Card of Thanks

We would like to thank Whitesburg ARH, Dr. Van Breeding, Dr. Mahmood Alam and each nurse who took care of our mother. Also thank you to Letcher Manor for making our mother feel at home. To each nurse aid who helped take care of her, thank you. A special thanks to Darlene Webb and Betty Wright. We would like to […]

James Yonts dies in Ohio

James Logan Yonts, Sr. 31, of Bloomville, Ohio, died August 5 at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio. Born in Whitesburg to Steven R. Yonts, Sr., now of Carey, Ohio, and the late Betty Fern Pigg, he was the father of the late James Logan Yonts, Jr. He was a brother of the late Tommy Yonts, Jr., Christopher […]

Knight in shining armor seeks a much better fix

Dear Car Talk: The poor lady was in tears. The loud horn would not stop. She tried to remove the battery to her key remote, with no luck. We opened the hood, and I removed one battery wire, and it stopped. At least I bought her some time, but how do you really stop the darned horn? I’m a bricklayer, […]

Helen Holbrook dies at 81

Funeral services for Helen Holbrook, 81, of Ermine, were held August 6 in Whitesburg. Burial was in the Holbrook Cemetery at Lebanon. Born in Millstone to the late Jasper and Frona Neace Mullins, she died August 3 at Pikeville Medical Center. Mrs. Holbrook was the mother of the late Alvin Holbrook, Herman Godfrey and Ricky Holbrook. She was a loving […]

John Amburgey dies at 89

John Wesley Amburgey, Jr., 89, died August 4 at his home in Harriman, Tenn. Born in Thornton to the late John Wesley Amburgey, Sr. and Carrie Hammonds Amburgey, he was preceded in death by siblings Carmel, Glennis, Alpha, Alma, Edra, and Jean. John “Junior” Amburgey grew up near Whitesburg and was graduated from high school at Stuart Robinson School, a […]

Rites held for Archie Meade

Archie Columbus Meade, 84, of Fleming-Neon, died July 31 at Pikeville Medical Center. Born at Goose Creek to the late R.B. and Sillar E. Houston Meade, he was the widower of Hazel Marie Harmon Meade. He was the father of the late Archie Curtis Meade and Emmazetta Meade, and a brother of the late George Earl Meade, Denton Estil Meade […]

Jenkins getting grocery, pizza firm

Jenkins residents are closer to once again having a full-service grocery store after several months of living without one. At the August meeting of the Jenkins City Council Monday night, Mayor Todd Depriest announced that work is finally underway in the old Stallard grocery building to convert it into a Save-a-Lot store. Depriest told the council that interior demolition is […]

Community calendar

August 11-13 — The East Kentucky All-Day Singing from The Sacred Harp, a shape note songbook, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, at Calvary Campus at Letcher. It is free and open to the public and all are welcome. The event will include dinner, bluegrass and dancing on Friday night, a square dance and gospel sing […]

Carl F. Church succumbs at 82

Carl Franklin Church, 82, died July 31 at his home in Eolia. Born in Barkers Ridge, W.Va., he was a son of the late Ike and Amy Green Church. He enjoyed beekeeping and spending time with his family Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Ruth Lewis Church; two daughters, Debbie Collins and husband John L., and Carlene Mullins and […]

Imagination Library offering free books

Three-year-old Nadia Wyatt, daughter of Darrell Wyatt of Jenkins, was registered for the Imagination Library Program during the Jenkins Back to School Bash July 27. Rotarians Eileen Sanders and Sherry Wright gave out school supplies for the Jenkins Independent School District and registered children for the Imagination Library Program. The program has been operating in Letcher County since January 2012 […]