Edward Lumpkins, 86, succumbs

Edward Lumpkins, 86, died August 3 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born in Letcher County, he was a son of the late Ruben and Mary Moore Lumpkins and was married to the late Janice Stamper Lumpkins. He was a brother of the late Walker Lumpkins, Roy Lumpkins, John Lumpkins, Ruby Jewel Kelly, Eula Lumpkins, Beulah Cornett, Bessy Lumpkins and Vernie […]

Seafood boil set

The Mountain Shrine Club in Whitesburg will hold a seafood boil from 4 to 8 p.m., August 24. The menu will include shrimp, crawfish, mussels, Polish sausage, imitation crab, corn on the cob, potatoes, dessert and drink. The cost is $18. For more information, call (606) 634-5898.

Struttin’ Time:

Back home renewing old friendships

As I walked through the crowd at the “Back to School Bash” held in Whitesburg on July 26, the people — some that I didn’t even know — came up to me and thanked me for Struttin’ Time. Wherever I go people always want to tell me how much they enjoy the hunting adventures we take —you through the written […]

Everyone knew all the old sayings

Southern Ohio

Hello again! Fall is here long before it should be. We sure have been having beautiful weather in this area! My flowers are so pretty this year as it hasn’t been so hot that it has burned them up. Even the mimosa trees are still looking so beautiful. I used to think that mimosa wouldn’t grow in this area. Now […]

Political Cartoon

Square dance set August 10

The Carcassonne square dance will be held Saturday, August 10, at the Carcassonne Community Center. Dinner will be from 5 to 7 p.m. and the dance will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Music will be by Lee Sexton. Randy Wilson and Erin Stidham will be the callers. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students 5 to 12 […]

Jenkins council votes to end city auto stickers

Residents and workers in the City of Jenkins will no longer be required to purchase city auto stickers after the current cycle expires. The Jenkins City Council voted unanimously at its August meeting Monday to end the practice of selling auto stickers to raise city funds at the suggestion of Mayor G.C. Kincer. Kincer said the revenue raised is less […]

Bike Nite planned Aug. 10

Bike Nite will be held in downtown Whitesburg from 5 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, August 10. The event will include a cruise-in showplace for unique cars and trucks, motorcycle games, children’s games, and live music by Pure and Simple. Main Street will be blocked off except for motorcycle parking, and parking in front of the Veterans Museum will blocked […]

Prison would bring needed jobs

The scheduling of a community forum in Whitesburg next Tuesday to allow Letcher County residents to meet with federal Bureau of Prisons officials about a proposal to locate a prison here can be seen as a sign that such a facility will indeed be built here, either at a site at Payne Gap or on a tract at Roxana. Like […]

My first jet flight

The T-33 trainer “T-Bird” came from the F-80 fighter, which bore the name “Shooting Star”. By adding three feet to the fuselage, the world’s first jet was born. The cockpit grew to two places and the six machine guns came out. The two-seat jet was designed for training pilots already qualified to fly propeller driven aircraft. The T-33 made its […]