Doty School reunion planned June 15


Plans are all made for the upcoming Doty Days School reunion. It will be on June 15 beginning at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts and the program will start at 12:00 with finger foods and covered dish meal for lunch. Anyone who ever attended Doty School is encouraged to come and join in on the stories of going to […]


Pistol Annies say it’s time to ‘Annie Up’

When the women in Pistol Annies get together, song ideas just fall out. They spent two days together recently to do promotional work for their new album, “Annie Up,” and had the makings for eight new song ideas— practically a whole album — by the afternoon of the second day. “Somebody can just say something, we write it in our […]

My first few years were rough

For the first couple of years in my Army Air Corps career, I worked hard and tried to project a positive attitude. I did what I thought was my best, however I was behind the power curve in comparison to the rest of the Air Corps when it came to promotions. Months after months I experienced that feeling of defeat […]

HCTC presents student awards

Hazard Community and Technical College honored outstanding graduates during commencement on Saturday, May 11. The President’s Award was presented to Jennifer Couch of Hazard and Kristina L. Mullins of Carrie. Distinguished Scholar awards were presented to those who had a 4.0 grade point average. Those receiving the awards in Associate in Arts are Brandon Jay Hudson of Booneville, Tiffany Megan […]

Try flushing the heater core

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray: Our mechanic states that the heater in our 2000 Ford Focus sedan is clogged. He says there is nothing he can do, since attempts to unclog it by shooting air through it would cause damage to the whole system if the inside is corroded. Is there a way to put an auxiliary heater vent in the […]

Damon Johnson shines

It doesn’t come as too much of a surprise that a top-flight musician who has written songs for Santana and Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks and played guitar for artists as diverse as Alice Cooper and Faith Hill would be able to perform one of the most amazing sets of music one could ever expect to see and hear in a […]

CPR session planned May 31

The Workforce Solutions Department at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will offer an AHA/BLS/CPR workshop at the Whitesburg Campus on Saturday, May 31, beginning at 8:30 a.m. This course offers a completion card for participants who complete a score of 84 percent on the written exams and demonstration of AED, FBAO and CPR psychomotor skills. The fee is $50 […]

High school summer program

Letcher County Public Schools will provide a tuition-free summer school for Letcher County high school students. Students may be able to take up to two classes to make up credits. Classes will be held at Letcher County Central High School beginning May 28 and ending June 24. Classes will begin at 8:30 a.m. and last until 2:30 p.m. Transportation will […]

Concealed carry class set May 25

A concealed carry class will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 25, at the Letcher County Extension Office. The class enables participants to apply for a concealed carry permit. For more information or to register, contact Will Connelly at 633-5012, 355-9437 or willconnelly@yahoo.com.