Square dance planned

The Carcassonne square dance will be held Saturday, July 12, at the Carcassonne Community Center. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the dance will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. John Hayward is the caller. Admission is $ 3, children $2, under 5 free. For more information, call Dale Johnson at (606) 633- 2092 or Jon Henrikson […]

Activities planned at Hemphill


The July schedule for Hemphill Senior Citizens Center is: 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 in the Hemphill and Boonefork area are encouraged to come to the Hemphill Center as the Boonefork Center is now closed. The Hemphill Center is […]

Exercising On The Road

Travel can derail anyone’s exercise routine. However, for people with diabetes sticking to a regular exercise regimen is vital for optimal blood glucose control. Pharmacists who ask patients if they are planning any upcoming trips — whether for business or pleasure — have the opportunity to offer reminders for incorporating exercise into their patient’s travel schedules. Counseling Tips • Patients […]

Family night set

Family night at Pine Mountain Settlement School will be held at 7 p.m., August 1. Folk dancing will take place in the Laurel House with Berea College. For more information, call Judy Lewis at (606) 558-3586.

Rites held for Barbara Cantrell

Barbara Blood Cantrell, 76, of McRoberts, died July 5 at Johnson City Medical Center in Tennessee. Born in McRoberts, she was a daughter of the late Sherwood and Myrtle Fleming Little. She was also preceded in death by two husbands, David L. Blood and Millard Cantrell; her companion of 17 years, Bobby Thompson; and two sisters, Myrtle Bartley, of Michigan, […]


Braxton Cole Honeycutt was born June 13 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He is the son of Zach and Allie Honeycutt. His grandparents are Michelle and Ronnie Morgan and Lisa and Perry Honeycutt, all of Craft’s Colly.

Louisville to ACC is huge sports story

University of Louisville’s offi cial entry to the Atlantic Coast Conference last week is, I think, the state’s most important sports story of the new millennium. Among the high, if least mentioned, positives: Economic impact possibilities regionally; and, the nearest NBA franchise will remain at a distance, Indianapolis. New league, new television option for fans, new everything. Included, Rick Pitino […]

The spooky slaughterhouse and sawmill in Cane Branch Hollow

Not many folks remember the slaughterhouse that butchered meat for the stores when Consolidation Coal Company first moved into Jenkins that was located on the right hand fork of Cane Branch Hollow. Our farm was nearby, but the place had been closed down for years. We kids played there, but it was kind of spooky. Our closest neighbor was Tony […]

Fundraiser set at Cabin

A fundraiser will be held Saturday, July 12, at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. Duffield Jammers will play from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Will Caudill & Rte. 7 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Food and apple pies will be available and the event will include cakewalks. Proceeds will go to purchase new doors at Country Cabin III. For […]

Services held for Everett Sexton

Funeral services for Everett Kenneth Sexton Jr., 65, were held July 4 in Whitesburg. Burial was in the Sexton Cemetery in Neon. Born in Letcher County, he was a son of the late Everett Kenneth Sexton and Ella Isaac Meade, and a brother of the late Marie Hiatt, Joann Spicer, Esther Hensley and Henry Bates. He died July 1 at […]