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Light! Out of the Darkness

Burdine Freewill Baptist Church Burdine, Kentucky
A Christmas Cantata celebrating the birth of Jesus, the Light of the World.

Gail Johnson

Christmas on the Creek

Cowan Community Center, 81 Sturgill Branch, Hwy 931 South, Whitesburg, KY 41858
Cowan Community Action Group, Inc. is pleased to invite you and your loved ones to Cowan Community Center’s annual Christmas on the Creek celebration Friday, December 4th at 5:00pm. A photo session with Santa, a swap of Christmas stories of old and a square dance, called by Erin Stidham and accompanied by the Pick and Bow String Band, makes for an evening guaranteed to put you and your family in the Christmas spirit. This event is open to the public and donations to the center are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, please call Cowan Community Center at (606) 633-3187.

Stacy Dollarhide, 606.335.5350; Cowan Community Center, 606.633.3187.

AMI Summer Institute Community Screening

Aug 1, 2015 7:00 PM

Appalshop Theater Whitesburg, KY
The Appalachian Media Institute invites you to join us Saturday, August 1st for a community screening of youth produced documentaries, in the Appalshop theater at 7pm. 13 young people have spent the summer making short documentaries about their home communities and sharing the stories they find most important. Join us to celebrate their work, and to see your region the way they do.

For Questions or more information please contact Willa Johnson at 606-634-8691

Eldridge Family Reunion

Jul 18, 2015 12:00 PM

Campbells Branch Community Center
Family Reunion

Shirley Huff @ 606-573-6357

Healthy Baby Workshop

Jun 17, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Letcher County Extension Office, Whitesburg, KY
Healthy Baby Workshop - activities include information about having a healthy baby. All women attending will receive free baby items plus a chance to win door prizes. Lunch is provided. All pregnant women or two months postpartum in Letcher and surrounding counties are invited to attend. No registration is required.

Phillis Combs 606-436-5761 ext: 5008


May 29, 2015 - May 31, 2015 7:00 PM


CLYDE STILTNER, JR. (606) 637-6823

Prime Time Family Reading

Apr 28, 2015 4:00 PM

Cowan Elementary School Library
The Letcher County Bookmobile Librarian, Legina Adams will partner with Cowan Elementary/Middle School to offter the Prime Time Program. Beginning 4pm Tuesday April 28th and continuing every Tuesday for 6 weeks, ending June 2nd.

Legina Adams 606-634-7548

Craft Night

May 12, 2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Letcher County Public Library
Knit, crochet, fabric, glitter glue anything you're working on that's portable.

Circulation Desk 606-633-7547

Movie Night

Apr 28, 2015 6:00 PM

Letcher County Public Library Whitesburg/Harry M. Caudill Branch
We're going to watch Into the Woods. There will be food. There might be candy. Free to the public.

Circulation desk 606-633-7547

Letcher County Relay for Life

Jun 6, 2015 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Riverside Park, Whitesburg, KY (beside Whitesburg ARH)
Come Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back against cancer! We are celebrating 30 years of Relay for Life 80's style. Come join the fight and celebration!

April Back-Stevens, 606-335-0261

Letcher County Relay for Life of Letcher County Kick Off

Jan 27, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Pine Mountain Grill, Whitesburg, KY
Join us as we kick off 2015 Relay Season! Free food, games, fun and giveaways!

April Back Stevens, 606-335-0261

Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come Outdoor Dama

Mar 20, 2015 - Mar 22, 2015 20th - 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM 21st - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM 22nd - 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Whotesburg public library, Whitesburg , Kentucky
Auditions for 2015 season. Cast of all ages, sound booth workers, hair and makeup, and soldiers.

Nina Tipton 606-637-1003
Don Amburgey 606-832-1453

Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come Outdoor Dama

Mar 27, 2015 - Mar 29, 2015 27th - 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM 28th - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM 29th - 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Jenkins Public Library Jenkins, Kentucky
Auditions for the 2015 season. Need cast of all ages, sound booth workers, hair and makeup, and soldiers.

