Group will adopt McRoberts school



McRoberts Elementary School has been “adopted” by a group of New York families and schools from affluent districts who work with rural schools to address problems associated with poverty and isolation. McRoberts Principal Kristie Collett told the Jenkins Independent Board of Education at its May meeting that New York community activist Pam Koner and her group, Family-to-Family, have chosen McRoberts, […]

Doc says he didn’t murder wife



HARRODSBURG, Ky. A central Kentucky doctor has pleaded not guilty to murdering his wife. The Lexington Herald-Leader reported that 46-year-old Dr. Steven Hall entered the plea Tuesday in Boyle District Court. He is accused of killing Isabel Hall by pushing her out of a pontoon boat at Herrington Lake and running over her. Defense attorney Greg Simms of Lebanon said […]

Memorial Day ceremony held at Veterans Museum



A large crowd gathered May 24 at the Letcher County Veterans Museum in Whitesburg to honor veterans in a Memorial Day ceremony. The crowd was welcomed by Darrell Holbrook, the museum’s secretary, after the Colonel Ben Caudill Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans got everyone’s attention by firing their cannon. After the opening speech, David Chaltas, in the persona […]

Kids Day planned



Letcher County Kids Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 6, at Jenkins City Park. The event will include a petting zoo, fire truck and train rides, pony rides, hay rides, inflatables, a watermeloneating contest, wrestling, a puppet show, a dunkin’ booth, a fishing game, live entertainment, and free food.

Soup bean supper set at Kingscreek



The Kingscreek Community Park will host a soup bean dinner on Friday, June 5, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., at the Kingscreek Fire Department. The dinner will include soup beans, cornbread, fried potatoes, sauerkraut and wieners, dessert and a drink. The cost is $5 per person. All proceeds from the dinner will benefit the park. For more information, call […]

Paula Damron completes Army basic training in S.C.



Army Reserve Pfc. Paula R. Damron has completed basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. She studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marks- manship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military […]

DRAMA OPENING



The Little Shepherd outdoor drama will open at 8:30 p.m., June 18. The Orbey Hunley Band will entertain from 7 to 8 p.m. Volunteers recently worked on the Little Shepherd Amphitheatre site, preparing for the opening. Pictured are Butch and Donna Boggs, Ruby Combs, Hiram Collins, and cast director Ella Tolliver unloading lumber from a truck owned by Tootie Seals. […]

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