Pictured are Dr. Kevin and Adriene Hatton of Lexington, and sons William and Loren. Kevin Hatton is the son of Robert Hatton and the late Joan Trent Hatton, and the grandson of Oma and Clyde Hatton.  

HCTC to hold summer school

Hazard Community and Technical College will hold summer school session registration on Thursday, May 29. Classes will be held at the Hazard Campus, Technical Campus and Lees College Campus. Summer session I will have both four- and six-week sessions. Classes will begin on Monday, June 2. Session II classes will begin July 7. Classes offered include: human anatomy and physiology, […]

ARH directors OK renovations here

Much has changed in and around the Whitesburg ARH since this aerial photo was taken in the early 1960’s. (Eagle photo) Appalachian Regional Healthcare has approved funds to begin architectural design plans for a renovation and expansion at Whitesburg ARH Hospital that calls for more private patient rooms, a renovated intensive care unit and new obstetrical and nursery facilities. The […]

National media should lay off of Appalachia

When I saw the clip of the Daily Show’s Jon Stewart apeing a misinformed West Virginia voter, I had a flashback to a Saturday Night Live “Appalachian ER” skit, which featured rocker Neil Young embroiled in a mess of incest and depravity. How the media loves its hillbillies. Makes me wanna holler: The hand-wringing aftermath of the recent presidential primaries […]

Sports quiz

Which Philly sluggers?

1. The 2005-06 Philadelphia Phillies had back-to-back winners of the All-Star Game’s Home Run Derby. Name them. 2. Name the last former major league pitcher to win a World Series as a manager. 3. Name the first Grambling player coached by Eddie Robinson to end up in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 4. True or false: Two No. 2 […]


An American flag hangs above photgraphs of soliders on display at a potluck dinner May 22 at the Ermine Senior Citizens Center.  

Cold, warm, cold again – it must be spring

Southern Ohio

Cold, warm, cold again – it must be spring Hello, everyone! By the color of the green everywhere, I know it is once again springtime. When I am still using heat in the house early in the morning, I wonder are we living in another time frame somehow? As I get dressed of the morning I am wearing sweatshirts in […]

Girl’s dream becomes a neighborhood library

I’m reminded of the old saying, “Be careful what you wish for; you just might get it”. Grayson Shamarra Holbrook of Deane is a shy 13-year-old eighth grader who attends West Whitesburg Elementary School. As an 8-year-old she expressed to her family that she had always had a dream that she could have a room full of books. Her family […]


Girls’ team places 4th

Letcher County Central High School students (left to right) Nicole Banks, Kelsey Mullins, Sharaye Kincer, and Myrika Begley placed fourth in the 4×400 relay at a regional track and field meet held at Pulaski County High School. Eighteen teams competed in the meet. Also winning medals for LCCHS were Kayla Branham, third, discus throw; Kevin Wurschmidt, third, 200-meter dash, and […]