Registration set for soccer

Fall soccer registration for Letcher County Youth Soccer has begun. Forms are available at the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department. Open registration will be held from 10 a.m. until noon on August 9 and from 10 a.m. until noon on August 16 at the soccer field located across from Appalachian Regional Hospital. Registration is $30 and $25 for each additional […]

In dipstick we trust

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray: I have a 1985 Mercury Grand Marquis. Recently, the oil-level light came on, so I checked the level on the dipstick. It was in the safe zone. So, which do I trust, the dipstick level or the idiot light? Thanks. — Scott TOM: In dipstick we trust, Scott. RAY: The dipstick almost never lies. It can […]

Oma Hatton visiting ‘Red’ Hatton


Hello everyone, hope you are doing well. I told everyone I wouldn’t have my news in this week and I may not, but I’m going out of town for a few days to visit my son Astor “Red”. I haven’t been anywhere in a while and I’m looking forward to it. This is Thursday so the news will be short. […]

Civil War reenactment set Aug. 9-10

The Colonel Ben Caudill Camp and the Little Shepherd Drama will sponsor a Civil War reenactment, Thunder on the Mountain, on August 9 and 10. The event will be held at the Little Shepherd Drama site, near Jenkins. The battles will be held at 2 p.m. each day. There will be a lady’s tea on the stage at noon on […]

Afterschool program for children with dyslexia

The IDEA-Center of Excellence has a tutorial program in Letcher County for children with dyslexic characteristics — not reading, not comprehending what is read, falling behind in schoolwork. The afterschool tutorial program meets for 13 weeks, one evening per week, and provides one-on-one individualized instruction for both the fall and spring semesters. The fall semester will be starting up soon. […]

Services held for Louise Hall

Louise “Tiny” Hall, 70, of Neon, died July 19 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Center in Hazard. Born at Ermine, she was a daughter of the late Bill M. and Mary Ellen Adams Stallard. She was also preceded in death by an infant sister, Sharon Louise Stallard; a brother, William “Curly” Boyd Stallard; and her grandparents, who reared […]

Rites held for Ginger Collier

Funeral services for Ginger Leigh Cantrell Collier, 49, of Pound, Va., were held July 26 at the Lone Pine Chapel Church in Pound. She died July 23 at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn. A daughter of David ‘Hog Lot’ and Billie Jean Short Cantrell, of Pound, Va., she was a member of the Lone Pine Chapel Church. In […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

Can you identify these Whitesburg High School graduates? Answers are at the bottom of the column. WHS athlete listed in “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” Sam Potter was a member of the WHS 1931 football team that went 11-0, the first undefeated season in WHS history, and until one of the last games, no team had scored against them. During […]

LCCHS class schedules are available through August 1

Letcher County Central High School students may pick up class schedules at the school for the 2014-2015 school year July 28 to August 1. Students may also have school pictures taken for the yearbook and purchase pictures. Picture pricing information will be available to pick up at the school and also will be posted on the school website the week […]

Wattses mark 34th anniversary

Cowan Creek

Ernie Ison, Raven Ison, Donna Watts and I went to Johnson City Tenn., to Red Lobster. Such good food. We then took Raven school shopping. Gotter done! Congratulations to Chris and Rachel Fields of Thornton. They are now the proud parents of three wonderful children. The adoption is now over. So, happy for all. God is good. They have been […]

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