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• “To help our children learn the placement of states, we glued a map to a piece of cardboard, then used a razor knife to cut each state out along its lines. This created a puzzle. It made learning the states fun. We wrote the capitals on the backs, so we learned those, too.” — M.A. in Georgia • Keep […]

Granddaughter enjoys visit to Big Cowan

Hello everyone. Sure has been a hot week. Michaela (our granddaughter) had a good visit. She spent lots of time with Emily McIntosh, Marty Fields and Paige Brown. She only stayed a week but we enjoyed having her. She went home on Sunday. Late happy birthday to Dee Gibson who had a birthday on July 21. Then her and Sammy’s […]


Fall hunting season preview

The first fall hunting season in Kentucky opens in less than a month. Here are some highlights of what’s to come: The 2011-2012 Kentucky Hunting & Trapping Guide is being printed and will be mailed to license vendors statewide. The 66-page guide is free, and details the season dates, bag limits and regulations for deer, elk, bear, turkey, small game […]

Blairs, Shortts to mark anniversaries

Howdy and I hope you are staying cool today, Thursday. It is supposed to be one of our hottest days. I was out and about around eight o’clock this morning and passed a sign showing temps were at 88 degrees. I really plan to spend the day inside in air conditioning and so does Red. You all be careful, do […]

Bryant rites held

Funeral services for Curtis Bryant, 72, of Robinson Creek, were held July 24 in Virgie. Burial was in the Sam Hall Cemetery at Robinson Creek. He died July 21 at Pikeville Medical Center. Born in Pike County to the late Mark and Mary Bentley Bryant, he was a brother of the late Carlos Bryant, Marvin Bryant and Jay Bryant. Surviving […]

Chamber seeks nominations

The Letcher County Chamber is seeking nominations for its annual “Unsung Heroes” awards dinner to be held on Sept. l0. Nominations of volunteers who have made an outstanding contribution to their community may be mailed to: Letcher County Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 127, Whitesburg, KY 41858. Give a brief description of the contributions this person has made that make […]

Services are held for James Shuler

James F. Shuler, 56, died July 19 at his home at Happy. Born in Indiana to the late Robert and Eliza Jane Campbell Shuler, he was the father of the late Jody Shuler and a brother of the late Dorothy Jent. He was a disabled factory worker. Surviving are a son, Jamie Shuler, Columbus, Ind.; a daughter, Crystal Combs and […]


It’s tourist season in Bardstown

Hello to all. It is officially full blown tourist season here in our little tow. The bed and breakfasts and hotels and area parking lots are full of out-of-town vehicles, motorcycles and some RVs at the campgrounds. On the 18th, Andrew Newton opened at the Dan Talbot amphitheatre for the The Band Perry. There was a great turnout for that […]

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