Jenkins band students will tour Europe

Three students from the Jenkins Cavalier Wind Band, directed by Jenny L. Collins, were selected from students across the state to perform in the 2020 Kentucky Ambassadors of Music European Tour. The students have the opportunity to take part in a seven country European tour during the summer of 2020.



THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Shauna is stunned to learn that Dollar Bill Spencer is Wyatt’s father. Bill confides in Katie that he regrets the time he missed with Liam and Wyatt but that he still holds resentment against Quinn for keeping Wyatt a secret. Quinn’s curiosity is piqued by Shauna’s vehemence against Flo finding out the identity of […]

Services are planned for Mildred Matthews

Mildred E. Matthews, 92, widow of Earl Matthews, died April 7 at her home. She was born November 3, 1926 in Letcher County, to the late Jack and Mattie Thomas. Mrs. Matthews worked as a nurse and retired as a nurse anesthetist from the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Survivors include a son, Michael Cornett; two stepdaughters, Connie Conkright and […]

ACM Awards prove duo Dan+Shay are country’s hottest act

Grammy-winning duo Dan + Shay solidified themselves as the hottest group in country music with multiple wins at the Academy of Country Music Awards, where Keith Urban was named entertainer of the year and Kacey Musgraves won three honors. Urban won the top prize with his ninth nomination for the award, besting Chris Stapleton, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney and Jason […]

Josephine Blair Breeding buried at Isom Cemetery

Josephine Blair Breeding, 85, of Jeremiah, died April 5 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. A daughter of the late Rankin and Lucinda Smith Blair, she was the widow of John D. Breeding, Jr. Mrs. Breeding was also preceded in death by her son, Greg Breeding, and a sister, Elva Crocker. Surviving are a son, David Mark Breeding of Isom; a […]

Whitesburg ARH will soon become ‘teaching hosptal’

Beginning in July, Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital will officially be a teaching hospital. Appalachian Regional Healthcare received notification Tuesday afternoon that the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education has approved the Whitesburg and Harlan hospitals to teach residents in internal medicine. Kentucky requires doctors to complete two years of residency before they can apply for medical licensure. The ARH program […]

Moments in Time

• On April 13, 1360, a hailstorm kills an estimated 1,000 of King Edward’s III’s English soldiers in France. The heavy losses were seen as a sign from God, convincing King Edward to negotiate peace with the French. • On April 10, 1866, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is founded in New York by […]

Holy Week services set

The Letcher County Ministers Fellowship will host Holy Week services at Whitesburg United Methodist Church from 12 to 12:30 p.m., April 14-19, preceding Easter Sunday. The services will include a variety of persons and churches and will be representative of the Letcher County community.


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Salome’s Stars

For week of April 15

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Professional relationships grow stronger. But you might still need to ease some problems with someone in your personal life. One way could be to try to be less rigid in your views. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You might be too close to that perplexing personal situation to even attempt to make a […]