Senior citizens plan prom


Hemphill Senior Citizens Center for June: June 19: Senior Citizens Prom hosted at and by Jenkins Senior Citizens. June 26 will be the monthly potluck picnic at Fishpond Lake. 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 […]



THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Quinn was pleasantly surprised that fate had brought her the one person that she thinks can assist her in reuniting Hope and Wyatt. The search continued for any sign of life from Ridge along the banks of the Persian Gulf. Liam surprisingly lent a sympathetic ear to Wyatt after seeing how much pain he’s […]

McConnell, Grimes continue war for coal

The battle over which of Kentucky’s U.S. Senatorial candidates will do the most of eastern Kentucky’s struggling coal industry is continuing this week, with Democrat challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes touting her visit of an underground coal mine in Floyd County and incumbent Republican Mitch McConnell taking to the Senate Floor to blast EPA Director Gina McCarthy for statements she made […]

Food Pantry Ride planned

A ride hosted by Rigid Riders to stock the Food Pantry will be held on Saturday, June 28. Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the parking lot of First Baptist Church on Madison Avenue in Whitesburg, and the ride will start at noon. Riders should bring canned or boxed food to donate to the Food Pantry. For more information, […]


On May 27, Macie Ellyn Green, daughter of Dana Mullins Green and Kent Green of Johnson City, Tenn., was graduated from sixth grade at Providence Christian Academy with a 4.0 grade point average for the 2013- 2014 school year. She was selected to be one of two commencement speakers to talk about their Christian worldviews based on citizenship and Christ-like […]

Bluegrass festival draws large crowd

Southern Ohio

Hello everyone! How is everything in that special part of the world you live in? The weather has been beautiful in the Ohio Valley area. Last week we had a severe storm with lots of rain, which means a small amount of water in my basement again. Happy Valley Festival outside of Oldenburg, Ind., was a great success. I heard […]

Sheriff seeks job applicants

Applications to become a Letcher County sheriff ’s deputy are available at the sheriff ’s department. Applicants will meet from 9 a.m. until noon on Monday, June 23 at the Letcher County Central High School football field to turn in completed applications and take the Police Officer Professional Standards (POPS) test. Participants should wear appropriate clothing for activities including bench […]


Students who were graduated from the eighth grade in 1961 at the Marlowe school included Margaret Hatton, Danny Hatton, Rob Hatton, Betty Caudill, Ruby Brown and Zell Banks.


MaKenna Jean Nachae Eldridge was born June 2 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She is the daughter of Ashley and Justin Eldridge of Mayking. Her grandparents are Lois and David Stewart of Mayking, and Maggie and Scottie Eldridge of Camp Branch. She has an older brother, Gavin Kendrick Lee Eldridge, 4.


Brendon Holden, a fifth-grade student at Cowan Elementary School, was the Letcher County winner of an essay contest, “Why My Grandparent Should Be the Grandparent of the Year”, sponsored by AARP and the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association. He is shown with the certificate presented to him by the Letcher County Retired Teachers Association at its June meeting. Brendon is the […]