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Jenkins Kiwanis Club receives Distinguished Club Award


The Kiwanis Club of Jenkins recently had a surprise visit from Kiwanis Lieutenant Governor Donna Ratliff of Kentucky-Tennessee District, Divisions 8. In presenting the Distinguished Club award Ms. Ratliff stated that she had had the honor of presenting this award only three times in her ten years as Lt. Governor. The period encompassed the 2017-2018 fiscal years. The certificate reads, […]

Hey, I really did not know I was that old


About a month ago I was at my home and fell and hurt myself badly. A week later I fell again at my large house where I have lots of land. My kids talked to me and asked me to check into a home here that takes care of older people who live alone and need help. I’m here now […]

Paul Breeding is chosen to attend Craft Academy

Paul Breeding, a sophomore at Jenkins Middle High School, has been chosen to attend a residential STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) academy, Craft Academy, at Morehead State University. The process to be chosen is highly competitive, with over 300 applicants. Sixty students have been chosen to attend the academy this coming fall. Breeding will earn college hours while finishing […]

Willis Sergent passion was rebuilding old cars & trucks


Letcher County, in the far eastern part of the state, can rightfully be proud of the many outstanding citizens it has produced. Dating as far back as 1770, these common Letcher County names can be prominently found in historical records: Sergent, Smith, Caudill, Collins, Miller, Morgan, Jones, Martin, Hall, Bentley, Fields — to mention just a few. These names are […]

He’s known as ‘Choo Choo Man’ and he loves it



OWENSBORO, Ky. When Eddie James gives directions to his home on Bolivar Street in Owensboro, he tells people to look for a green house with a locomotive hanging from a post in the front yard. Once visitors step inside, they see a collection of collections: Dolls, Volkswagen Beetles and glassware jump out at you immediately. But they pale in comparison […]

Weather is teaser of spring



Hello and happy spring everyone! At the present time it doesn’t feel very much like spring in this part of the Ohio Valley area. One day it is beautiful and is a teaser of spring, the next day we are back in winter. Oh well it can’t stay cold forever, or can it? The beautiful daffodils were just beginning to […]

Two enter military service

Cadet Molly Collins has signed a three-year contract into the Army for a job as a 92R, Rigger. She will depart for basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., on July 8, then report to Airborne School at Fort Benning, Ga. Upon completing Airborne School she will attend Rigger School at Fort Lee, Va. Cadet Caleb Thomas has signed a four-year […]

Fruits weren’t available until June



The Letcher County Senior Citizens have been busier than a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs. In February they took a trip to Frankfort for Senior Awareness Day, touring the capital and sitting in on the meeting with AARP. They also listened to some of Kentucky’s legislators discussing the needs of the seniors in Kentucky. There was […]

50th reunion

The Whitesburg High School Class of 1969 will hold a 50-year reunion. Call Debbie Bates, 633-4336; Patsy Banks Adams, 633- 4560; or Ernestine “Tiny” Owens for more information or to help the planning committee set up the reunion.

Student of the Month

On the Whitesburg Campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, Dawell Robinson has been chosen as Student of the Month for March. He plans to graduate this summer with an associate of science degree. Of his decision to enroll at Southeast, he says the convenient location played a big role. He also says that when he visited campus, “The […]


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