2008-02-20

Services are held for Lula Fields, 76



Lula Fields died February 13 at her home at Cowan. She was 76 years old. A daughter of the late Arthur and Alta Fields Stidham, she was married to the late Venon Boggs and after his death married the late Everette Fields. She was the mother of the late Gary Lee Boggs and a sister of the late Albert Stidham, […]

John McCain: Is he like Ike or George W. Bush?



WASHINGTON The boilerplate in a candidate’s speeches gets little attention because words used over and over never constitute “news.” But one of John McCain’s favorite lines – his declaration that “the transcendent challenge of the 21st century is radical Islamic extremists,” or, as he sometimes says it, “extremism” – could define the 2008 election. Whether McCain is right or wrong […]

School honors five students



Five students from Letcher County are among 745 students who earned President’s List honors for the Fall 2007 semester at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. The List includes: Lauren Elizabeth Channell of Jenkins, Liberty Lea Campbell of Jeremiah, and Jason E. Boggs, Sarah Meghan Brashear, Emily Diane Craft, all of Whitesburg. The President’s List was established by the University to […]

Summer basketball camp scheduled



Applications are now being accepted for the Ten Star All Star Summer Basketball Camp. Boys and girls ages 10-19 are eligible to apply and the camp is invitation only. There is also a summer camp available for boys and girls ages 6-18 of all skill levels. For more information, call (704) 373-0873 or visit www.tenstarcamp.com.

LCC takes tough Hazard to wire

Young Lady Cougars lose at home and on the road

The Letcher Central Cougar boys’ basketball team played twice this past week. The Cougars have really come together the last few games and they had put together a string of four wins in a row. With a record of 14-9, the Cougars traveled to Hazard to take on the 14th Region’s number one team. The Bulldogs were 21-4 entering the […]

Sickness should be expected with yo-yo weather

North Carolina

The Carolinas, here in coastal areas, awakened to a bright but cool morning. The sun is out and it is a very pretty day. I think a few were anxious for some snow, especially Pete and Brother Don. As for me, I will see snow on a tape. The grandbabies, Caleb and Alizah, and the school all enjoyed a snow […]

Essie Bentley dies



Essie Jean Bentley, 84, died February 11 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born in Lewis County, she was a daughter of the late George and Cindy Bentley Newson and the widow of Robert Bryant Bentley. She was the mother of the late Sonia Dee Collier, Darrell Lynn Polly, and Gary Von Polly. Mrs. Bentley was a member of the King’s […]

Arts and Crafts show scheduled



The second annual Little Shepherd Arts & Crafts show is scheduled for May 15 and 16 at the Little Shepherd Amphitheatre site in Jenkins. Artisans expected to participate include candle makers, basket makers, dulcimer makers, soap makers, candy makers, woodcarvers, seamstresses, jewelry makers, writers, artists, and musicians. Fresh honey, homemade candy, cookies, cakes and canned goods will be featured, and […]

Kela Tolliver wins pageant



Kela Janay Tolliver of Jenkins is the new Miss Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. The scholarship pageant was held Feb. 9 in the Edsel Godbey Appalachian Center at Cumberland. She is a sophomore at SKCTC’s Whitesburg campus. First runnerup is Wanda Jeanene Lockaby of Cumberland, and Linefork resident Brianna Danielle Cornett is second runnerup. The Miss Congeniality Award went […]

Hunters’ class set



A free Kentucky Hunter Education course will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m., Feb. 25-27, at the Letcher County Cooperative Extension Office. Those who have completed the classroom session by alternative means should attend on Feb. 27 for the test/range work and must bring a notarized affidavit. Upon completion of the course, a graduate card will be issued which […]