Jenkins names top students

Students at Jenkins Elementary School named to the All A Honor Roll for the sixth six weeks of school are: Erica Sexton, Michaela Hardin, Megan White, Brandon Little, Katie DePriest, Melissa Bartley, Baylee Rose, Emily Johnson, Mercedes Boggs, Lynn Tackitt, Dawn Powell, Tayler Fleming, Arissa Vanover, Sara Back, Whitney Creech, Brook Hampton, Joshua Rose, Aron Bartley, and Kelsey Byrd. Named […]

Bible School set

Jeremiah Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School June 8 through June 12. It will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each night.

Ty Herndon will be in Whitesburg for August festival

Country singer Ty Herndon will headline this year’s Riverside Days festival at Riverside Park in Whitesburg. The concert is scheduled for Saturday, August 16, at 9:30 p.m., the final performance of the three-day local and regional festival. Herndon has multiple number-one and top-10 hits including, “Steam,” “Living In A Moment,” “What Mattered Most,” “It Must Be Love,” “She Wants To […]

Hensley rites held

Funeral services for Rayburn Hensley, 69, were held May 31 at the Little Colley Pentecostal Church. Burial was in the Babe Ison Cemetery at Isom. A son of the late John and Lizza Hensley, he died May 27 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Lexington. Surviving are a son, Joey Hensley and wife Judy, Lexington; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, three nephews, […]

Staunch Republican priest punished for Obama praise

WASHINGTON Word spread like wildfire in Catholic circles: Douglas Kmiec, a staunch Republican, firm foe of abortion and veteran of the Reagan Justice Department, had been denied communion. His sin? Kmiec, a Catholic who can cite papal pronouncements with the facility of a theological scholar, shocked old friends and adversaries alike earlier this year by endorsing Barack Obama for president. […]

Lady Cavs fall in title game

Following a dominating win over Leslie County in the first round of the 14th Region Tournament and last at-bat heroics by Whitney Gibson in the second round, the Jenkins Lady Cavaliers looked poised to give defending champion Estill County a run for its money in its title defense on May 28. In the second round on May 27 vs. Jackson […]

Children planting flowers is a lovely sight


Greetings from the hills and valleys of Eolia and Eolia Christian Community Outreach. Don’t be teamed with those who do not love the Lord . . . How can a Christian be a partner with one who doesn’t believe? 2 Corinthians 6:14,15 TLB There has been a flurry of activity at ECCO as we’ve continued with our jam making since […]


Teresa Comley was graduated on May 17 from Hazard Community and Technical College with an associate’s degree in applied science along with a diploma as a licensed practical nurse from the nursing program. She is the daughter of the late Billy Ray Cook and Connie Cook of Little Colley at Isom.

Tyme to perform

East KY Tyme will play at the Hemphill Community Center on Friday, June 6, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The group will also perform on Saturday, June 7, at the Buell Mountain Bluegrass Festival in Crum, W.Va.

Jury finds two guilty of cutting family’s timber

A Kingscreek logger and his son were convicted of criminal mischief this week in connection with the theft of 10 trees from property belonging to a Cowan family. George “Roy” Logan, 49, and Joshua R. Logan, 22, were found guilty Monday night after a one-day trial in Letcher District Court. In convicting the elder Logan of second-degree criminal mischief and […]