Families and Friends

Ohio having cold weather

Hello everyone! I sure hope you haven’t laundered that long handled underwear and put it away, as it looks like you are going to be needing them right up to July. It is downright cold at night and early morning here in this portion of the Ohio Valley area. I have turned my heat down a couple of times during […]

Rotary Club inducts new members

Denise Yonts, Superintendent of Letcher County Schools; Ricky Rose, Property Valuation Administration for Letcher County; and Mike Watts, Circuit Court Clerk, were recently inducted as members of the Rotary Club of Whitesburg. Longtime Rotarian Jack Burkich performed the induction ceremony. Members were presented with a Rotary pin which will identify them as one of more than 1.2 million business and […]

Fields reunion planned July 6

The Willie and Susan Fields family reunion will be held Saturday, July 6, in Upper Shelter # 2 at Kingdom Come State Park in Cumberland beginning at 10 a.m. Those attending should bring a covered dish. For more information, contact Isom Fields at 423- 231-0254.

Forty years of marriage have gone by quickly

If anyone had told me 40 years of marriage would have gone by as fast as it has for me and my husband Jimmy Yonts, I wouldn’t have believed it. Forty whole years have come and gone and it seems like it was yesterday. We married in 1979 on Memorial Day weekend for two reasons. First, I was off work […]

The assignment I had to think about taking

In 1968, I had just returned from the funeral of my baby brother, Roger, in Jenkins. I had 23 years of service in the Air Force and a good part-time job that wanted me to retire and work for them full time. I received a call from my general to report to him now. When I walked into his office, […]


STROKE AWARENESS MONTH — Thanks to Letcher County Judge/Executive Terry Adams and members of the stroke survivor and caregiver support group, Letcher County has officially declared May as Stroke Awareness Month. Pictured are (back row, left to right) Gary Pridemore, Becky Pridemore, Carrie Lee Kincaid, Phillip Kincaid, District 4 Magistrate Cheddy Smith, Leader of Stroke Survivor and Caregiver Support Group […]

Senior citizens to have a busy week


There’s so much that is going on this coming week with the Letcher County Senior Citizens. The trip to the flea market that was scheduled for last Wednesday had to be cancelled because our director, Debbie Baker, came down with a case of the shingles first and then after that she came down with a really bad cold. So, she […]

Making retirement funds last

After years of hard work, dedication and saving, you have finally made it! Retirement is now in sight. As you prepare to retire, you need to remember basic financial principles to make your retirement funds last as long as possible. New retirees may be tempted to go on exotic vacations or spoil their children and grandchildren with purchases, but lavish […]

Mayfest was lots of fun

Hello everyone! Are you enjoying the beautiful weather? Well, don’t get too used to it as a cold spell is heading our way and you may get it also. Somehow Memorial Day has slipped upon me. How many remember when Memorial Day was called Decoration Day? That is what I still call it most of the time. I would like […]

Bear is seen on Little Cowan

Hello everyone. I hope the heat hasn’t been too hard on you. We went to Pikeville on Saturday and the thermometer on the car dashboard said it was “93” degrees. That is hot!! We did sit out on Sunday afternoon under the trees with a nice shade and breeze. One day can make a difference. Our tomatoes are doing great […]

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