Families and Friends

UNITE elects new officers

I hope all had a wonderful week. It was a busy week, which is good. On Tuesday, April 2, I attended the UNITE meeting. It was a great meeting and there were more people in attendance. New officers were elected: Co-chairs are Legina Adams and Kayla Sexton; Secretary is Sapricia Hall, and Treasurer is Tracy Tackett. The next meeting will […]

Holy Week services set

The Letcher County Ministers Fellowship will host Holy Week services at Whitesburg United Methodist Church from 12 to 12:30 p.m., April 14-19, preceding Easter Sunday. The services will include a variety of persons and churches and will be representative of the Letcher County community.

Autism Ride planned

The Seventh Sons Motorcycle Club will hold its annual Autism Ride on Saturday, April 20. The ride will start at Riverside Park in Whitesburg. Sign-ups will begin at 11 a.m. and kickstands up at 1 p.m. Donations are $10 per ride or $15 with passenger. Participants can also ride in a vehicle. All proceeds go to the Letcher County Autism […]

Sergent School reunion planned

The Sergent Grade School reunion will be held Saturday, May 25. Coffee and donuts will be served at 9 a.m., and dinner at noon. All former Sergent School students and workers are urged to attend. The reunion will be held at the VFW Post at Pine Mountain Junction. For more information, call 633-7076 or 855-4726.

Performance set for April 13

A juried performance of story, poetry and song will be held by the Women of Appalachian Project on April 13 in Berea. The program will begin at 1 p.m. at the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center and is free and open to the public. It will showcase female artists and their response to the Appalachian region.


Good time had at music events

Hello again everyone! I hope you are enjoying the first few days of spring. It still isn’t warm enough for me to put away my sweatshirts. My son Keith Ballard has sort of jumped the gun, as he carried a couple of plants from the basement to the back deck. It can freeze between now and May. This weekend has […]

Movie shows mountain life

Hello Everyone! We’ve actually had a few days that felt like spring in this little section of the Ohio Valley area. While driving in the afternoon with the sun hitting the windshield, I was tempted to turn the air conditioning on. I hope there’s enough propane gas in the tank so I won’t have to go to the expense of […]

Students named to honor roll

Students named to the third nine weeks honor roll at Jenkins Elementary School are: Third grade, Lynn Gilliam’s class, All A Honor Roll — Damon Church, Brady Swindall, Haylee Thacker, and Zachary Whitaker A/B Honor Roll — Kimber Collins, Layton Fleming, Jayden Fugate, Keerah Habern, Olivia Kelly, Chloe Owens, and Jayden Wathen. Fourth grade, Amanda Kelly’s class, All A Honor […]

Leadership conference is planned April 25-26

The 32nd annual East Kentucky Leadership Conference will be held April 25-26 at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College in Cumberland. Established in 1987, the East Kentucky Leadership Foundation brings together leaders and community members from all walks of life and throughout eastern Kentucky. The conference focuses on issues important to the region and gives participants an opportunity to meet […]

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