• On Dec. 1, 1830, French novelist Victor Hugo is due to turn in a draft of his book “Notre Dame de Paris” (“The Hunchback of Notre Dame”). Despite his contract, he instead wrote two plays, “Marion de Lorme” and “Hernani,” and the book is not published until 1831. • On Nov. 26, 1862, Oxford mathematician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson sends […]
On Saturday, Nov. 24, there will be a live Nativity on the Miniard Farm at Leatherwood. This event is hosted by local churches. At 2 p.m. you can hear a narrator read from the Bible about that very first Christmas, when Jesus was born. While he’s reading, live actors will reenact the events depicted in the Holy Bible. After the […]
The Whitesburg Middle School UNITE Club will perform its version of “The Nightmare Before Christmas” for the public this Friday, November 16 at 7 p.m. at the Letcher County Central High School auditorium. Admission is $5 per person. Additional performances will be on Monday and Tuesday, November 19 and 20 at 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Seating is limited on […]
Tara Damron of Jenkins is one of 78 Eastern Kentucky University juniors, seniors and graduate students who will be inducted into the EKU chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi during a ceremony Nov. 13. Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society. The […]
The fourth-largest earthquake recorded by instruments in Kentucky’s history occurred in Letcher County on Saturday. The U.S. Geological Survey said an earthquake measuring a magnitude of 4.3 on the Richter scale occurred at 12:08 p.m. on November 10, with the epicenter being located about 10 miles west of Whitesburg at Mesa Drive in Blackey. “It was just a loud, rumbling […]
Mountain Melody will play Friday, Nov. 16, at Hemphill Community Center from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Those attending should bring a covered dish for potluck. For more information, call Iolene Fleming at 855-7737.
A Christmas bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Isom Presbyterian Church. The event will include homemade arts and crafts, and barbeque. Everyone is welcome.
• If you run out of buttermilk, you can use an equal amount of yogurt, preferably the nonsweetened, plain variety, but you can adjust the sugar in a recipe slightly if your yogurt is favorably flavored. • When entertaining, keep cold drinks in a cooler away from the kitchen. This keeps the floor space free for the cooks. • Soften […]