Letcher County Central High School’s girls’ soccer team won the Region 16 title over the weekend but was eliminated from the state tournament on Tuesday night after being defeated 8-1 by homestanding West Jessamine. Pictured above are three of the team’s players in action against Pikeville High School last week. At left, Auberney Campbell fired the ball downfield in a […]

March set to help save school

A march organized by parents of students at Arlie Boggs Elementary School will take place Nov. 7 from the Letcher County Courthouse to the Central Offi ce of the Letcher County School System. The march will begin at 10 a.m. The Arlie Boggs parents are opposed to the proposed redistricting of Letcher County schools, according to Diane Watts. She said […]

LHS Class of ’76 holds reunion

Just a short bit of a column this week. I seem to be too forgetful to write much. Recently Dorothy Cornett celebrated her birthday at her home at Sycamore Loop with her children and grandchildren there to wish her a happy birthday. Also, Mitchell Wright was given a party by his family and friends to celebrate his birthday. It was […]

Girls win regional soccer tourney

Letcher Central’s Lady Cougars girls’ soccer team defeated South Laurel 5-3 Saturday to win the Region 16 title. They advanced to play Region 14 champion West Jessamine in the state tournament last night (Tuesday) in Nicholasville. Pictured in photo top at top right are (back row, from left): Micah Williams, Savannah Hampton, Kelsey Cornett, Courtney Wilson, Auberney Campbell, Courtney Venters, […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

School Column, Doings of the Freshmen All over the state Friday, Oct.27, the schools will observe Temperance Day. Our school will give a program consisting of songs, etc., and we shall expect the parents to be present. High school will favor you with a song “Touch Not, Taste Not, Handle Not.” We will also wear above our hearts a bow […]


Centerpieces for your holiday table

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will offer a workshop, Creating a Festive Centerpiece for Your Holiday Table, at the Whitesburg campus on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The instructor will be Peggy Conklin. To register or for more information, contact Lyna Cornett at 1-888-274-7322, ext. 13047 or (606) 589-3047.

East KY Tyme to play at Norton

East KY Tyme, a country/ bluegrass band, will play Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for the best Halloween costume. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1 ½ mile west of Norton. Admission for adults is $5, and $1 […]


Arianna Collins, seen posing for a photo with her father, team coach Gregg Collins, was named the tournament’s most valuable player. Also named to the all-regional tourney team were (from left in bottom right photo) Erica Meade, Carly Combs, Brooke Kincer, Meg Raleigh, and Lindsey Kincer.

Time for scary creatures

Boo! Yep, it’s time for ghosts, goblins, witches and other unreal creatures to be out and about. Keep a watchful eye out and be very careful to watch your back and all around. Happy Halloween to all little ones (big ones also). I hope you get lots of goodies but most of all I hope you stay safe. We’re still […]