Cemetery preservation project

Information on how to start a cemetery preservation project will be offered on the Internet from 1 to 2 p.m., Thursday, July 26, by Andy Harpole and Savannah Darr, members of the Friends of Eastern Cemetery in Jefferson County. Discussion will focus on current issues in cemetery preservation such as recording and documenting cemeteries and graveyards, undertaking preservation efforts, step-by-step […]

Highlights of Fleming-Neon H.S.

1948 Class history Part II Suddenly their first year on the hill was completed and they were on vacation, eager to see September arrive. Approximately 70 people more experienced in the world of learning enrolled as the sophomore class of 45-46. Many were curious and eager to find out if all they had heard about Enlow’s algebra room was true. […]

Mayor hopes for big turnout at show

Mayor James Wiley Craft is asking that as many people as possible attend this week’s free concert in downtown Whitesburg to help the city show its appreciation to the Levitt Foundation. This week’s Levitt Amp Concert at Mountain Heritage Village on Thursday night will feature a string quartet from the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to the quartet, representatives of […]

Health, resource fair planned

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 31, the Letcher County Interagency Council will hold the Letcher County Health & Resource Fair. The fair will be held at Letcher County Central High School and will pro- vide information about available programs and resources. The event will include door prizes, face painting, free food, free health screenings, and free t-shirts […]

Jewell Sergent buried at Kona

Funeral services for Jewell Lee Sergent, 64, were held July 1 at the Bill Moore Branch Holiness Church at Kona. Burial was in the Bill Moore Branch Cemetery. Born in Harlan County to the late Denver and Edna Mae Paul Morris, she died June 28 at her home in Cumberland. She was the widow of Minton Vernon Sergent, and a […]

County’s road aid fund of $1.18 million OK’d by fiscal court

Effective this month, Letcher County has just over $1 million to repair county roads and try to fix the worst of the road damage, although many of the worst potholes in Letcher County are on state highways. The cold winters and use of salt on highways, combined with cutbacks in state funding for highways, has left many roads with dangerous […]

Services held for Carless Eldridge

Carless Eldridge, 85, of Fairborn, Ohio, died July 3. Born in Banks to the late Boyd and Polly Caudill Eldridge, he was the widower of Dorothy E. Eldridge. He is survived by Dorothy G. Eldridge, to whom he was married for 13 years. Six sisters and two grandchildren also preceded him in death. Mr. Eldridge served in the U.S. Army […]

Tina Davis buried at Jackhorn

Funeral services for Tina Jean Davis, 51, were held July 6 at Carty Funeral Home of Neon. Burial was in the Fields family cemetery at Jackhorn. Born in Jenkins to Jo Ann Hall Fields and the late Wesley Dean Fields, she died July 2 at her home at Jackhorn. She was the former wife of the late William Davis, and […]

Rites held for Mrs. Maggard

Funeral services for Donna Carrol Easterling Maggard, 71, were held July 7 in Whitesburg. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. A daughter of the late HJ and Ruth Cornett Easterling, she was a sister of the late Elaine Gibson, Virginia Cross and James Michael Easterling. Surviving are her husband, Charles Adrian Maggard; two sons, Scott Maggard and wife […]

Robert Caudill dies at 55

Robert Gale Caudill, 55, of Whitesburg, died July 5 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard. A son of Elma Ison Caudill and the late Powers Arthur Caudill Jr., he was a brother of the late Keith Caudill. Surviving in addition to his mother are a son, Robert Keith Caudill and wife Katie of Clay City; […]