SKCTC to offer summer classes

The Creative Development Center at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will offer several summer classes. The local program will join with Bruce Parsons of the University of Pikeville (UPike) to offer one SKCTC class and one UPike class. The courses will deal with photography, writing and smartphone and web-based application development. Some scholarships will be available. For more information, […]

Mountain Drive band to perform at Hemphill


May events at the Hemphill Senior Citizens Center: May 29 will be the monthly potluck luncheon. Anyone 60 years of age or over is invited to come and bring a covered dish and enjoy. Weekly: Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. we will be doing exercises to help combat arthritis. Weekly: Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. we will be playing Bingo. All seniors […]

Colorful 5k run set

Cowan Creek

An event hosted by Micca, Juddy and Eli Gordon, “Love Knows No Color Run 2014.” You do not want to miss this. Join the fun Saturday, May 31, at 7 p.m. It’s colorful, it’s fun, it’s a 5k run through the beautiful city of Whitesburg. Support community outreach and international adoption! What are you doing this Saturday night? Ready for […]

Obese workers cost employers

A morbidly obese employee costs his or her employer approximately $4,000 more in health care and related costs every year than an employee of normal weight, according to a study in the American Journal of Health Promotion. Kentucky ranks ninth in obesity among the states. As might be expected, the study also found that obese workers with high blood pressure, […]

Tournaments at American Legion

Horseshoe tournaments and cornhole tournaments will be held June 1 at 2 p.m. at the American Legion Post in Whitesburg. The matches are sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion. For more information, call 634- 1459 or 633-2834.

Many gather at S.R.S. for the Smith reunion


Cornie Adams recently was thrown a surprise birthday party by her family and friends. It really was a surprise, and she had such a good time after the initial shock of it all. Belated birthday wishes to her, and glad she enjoyed the party. They held the party at Jeremiah Missionary Baptist Church. On Mother’s Day a few weeks back, […]

County won’t try to buy school

The issue of making a bid to acquire the McRoberts Elementary School property has been put to rest by Letcher County Fiscal Court. The McRoberts School bid has become increasingly controversial since the court’s April meeting, with accusations of bid rigging being leveled by County Judge/ Executive Jim Ward against District Five Magistrate Wayne Fleming, who represents Jenkins and McRoberts […]

28th annual Seedtime Festival set for June 6-7 in Whitesburg

On June 6 and 7, Appalshop will host the 28th annual Seedtime on the Cumberland Festival, a celebration of traditional arts, mountain music and culture held every year in downtown Whitesburg. This year’s event will be a jam-packed weekend with a variety of musical performances, local food, arts and crafts vendors, literary readings, workshops, film screenings, jam sessions and kids’ […]

Board to meet

The Kentucky River District Board of Health will meet at 6:30 p.m., June 3. The meeting will take place at Ponderosa in Hazard.

Lavonia Holbrook dies at 67

Lavonia Joan Jones Holbrook, 67, of Ermine, died May 20 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. She was the daughter of the late Rex and Lily Mae Hall Jones. Surviving are her husband, Charles D. Holbrook; two sons, Charles Doug Holbrook, Jr., and wife Angie of Eolia, and Chris Holbrook of Paris; a daughter, Jennifer Sue Holbrook […]