Nina Tipton 606-637-1003
Don Amburgey 606-832-1453

Saving Grace Community Church Christmas Bazaar and Auction

Dec 6, 2014 5:00 PM

Letcher, Kentucky 41832
There will be a Christmas Bazaar and Hotdog/Chili Supper beginning at 5:00 p.m. and our Christmas Auction will begin at 6:00 p.m.

Glenna Pridemore- 606-335-9091

Pancake Breakfast with Santa

Dec 6, 2014 10:00 AM

Letcher Elementary School
Mark your calendars....Santa Claus is coming to Letcher Elementary School! The LES PTO will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus on Saturday December 6 at 10:00am. Bring your family to enjoy a hot breakfast and a visit with Santa. There will be pictures with Santa available for sale that day, as well. All proceeds will go to help the LES PTO purchase new technology for the classrooms.

Bridget Back (606) 634-2281

Letcher Elementary School PTO Holiday Bazaar

Nov 15, 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Letcher Elementary School PTO will host a Holiday Bazaar at LES on Saturday, November 15, 2014. The bazaar will be open to the public from 10am to 4pm. Vendors will be on hand selling homemade Christmas items. Come out and do your Christmas shopping or load up on your ornaments. Entry into the Bazaar is free!

Bridget Back (606) 634-2281

KRCC Healthy Baby Workshop

Nov 13, 2014 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Letcher County Extension Office, Whitesburg, KY
Workshop activities include information about having a healthy baby. All women completing the workshop will receive FREE BABY ITEMS PLUS DOOR PRIZES AND LUNCH PROVIDED!!!
*All pregnant women, in Letcher & surrounding
counties, up to two months post-partum are invited to attend. No registration required.

Phillis Combs at (606) 436-5761 extension 5008

Know the 10 Warning Signs of Dementia

Oct 30, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Your memory often changes as you grow older, but memory loss that disrupts daily life is not a typical part of aging. It may be a symptom of dementia. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Presented by the Letcher County Library District in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, this workshop will teach what to look for and what to do if you detect signs of dementia in yourself or someone you love. Registration required; to register call the library at 606-633-7547 or the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-272-3900.

Date: October 30, 2014
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm
Location: Harry M. Caudill Library
220 Main Street
Whitesburg, KY

Lina Tidal, Harry M. Tidal, Library Director, 606-633-7547; Renee Chase, 859-266-5283

Spring Teaching Conference - 2014

Cornerstone Church, 676 Hwy 2034, Whitesburg, KY
Ministering Friday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m.... Dr. Darrell Huffman, Huntington, WV; Saturday, April 26th at 7:00 pm is Lawrence Bishop, Jr., Solid Rock Church, Monroe, OH; and, Sunday, April 27 at 11:00 a.m. ministering will be Evangelist Mike Manuel, Logan, WV

For more information contact Cornerstone Church, Whitesburg, KY. 606-633-9944

Insect Pest In Service

Letcher County Extension Office, 478 Extension Drive, Located off the Whitesburg Bypass and Stone Ave.
Insect Pest In-Service
Dr. Mike Potter and Dr. Lee Townsend From the University of Kentucky
Department of Entomology
will be speaking on
Spiders, Head Lice, Bed Bugs and Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs (basically home or building invaders).
Monday, march 17, 2014
9a.m. until 2p.m.
Letcher County Extension Office
Located off of the Whitesburg By-Pass and Stone Ave.
*Lunch will be provided*
Please RSVP to Shad Baker at 606-633-2362
A Must Attend for county agents,
health care providers (health dept., hospitals, nursing homes, EMS, etc.)
apartment communities/multi-unit housing, hotels/motels
public schools, colleges govt. entities such as social services, fire departments, police, solid waste (those that pick up beds and such from the curb) Senior Citizen Centers, pest control companies
“If you haven’t encountered ANY of these Home Invaders, it’s only a matter of time”

