How Jenkins, Kentucky Got Its Name

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 […]

New Bank in the Coal Country Installed in 1911

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

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

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 […]