Diabetic workshop March 19

A diabetic workshop will be held at 1 p.m. on March 19 at the Letcher County Extension Office located off of Stone Ave and the Whitesburg By-pass. Jackie Fraley, registered dietitian from Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, will host the workshop each month. Call 633-2362 for more information. This workshop is free and open to the public.

We don’t write like we talk

Points East

I’ve had numerous emails from folks complaining that “We don’t talk like that” in reference to some quotes I attributed to my old pal, the late Truman Caudill. I’ve been accused of making fun of the way we hillbillies use the language. Of course a lot of readers are going to be offended that I call us natives of eastern […]

WHS class will mark 41st year since graduation

Members of the Whitesburg High School Class of 1973 are having a reunion August 15 and 16, at the home of Michael Burl Combs on Smoot Creek. For more information or to assist in the reunion, contact mkcombs@tvscable.com or (606) 633-8725 or cdfields@tvscable.com.

Meade dies

Janet Meade, 77, died March at her home in Neon. Born at Seco to the late George and Hazel Allen, she was the mother of the late Tajuana Sue Meade, and a sister of the late Janice Smith, who was her twin, Ted Allen and Jack Allen. She was a longtime member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter […]

School registration March 27

Kindergarten and preschool registration will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, March 27, at Jenkins Elementary School. Need to register are the child’s birth certificate and Social Security card, an upto date school physical, an up-to-date Kentucky immunization cerificate, an upto date Kentucky eye exam (kindergarten only) and an up-to-date Kentucky dental screening ( kindergarten only). For […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Putting yourself in someone else’s shoes isn’t easy for you. But if you do it, you’ll gain a better perspective of what you need to do to achieve your goals. Be open to new ideas. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) There are still some problems you might have to deal with before moving […]

Morris Maggard dies at 91

Morris Maggard, 91, died March 12, at his home on Cowan. A son of the late Hiram and Mary Davis Maggard, he was a brother of the late Bill Maggard and James Tate Maggard. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was a member of the Millstone Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Della Mae Shearer […]

Talk about carstaches

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray: I recently began driving my 2007 Dodge Caliber around with a “carstache” mustache on the grill. Don’t ask me why, but I did. While driving with it on, I’ve noticed that the external temperature gauge reads particularly high, maybe around 20 degrees higher than the actual outside temperature. I have glanced at the engine temperature gauge, […]

Workshop set for farmers

A workshop will be held on Thursday, April 10, at the Letcher County Extension Office in Whitesburg for farmers who grow vegetables, fruits, nuts or herbs and would like to can them to sell from their farm, registered farmers markets, or certified roadside stands. To qualify, farmers must live and farm in Kentucky and own or lease at least five […]


RECAPS – MARCH 17 - 21

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Brooke attempts to persuade Ridge that she is the woman he should be with by reminding him of all that they’ve shared throughout the years. He appears to be taken by her charm. Donna calls Katie out on whether or not she’s interested in Ridge as a means of revenge against Brooke. Eric demands […]