Shad Baker, Ag Agent for Letcher County 606-633-2362


Jenkins, Kentucky - Main Street
Auditions for major parts & supporting roles open

Tryouts for major parts & supporting roles

Saturday, March 8 10 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, March 9 - 2 PM - 5 PM

Don Amburgey - 606-832-1453 or 832-2945

Letcher County Central High School Archery Team Yard Sale

185 circle drive, whitesburg, ky- old vocational school
Lots of items for sale. Rain or shine it is indoors
Friday, February 28 and Saturday March 1, 2014 from 9am-3pm

Melissa Cole @ 606-632-1526

1st annual Miz Valentine Womanless Pageant

Letcher County Central High School Auditorium Whitesburg, KY
The fellows will compete in Valentine wear and Dress for the title of Miz Valentine. All Proceeds go to the LCCHS Archery Team. $5.00 admission and concession available.

April Back-Stevens, 606-335-0261

Ladies' Auxiliary Christmas Bazaar

Burdine Freewill Baptist Church
Soup beans & Hot dogs dinners
Pumpkin rolls and other homemade baked goods and candies.
Homemade crafts.

Gail Johnson

Santa in Blackey

Dec 14, 2012 6:30 P.M.

Blackey Senior Citizens Building
Letcher Fire and Rescue will be having santa in Blackey. Santa will be giving presents and treats to all local community children.

Gary Rogers,Chief of Letcher Fire and Rescue, 606-633-8058.

Haunted House sponsored by the Jenkins Fire Corp and Fire Dept.

Oct 19, 2012 6:00 P.M.-12:00 A.M.

Oct 20, 2012 6:00 P.M.-12:00 A.M.

Oct 26, 2012 6:00 P.M.-12:00 A.M.

Oct 27, 2012 6:00 P.M.-12:00 A.M.

Oct 28, 2012 6:00 P.M.-12:00 A.M.

Oct 30, 2012 6:00 P.M.-12:00 A.M.

at the Old Jenkins High School on Main Street
$5.00 per person COME IF YOU DARE!!!!!

Jenkins Fire Dept. 832-0060 or 832-1419

Camp BEGOMI Bike Ride

Sep 22, 2012 11:00 A.M.

Meet at Railroad Museum, Jenkins, Kentucky
Bike riders are invited to ride and help raise money to send kids to youth camp 2013.

David Back 606-832-2932
Carl "King" Addington 606-832-2687

UNITED FOR COAL Across The Nation

Oct 13, 2012 2:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M.

Along US 23 North from Letcher County to Floyd County
Join the Thousands who will join hands in unity with the Coal Miners and their Families!

Allen Gibson (606)205-8491

Vacation Bible School

Jun 11, 2012 - Jun 15, 2012 6:00 P.M.-8:30 P.M.

Fleming-Neon Church of God, Neon KY
Daily Bible study with games, crafts, and loads of fun.

Pastor Freddy Johnson 606 832-1269, or youth leader Cindy Vance 606 855-7861

Bluegrass By The Creek

Jun 2, 2012 11:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M.

Hallie(Letcher Co,) Kentucky
4th annual bluegrass festivalCampbell's Branch Community Center $5.00 Adults-Children Free

Darlene Campbell (606) 633-7929



CALL FRED 832-2996 OR DAVID 633-4617


"THIS HOPE" is a group of five young men who present ministry through music.

Pastor Dock Frazier

A Time To Change

Neon City Stage, Neon, KY
A ministry event hosted by Ignite Ministries about change. Caleb Howard will be speaking, Penny Road Praise Team will be doing worship, and Revelation 22 Drama team will doing dramas.

Mistie Johnson 606-634-4233

Autism Awareness Bike Ride & Bike Night for Autism Awareness

Whitesburg Kentucky
This is a benefit ride to raise money for autism awarness and a fun event to raise awareness in our community.

Jackie Mullins Burke 606-832-1297
or Donna Halcomb 606-335-0110