Struttin’ Time:

Jerry Ray Barker is missed already

Sadness has touched our little hunting community, and we have suffered the loss of one of our finest Struttin’ Time readers. Our friend, Jerry Ray Barker, of Whitco, has crossed “the Silent River” to hunt and fish before us. Jerry owned Anchor Paving for many years, and many young Letcher County men have worked for him. Jerry was one of […]

Family is one of best parts of living here

Hello everyone. It has been a rainy month so far. We moved here the Sunday before Thanksgiving and there haven’t been that many dry days since we arrived. It is better than snow but I would like one big snow to show it’s winter. I doubt that I would get out but seeing a snowman would be nice. One of […]

Valentine’s Day is good for heart-shaped candy boxes

Hello everyone! How was your Valentine’s Day? Did you get chocolates, a card or flowers? Each Valentine’s Day brings back memories of years gone, as my kids’ dad would always manage somehow to sneak me a box of heart-shaped candy. The box was so pretty. Sometimes it would be a pink one, sometimes a yellow or a red one. They […]


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She’s the student of the month here at SKCTC campus

Ciara Belcher, of Harlan, has been named Student of the Month at the Whitesburg Campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. Belcher is in her second year of the Respiratory Therapy Program and works as a student respiratory therapist at Whitesburg ARH. She has already secured a fulltime position at Cincinnati’s Children’s Hospital where she will begin following her […]

Services held for Patricia Smith

Patricia A. Smith, 81, of Middletown, Ohio, died Sunday, February 10 at Briar Hill Health Care. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, a daughter of Jack and Ann Frabotta Fyfe. She married Doyle Franklin Smith on November 7, 1999. Mrs. Smith was a graduate of Villa Angela in Cleveland. She was a member of New Life Fellowship Church. She worked […]

Longtime Rotarian Reverend Jerry Utt moves to Versailles

The Reverend Jerry Utt, II, a longtime member of the Rotary Club of Whitesburg, shared his goodbyes with fellow Rotarians at the February 12 Rotary meeting. He will be moving to Versailles to pastor Troy Presbyterian Church and plans to look for a Rotary Club in the Versailles area once he is settled. He came to Whitesburg in 2005 to […]


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Be a hero; give your blood here Thursday

You can become a hero this week by donating blood to the Kentucky Blood Center on Thursday when the KBC Bloodmobile arrives in Whitesburg. The blood drive will be held at the Whitesburg Plaza Shopping Center at Ermine, beginning at 12:15 p.m. and continuing until 5:45 p.m. Many times it doesn’t cross our minds until a disaster strikes, but the […]

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of Damascus in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. What did Paul’s writings say that those who refused to work should be kept from doing? Worshipping, Speaking, Eating, Marrying 3. From Matthew 27, the “potter’s field” was also known as the field of … ? Blood, Sorrows, Pagans, Idols 4. What priest of Midian […]