Two old friends finally meet

Just a line or two or three from the funny farm. I would say from the nut house, but that would sound too much like a final analysis. Anyway, I hope everyone had a safe and funfilled week. It is about time for everyone to be on the alert for our school buses again, and they will be hauling a […]


The Whitesburg High School Class of 1964 celebrated its 45-year reunion at the Mt. Shrine Building in Whitesburg on July 24-25. Pictured are (front row, left to right) Angie Blair, Candus Cornett Holbrook, Gertrude Brashears Murphy, Barbara Adams Girbley, Sheila Brown, Mahala Reynolds Frazier, Hilda Brooks Raleigh, (second row) Darrell Holbrook, Kaye Dent Calhoun, Freda Brock McFall, Alene Adams Day, […]


FIVE GENERATIONS — Pictured are five generations of the Irene Ison family. Standing (left to right) are grandmother Lisa Morford, great-grandmother Janice Sue Bates, and mother Tori Morford, all of Winchester, Ind. Sitting is greatgreat grandmother Irene Ison of Whitco holding Melissa Rice.

Services held for Homer Johnson

Funeral services for Homer Bernard Johnson, 85, of Marshall’s Branch, were held August 4 in Jenkins. Burial was in the Johnson Cemetery at Marshall’s Branch. Born at Marshall’s Branch, he was a son of the late Hassell and Bessie Johnson. He was the widower of Betty Robinson Johnson, a brother of the late Guy Johnson, and the father-in-law of the […]

Walking for 39 years

George Walters, 68, has been walking for 39 years and recently visited Letcher County. Walters has walked through 41 countries, starting with a pilgrimage in 1970 from Barcelona, Spain to Jerusalem at age 29. The trek took a year and was 4,000 miles long. Since then he has walked more than 39,000 miles. Walters’s journeys start in May and end […]

Pay now or pay much more later

$100 local property tax bill can quickly rise to $450 for delinquent payers

In 2008 about 13-percent of the property tax bills were delinquent in Letcher County. Bills that remain unpaid may be sold on the Letcher County Courthouse steps. In some cases these delinquent tax bills may be sold to individuals and companies in the county or to the government. However, they are often sold to individuals or companies from outside the […]

Open house set

Letcher Elementary School will hold an back-toschool open house from 5 to 7 p.m., August 7. Students, families and community members are invited to meet the school’s new principal, visit the classrooms and teachers, tour the school, and sign up for the PTO and committees. Refreshments will be served.

Sports in Kentucky

State enjoyed a month of good sports-related news

Sports in Kentucky for July’s last week deserved a 21-gun salute. From Lexington, the University of Kentucky and Western Kentucky University announced a four year football series starting next season. This is outstanding for fan bases at both programs. Benefits range from creating a regional series that could save teams and fans travel time and money and rival the Governor’s […]

Gospel singing planned at Eolia Park


Greetings from Eolia and the Eolia Christian Community Outreach. “And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:32. As summer is slowly winding down, we at ECCO are gearing up for our gospel singing in the park, Saturday, Aug. 8, beginning at noon. This is an annual […]

Howard family reunion set for September 26


Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. Last week was busy. It was a good week. I met so many people. I was in the 20-mile yard sale from Sandlick to the Colson Fire Department. It was good seeing all the people and talking to them. Of course no one gets away without me finding out who they are […]