Services held for Don C. Amburgey

Don C. ‘ Donnie’ Amburgey, 49, of Johnson City, Tenn., died May 9 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Born in Hazard to Don and Joyce Cornett Amburgey of Jenkins, he was a communication service manager for Tri-Cities Communication in Johnson City. Surviving addition to his parents, are his wife Chrissy Bentley Amburgey; two children, Stephanie Amburgey and Troy Amburgey, […]


AARP to meet

The Letcher County AARP Chapter will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, at the Blackey Senior Citizens Building. Those attending should bring a covered dish. Plans will be made for a trip for members and their guests to Fort Boonesborough on May 21. For more information, call Berma at 633-7874.


Music festival set for May 21

The Sugar Grove Opry Mountain Coal Bluegrass Festival will take place May 21 at the Kingdom Come Community Center. The free show will begin at 1 p.m. with an open state. The festival performances will begin at 1:30 p.m. and will include East KY Tyme, Will Caudill and Route 7, Mountain Melody, Salt Creek, Seven South, Wolf Creek Grass, and […]

Memorial meetings stir memories

Our week started out kind of cool with Sunday being downright chilly and somewhat like a fall day instead of May. Mary Helen Blair is still recovering from her recent fall, which broke her arm. She had surgery to repair it a couple of weeks ago and is doing well. Family and friends have been helping her around the house. […]

Jonathan Hatton is now Dr. Jump

Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well. I have been busy — birthday parties, weddings, graduations, funerals, and lots of sick folks. I went to the funeral of Nova ( Sexton) Fields on Thursday and I was touched to see so many of the Ermine senior citizens there. Rhuford and Colleen Hart were there. Colleen had a broken arm. […]



Monsoon season hit Bardstown

Hello to all and I am sorry I have been away so long. It has been very busy here and tons of things have happened and I missed getting it out there. Between working and kids and life in general and a computer that didn’t want to cooperate, as well. We’ve had lots happening in Bardstown and in outlying towns […]