December 7, 2011 RSS feed / Families & Friends

Fatal accident happened 60 years ago

December 3 marked the 60th anniversary of the deaths of the Rev. Kernel Sexton, 46, and his daughter, Emma Jean, 21, in an accident. More...

Watch for scholarships and deadlines

High school seniors should pay close attention to application deadlines for college admissions and financial aid. More...

Fire makes for expensive meal

Merry Christmas, everyone!  It sure is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Oh what am I saying? More...

Retired Teachers

The Letcher County Retired Teachers will meet on Friday, Dec. 9, at Parkway Restaurant. The meeting will take place at noon.   More...

Snow gets you in the mood for Christmas

Well, December is here. Still no accumulation of snow so far. Not that most of us mind, except snow usually gets me in the mood for Christmas!  My niece Juanita Fields Smith has really been sick and in and out of the hospital. More...

NOVEMBER BABY

— Reagan Noelle Breeding Short was born Nov. 23 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. She is the daughter of David and Tonya Breeding Short of Lexington and has an older sister, Reece, 3. More...

Watches film at appalshop

Our center is decorated beautifully for Christmas! Old Man Winter has come to stay for a while.  We have been having good crowds every day these past two weeks. More...

ANNIVERSARY

— Billy and Inez Polly of Pine Creek, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Thursday. He is a retired coal miner and she retired from Quillen’s Drug. More...

Christmas play set for Dec. 11

An original Christmas play, ‘ Whose Job Is It, Anyway?’ written and performed by members of the Lewis Creek Pentecostal Church, will be presented Sunday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. at the church. The play is a modern look at being a Christian. More...

Jenkins children given early Christmas present

Last month, the Kiwanis Club of Jenkins and the City of Jenkins began planning a project to improve one of the playground areas located near Elkhorn Lake in Jenkins. More...

Christmas concert set at Whitesburg

East Kentucky Singers will perform a Christmas concert at 7 p.m. on Dec. 9 at Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church in Whitesburg. The group is made up of singers from Jackson, Hazard, Hindman, Whitesburg and other places in between. More...

Junior Teen Council to meet

A Letcher County Junior Teen Council meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 8 at the Letcher County Extension Office. All youth enrolled in sixth, seventh and eighth grades are welcome to come and attend and be a part of this group. More...

Dawson Creek to play Dec. 9

Dawson Creek, a bluegrass band, will perform at the Hemphill Community Center Dec. 9 from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. For more information, call 606-855- 4683.   More...

Santa never left lump of coal

Can you believe November 2011 is over and we are in final month of this year? Soon the jolly old man will be making his rounds. I do hope everyone has been good, would hate to hear all you found in your stocking was a lump of coal.  More...

East KY Tyme to perform

East KY Tyme will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1½ mile west of Norton. More...

BIRTHDAY —

Bobbi Creech Eldridge celebrated her birthday on Dec. 2. She is pictured with her son Dylan, who turned 3 on Nov. 21. She is the daughter of Robin Kincer of Jenkins. More...

Christmas brings visitors to ECCO

Greetings from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center.  “But made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a servant, and coming in the likeness of men.” Philippians 2:7  More...

GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY

— The family of Kendall and Carol Ison invite all their friends, family and neighbors to join them as they celebrate the Isons’ 50th wedding anniversary. More...

Help for my son

Early one morning I got a phone call from my wife at the base hospital at Travis Air Force Base, telling me our one-year-old son was very sick and that she had been there for some time at the emergency sick call. More...

Open house

Hospice of the Bluegrass – Mountain Community will host a memorial tree open house on Tuesday, December 13, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library in Whitesburg. More...

Astor L. Simpson to speak at SKCTC commencement

The fifth annual December commencement and awarding of degrees at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will be Friday, Dec. 9, at 5 p.m. in the Edsel Godbey Appalachian Center located on the Cumberland campus. More...

Help for veterans

A veterans benefits field representative will be at the Letcher County Courthouse in Whitesburg on Thursday, Dec. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to assist veterans and their dependents in filing for federal and state veterans benefits. More...

Medicare help

Question:  How do I obtain a copy of the form, Application for Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs?  Answer:  More...

Howard Christmas party set for Dec. 16

Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well. I think it’s time for our visit again, but I’m not sure of anything.  Things have been so hectic — a funeral every week, sad times for so many. More...

Cantata planned

Emmanuel Baptist Church in Jenkins will present the cantata “Mary, Did You Know?” at 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 18. Pastor Jeff Foster and members of the congregation invite everyone to come. More...

SISTER AND BROTHER —

Anna and Eli Hatton are the children of Julie and Jamie Hatton. “All my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren are beautiful,” says Whitesburg correspondent Oma Hatton. More...

TWO YEARS OLD

— Gavin Tyler Guthrie turned two years old on Dec. 2 and celebrated his birthday with a Disney Pixar Cars party. He is pictured with his sister, Jasmine Nicole Guthrie, 3. More...

Calhouns mark 21st anniversary

Wesley Dixon of Carcassonne was in Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital with pneumonia for about a week, then had to be taken to Kosair Children’s Hospital because he was not getting any better. He is better now. More...

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

was presented by the Whitesburg Middle School UNITE Club Nov. 21 and 22. More...