Dingus family of Burdine

Preacher Dingus was well known in Letcher County. Three of his children I knew best were Jack, who was very athletic; Bobby, who was my classmate at Burdine Grade School, and Joyce, who was a pretty girl who went on to be a cheerleader at Jenkins High School and married Wayne Collins, who played sports with me before I went […]

Rebecca Lynn Howard to headline Riverside Days

On Saturday, Aug. 18, Coca-Cola and the City of Whitesburg will present two-time Grammy award winner Rebecca Lynn Howard in a free concert at 9:30 p.m. at Riverside Days. Howard, a native of Salyersville, has had success as a musician, songwriter, and producer. She first hit the number one position on the adult contemporary charts in 2002 with “Simple Things”, […]

Moments in Time

• On Aug. 9, 1936, at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, black American track star Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold medal of the Games in the 4-by-100- meter relay. His relay team set a new world record of 39.8 seconds, which stood for 20 years. • On Aug. 6, 1945, an American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, drops the world’s […]

Lee helps with UK campers

Brock rites held

Harold Burchal Brock, 27, died July 18 at his home at Eolia. A son of Harold and Melissa Niece Brock, he was the father of the late Levi Brock. Surviving in addition to his parents are a brother, Stephen Brock of Eolia; a sister, Emily Brock of Eolia, and two grandfathers, Ralph Niece and J.B. Brock, both of Eolia. Funeral […]

Enjoy your kids

Once again I find myself pondering what to write about. I can write about almost anything, but sometimes that anything evades me completely, and I just sit and stare at my keyboard until I come up with an idea. Sometimes what I write doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to a lot of people, but still, I like to […]

Rites held for Mrs. Craft, 90

London Craft, 90, of Jenkins, died July 22 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born at Shelby Gap, she was a member of the Burdine Freewill Baptist Church. She was a daughter of the late Elbert and Callie Bryant and the widow John L. Craft. She was also preceded in death by several sisters and brothers. Survivors include three daughters, Peggy […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A strong social whirl brings a new round of good times to fun-loving Rams and Ewes. Cupid also is busy aiming arrows at single Lambs hoping for a heart-to-heart encounter. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A romantic incident could take a more serious turn if the Divine Bovine considers meeting Cupid’s challenge. Meanwhile, […]

Struttin’ Time

Baits for fishing in rising lakes

Heavy summer rains have caused many area lakes to rise quickly. This turns all the water very muddy and makes fishing hard. There is not much you can do but wait a few days and see what the weather does. If it does not rain hard for a couple of days, the water in some areas will start to clear […]

Yard sale will help 4-H youth

The annual Letcher County 4-H yard sale will be held Aug. 1– 3 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day at the Letcher County Extension Office, which is located off of the Whitesburg Bypass and Stone Ave. For more information, call 606-633- 2362. Proceeds from the yard sale will help 4-H youth on special projects and their trip to […]