Families and Friends

Families gather for Thanksgiving


Hello everyone. We have made it to December. I always feel like there’s a change in the air when December comes along. People seem happier and not as rushed. I’m glad to be around relaxed people. I hope all had a good Thanksgiving. Mike and I ate at home this year. We did go to John and Faye’s for dessert. […]

Many jobs as an enlisted pilot

As you know, I went into the military at a young age. After basic training, I went to radio school at Scott Field, Ill., and was one of the youngest in my class. I did some duty as a radio operator on a small bomber. I made a couple of trips to Canada to the DEW line where we were […]

Calihan family get gift of shucky beans, cornbread

Southern Ohio

Merry Christmas everyone! Thanksgiving is just a memory, and I really hope it was a pleasant memory for everyone. I thought of all the homeless people who didn’t have food, however there were lots of people in the Cincinnati area that had free meals. There are lots of places like the Free Food Store in Cincinnati that gives food for […]

Five Letcher Countians played in All-State Bowl

Letcher County was well represented with five players selected to participate in the first Kiwanis Kentucky West Virginia Senior All-State Bowl, which was played August 16, 1957 at the Lefty Hamilton Park in Williamson, W.Va. The players from Fleming-Neon High School were Donnie Browning, Donnie Skaggs and Harry Johnson. Larry Horner represented Jenkins High School and Major Sparks was selected […]

Jenkins 5th grader will compete in science fair

Jenkins Elementary fifth-grader Jacob Estep is going to the Kentucky State Science Fair thanks to his experiment to determine the effects of wi-fi waves on plant life. Jacob will represent Jenkins Elementary School at the Kentucky State Science Fair in Lexington in March. The exact date has not been finalized. Jacob’s project, titled “Death by WIFI,” examines the effects of […]

Master’s Harmony group performed at Little Cowan Primitive Baptist Church


Hello everyone – I hope you have a Thanksgiving celebration planned with family and/ or friends. Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful. I know that’s rather cliché but sometimes a reminder is needed to be thankful for whom one has in one’s life. Other than family and friends, I’m thankful to live in Letcher County. My sister-in-law, Faye Campbell, […]

Weather took us from summer into winter

Southern Ohio

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! It is so hard to believe that it is Thanksgiving again, as just a few days ago it was Halloween. With the weather being nice so long, we went from the wonderful warmth of summer temperatures straight into winter, with just a couple of days of fall. I wish I could say getting older is hard for […]

Know your school’s satisfactory academic progress standards

One important phrase in the language of student aid is satisfactory academic progress, or SAP, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). All colleges that award federal student aid must have SAP standards. Those standards are based on three key areas: your GPA, your pace and a maximum time frame. The GPA you’re required to have may vary […]

Performance planned

Symphony of the Mountains’ “By the Fireside” with local choir students will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 5 at the Wise County Performing Arts Center at J.W. Adams Combined School in Pound, Va. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and all students and children are free. Pro-Art season tickets will also be honored for this […]

Thanksgiving is hard on some


It’s unbelievable to me that this week is Thanksgiving week, but here it is upon us. These two months are really hard on people that have family members that aren’t with us anymore, but as our pastor preached last Sunday night, we must find strength in God’s word to keep on going and let the world know about Jesus Christ […]

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