Jenkins band students will tour Europe

Three students from the Jenkins Cavalier Wind Band, directed by Jenny L. Collins, were selected from students across the state to perform in the 2020 Kentucky Ambassadors of Music European Tour. The students have the opportunity to take part in a seven country European tour during the summer of 2020.

Whitesburg ARH will soon become ‘teaching hosptal’


Beginning in July, Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital will officially be a teaching hospital. Appalachian Regional Healthcare received notification Tuesday afternoon that the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education has approved the Whitesburg and Harlan hospitals to teach residents in internal medicine. Kentucky requires doctors to complete two years of residency before they can apply for medical licensure. The ARH program […]

Grand jury indicts two after sawmill found in living room

If you’re in possession of a stolen sawmill you might want to hide it somewhere other than inside your living room if you don’t want to face criminal charges. What — a stolen sawmill in a living room? That’s what the Letcher County Grand Jury said last week when it returned felony indictments against two men, charging each with receiving […]

Accidental concrete spill kills some Kingscreek fish

A fish kill on Kingscreek last week was caused by an accidental spill of concrete during construction of a bridge, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife said. Conservation Officer Homer Pigman said he was called to the area after residents found minnows dead along a section of creek about one quarter- to one half-mile long. “The county was contracting a boy to […]

Senior tourney to be held



For some reason I’m having a really hard time getting the column going this week. My heart is just breaking for our people and all the problems they or their family members are having with drug or alcohol addictions. It just seems every day there is news of someone close to home that has passed away from something drug related. […]

Trivia test


1. MOVIES: What kind of creature is Pumbaa in “The Lion King”? 2. ANATOMY: What is the smallest organ in the human body? 3. LITERATURE: What was the name of the tiger in “The Jungle Book” by Rudyard Kipling? 4. FAMOUS QUOTATIONS: Which author once wrote, “Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May”? 5. GEOGRAPHY: What is the […]

Services set for Tommy Phillips

Funeral services for Tommy Nathaniel Phillips, 74, of Bill Moore Branch, will be held at 6 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Seco Freewill Baptist Church. Visitation will take place at 5 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be at noon Thursday at the family cemetery at Seco. A son of the late Woodrow Wilson and Sarah Taylor Phillips, he died […]

Services held for Sulah Ann Cox

Sulah Ann Cox, 64, died April 4 at Pikeville Medical Center. A daughter of the late Milburn and Ruby Tucker Cox, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Eric Cox. She worked for 44 years for the Jenkins School System and retired as the cafeteria manager at Burdine Elementary School. She also worked 20 years at Golden Years […]

Rites held for Kristofer Caudill

Kristofer Horst Caudill, 39, died April 7 at his home at Hallie. He was son of Ute Akerman Caudill of Jeremiah, and the late Larry Caudill. Surviving in addition to his mother are his fiancée, Christy Campbell; a son, Keagan McKinley Tate Caudill of Hallie; and a brother, Benjamin Caudill of Jeremiah. Funeral services for Mr. Caudill were held April […]

Rites held for William Watts

William B. Watts, 82, of Allen’s Crossing near Osgood, Ind., died Friday, April 5, at his home. Born at Hallie to the late Pearl and Cinda Smith Watts, he was the widower of Betty DeBurger Watts. He was preceded in death by two children, Brenda and Randy, and seven brothers, Fred, Pearl Jr., Jay, Dee Lawrence, Billie, Bub, and Virgie […]


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