History comes alive at West Whitesburg

West Whitesburg Elementary School fifth-grade students researched famous people in history and portrayed them during a living history museum held May 29 in the school library. Students in other grade levels walked through the exhibit and asked the historical figures questions about who they were and what they did that was significant.

Relay for Life schedule is set

A Relay for Life event in Letcher County to benefit the American Cancer Society will be held Saturday, June 6, at River Park in Whitesburg. Money is raised during the year through various fundraisers. All those who raised funds will gather at River Park Saturday to raise cancer awareness, celebrate cancer survivors and remember those who have died from cancer. […]

Dreams of finding old baseball cards

Sports in Kentucky

Remember a cloudy June day at Grandma’s house? Soft rain that caused puddles, not streams? Time on the front porch with enough quiet so we could hear a woodpecker at work? Rainy days can blend nostalgia and imagination with energy to take to the stairway up top to the seldom-opened small door to the attic. Treasure hunt time. It happened […]

Marlowe reunion draws big crowd

Hello everyone, hope you are doing well and all the sick are feeling better. I just got word that a good friend of mine and a member of our church, Sonia Fields, wife of Levine Fields of Cowan, died in Lexington on May 20. She had been a great help in our church, teaching Sunday school, working with the children […]

Group chisels away at task of opening old railroad tunnel below Pound Gap

Charlie Holbrook remembers trying to get a job back in the Forties when the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway started to blast a 3,600-foot tunnel through Pine Mountain to carry coal from mines in Pound through to Jenkins. Holbrook didn’t get that work but years later got the job of closing up the old portal above Jenkins, he told those gathered […]

Woman face six counts after Whitesburg wreck

A 35-year-old Ermine woman faces six counts of second-degree wanton endangerment after the car she was driving was involved in a two-vehicle wreck in Whitesburg. Eva Jenelle Brown was arrested at 11: 48 p. m. on June 1. She was also charged with being under the influence of drugs or alcohol and marijuana possession. Brown is lodged in the Letcher […]

Struttin’ Time:

She still might get squirrels for gravy

The years are catching up with me. I tried to go squirrel hunting the other morning but made it much past my truck, as the humidity was so high I was wet with sweat in a matter of minutes. I have always been the type of man that would never ask anyone to do anything that I would not do. […]


Grads include 3 from Letcher

The University of Pikeville College of Arts and Sciences honored 13 new professional social workers, including three from Letcher County, during an inaugural pinning ceremony. Students were pinned by social work faculty during a special candle-lit ceremony recognizing their commitment to higher education and service required in preparation for professional social work practice. “The inaugural pinning of social work graduates […]

Memorial set

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., June 7, at Charlie Logan Cemetery which is located near the Letcher-Knott county line. For more information, call Buell Craft at 633-5462.