First black tar heroin arrests made here

Two Ohioans were arrested by the Whitesburg Police Department for being in possession of black tar heroin, an illegal narcotic that police say isn’t a common drug in Letcher County. Two WPD officers pulled over an outof state vehicle on the Whitesburg bypass around 4 a.m. on June 4 after the officers observed the vehicle swerve past yellow lines on […]

Extension Office to sponsor job hunting skills workshop

On August 16, the extension office in the Quicksand Extension Area, which includes Letcher County, will be sponsoring a Job Hunting Skills Workshop at the Robinson Center Agriculture Research Center (formerly known as Robinson Substation) at Quicksand in Breathitt County. It is located on the left side of Highway 15, approximately two miles this side of Jackson. The workshop is […]

Relay for Life event June 14; $100,000-plus is raised here

The annual Relay for Life event in Letcher County to benefit the American Cancer Society will be held June 14 at River Park in Whitesburg. Money is raised during the year through various fundraisers including bake sales, carwashes, golf scrambles and raffles. All those who raised funds will gather at River Park Friday night to raise cancer awareness, celebrate cancer […]

Church quilt is welcome gift

Northeast Ohio

Hello to everyone here and there. I wish all of you well and hope you’re having a good week. We have new live-in help now, and boy is she feeding us lots of good old country food. Maybe I’ll gain some much-needed weight. We’ve also been having company from Jenkins, Red’s brother Charles and wife Delores. So glad to see […]

Old home place looks good again


Sunday before last we attended the Maggard Memorial meeting held once a year at the old church house across Pine Mountain. The meeting is usually just a small group who come out to worship and also remember loved ones laid to rest in the very old cemetery on the hill. The meeting is usually blessed with a good, old time […]

Rites held for Carrie Cornett

Funeral services were held at Blackey June 6 for Carrie Gail Cornett, 61, of Letcher, who died June 4 at the Whitesburg hospital. Mrs. Cornett was married to Colley Cornett, who survives her, was a daughter of Vesta Bailey Walters of Woodrock and the late Dorse Walters. Surviving in addition to her mother and her husband are a son, Joshua […]

Jenkins team much improved

Park good spot for reunion


Hello from the Kingscreek Center, where we have all been very busy — some with gardening, some with family get-togethers, and others with sickness and death. Our hearts go out to those who have sickness in the family as it affects the whole family, not just the patient. And any death has far reaching affects on a community. We had […]

Bible school in full swing

Bach Court

It’s Vacation Bible School time at the Whitesburg First Baptist Church, where Colossal Coaster World is the theme. We’ve been having a great time. Each night there are more and more kids showing up — and adults. The first night we had a snack of hot ham and cheese, veggies and dip. On Monday we had cheeseburgers and fries. Laura […]

Russell Calhoun, 86, succumbs

Funeral services for Russell Calhoun, 86, of Hindman, will be held today (Wednesday) in Hindman. Burial will be in Blair Cemetery in Jeremiah. A son of the late Frank and Northa Slone Calhoun, Calhoun died June 8 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was retired as a Master Mechanic, was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Knott […]