Car show, cornhole tourney set

The Letcher Eagles baseball team will hold a car show and cornhole tournament April 25 at the old Whitesburg High School parking lot. Registration for the car show will begin at 8 a.m. with judging at 12 p.m. and awards given at 2 p.m. Trophies will be given for best interior, best paint, best engine, players’ pick, best in show […]

Healthy baby workshop

A healthy baby workshop will take place from noon to 2 p.m., today (April 8) at the Letcher County Extension Office in Whitesburg. Workshop activities will include information about having a healthy baby, and free baby items, door prizes and lunch will be provided. All pregnant women in Letcher and surrounding counties and women up to two months post-partum are […]

Drinking too much iced tea may cause kidney trouble

Doctors traced an Arkansas man’s kidney failure to an unusual cause — his habit of drinking a gallon of iced tea each day. They ruled out several potential causes before stumbling on a reason for the 56-year-old man’s kidney problems. He said he drank about 16 8-ounce cups of iced tea every day. Black tea has a chemical known to […]

Seniors to visit Camp Nathanael

Fleming-Neon Senior Citizens Center News April 7: Shopping trip. April 16: Trip to Camp Nathanael. Regular Bingo: Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Exercise Bingo: On Fridays. Playing Rook daily. The Fleming-Neon Senior Center is open from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. on weekdays. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. For more information, call (606) 855- 7567. Hemphill Community […]

Jack Glenn Frazier was Premium native, World War II veteran

Jack Glenn Frazier, 87, died February 13 at his home in Crestwood. Born at Premium, he was a son of the late Arlie and Alberta Collins Frazier and the father of the late John Wakefield Frazier. He was a Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Jo Ann Dixon Frazier; two daughters, […]

Bluegrass band will play at LCC

Kingsport, Tenn., bluegrass band John Goad & the New Hawkins County Grass will perform in concert at the Letcher County Central High School auditorium on Friday, April 10. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door, and children 12 and under are admitted free. Concessions will be sold during the concert. Proceeds from the event […]

Stomach bug is still spreading

NEW YORK A drug-resistant strain of a nasty stomach bug made its way into the U.S. and spread, causing more than 200 illnesses since last May, health officials said. Many cases were traced to people who had recently traveled to the Dominican Republic, India or other countries. Outbreaks of the shigella (shih-GEHL’-uh) bacteria are not unusual, but this strain is […]


Bike Nite set

Main Street in Whitesburg will be blocked off for motorcycle parking only during Bike Nite. The Bike Nite event is scheduled for 5 to 10 p.m., April 11.

Mother’s dinner planned May 9

A Mother’s Night Out Dinner will be held at 6 p.m., Saturday, May 9, at Pine Mountain Settlement School. The menu is meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, cake and drink. The cost is $10 for adults and $5.50 for children under 12. To make reservations or for more information, call Judy Lewis at (606) 558-3586 or (606) 558-3571.