Rides, midway offered big fun at Isom Days

Ovarian cancer screening program at UK saves lives

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in Kentucky. Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, but Kentucky is ahead of many states by offering a free yearly ovarian screening program. There are now approximately 180 Letcher County women, or women with ties to the county, participating in the screening program, which began in […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

1938-39 Whitesburg High to hold Halloween Carnival Our annual Halloween Carnival is to be held on Thursday, Oct. 27, at the grade school building. The P.T.A ladies have reported that they plan to have a much better carnival than last year’s. The crowning of the King and Queen of the Carnival, chosen from the high school by the students, will […]

Women’s retreat planned

A women’s retreat will be held Sept. 14 and 15 at New Beginnings Assembly of God in Jenkins. Sharon Fridge will be the speaker, and Chris and Sara Hatton will be the pastors. Early registration is available until August 31 at a cost of $20. Registration at the door is $25. For more information or to register, call (606) 855-4049 […]

Are we becoming too clean for comfort?

Can we please stop washing our hands so much? What used to be considered obsessive-compulsive disorder — wash, wash, wash, gee, I think I’d better wash again — is becoming the norm. At the grocery recently, I watched a mom avail herself of the cleansing towelettes provided in the customer service line. Then she gave one to her daughter. I […]

Now here’s a tip…

• Be sure to comb the leftovers from back-toschool sales. Pick up supplies that will need to be replenished as the school year moves on. Also, there are many imaginative pencil cases that can double as travel jewelry and makeup bags. Often you can pick up several at a good price. • “Just after Labor Day, our family starts to […]

Old friends meet at restaurant for breakfast


Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. We are still having beautiful weather here. Lots of other places are having a bad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with them. I hope things get better. I enjoyed going to Pine Mountain Grill for breakfast with my sons Rob and Billy and his wife Sandra. Rob was glad to see […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your ideas earn you the respect of your colleagues. But you’ll have to present some hard facts and figures if you hope to persuade those who make the big decisions to support you. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Keep those bright Bull’s eyes focused on the project at hand. Avoid distractions. There’ll be […]

Paul, April Stevens mark anniversary


Carrie Kincaid of Blackey fell down some steps Sunday and had to be taken to Lexington. She broke her ankle and a rib had bruises and some bleeding on the brain, but thankfully no brain damage. She was able to come home on Tuesday. Happy birthday to Tyler Walters, son of Venora and Rayen Walters of Carcassonne. He turned 6 […]

Moments in Time

• On Sept. 22, 1776, in New York City, 21-year-old Nathan Hale, a captain in the Continental Army, is executed by the British for spying. Before being hanged, legend holds that Hale said, “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” There is no historical record to prove that Hale actually made this statement. […]