LeeAnn Helton and S.J. Brennan, instructors with the Letcher County Adult Learning Center, recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Whitesburg about adult education in the county. The center helps students get their GED and also provides refresher courses in reading, writing and math to college students. The classes are free. The center also offers courses for students taking the COMPASS or ACT test. The 1980 Census found 80 percent of the nation’s adults had at least a high school diploma. According to the state, Letcher County had 62.5 percent with high school diplomas. Of those age 45-65 in Letcher County, only 35 percent had high school diplomas or GEDs. The center worked with about 350 students last year who completed 12 or more hours of study. It has two locations, the GED center in Mayking Mall and Whitesburg Campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. Pictured are (left to right) Helton, Brennan and Rotary member Deborah Young.