School meals offered

Jenkins Independent School District will participate in the National School Lunch/Breakfast programs for the 2013-2014 school year. Jenkins Independent will participate in the Community Eligibility Option for serving meals to students under the National School Lunch/School Breakfast Programs for the 2013-2014 school year. All students will be served lunch/breakfast at no charge at Jenkins Middle High School and Burdine Elementary. […]

Love of speed pushes man to collect Mustang Cobras

Randy Thomas never could help but go fast in his blue 1966 Ford Mustang, but he knew the outcome as a teenager. Too many traffic violations for speeding and street racing and he’d be forced to park the speed machine and ride his bike to school. The fact that his step dad, Billy Wilkins, was a major with the Paducah […]

Safety tips for servicing your vehicle

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray: Am I putting my 24-yearold daughter in harm’s way by teaching her to rotate the tires and change the oil on her car? She is strong, capable and willing. I would take it very hard if anything were to happen to her as a result of this endeavor. — Joe RAY: Well, everything has some risk […]

Services held for Kimberley Collier

Kimberley Sue Collier, 50, of Neon, died July 8 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. A daughter of Revil Million Collier of Neon and the late Ernest Collier, she had worked as a patient caregiver. She was a member of Cornerstone Church in Whitesburg. Surviving in addition to her mother are a sister, Ann Archer of Jackhorn, and a brother, Ernest […]

Kids Day planned July 26

The Letcher County Kids Day Committee will hold a back- to-school bash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, July 26, at Riverside Park in Whitesburg. The free event will include fire truck and train rides, pony rides, a raptor program, a watermelon eating contest, Isaacs inflatables, a stick pony race, a petting zoo, face painting, and a mechanical […]

Grimes tells local officials she backs coal

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes has distanced herself from President Barack Obama on coal and health care issues, and shrugged off the low-profile start to her campaign to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish,” she told reporters after speaking to a large gathering of county officials — her highestprofile […]


Jack Stallard, 83, succumbs

Funeral services for Jack Stallard, 83, will be held at 10:30 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Everidge Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial will follow in the Whitaker Cemetery at Seco. Born in Letcher County to the late John M. and Laura Jane Bentley Stallard, he was the widower of Bonnie Vance Stallard. He died July 19 at Countryside Manor Nursing Home […]

CPR sessions planned

Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College will offer the AHA BLS CPR workshop at the Whitesburg campus on Aug. 5 and Aug. 30. Both classes will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at noon. Participants who finish with a score of 84 percent or better on the written exam, and demonstration of AED, FBAO and CPR psychomotor skills will receive […]