Stories tell history of Letcher County

Big Cowan

Hello everyone! Looks like the Mountain Heritage Festival went well. We went out on Friday night and listened to the storytelling “Precious Memories” put on by Cowan Community Center. I didn’t know R.C. Day, Carol Ison and Darrell Holbrook could sing. I met Frances Sturgill Day and the bright and shining star of Elsie Banks, her son Carl Banks. He […]


Fans can pick best prep football coach in nation; LCC’s Holcomb eligible

USA TODAY High School Sports is asking fans to choose the best high school football coach in the country. USA TODAY staffers have chosen eight active head football coaches in each state after more than a month of conversations with local media and other state/school officials with high school football expertise. From there, the fans will decide which coach emerges […]


Exchanges Key to Diabetes Management

Most people with diabetes work closely with their care team to create a meal plan that helps guide them in selecting the right kinds of food in the proper amounts. But knowing how those foods affect your body is an important part of controlling blood sugar levels. For some people, keeping their blood sugar in check is as simple as […]

Occasional driving is a good idea for a car left in storage

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray: What’s the minimum a car should be driven to keep the battery charged and the fluids doing what they are supposed to do? My daughter has taken a job 1,500 miles away and left behind her 2000 Nissan Maxima with more than 267,000 miles on it. It’s in pretty good shape, other than a small but […]

Trash pickup

The Pine Mountain community will have trash pickup day on Saturday, Oct. 19. Participants will meet in front of Laurel House at Pine Mountain Settlement School at 10 a.m. and trash bags and gloves will be provided. For more information, call Judy Lewis, community coordinator, at (606) 558-3586 or (606) 558-3571.

Raymond Nichols dies at 70

Funeral services for Raymond “Ray” Nichols, 70, were held September 30 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Johnson Cemetery at Cody. Born in Galigar, W.Va., he was a son of the late Ona Ray and Estella Shamblin Nichols. He was a brother of the late Evelyn Keller and Donald Nichols, and the father of the late Anthony Wayne […]

Royal tea party set Oct. 5 at LCC for $30 per child

A royal tea party celebration will be held Oct. 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Letcher County Central High School. Participants should wear their favorite princess costume or tutu. Activities will include hair, nails, makeup, tea and cookies, carriage rides and pictures with a princess. Cost is $30 per child and discounts will be given for two or more […]

Cavaliers come up short

Blackey, Marlowe friends remembered


Hello everyone, hope all of you are doing well. I meant to say in last week’s news we all appreciated Bro. Jamie Niece for his driving us on the hayride on the Little Shepherd Trail. He did such a good job on such a narrow road. Not many people would volunteer for that. He’s one of our preachers at our […]