Bluegrass group to play at Norton

Bluegrass Circle will perform at 7:30 p.m., May 3, at The Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The new facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1 1/2 miles west of Norton. For more information, call (276) 679-3541.

Recent graduate hopes to use teaching degree here someday

Teaching has been a goal for Herbie Brock and he was able to accomplish that goal after earning 44 credits from Hazard Community & Technical College and graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Berea College in February with high honors “I have been blessed to have had the opportunity to work with some of the most experienced, motivating and caring […]

Cleaning up at Thornton

Trenda Kincer, director of the Letcher County Senior Citizens program, and Callie Bates, a worker at the Blackey center, picked up roadside litter on Thornton last week to help earn money to finance a trip for senior citizens to go to the annual Senior Games competition. (Photo by Jeff Lucas)

Strange but True

• It’s been reported that the dog that played Toto in “The Wizard of Oz” was paid more for its performance in the iconic film than Judy Garland was. • During this election year, it might be wise to keep in mind the fact that it was famed Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw who made the following observation: “Democracy substitutes […]

Health crisis shows true meaning of friendship


Greetings from the hills and valleys of Eolia and Eolia Christian Community Outreach. Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap . . . And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Galatians 6:7,9 Last week was a roller coaster ride of highs and lows for our […]

Georgia Phillips home again after knee surgery


Our weather is a little on the cool side. The dogwood trees are blooming and there are many signs of spring. Seasons like our seasons go by fast and especially as you get older. I hope it will be a good fruit year. Some are getting ready to plant their gardens. We had a good church service at Little Cowan. […]


Dianna Gilliam Caudill of Mayking, will be graduated May 2 from Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College with an associate degree in nursing. She is the daughter of the late Willard and Belvia Gilliam of Mayking.

Ernie Thacker, Route 23 to perform at Appalshop

Ernie Thacker and Route 23, Pincastle Record artists, will perform on 88.7 WMMT’s “Bluegrass Express Live” on Thursday, May 8, in the Appalshop Theater in downtown Whitesburg and live on WMMT. The theater is located at 91 Madison Ave, and the performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $5 for students. For reservations, call (606) […]


Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell met recently with members of the Kentucky Primary Care Association. Pictured are (left to right) the Rev. Marty Tucker, board member, Park du Valle CHC, Louisville; Andrea Adams, deputy director, Kentucky Primary Care Association; Robert Paisley, CFO, Fairview CHC, Bowling Green and Morgantown; Chris Keyser, CEO, Fairview CHC; Bill Wagner, CEO, Family Health Centers, Louisville; Senator […]


Above, Senator John McCain, the Republican candidate for president, spoke at Inez on April 22. Below, a group from the Colson and Boone Fork Senior Citizens Centers traveled to Inez to hear McCain’s speech.