Christmas shopping is more fun when it is done together


Another busy week in Bardstown comes to a mild hum; it is never quiet. The city schools held their fall festival at Bardstown Elementary on Nov. 10. The cookie dough fund-raiser orders arrived so the kids have been busy eating cookies and delivering the dough. On Nov. 17, Geraldine Kennedy and Adrian Riggs were wed at the Bluegrass Expo Center. […]


Butchering turkey was like killing a hog

Points East

We mostly ate ham for Thanksgiving when I was growing up in Letcher County in the head of Sweet Home, Blair Branch. Usually the weekend before Thanksgiving and sometimes on Thanksgiving Day itself, we butchered a hog or two and Mom baked a fresh ham. To this day, given a choice, I’ll take a fresh ham over one that’s been […]

Every day should be Thanksgiving Day


Hello, everyone. Hope things are going well for all of you. I thought I’d get my news in while I’m still young. I’ll be a year older when I write next week. No sympathy cards, please! It’s been a good life. This was a good week for me. I got a surprise visit from my good friends, Roberta Willie and […]

The right way to store Thanksgiving leftovers

• Store leftovers in servingsize containers for food safety and cooking ease. Dig into the containers to make sandwiches, turkey and mashed-potato burritos and turkey stir-fry! • Remove the stuffing from the turkey and refrigerate it separately to be eaten in a couple days (or freeze it to be eaten within one month). • Turkey should be refrigerated or frozen […]

Christmas event set in Hindman

Christmas activities are planned in Hindman from 3 to 7 p.m., Dec. 7. Santa will be at the Welcome Center with free stockings, and a shuttle is available to visit the Appalachian Artisan Center, Knott County Tourism, Hindman Student Ministries, Marie Stewart Craft Shop, and By Grace Alone. A children’s craft project will take place at the Appalachian Artisan Center […]

Youth Connect program is set

Youth Connect 07 featuring VII Days Away and Extreme Dance and Worship Team will be held at 7 p.m., Nov. 30, at the Letcher County Center High School auditorium. The event will feature free pizza and refreshments. Everyone is welcome.

Students named to honor roll

Students at Jenkins Elementary School named to the All A Honor Roll for the second six weeks of school are: Fourth grade – Lauren Rose, Alexis Stambaugh, Brandon Pease, Autumn Bentley, Whitney Creech, Emily Johnson, Aron Bartley, Melissa Bartley, Katie DePriest, Brandon Little, Kaytlin Mosley, and Kameron Caudill. Fifth grade – Michaela Hardin, Nicholas Williams, and Kody Damron. Sixth grade […]