‘40-0’ may not be a ridiculous thought now

Recalibrate the mind – critical mass free throws become critical finish exacta, furlong times, the jockey and mile-anda quarter. Names on our mind’s marquee change too. Julius, Cauley- Stein, Russ and Luke give way to horse owner imaginations – Vicar’s In Trouble, Chitu, We Miss Artie and Uncle Sigh. Question/suspense: “Who’s coming back?” and “What’s the recruiting news?” More May […]

Homemakers swap plants, seeds


Sorry, forgot to write last week. I admit it, I’m getting forgetful. The Letcher Area Homemakers met recently and had our annual seed and plant swap and also tacked a pretty quilt. Enjoyed being together making plans and visiting, too. We missed our members who couldn’t make it this month. Hope all had a nice Easter weekend and were able […]

Service held for Brenda Madden

A memorial service for Brenda Faye Madden was held April 26 in Whitesburg. A daughter of the late Sam and Rose Little Madden, she was born in Letcher County. She died April 23 at St. Joseph Martin Hospital in Martin at the age of 60. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Bo Madden and Sam Madden Jr., and […]

Revival set at Blackey

The Saving Grace Community Church is hosting a spring revival to be held on May 1, May 2 and May 3. The revival will begin at 6:30 each night. The guest speakers will be Ralph Hall ( Thursday night), Merle Caudill (Friday night) and Greg Whitaker (Saturday night). There will be special music each night. The church is located just […]

Hazard job fair to offer work for commercial trucking jobs

Eastern Kentucky residents looking for work in the commercial trucking industry will have the chance to apply and be interviewed for jobs at an upcoming career fair in Hazard. Hiring Our Miners Everyday (H.O.M.E) will host the event on May 6 beginning at 9 a. m. at the Kentucky Career Center JobSight, 412 Roy Campbell Drive, Hazard. Representatives from several […]

Jenkins Lady Cavs go 1-3 in state All ‘A’ tournament

The Jenkins Lady Cavaliers won one game and lost two during “pool play” of the Touchstone Energy All ‘A’ Classic fast-pitch softball tournament held Saturday and Sunday. The first game for the 14th Region All ‘A’ champion Lady Cavs ended in an 11-9 win over Middlesboro. Jenkins opened the scoring in the first inning after Melissa Bartley was hit by […]

Obamacare’s dental plan exposes gaps in coverage

Nearly four in 10 adults in Floyd County, Ky., have lost at least six teeth because of decay or gum disease. Statewide, more than half of adults have had at least one tooth pulled, and a quarter of those over 65 have lost all their teeth. But when it comes to dental care, the Affordable Care Act’s reach is limited. […]

Revival planned at Lynch church

The Lynch Church of God will hold the Uncharted Territory Revival on Friday, May 2, and Saturday, May 3, at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, May 4, at 6 p.m. Pastor Matthew VonWald will be the guest speaker.

More ‘bits’ needed

School administrators in Letcher County say they are trying to improve technology throughout the district, but are hampered by limited funding. “Our main priority right now is keeping everything we got running with upto date software and trying to get wireless ( Internet access) distributed,” the district’s technology coordinator, Randy Bailey, told the Letcher County Board of Education this week. […]

Holbrook speaks at teaching symposium

Sandy Holbrook, a professor at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, recently attended the 25th annual Teaching Academic Survival and Success Conference (TASS) held in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where she made a presentation to the assembly. The event is sponsored by Northern Essex Community College of Haverhill, Mass., and is held in Florida. Holbrook, who has worked for Southeast since […]