Jenkins star Whitney Creech flew by the defense on her way to another basket during the Lady Cavs’ 74-50 win over visitors from Norton, Virginia — J.I. Burton High School — last week. Creech kept up the tough play, dropping in 41 points to lead all scorers in the game. (Photo by Chris Anderson)


Aiden Jaylynn Nichol Fields will be five years old on Feb. 3. She is the daughter of Terry Jr. and Jessica Fields of Cowan. Her grandparents are Terry and Marcella Fields of Cowan, and Melinda Baker of Whitesburg. She will celebrate her birthday with a Frozen party at her grandparents’ home with family and friends.

Goff is new leader of Jenkins board

Longtime vice chairman Tracy Goff has been elected to serve a one-year term as chairman Jenkins Independent Schools Board of Education. The board took the action Monday at its January meeting. Goff replaces former chairman Durward Narramore Jr., who was defeated in his bid for re-election last November. The vote for Goff was unanimous. Eileen Sanders, a former librarian in […]

Hospice receives grant

Hospice of the Bluegrass has been awarded a $6,000 grant by the Berea College Appalachian Fund. The money will be used to provide care to patients in 16 southeast Kentucky counties who are not covered by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance. “We are so pleased that the Berea College Appalachian Fund recognizes the important care we provide to seriously ill […]

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Lady Cougars blast KCC

In a showdown for the top spot in the regular season 53rd District standings January 23 in Ermine, the host Letcher Central Lady Cougars gained a measure of revenge for their earlier 58-56 overtime loss at Knott County Central back on January 3 by defeating the Lady Patriots 60-37 behind the scoring of seniors Cheyanne Stidham, Courtney Brock and Kristina […]

I reenlisted in 1947

Wasn’t planning on career

I arrived at Langley Field, Va., in December, 1947. It was very cold. They assigned me to the Air Sea Rescue Service, 8th Air Force, as a crew chief on an L5 rescue plane after reading my records when I was a crew member of a B17 bomber before I was discharged. When I was not flying, I would work […]


Admissions sessions slated

Pre-admission conferences for students who are interested in enrolling in the medical assisting program offered by Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College at the Whitesburg Campus will be held Feb. 11, March 11, April 15 and May 6. Each session is set for 5 p.m. in room 130 of Caudill Hall.

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