Hughes graduates

Whitesburg native Jolene Hughes was graduated from Bellarmine University with a bachelor of science degree in clinical lab science. A 2001 graduate of Whitesburg High School, she is the daughter of Barbara Hughes and Hank Craft.


Gabriel Micah Gilliam was born May 28 to Michael and Kristy Gilliam. He is the grandson of Paul Gilliam and Mary Ellen Cook Gilliam of Mayking, and J.R. and Sandra Gross of Lexington.

Eleven Letcher County students receive degrees

Eleven local students were graduated from Eastern Kentucky University this spring. The students and the degrees they earned are: Karri Beth Crouse, bachelor of science in occupational science, Cornettsville; Joseph Michael Banks, master of science in nursing, Cromona; Derick A. Compton, bachelor of science in mathematics, Jenkins; Amy Gail Gosnell, bachelor of science in criminal justice, Jenkins; Liberty Lea Campbell, […]

Services held for J.T. Ward

Funeral services for J.T. Ward, 81, of Whitesburg, were held June 9 at First Baptist Church in Whitesburg. Burial was in Resthaven Cemetery at Harlan. A son of the late Charles and Amanda Partin Ward, he was born in Evarts. He died June 6 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Clyde […]

Education, career workshops set

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will present several workshops this month to inform the public about programs offered by the college and career opportunities. The sessions will be conducted by SKCTC’s chief recruiter, Kim Maynard, and Shandeal Fields, administrative assistant for Career Pathways. Included in the program will be information about financial aid, adult education opportunities, healthcare programs and […]

Democrats lose their great opportunity on health care

A remarkable thing just happened in the people’s party. Democrats have chosen a candidate, in the year 2008, who does not have a plan for universal health coverage. Barack Obama caresses the words “universal coverage” almost hourly, but his proposal offers nothing of the kind – unlike the plans of Hillary Clinton, John Edwards and other Democratic hopefuls. Most striking, […]

Square dance set

The Carcassonne square dance will be held Saturday, June 14 from 8 to 10 p.m. Charlie Whitaker will call, and Lee Sexton, Shawn Stamper, and Beverly May will play music. For more information, call 633-2092 or 633-0851.

Scholarship offered

The Whitesburg Woman’s Club is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship. For more information or to receive an application, call Lois Shortt at 633-5212, Marsha Banks at 633-7928, or Mary Gilliam at 335-3844.

Coy Morton hospitalized in Lexington


Hello, everyone, hope you are all doing well. Are you ready for my exciting news? Sorry. I just write it like it is. Raleigh Williams told me he won the longest drive of the LCC Cougars football golf tourney. That’s exciting. Good job, Raleigh! He’s my insurance man and also a friend. Coach Hillard Howard wants to thank him for […]

John Welch Fields, 75, dies in Casey County

John Welch Fields, 75, died June 6 at his home in Casey County. Born in Letcher County, he was a son of the late Corbin and Dollie Day Fields and was also preceded in death by a brother, Harry, and sister, Loraine. He was a retired coal miner and a U.S. Air Force veteran. Surviving are his wife, Ocie Fields; […]