Gabby’s fishing fever

Catching crappie in early spring

The blooming of dogwood trees is one of the first signs that it is time to start crappie fishing in shallower water. The shallow water areas are starting to warm up into the mid 50’s. This will move the crappie toward the shallow parts of the lake to feed. The schools of shad and bait fish will also move more […]

Services are held for Ronald Curry

Ronald Keith Curry 78 died March 31 at his home at Indian Creek. Born in Floyd County to the late Paul and Della Johnson Curry, he was a brother of the late Charles Curry and Forest Curry. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and had taught 35 years in Pike County and also had taught swimming lessons. Curry […]

Meet the candidates

Candidates for political office will speak at the McRoberts Community Center from 6 to 10 p.m., April 10. The event is sponsored by the Committee for a Better McRoberts. For more information, call 832-4789, 832-4888, 832-4539, 832-9219, or 832- 4963.

Group raises awareness for autism

April is Autism Awareness Month and the Letcher County Autism Support Group will hold several events, including a bike show at the Jenkins City Park and an Autism Awareness Walk at the walking track in Whitesburg from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 24. Registration for the bike show will begin at 11 a.m. and there is a $20 […]


Kontessa Leigh Collins will celebrate her second birthday April 10 with friends and family. She is the daughter of Eric and Cindy Collins of Little Colley. Her grandparents are Hoover and Brenda Collins of Little Colley, David Johnson of Deane, and Mattie Conley of Stone.

Dance planned at American Legion

American Legion Whitesburg American Legion Post #152, Pine Mountain, Highway 119, will hold a dance Saturday April 10, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Raging River Band will perform. Attendees must be at least 21 years old. For more information, call 633-2834.

Struttin’ Time

Youth turkey hunt already underway

The youth wild turkey season opened on April 3, and I hope everyone that hunts takes this opportunity to take young person hunting. Our regular season opens on April 17, and I need to report, least I forget, that there are plently of longbeards in our area. On Good Friday, I was scouting in Letcher County and spotted eight that […]

Services are set for Henderson Mullins

Henderson Herbert Mullins, 88, died April 5 at Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, Tenn. A son of the late Charlie C. and Nannie B. Polly Mullins, he was the widower of Anita Jane Mullins. He was the father of the late Ronnie Mullins and Donnie Mullins, and a brother of the late Floy Phillips, Fonda Polly, Devella Mullins, Dorothy […]


The McRoberts and Burdine campuses of Jenkins Independent School recently held their first science fair. Students in all grade levels were eligible to participate in the fair. Winners of the fair received ribbons and cash prizes. Pictured are LaShay Holbrook, Delilah Rucker and Louie Thacker, all of the Burdine Campus.

Millions eager for care on parents’ plans

“Given the downturn in the economy and the unemployment rate among young adults, it’s a really important provision in the bill,” —Sara Colins, Commonwealth Fund

CHICAGO Congress voted to overhaul the health care system on a Sunday. On Monday, Patti Lawson e-mailed her employer’s human resources officeto ask how soon she could get her 22-year-old daughter back on her health insurance. In about six months, the new law will allow at least 2 million young adults to be covered under their parents’ policies. These are […]