Plan for Letcher prison receives boost forward

The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is moving forward with plans to build a prison in Letcher County, commissioning an environmental impact study on potential sites here. U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers said one site is 584 acres in Roxana and the other 753 acres in Payne Gap. The plan to build a federal prison in Kentucky has been in the […]

Sisters enjoy get-together at Dairy Queen


Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. It’s been a good week for me. My sisters Judy and Joanne have both been in here this week, and Thursday evening all six of us sisters met at Dairy Queen and had ice cream cones at the tables outside, and had a good time. It’s hard to get together. Judy Greene […]


The 18th annual spring teaching seminar will be held April 19, 20 and 21 at Cornerstone Church in Whitesburg. The speakers will be Dr. Darrell Huffman at 7 p.m. on April 19, Pastor Ernest Brock at 7 p.m. on April 20, and Dr. Tom Renfro at 11 a.m. on April 21.

Dogwood trees say welcome home

Southern Ohio

Hello again everyone! Spring is here! It is finally here! Life is good. Did anyone miss my column last week? I wish I had a good excuse, but I have to just tell it up front. My friends Art and Joann Peters along with Norma Ashcraft held a benefit for me due to my recent surgery. It bothered me so […]

Services held for Terry Holbrook

Terry Wayne Holbrook, 61, died April 10 at his home at Thornton. A son of the late Henry and Nannie Collins Holbrook, he was a brother of the late Vaughn Holbrook and John Holbrook. Surviving are his wife, Judith Lucas Holbrook; a son, Jason Holbrook of Thornton; a brother, Ernest Holbrook of Little Colley; three sisters, Owana Fultz, Velma Venters […]

Best ways to do business with Social Security

Many people save time by going online to take care of everyday tasks. For example, they shop online to avoid going to crowded malls or stores. They pay bills and check their account balances online to save a trip to the bank. It’s true of Social Security business, too. You can save a lot of time by visiting www.socialsecurity.gov. Here, […]


Moments in Time

• On May 1, 1926, Ford Motor Company becomes one of the first companies in America to adopt a fiveday, 40-hour week. In early 1914, Ford had announced it would pay workers a minimum wage of $5 per eighthour day, upped from a previous rate of $2.34 for nine hours. • On April 30, 1939, the New York World’s Fair […]

4-H Camp set for May 28-31

4-H Camp will be held May 28-31 at the J.M. Feltner 4-H campgrounds in London. The camp is open to all Letcher County young people who will be entering grades 4-9 next year. The cost is $16 and partial scholarships are offered. Deadline for scholarship applications is May 9. Activities at the camp include swimming, archery, ropes/zip line, riflery, fishing, […]