LCC archers Adams, Back also competed

In a report last week about Letcher County Central High School’s participation in the recent KHSAA State Archery Tournament, the names and results of two members of the Cougars archery team were omitted. Also shooting on the 16-member team were Jackson Adams, who placed No. 155 with 278 points, and Katelyn Back, who placed No. 159 with 277 points.

Coreen Pridemore marks 80th birthday

The week of sunny weather we are having for the first week of May is a welcome change from the rainiest April on record. We had a small get-together last Wednesday to help Coreen Pridemore celebrate her 80th birthday. We thank Rodney and Geraldine Ison, Tommy Harris Smith, Mary Jo Blair, Lee and Wilma Pridemore, Gillis and Marie Reedy, Dock […]

Christian event planned May 16

A community Christian outreach event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 16, at the Jenkins City Park. The speakers will include evangelist Donald Harding and others. Those attending should bring a lawn chair.

Diabetes May Raise YOUR Osteoporosis RISK

Osteoporosis is a disease of the skeleton in which the amount of calcium present in the bones slowly decreases to the point where the bones become thinner and more porous. As a result, the bones are brittle and more prone to fracture. Osteoporosis is diagnosed when bone density has decreased to the point where fractures can occur with just mild […]

Bill would help bourbon

LOUISVILLE Kentucky’s two U.S. senators have introduced legislation they say will level the playing field for American bourbon and whiskey producers. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office said in a news release this week that unlike most other spirits, bourbon and whiskey producers must capitalize interest expense that’s incurred to finance inventories and it isn’t deductible until the product is […]


Cousins to hold reunion

The first Kincer Cousins/ American Kuentzer Cousin reunion will be held at the Thornton Old Regular Baptist Church in Mayking June 19-21. All Kincers in Letcher County are invited with concentration of the Fredrick, James Harvey and David Gordon Kincer lineage. A meet and greet will take place at the church on Friday at 5:30 p.m. Those attending should bring […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

1961 Douglas Pennington b. 12/29/43 Favorite T.V. Show, Huckleberr y Hound; Favorite Actor, Tony Curtis; Favorite Song, Heaven Plan; Ambition, To be a millionaire; Advice to underclassmen, Don’t do anything now that you can do later. Rana Rose Hensley b. 10/25/43 Friend, Albert Kincer; Favorite T.V. Show, Perry Como; Favorite Actor, Rock Hudson; Favorite Song, Born to be a Loser; […]

Potent poppy seeds are a ‘threat to all’

As the state of Kentucky continues to fight a growing heroin epidemic that is spreading into rural counties such as Letcher from Louisville, Lexington and Greater Cincinnati, disturbing news comes from the war-torn nation of Afghanistan, where a new variety of poppy seeds is expected to greatly boost the yield of the resin that is manufactured into heroin. It’s the […]

Pinning ceremony planned

A pinning ceremony for nursing graduates of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will be held Friday, May 8, at 4 p.m. in the auditorium of Harlan County High School at Baxter. The ceremony will be held prior to the 50th SKCTC commencement set for 6 p.m. Dr. Telly Sellars, formerly of Lynch, will be the keynote speaker.