Cast members, actors sought

Cast members, actors and dancers ages four and older, are needed for the annual production of the ‘The Nutcracker, A Christmas Dream’ slated to be held in December at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. The show will be produced by Robyn’s Dance Academy of Harlan in conjunction with SKCTC. For more information, call (606) 573-4168.

Howard family reunion to be held on Oct. 16

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. Last week was such a good week. I went with Sandra and Billy Hatton to their lake house and spent the night there. I really enjoy going there and seeing Cody, the neighborhood dog. He visits every time we go there. A family moved off and left him, and everyone claims him […]

The beauty of late summer

Funeral services are set for five gunshot victims

JACKSON, Ky. Families began saying goodbye on Tuesday to the five victims who died during a gunman’s shooting spree in eastern Kentucky over the weekend. Police say 47-year-old Stanley Neace fatally shot his wife, Sandra Neace, and four others on Saturday in Breathitt County before turning his shotgun on himself. Neighbors have said Neace became enraged over the way his […]

Claudia Adkins dies in New Mexico

Claudia Carmenella “Tommie” Palumbo Adkins, 84, died at her home in Albuquerque, N.M., on September 8. The daughter of master stonemason Giovanno ‘John’ Palumbo and Della Howard Palumbo, she was born in Whitesburg. She was the widow of CWO4 Ralph L. Adkins Sr., USN, and was a sister of the late John Palumbo Jr., Mae Palumbo Cox, Guy Palumbo, and […]

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Barter Theatre to stage ‘Forever Plaid’

’Forever Plaid’ will be presented at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 28 in the Jettie Baker Center at Clintwood, Va., by Barter Theatre. The program is presented by Pro-Art Association, The University of Virginia’s College at Wise and Mountain Empire Community College as part of the Dickenson County Cultural Arts Series, and partially supported by the Virginia Commission for the Arts […]

Kids entertain at family picnic

Hope everyone had a blessed week! My sister Anita Redden has been in for a few days visiting with family. She lives in Beckley, W.Va. While she was in, she, Linda Lou and I had dinner one evening and spent a few hours together. The next day our brother Coolie Baker and his family hosted a cookout. Lots of good […]

Rec center, water projects get most of severance funds

Paying for construction of the Letcher County Recreation Center, which is now being built in Whitesburg, will dominate use of the county’s coal severance tax refund priorities for the next two years. The Letcher Fiscal Court voted at a special meeting last week to allocate $1.2 million of expected severance tax refunds to service the debt for building the center. […]

Hogg honored for helping ‘change people’s lives’ here

A former Letcher County sheriff was honored by the Letcher County Chamber of Commerce last week for his vision and leadership. Maynard Hogg received a business achievement and leadership award at the Chamber’s “Unsung Heroes” award ceremony at Pine Mountain Grill in Whitesburg on Sept. 9. Hogg was nominated for the award by Neon dentist Dr. Sam Quillen Jr. Quillen […]