Families and Friends

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 […]

Senior tourney to be held

For some reason I’m having a really hard time getting the column going this week. My heart is just breaking for our people and all the problems they or their family members are having with drug or alcohol addictions. It just seems every day there is news of someone close to home that has passed away from something drug related. […]

Sergent, Taylor reunion

The annual Sergent-Taylor Reunion will be held Saturday, May 25, from noon until 3 p.m., at the Colson Volunteer Fire Department, 9106 Highway 7 North. Tim and Becky Sanders and Marcia Sanders Hall, children of the late Ethel Sergent Sanders, urge the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of Samuel Calvin Sergent and Polly Ann Taylor Sergent (Papaw and Mamaw) to keep […]

Jenkins name top students

Students named to the second nine weeks Honor Roll at Jenkins Middle High School are: Sixth Grade 4.00 grade point average — Madison Church, Hannah Damron, Laken Graham, and Sara Jones 3.00-3.99 GPA — Ethan Bailey, Chloe Branham, Kinlee Breeding, Donovan Brown, Ethan Carty, Maddox Hafemeister, Marc Jones, Abigail Kelly, Rachael Popp, Isabella Stanley, Lindsay Vanover, Makeilah Wright, and Caiden […]

Letcher Co. seniors win Rook tourney

Praise God, we got to take Mom on her first trip since open-heart surgery. Well, other than to doctor’s visits and physical therapy that is. We surely don’t call those trips. But, Saturday she got to see her precious son and daughter-in-law, Albert and Tonya Worley Tacket, that we hadn’t seen since January. We took a trip to Bristol where […]

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