in the summer we thought 78 was smoldering and I “borrowed” those little funeral home fans from the church to waft about my […]

This weather will make us appreciate spring, summer


Hello, everyone, hope you are all doing well and keeping warm. Winter will soon be here on Dec. 21. It sure feels like winter now. It will make us appreciate spring and summer. I enjoyed going up to the Ermine Center a few days ago and seeing everyone. They have lots of fun up there. I’ve not got to go […]


William Hatton (left) and his brother, Loren, are the sons of Dr. Kevin and Adrienne Hatton of Lexington. They are the grandchildren of Rob Hatton and the late Joan Trent Hatton, and Diane and Chaffin White of Louisville.

P-nut Blair is home from the hospital

Big Cowan

Happy birthday to my greatnephew, Gavin Adams of Carcassonne. He will be 2 on Dec. 12. He is the son of Brandon and Shanna Adams. Gavin had a party at the Carcassonne Community Center on Sunday. He has an older sister, Miss Em. My dad, P-nut, had to spend two days in Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He had a stomach […]


Barbara Ison, president of the Whitesburg Rotary Club, presented $100 to Whitesburg Middle School social studies teacher Tyler Bentley. The money assisted Bentley in taking nine students from the Gifted and Talented Program to attend the East Junior Kentucky Youth Assembly, part of the Kentucky YMCA program, in Louisville and Frankfort recently. The program gives students a firsthand look at […]

Outdoor Christmas production planned

The Lewis Creek Pentecostal Church will hold an outdoor Christmas production, “The Journey to Bethlehem”, on Friday, Dec. 12, from 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will take place at the church at Partridge and will include outdoor scenes with live animals, a traveler’s campsite, the angelic annunciation to the shepherds, […]

Students are hoping for some snow days


It’s a cold, wet, snowy Monday morning as I write this news for you today. It has been quite an interesting week full of, simply put, being busy. Thanksgiving was rather warm and the girls decided to join their friends to play outdoors after we had our early Thanksgiving dinner. Saturday morning several residents found their vehicles had been broken […]

Ermine Center wins Senior Center of the Year

The Ermine Senior Citizens had a wonderful week last week. Our center won the Senior Center of the Year Award. Twenty-five members from our center went to Hazard to see our site manager, Debbie Slone, receive the award. County Judge Jim Ward and Eddie Meade were there also. The award was presented to Debbie by Peggy Roe of the Kentucky […]


Alice Caudill, 7, was named Miss Supreme of the Frosty Fest. She also won prettiest eyes, hair, and smile, and best Christmas wear and most photogenic. She and her father also won parent/child lookalike. She is the daughter of Billy James and Christy Caudill of Brownsfork in Perry County. Her grandparents are Lester and Geraldine Adams and Demaree and Mary […]

It’s hard to know what to give kids

Southern Ohio

Merry Christmas, everyone! I may as well say it and get it over with as it will be here and gone before we know it! Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? For the last few years I have found it much easier to give my youngest daughter money and let her shop for Sarah, Jessica and Katelyn! My granddaughter, […]

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