Families and Friends

Good news from Laney Webb’s mother


My oh my, it seems like Christmas of 2019 was just yesterday and here it is almost the end of February. I actually saw some buds on a few spring shrubs here and yonder last week. Course, I came through snow showers on Sandlick Mountain Thursday night. The older I get the more I want to move to a warmer […]

Pea planting for this year can wait until March

Points East

As early as the spring of 1960, I’ve heard old timers argue whether peas should be planted on February 14 or February 15. My mom always said she planted hers on Valentine’s Day, unless it fell on a Sunday, in which case she postponed her pea planting date until the 15th. Last week, yet another small flurry of old timers […]

Headwaters, Appalshop to host water workshop

Headwaters and Appalshop will host Water Works Workshop: Healthy Forests, Healthy Streams at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 26, at Dawahares 109. Headwaters will present a volunteer information session for those interested in working with Headwaters to sample water, conduct environmental education, and keep streams clean. The Kentucky Division of Forestry will join the group and talk about the connections in […]

Self-defense class Feb. 27

A class on personal self-defense will be held at 5 p.m., February 27, at the Letcher County Extension Office in Whitesburg. To register for the class, call the Extension Office at 633-2362. You are unauthorized to view this page.

Pre-admission conferences set

On February 20, Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will host a joint allied health pre-admission conference at 4 p.m. on the Whitesburg Campus (Caudill Hall, Room 112). SKCTC will also hold a physical therapist assistant pre-admission conference at 12 p.m. on March 3 on the Whitesburg Campus (Belinda Mason, Room 128). You are unauthorized to view this page.

Fishers celebrate 30th wedding anniversary


Hello everyone – I hope you had a good week. I’m ready for spring weather all the time. The rain has been way too much. I have been writing the Cowan News for a year this week. Time sure flies when you’re having fun. I enjoy writing this column and I hope everyone enjoys reading it. I did receive a […]

Red tulips were Valentine’s Day gift

Southern Ohio

Hello everyone! I will say once more I hope you are staying warm, as winter is trying to play nice and let us have a ray of sunshine. I have been reading of the flooding still happening, and I hope everyone is safe. The Ohio River has finally crested at flood stage, and lots of roads have been closed due […]

My duties at Langley Field

I reenlisted in the Air Force in December 1947 and was sent to Langley Field and was assigned to the Air Sea Rescue Service. While not flying, I would be working in tech supply handing out tools to our mechanics to work on our planes. I was assigned an L-5 rescue plane as its crew chief. I was taught how […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

1981  Squads places second  Whitesburg High School cheerleaders won second place overall in competition at East Tennessee State University. The cheerleaders spent one week at camp this summer. After many hours spent in the hot summer sun, all their hard work finally paid off. W.H.S. cheerleaders won “best” pompom routine; they only lost District Champs by three-fourths of a point. […]

Bakery to open all day Saturdays


We are now approved to accept EBT SNAP payments. Transportation is a barrier for some in the neighborhood. We have fresh veggies and fruits along with some staple foods. Our grocery section is small but folks can get cold salads, cold sandwiches, and take pizza home to bake for themselves. Fresh bread and bakery items can be purchased also. Thanks […]

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