Welcome home to Vietnam vets

To the Editor: It is 50 years since the last of our American troops came home from Vietnam. Now, 50 years later, we offer our heartfelt gratitude to those who served during the Vietnam era and we will be honoring them with a Welcome Home Celebration on April 25 at Holly Hill Mall in Knott County. We will have informational […]

Job fair rescheduled

High school students, college students and people throughout the community are invited to Hazard Community and Technical College for a job fair Wednesday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Van Meter Gym at the Lees College Campus of Hazard Community and Technical College in Jackson. Partners in the event include East Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP), […]

‘Hot Rod Lincoln’

Sitting on the front porch glider-swing that Rufus Harrison crafted for Loretta over 10 years ago last Friday morning, enjoying my toomanyth cup of coffee and a bowl full of good English pipe tobacco, waiting for the mail to run, watching the grass grow and, generally, just minding my own business, I heard the rumbling roar, coming from way up […]

Rites held for Gracie Howell

Gracie Louise Rose Howell, 92, of Jenkins died April 8 at the Willows at Citation in Lexington. A daughter of the late Elmer Dewey and Lula Holland Webb, she was the widow of Paul “Lefty” Rose and was later married to Everette Lee Howell, who also preceded her in death. She was a sister of the late Eugene Webb, Nelson […]

Hillary looks to Bush 41

WASHINGTON It’s Hillary Clinton, not Jeb Bush, who will take former President George H. W. Bush as her role model. Her road to victory was blazed by Jeb’s dad in 1988. It would help a great deal, of course, if events also flowed her way, as they did for Bush 41. In 1988, gross domestic product grew by 4.2 percent. […]

Jenkins names top students

Jenkins Middle School has released its third nine weeks honor roll. Students named to the honor roll are: All A Honor Roll: Alyssa Fields, Dalton Stanley, Wynter Smith, Jaylee Collier, Jacob Kelly, Seth Mc- Call, Serenitee Doderer, Lynsey Anderson, Kayleigh Mullins, Haley Beauparlant, Delaney Johnson, Bryson Taylor, Arielle Campbell, Linzey Robinson, Savannah Mullins, Skylee Howard, Austin Johnson, Jonathan Potter, Josh […]

Local store taking part in big U.S. event

The owners of a Whitesburg music store hope what has already been a good first year becomes even better this Saturday when the store participates in its first national “Record Store Day” promotion. Roundabout Music Company, located on East Main Street, is one of about 1,400 independently owned record stores across the U.S. that will participate in Record Day 2015. […]

Branham rites held

Jimmie Branham, 78, of Knoxville, Tenn., died Friday, April 3. A son of the late Isom and Dessie Branham, he was the father of the late Mark Branham and David Branham. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Connie Rice and Libby. He was a radio personality in Kentucky and Tennessee, and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving […]

Farming moves north with the temperatures

Before there was a California, New England fed itself. Somehow. The soil was lousy, the climate cold and the diet limited (lots of cabbage, no avocados). At least there was plenty of water. Thanks to improved transportation, the production of fruits and vegetables followed the sun, first moving to the fertile Midwest and then settling in the deserts of California. […]

Rites held for Jennifer Collier

Funeral services for Jennifer Marie Collier, 35, were held April 11 in Whitesburg. A daughter of Gary Collier of Premium and Jeanette Fedewa Stoner (Doug Collier) of Whitesburg, she was born in Detroit, Mich. She died April 7 at her home in Whitesburg. Surviving in addition to her parents are a brother, Cody Collier of Mayking; four sisters, Jessica Branson […]