Our ancestors worked hard, ate well

It looks as though fall of the year is just around the corner, leastways, my bones says it is. I really don’t mind the cold as much as the slick roads, especially my driveway. There seems to be a good crop of apples and peaches this year, but when you go to the market to buy either one you get […]

Three men appreciated for doing work of six

Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center. “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:33-34 Sad to say, we recently lost another precious member […]

Adams family hosts fish fry at Frog Pond

The annual Adams family and friends fish fry was held Sept. 4 at the Frog Pond. The weather was just perfect, in the 70s with sunshine. The late night jam session was a little cool but still fun. Ray and I have many people to thank as always: Blair Branch Church for the use of the tables and chairs for […]

Gary Powers will speak here about father’s life after U-2 plane downed

The son of U-2 spy plane pilot Francis Gary Powers is coming to Letcher County this week to help set the record straight about his father’s conduct after his plane was shot down over the Soviet Union more than 50 years ago. Francis Gary Powers Jr., who goes by the name Gary, will give a lecture at 6 p.m. on […]

Services are held for Gary E. Short

Gary E. Short, 60, of Mayking, died September 14 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. A son of Grace O’Neil Coots Short and the late Charles Edward Short, he was a brother of the late Madonna Pennington. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America, was graduated from Whitesburg High School in 1968, and enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, […]


Moments and Memories of WHS

Miss WHS Shirley Maggard, Runner Up Esteva Collier; Mr. WHS Renious Day, Runner Up Charles Polly; Best Dressed Girl Louise Morris, Runner Up Jean Spangler; Best Dressed Boy Larry Ison, Runner Up Carl Hall; Prettiest Girl Phyllis Caudill, Runner Up Shirley Maggard; Handsomest Boy Benny Jones, Runner Up Woody Breeding; Best Personality Girl Joyce Bates, Runner Up Vanda Adams; Best […]



More can sign up for water

Letcher County residents who live on Highway 7 North from Daniels Branch to Thornton Gap, and at Low Gap to the end of the line on Earl C. Drive are now eligible to sign up for water service through the Letcher Country Water and Sewer District. Water Superintendent Tim Reed made the announcement at the LCWSD Board of Directors meeting […]