2017-08-23

LCC girls have been on a roll lately



Thompson buried at Ermine



Funeral services for Truman Nathaniel Thompson, 70, of Whitesburg, were held August 19 at Whitesburg First Baptist Church. The funeral procession was escorted by area firefighters and fire trucks from Letcher and Pike counties. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. Mr. Thompson was the first black fire chief in Whitesburg, and served on the department for 34 years. […]

Become obsessed with this ‘big, baked custardy fruit pancake’




This summer, I became obsessed with making clafoutis — big baked custardy fruit pancakes. If you look up the definition of clafoutis, it is referred to as a tart or fruit covered with flan. But, I think the taste and texture is more like a big thick crepe or custardy pancake. Regardless, they are delicious for breakfast served with maple […]

Struttin’ Time:

Why don’t we hunt all that’s here?

Squirrel season is now open. I am still not well enough to get into the woods yet, but I hope you went and took some young person with you. Hunting season in the Commonwealth is starting to get into full swing, with squirrel season now, the unofficial start, and archery season soon to follow on September 2. Let me stop […]

Cheerleaders to host pageant



The Letcher County Central High School cheerleaders will host the Miss Mountain Heritage Pageant. Sign-ups will be accepted until Sept. 6 to Emily Kincer at 606-821-5802 or emily. kincer@letcher.kyschools.us and Megan Miller at 859- 749-9313 or mlmi235@g. uky.edu. Application can be picked up at LCCHS, emailed, or picked up at West Whitesburg Community Trust Branch Bank. The pageant will take […]

Moments and Memories of WHS



1928 Some of the members of the senior class were May Logan, Hiking Club, Literary Society; Ruth Logan, Hiking Club, Literary Society; Norvell Lykins, Hiking Club, Pep Club, Literary Society; Vera Sergent, Glee Club, Vice President of Hiking Club, Pep Club, Class Poet, Literary Society; Mildred Speaks, Joke Editor of Black Kat, Hiking Club, Glee Club, Pep Club, Literary Society; […]

Community calendar



August 26 — The Fishpond Paddle Battle, a day of kayak fun and racing, will begin at noon at Fishpond Lake. Events will include a kids’ race, a one-lap race around the lake, and a three-lap race around the lake. Entry fee is $20 for adults and $15 for ages 12-15. Every participant must have his or her own kayak […]

TVS says faster Internet coming



TVS Cable announced it will soon be adding new choices and faster speeds to its current lineup of Internet and broadband packages. Offerings expected to be available in the coming months from the Hindman-based firm include: • Broadband packages with 3 Mbps upload speeds will automatically go up to 5 Mbps upload speeds within the next few days, providing more […]

Travis Air Force Base was my home and workplace for 13 years



It was a sunny day at the 8th Air Force Airfield in England, on May 19, 1943, when the B-17 “Memphis Belle” rolled to a stop and its crew knelt to kiss the grassy ground after they became the first bomber crew to complete 25 missions over Germany. Halfway around the world, Air Transport Command (ATC) activated Travis Army Air […]

Judge Ward wants library to share its space



Letcher County is looking for space to house a computer training center and provide workers with office space, if they don’t have a suitable Internet connection at home. Teleworks USA is a project of Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP). It trains or retrains workers to become telephone support personnel for work-at-home jobs, and currently has seven centers across eastern […]