Jenkins needs more teachers, but paying them would be hard

Money will be tight in Jenkins Independent Schools this year and the budget may contribute to some overcrowding in grades one and two at Burdine Elementary School. At the August meeting of the Jenkins Independent Board of Education, the board was told that the first and second grades are crowded with 28 and 30 students respectively. Burdine Elementary Principal Stacy […]

Political Cartoon

Coal operators, Trump in dispute over alleged promise that is unmet

WASHINGTON The Trump administration has rejected a coal industry push to win a rarely used emergency order protecting coal-fired power plants, a decision contrary to what one coal executive said the president personally promised him. The Energy Department says it considered issuing the order sought by companies seeking relief for plants it says are overburdened by environmental rules and market […]

Golden Eagles to host UK

HATTIESBURG, Miss. Southern Mississippi defensive back Picasso Nelson knows what it feels like to watch Kentucky’s offense embarrass the Golden Eagles’ secondary. He also knows what it feels like to shut the Wildcats down and earn a huge road win over an opponent from the Southeastern Conference. Southern Miss beat Kentucky 44-35 in Lexington last season, falling into a 35-10 […]

Smithsonian sports exhibit at Hazard

In honor of the outstanding impact sports has had in the region, a Smithsonian Institute display of sports photographs, trophies, and other memorabilia will be at Hazard Community and Technical College now through Thursday, Sept. 28 in the Stephens Library at HCTC. The “ Smithsonian Hometown Team Exhibit” is free and open to the public. Memories from UK football player […]

Oma Hatton will be greatly missed

Well, we really don’t know where to begin with this but we are going to give it a shot. I am Jeanette Tacket Yonts. I am one of the five children of Marshel and Dorothy Tacket. Oma Hatton was my mom’s best friend. She was two months older than Oma and they had known each other since either one of […]

Scenes from Jenkins Homecoming Days

Letcher County’s festival season began once again over the weekend with the arrival of the Jenkins Homecoming Days Festival. Next up on the list of the gatherings leading to the Mountain Heritage Festival late in September is the Isom Days Festival now underway in that community.

Speak Your Piece

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Bringing in the kick


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