Families and Friends

Class of ’81 schedules a reunion

The Letcher High School Class of 1981 will hold its 38- year reunion on Saturday, April 13, at Isom. Classmates will meet at 7 p.m. in the party room at Isom Subway, where they may order food if they wish. Members of the class are also invited to attend breakfast at 8:30 a.m. the same day at Isom Double Kwik.

Jenkins schools to finish May 13, restart Aug. 14


As things now stand, students at Jenkins Independent Schools will finish the school year on May 13. That was the announcement from the district’s director of pupil personnel, Rondall Baker, at the Jenkins Independent Board of Education’s monthly meeting when the board approved the school calendar for next year. Baker said school should start for the 2019-20 school year on […]

Black lung group to meet

The Southeast Kentucky Chapter of the National Black Lung Association will have its next meeting on Tuesday, April 23, at 2 p.m. at the Letcher County Health Department, 115 East Main Street, Whitesburg. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend. Respiratory Clinics of Eastern Kentucky staff and local attorneys with experience assisting with federal […]

Father, son start dry cleaning service


Curtis and Justin Caudill plan to clean up eastern Kentucky. Literally. The father and son team has started a dry cleaning and laundry service that is more closely associated with big cities than rural Appalachia. Instead of customers coming to a storefront with their clothes, they’ll go to a web site, schedule pickups and the Caudills will go to them. […]

No bears were seen on Little Shepherd Trail



Hello everyone. I hope everyone has been enjoying the spring weather. It’s been up and down with the temperatures but soon it’ll be warm all the time. Sunday’s basketball game was nerve racking and it didn’t end the way we wanted it to end. The UK team members are great players and will be back next year. Wildcat fans are […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lost glasses make senior moment



Hello everyone. I hope everyone has had a good first week of spring. It’s good seeing the trees budding out and the spring flowers blooming. I ‘officially’ had my first senior moment and I still don’t know why it happened. We were in Ohio and getting ready to leave the hotel when it happened. I was rushing around and suddenly […]


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