Henry Vanover’s murder has been a mystery. Who actually shot him? Who was blamed for the act? And how did this lead to the Pound Gap Massacre?
Whitesburg Memorial Hospital was the last of ten hospitals to be built by the Miners Memorial Hospital Association.
John Hunt Morgan was famous for his raids during the Civil War. He captured the imagination of the Country as he set out to unnerve the Union army.
Written by David Sergent How Jenkins, Kentucky got its name was a little bit of a mystery for a couple of years. Not a lot of people spoke about it. This is the story about how the little town came about and the man from whom it got it’s name. The Problem The year is […]
Written by Joanna Adams Sergent This article is a re-written version of the half-page article that appeared in the Mountain Eagle in June of 1912. None of this is a direct quote and it is completely my own words. Letcher County is Coal Country. At the time, there were very few banking systems in place in […]
The First Adams Cemetery in Letcher County, Kentucky Written by Joanna Adams Sergent Walking through a cemetery is a walk into the past. You find people who walked upon this Earth that lived and died and some had a major part to play in history. You will also find many relatives and friends of those […]
Medal of Honor Recipient Remembered in Jenkins Written by Joanna Adams Sergent Jenkins has a very special sign downtown to honor one of its heroes. Lt. Darwin K. Kyle was a Congressional Medal of Honor winner who fought in the Korean War. His monument reads as follows: Lt. Darwin K. Kyle The Congressional Medal […]