March 30, 2016 RSS feed / Families & Friends

Better not pack your winter clothes

Hello everyone!  Well, I sure hope you didn’t pack the winter clothes away as we sure have been having winter in spring. Did someone kill that groundhog?  I really hope you had a wonderful Easter and remembered the reason. More...

Square dance set

Square dances will be held at Cowan Community Center in April and May. The square dances, called by Erin Stidham and accompanied by the Pick and Bow String Band, will begin at 6 p.m. on the second Friday of each month. More...

Sue Sturgill of Whitesburg wins shotgun

Check out our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after every time when the seniors meet. Good fun, good company, and a good lunch are a guarantee. Don’t sit home alone. This takes place each Tuesday. More...

Deadline set for April 22 for Rotary Scholarship

The Rotary Club of Whitesburg is accepting applications through April 22 for a $1,000 scholarship and two $500 scholarships available to college bound high school seniors and current college students who are residents of Letcher County and working on More...

Go Higher Grant helps adult students earn college credit

Adult Kentuckians who are interested in taking college classes may be eligible for a Go Higher Grant from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). The maximum award amount is $1,000. More...

School registration April 1

Jenkins Elementary School will hold pre-k and kindergarten registration on April 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and April 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Burdine Campus.  More...

Autism balloon release planned

The third annual balloon release by Autism Awareness Advocates will begin at 5 p.m., April 1, at Riverside Park in Whitesburg. The balloons will be released at 6 p.m. The event is sponsored by Tim Short Auto in Whitesburg.   More...

School play set

The Letcher County Central High School drama class will perform “Footloose” several times this week to school groups and to the public at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2 at the LCCHS auditorium. More...

Delegates needed

Five delegates and one alternate delegate will be elected at 10 a.m., April 16, to represent the Letcher County Democratic Party at the Congressional District and State Conventions on June 4.  An election of the County Executive Committee will a More...

Bible trivia

By WILSON CASEY   1. Is the Book of Exodus in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. From Genesis 3:20, who was credited with being “mother of all living”? Ruth, Sarah, Eve, Esther  3. More...

Christine Fields may be moving

Hello everyone! Hope all had a great week.  I am so tired of funeral visitations. There have been at least two a week lately. Our little community seems to keep losing them.  More...

Presidents I met or saw

Working in the printing department, I always had firsthand information of everything going on.  Truman was the first president to visit Travis Air Force Base, Calif. I was in another part of the world at that time.  More...

Here’s a tip

• “Need a great shave? Fancy shave gels and foams can be expensive. Get a bottle of inexpensive hair conditioner. These usually cost less than a dollar, and you get months of use from one bottle.” E.L. in California  More...

Rally to salute coal miners

A Coal Miners Appreciation Day Rally will be held Saturday, April 9, in Pikeville. The event will start at noon at Shelby Valley High School, when participants will leave in vehicles, ending at the Pikeville Riverfill. More...

Services held for Nettie Remke

Nettie Elizabeth “Chris” Adams Remke, 80, died March 23.  Born in Letcher County to the late Andrew James and Martha Sexton Adams, she was the widow of John “Jack” Remke and a sister of the late James Adams and Paul Adams More...

Dinner celebrates anniversary, Easter

Hope everyone had a nice Easter weekend and attended the church of their choice to remember the reason for the holiday.  We drove over to Cumberland on Sunday morning and attended the Poor Fork Church. More...

Trivia test

1. MOVIES: Who starred in the martial-arts movie “Enter the Dragon”?  2. MEASUREMENTS: What unit of measurement contains 4,840 square yards?  3. More...

Local group’s $80,000 effort will help cover Wi-Fi costs

The Letcher County Education Foundation has raised $80,000 to help cover the cost of installation and equipment for Wi-Fi access at every school in the Letcher district.  More...

Naismith Hall wants a jersey worn by Creech

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., is asking Jenkins High School to donate a jersey that was worn in a game by JHS basketball star Whitney Creech.  “I would like to congratulate you on a high school basket More...

Bill Raleigh brought Marlowe memories

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and enjoying the pretty weather and seeing the trees and flowers blooming. I enjoy this time of year.  A lot of our friends are having health problems. More...

To perform

Benny Jones & CMT Country will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, April 2. The show will take place from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. More...

A SPRINGTIME DELIGHT

— The sun’s bright rays shone on two rows of daffodils outside the Fellowship Hall annex of the Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church in Whitesburg. More...