2017-12-20

Potluck supper set



Plan on coming to the Campbell’s Branch Community Center on Friday, Dec. 29, the last Friday in 2017. They will be having a potluck supper starting at 6 p.m. Everybody will bring a covered dish to share with family and friends, and you buy your drinks. The dinner is free. The entertainment is awesome. As usual it is jam night […]

Services held for Ansley Sexton



Ansley Sexton, 51, died December 15 at his home in Whitesburg. A son of Sally Cook Sexton of Whitesburg and the late Ralph Sexton, he was a brother of the late Mike Sexton and a brother-inlaw of the late Larry Adams. He was an uncle of the late Ralph Sexton, David Yates and Cynthina Sexton. He enjoyed horses, riding four-wheelers, […]

WWE 4th Grade students poems: Where I Am From



Bible trivia



1. The main Christmas story is paraphrased from what two New Testament books? Mark/John, Acts/ Romans, Matthew/Luke, Jude/Revelation 2. What group received the angels’ announcement of the birth of Jesus? Carpenters, Shepherds, Tentmakers, Masons 3. From Matthew 2, to what country did Mary, Joseph and the Baby Jesus flee? Jordan, Syria, Oman, Egypt 4. Where was the young child when […]

William Pennington dies at 75



Funeral services for William E Pennington, 75, will be held at 1 p.m. today (December 20) at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial will follow in the Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. Born in Whitco to the late Lelah Brown and William Merrill Pennington, he died December 15 at Louisville General Hospital. Surviving are two sons, Timothy and Paul Pennington, […]

Moments and Memories of WHS



Whitesburg High School’s first football teamIt was during the 1928-29 school year that the Whitesburg High School Yellow Jackets took to the field to open their first football season. The roster of this squad was as follows: RHB Ballard Webb Captain; QB “Bam” Lykins; LHB Ferdinand Moore; FB Andrew Clay; LE Cecil Baker; RE Albert Jones; C Walter Enlow; RG […]

In snow, all-wheel drive beats two-wheel drive



Dear Car Talk: I have a question for someone old enough to remember when rear-wheel drive was the only option and fishtailing was the norm in winter snows. Does frontwheel drive (versus rearwheel drive) make a difference in handling for electric cars that have no engine up front (or in the back)? I’m on the waiting list for the Tesla […]

Lois Burke dies at 86



Lois Anderson Burke, 86, of Jenkins, died Monday, December 11, at the Noreen and Greg Wells Hospice Center in Hazard. Born in Burdine to the late George and Virgie Reed Anderson, she was the mother of the late Tony “Pooch” Burke, and a sister of the late Joyce Anderson, Jacqueline Lake, Glen Anderson, Lester Anderson, and Kiser Anderson. Survivors include […]

A night I will not forget



I had just broken up with the only girl I had ever dated, Delores Jean. She was my pen pal while I was in the military when I was 16 years old. She was very upset with me for reenlisting in the Air Force when I could not find work around Jenkins. I was now 17 years old, and would […]

Moments in Time



• On Dec. 19, 1732, Benjamin Franklin of Philadelphia first publishes “Poor Richard’s Almanack,” a book filled with proverbs preaching industry and prudence. It became one of the most popular publications in Colonial America and was published continuously for 25 years. • On Dec. 18, 1912, two skulls that appear to belong to a primitive hominid and ancestor of man […]