Looking forward to seeing the Kingscreek Bluegrass Festival

Howdy folks! How’s everything in your corner of the world? I wish whoever stole my energy would bring it back as I sure need it this morning. The past two weeks have really told its tale on me. First, my son was in the hospital for three days with pneumonia and then my children’s dad had a fall, causing a […]

Community calendar

July 20 — Hindman Settlement School will host a square dance and potluck on from 6 to 9 p.m., in the May Stone Building. The cost is $5 per person or $10 per family to go towards ongoing cultural programs at the settlement school. No experience necessary. All dances taught. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call (606) 785-5475. . […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Carr Creek Lake offers good walleyes

One of the best tasting and overlooked fish is the walleye, and we are blessed to have good walleye fishing at Carr Creek Lake. I have caught several nice walleyes over the years, and it is by far the best tasting freshwater fish I have ever eaten. Still, there are very few fishermen who really spend time fishing for walleye […]

SKCTC joins employment program

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC) is joining forces with Cengage and Jobs for the Future, a grantee funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission, to help employ older youth and adults who need a high school diploma in coalimpacted communities to secure employment in computer and medical IT fields. The college will provide students with access to the computer […]

Shirley Collins succumbs

Shirley Ann Taylor Collins, 77, of Sandlick, died July 17 at Pikeville Medical Center. A daughter of the late William and Ova Profitt Taylor, she was the widow of Eugene Dishman Collins. She was a sister of the late Gracie Sumpter, Mary Louise Blair and Mack Taylor. Surviving are a son, Rocky Wade Collins of Daytona Beach, Fla.; four daughters, […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

(Note: Barbara and Debbie Brown were the first set of twins to be born at the Whitesburg Memorial Hospital. They were born on May 17, 1956). 1956 Class Day exercises held in gymnasium Class Day exercises for the Class of 1956 were held for the first time in the gymnasium. Program given by the seniors consisted of Class Song: “Moments […]

Services held for Ramona Collier

Ramona Collier, 73, of Columbus, Ind., died July 14 at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation. Mrs. Collier was a homemaker and a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Born in Whitesburg to the late James and Banzel Hammonds Adams, she was a sister of the late Cornelius “Neal” Adams. She enjoyed spending time with her family at Norris Lake, going […]

Vilie Short King dies at 85

Vilie Short King, 85, of Aberdeen, Ohio, died July 16. She was the widow of Fred Short, who died in 1961. Mrs. King was born on February 21, 1932 in Puchon. She was the daughter of the late Daniel and Nannie Johnson of Knott County. She worked at Town and Country in Ripley, Ohio for 36 years, where she was […]

Car’s not starting may be as simple as a loose connection

Dear Car Talk: Our 2007 Mazda CX-7 recently had its steering pump lock up and burn out the belt. The belt and pump were replaced, but a week later, the car is starting strangely: When we turn the key, there is a loud and fast clicking sound from the driver’s side under the hood, and the engine doesn’t even attempt […]

Session to address dementia behavior

An educational session, Management of Behavioral Symptoms in Dementia, will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m., July 27, at Letcher Manor Nursing and Rehab in Whitesburg. The workshop, which is free and open to the public, will provide information about medical management and social and behavioral strategies to address behaviors among individuals with dementia. Registration is required. To pre-register […]