Blair Branch welcomes new babies

Blair Branch

Hello all! Long time no see. Well, I guess long time no write is more like it. I hope all of you are doing well. Michael and the boys are doing well. I, on the other hand, have had a cold for about two weeks. Yep, a cold during summer break. That’s certainly my luck. I’m feeling a little better […]

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Hughes wins dramatic competition



Carlton W. Hughes, professor of communications at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, Cumberland campus, won first place in the Church Dramas/Plays category at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference held recently at Ridgecrest Conference Center in Asheville, N.C. This is the second consecutive year Hughes has placed first in the category, and this year his entry was a […]

Golf Classic set for June 9



The Lillian Faye Simpson Southeast Scholarship Golf Classic, an annual event that generates funds for scholarships for students wishing to attend Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College, will be held Saturday, June 9, at the Sleepy Hollow Golf Course in Cumberland. The event, an 18-hole, four-player scramble competition, will get under way at 9:30 a.m. with registration set from 8 […]

Family Folk Week planned



The McClain Family Band will headline Hindman Settlement School’s 35th annual Appalachian Family Folk Week from June 10 to 15. The weeklong event celebrates traditional music, crafts, storytelling and folk dancing. Traditional music and dance programs will take place each evening at the May Stone Building on the settlement school campus. All evening programs are free and open to the […]

Help for veterans



A veterans benefits field representative will be at the Letcher County Courthouse in Whitesburg on Tuesday, June 26, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to assist veterans and their dependents in filing for federal and state veterans benefits. This service is provided free of charge by the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs. For more information, call toll-free 1-877-856-0004.

Chicks for sale



The Letcher County 4-H Poultry Club has baby chicks for sale at the Letcher County Extension Office. Cost is $2 each. The donated eggs were hatched at the extension office. For more information, call 633-2362.

Hospice honored by veterans



Hospice of the Bluegrass has been awarded the We Honor Veterans Level Four Partner, the highest recognition offered by The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) for service to veterans. Hospice of the Bluegrass is the only hospice in Kentucky and one of only 25 in the nation to receive this honor. “One out of every four dying Americans […]


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