Watch for scholarships and deadlines

High school seniors should pay close attention to application deadlines for college admissions and financial aid. Here are some tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA): • If you have not yet chosen a college, narrow your list by visiting schools, comparing colleges online and talking with your counselor and your parents. • If you have not yet […]

Open house

Hospice of the Bluegrass – Mountain Community will host a memorial tree open house on Tuesday, December 13, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library in Whitesburg. This event is open to the public and refreshments will be served. For more information contact Hospice at (800) 560-1101.

Car Talk

Shop that messed up should pay up

Dear Tom and Ray: My “check engine” light illuminated a few weeks after a Jiffy Lube oil change. I took my 2008 Subaru Impreza in to the dealer, and they pulled a shop rag out of my car ( it was blocking two-thirds of the air intake). Upon request, Jiffy Lube agreed to pay for the dealer’s services (I am […]

More kids skip school shots

ATLANTA More parents are opting out of school shots for their kids. In eight states now, more than 1 in 20 public school kindergartners aren’t getting all the vaccines required for attendance, an Associated Press analysis found. That growing trend among parents seeking vaccine exemptions has health officials worried about outbreaks of diseases that once were all but stamped out. […]

Moments and Memories of Whitesburg HS

WHS music programs stimulated music careers for many Part One From the 1930s until closing, excellent music teachers, band and choral programs and talented students were a part of Whitesburg High School. The results of these excellent music programs at Whitesburg High School gave the impetus for lifelong musical careers for many former students. There are innumerable stories of success […]

Christmas brings visitors to ECCO

Greetings from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center. “But made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a servant, and coming in the likeness of men.” Philippians 2:7 December is when ECCO happily welcomes friends and sponsors from outside our area to visit and fellowship with our staff and folks in the community. This month I was delighted to […]

Watches film at appalshop

Our center is decorated beautifully for Christmas! Old Man Winter has come to stay for a while. We have been having good crowds every day these past two weeks. I guess everyone knows we have days coming when we won’t be able to get out. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner prepared by our cooks and added to by our […]

Two incidents remembered

As I get closer to the end of the final chapter of my life, I realize how much I have been blessed. Mother passed when I was only three years old. She died four months after her 23rd birthday. She was born Jan. 29, 1946. Dad was born Jan. 18, 1919, and died Nov. 10, 1967, at age 44. I […]


Mollie Banks named Instructor of the Year

Linda Combs’s sister Yvonne Sutphin of Goode, Va., visited her family and friends. Her granddaughter Jackie Frome flew home to Virginia from William Woods College in Missouri for Thanksgiving. Cowan Ronnie Brown had a birthday on Nov. 17 and Arminta Ison Jenkins of Texas on Nov. 20. Amber Combs visited her father David and Jennifer. Mollie Banks, formerly of Letcher […]