Building of health department may begin soon

Construction of the new Letcher County Health Department is expected to begin soon, says the department’s director, Lana Mullins. Mullins said the building site on East Main Street has been prepared, and that bids for construction are being advertised this week and will be opened December 13. The $4.5 million project will be located on the site of the former […]

LCCHS receives PRIDE grant

SOMERSET Local students will get firsthand experience in good stewardship this school year, thanks to PRIDE Environmental Education Grants. One thousand students will benefit during the current school year from a $5,000 grant to Letcher County Central High School. The school will build a wetland, which can be used for a variety of hands-on science lessons. Across the region, PRIDE […]


RECAPS – 11/26-11/30 ALL MY CHILDREN – Ritchie found Greenlee and Zach in the hole, and without revealing his identity, led them to believe he was going to rescue them. Instead, Ritchie covered the hole with a metal plate so no one could find them. After Derek found Zach’s blood was found in JR’s car, JR was arrested. Amanda was […]

Blackey Christmas sale set


I hope everyone had as good a Thanksgiving as I and my family did. It’s always nice to get everyone together. Stella Dixon of Blackey had to be taken back to the Pikeville hospital. She was not doing well at all. She was feeling better by Friday and got to come home. My mom, Jean, went and visited with her […]

Masons prepare special meal for wives, widows


The Whitesburg Masonic Lodge prepared a Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 18 for the widows and wives, which was very much appreciated by all present. I think they plan to make this an annual event. Virginia Brown, Ella Preston and I attended after attending church at Little Cowan. The Masons and Eastern Star members did a fine job with their special dinner. […]

Services are held for Letrice Griffin

Graveside services for Letrice Sizemore Griffin, 81, were held November 6 in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Columbia, S.C. Born at Domino, she was a daughter of the late John B. and Ellen Morgan Sizemore and the widow of William Griffin. She died November 2. Mrs. Griffin was retired from the Fort Jackson Post Exchange. She is survived by a daughter, […]

Hospital renovation underway in Jenkins

Work is underway on a $1 million renovation project at Jenkins Community Hospital, which joined the Wellmont Health System of Kingsport, Tenn., earlier this year. In addition to remodeling the exterior of the building, a portion of which is shown above, an empty service station on Main Street (below left) was razed so that the lot on which it sat […]

Choir will present Christmas program

The Whitesburg First Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir will present “A Christmas Legacy: The Gift of Love” on December 8 and 9 at 7 pm. Everyone is invited to attend.

Now here’s a tip

“Since it’s the season to be planting bulbs for spring flowers, I have this unique method for knowing exactly where I’ve planted – no stakes needed. Spray the spot with orange fluorescent spray paint (like the highway workers and plumbers use). It doesn’t wash away in wet weather and will keep you from digging there or planting something on top […]