Partnership formed

The University of Kentucky’s Center of Excellence in Rural Health (UK CERH) has joined University Center of the Mountains (UCM) to brings two new bachelor’s degrees, a new master’s degree and a new doctorate degree to the list of programs offered through the UCM partnership. Medical laboratory sciences and social work bachelor’s degrees are available in addition to the master […]

Suit says Jenkins, 2 firms negligent in death of boy, 8

Loose gravel and other debris left on a Jenkins city street during a sewer repair project resulted in the fatal injuries of an eight-year-old boy who lost control of his bicycle, the boy’s parents charge in a negligence lawsuit filed in Letcher Circuit Court. The suit, filed by Megan Carty and Keith Carty of Jenkins, names as defendants the City […]

Uniforms have equalizing effect in nation’s schools

In school, one of children’s top goals, besides receiving a proper education, is to fit in with others. A need to be liked is part of human nature. No one should be faulted for wanting to fit in. Unfortunately, we live in a society where some kids are mean to others because they don’t come from the same economic backgrounds […]

Calihans mark 68th anniversary

Southern Ohio

Hello again everyone! I feel as I should be writing happy autumn as it surely is coming too soon to suit me. I can never decide if spring or fall is my favorite season. Autumn has such an array of golden colors mixed in with so many hues of red that an artist can never catch all the greatest of […]

Struttin’ Time:

Warning: Mowing can leave you too hot!

This is a Struttin’ Time that almost didn’t happen, and it is about me. As you regular readers know, I try to make this column about you and me, not just me, but this story needs to be told. I am a retiree who some people think has nothing else to do than hunt, fish, travel, and write Struttin’ Time. […]

Sounds like a prank in the works

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray: If a tin of sardines is attached to the exhaust manifold of a 1993 Ford F-150 with a pair of large radiator clamps, will the heat cause the salt water in the can to boil and the tin to explode? If so, how many miles of highway driving would be necessary? Would the resulting explosion be […]

Meth buzz leads to wreck

Police say a Cornettsville man admitted to using methamphetamine before driving his pickup truck with his one-month-old child and wife as passengers. Tracy Campbell, 39, of 68 Deadend Road, was traveling south on KY 7 when he lost control of his pickup truck, which crossed the centerline and hit a road sign, said Lt. Brian Damron of the Letcher County […]

Don’t do ‘stupid stuff ’

If you are the last person in America wondering whether Hillary Clinton is running for president, her recent interview with The Atlantic should vanquish any doubts. In that interview, the former secretary of state, who during her tenure was unfailingly loyal to her boss and former adversary, sharply criticized certain aspects of his foreign policy. Criticizing the Obama administration for […]

Students do summer work for KYTC

Seven college students spent their summer working at Highway District 12 as part of their Kentucky Transportation Cabinet ( KYTC) scholarship rewards, two engineering technology students and five who are pursing civil engineering degrees. Ethan Erwin and Michael Paul Brown, both engineering tech students at Big Sandy Community and Technical College, worked with D-12’s surveying crew all summer. Erwin is […]

Moments and Memories of WHS


Athletic Banquet held last week at VFW Club On March 26, the Athletic Association honored the football and basketball teams and cheerleaders of WHS with its annual athletic banquet at the Whitesburg VFW Club. The invocation was given by Rev. E.H. Barnett of the local Methodist Church. After a wonderful dinner of fried chicken, Mr. Albert Jones, President of the […]