Stambaugh dies at 79

Robert Stambaugh, Sr., 79, died December 28 at his residence at Flatwoods. A son of the late Russell and Mae Spradlin Stambaugh, he was a brother of the late James Stambaugh and Bill Stambaugh. He retired in 1999 as a line worker for General Motors, was a U.S. Army veteran, and was a member of the Church of God in […]

Narramore: Jenkins schools won’t close

Durward Narramore Jr. has conducted his last meeting as chairman of the Jenkins Independent Board of Education. Narramore, who was defeated in the November elections, told the audience attending the board’s December meeting that he had been part of the Jenkins system all his life — as a student, a parent, and a board member. He said the only time […]

Broadband initiative to begin in E. Ky.

A new public-private partnership will develop a robust, reliable, fiber “backbone” infrastructure to bring high-speed Internet connectivity to every corner of the Commonwealth — with the critical first components scheduled to be operational in less than two years. Governor Steve Beshear and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers announced the partnership with Macquarie Capital. “We are on an aggressive timeline and believe […]

Joseph Bukovich dies at 95

Joseph Bukovich, Jr., 95, of Jenkins, died December 28 at the Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center in Hazard. Born in Buhl, Minn., he was a son of the late Joseph and Mary Bukovich. He had lived in Jenkins for more than 90 years. He was employed by Beth- Elkhorn as a lab technician at the Dunham Preparation Plant for more than […]

VFW plans New Year’s Eve dance

Whitesburg VFW Post #5829 will host a New Year’s Eve dance with Dirt featuring Chris Isaac and Richard Amburgey. The dance will begin at 9 p.m., Dec. 31. The cost is $10 per person, $15 per couple and those attending must be at least 21 years old. For more information, call 633-8877.

Will Caudill, RT 7 to play at Hemphill


Fleming-Neon Senior Citizens Center News: Regular Bingo: Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Exercise Bingo: On Fridays if the center is open. Closed Thursday, Jan. 1. Open Friday, Jan. 2. Jan. 6: Shopping trip to Norton, Va. Closed Jan. 18 for Martin Luther King Day. Jan. 22: Potluck. Breakfast food please. Jan. 30: Kristie Kincer with Nutrition Education. The Fleming-Neon Senior Center […]

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of Benaiah in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. 2 Corinthians 5:17 and Galatians 2:20 are among the Bible’s verses to focus on “what” in a new year? Blessings, Moving forward, Grace, Church attendance 3. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego went unscathed after being put into whose fiery furnace? Satan’s, Nebuchadnezzar’s, Haman’s, Laban’s 4. Which […]

Bluegrass Circle to perform

Bluegrass Circle will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, Jan. 3. The show will take place from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 2 to 11 years old.

Memories of 68 years ago

I enlisted with six other men from Jenkins in January 1946 to join the Army Air Corps. We wanted to get out of our small town and see the world. None of us had ever been away from home before. We boarded a bus in Jenkins for Roanoke, Va. “Hot dog, guys! We are on our way.” We spent the […]

Autism group buys iPads

Letcher County’s Autism Awareness Advocates recently raised money for iPads for children with autism in the community. Two hundred and nine spaghetti dinners were sold and over 115 items were auctioned off with the help of 103.9 The Bulldog WXKQ radio station. The group also was given cash donations that helped raise enough money to purchase 20 iPads. Autism Awareness […]