Jenkins Independent Schools
Classes of 1912 - 2019
1954 Cavalier Football Team
Last Line Should Read Larry Horner instead of Homer
Class of 1965 50th Reunion
Order of classmates in 50th reunion picture
Front row left to right: Mary Ann Hurst, Janice Morgan Moore, Gaye Sword Thompson, Judy Hall Hammond, Katherine Davis Thompson, Rissie Helton Mullins, Beverly Carter Puckett
2nd row left to right: Brenda Sanders Justice, Merrell Barker Fleming, Mary Phillips Clifton, Johnny Holmes, Jimmy D. Moore, Kenny Baker
3th row left to right: Shelby Jean Shelby Collins, Brenda Jo Collins, Linda Gilliam Wright, Garry Pack, Freddie Little
4th row left to right: Shelia Zidaroff Hill, Donna Yonts Tucker, Brenda McCarter Mullins, Connie Addington Belcher, Judy Spence Couch, Norman Woody Preston
5th row left to right: Linda Johnson Hall, Karen Wright Hutchison, Linda Gilley Welch, Adrian Hughes, Danny Gene Mullins
6th row left to right: Richard “Dickie” Tucker, Larry Pack, Lois Fields Thompson, Wayne Fleming, Clarence Smith
7th row left to right: Jackie Northcutt, Jerry Conley, Terry Wright, Rodney Miller, Benny Bentley, Hermon Belcher, Michael “Mike” Adkins
Graduating Class of 2015
Graduating Class of 2014
Interview with Undertaker George McCoy. One of the sayings was that the company brought you into the world with the company Dr. (Dr. Perry) and took you out of the world with the company undertaker (George McCoy)
Also and article about the Clubs and Organizations of Jenkins
Interview with Bad John Wright
Interview with Dr. T.M. Perry
Odds and Ends
Welcome to the Jenkins High Classes Of 1912 - 2019 web site. Please join us for a no cost way to keep in touch with other alumni from the Jenkins Independent School System.
YOU DID NOT HAVE TO GRADUATE FROM JHS TO BE LISTED ON THIS WEBSITE. YOU JUST HAD TO HAVE ATTENDED SCHOOL AS A CAVALIER. We understand that for many of you, especialy during the 30's, 40's, and 50's that many students had to leave school to help support their families or to join the military. If you are in this catagory, or for any reason you did not get to graduate, just list on your request to be added to the site the year that you would have graduated. You can offer any other information on your profile page that you wish to share.
Link to article about JIS Students to attend Wise County Vocational School
Thanks to the Brush Family and the Greer Family for seeing this to completion.
WELCOME BACK OLD FRIEND!
Link to the Jenkins Independent School System Website
The Jenkins Education Foundation
The story behind the TV into Jenkins is unique in that so far as is known now, this is the only installation of its kind in the state of Kentucky.
Raven Rock was picked as the site for the antenna. This site is about •850 feet higher than the city.
Gonset line was used to connect the antenna. The pathway up the mountain was called "the Gonset Trail". The total length of the line was •some three thousand feet. L. D. Siniff did most of the work getting TV into the valley. There was a group of 18 men who decided to put up the money for the system. A part of this volunteer group installed the system. Some of these men were L. D. Siniff, D. C. Duncan, E. P. Auxier, R. C. Minor, Ted Brummit, Dennis Combs, Paul Jesse and Steve Varson.
Last Utility Sold
On June 1, 1951, the Jenkins Telephone system was sold by The Consolidation Coal Company to the Universal Telephone and Telegraph Corporation. Thus, the last remaining utility in the Jenkins area has now been sold. The houses and buildings had all been sold in 1946?48. Towns like Jenkins and McRoberts were built and company-operated not by choice but by necessity.
Thurman Hall Selected as One of the Best Tackles by Courier Journal Poll
In 1963/64. Thurman Hall of Jenkins has been selected as one of the best tackles by the coaches in a poll conducted by the Courier Journal. Hall was rated an equal with the other top four or five tackles in the state. Jerry Conley of Jenkins and Steve Bates of Whitesburg were the other Letcher County stars rated among the best players in the state. Jerry Conley rated as one of the best halfbacks. In the 1964?65 football season the all-state football team was selected. Thurman Hall made honorable mention All-State as a tackle for Jenkins High School. In the 1964 football season the coach of the Cavaliers was Raymond Ricketts and the Community Press states that Jenkins was in for a rebuilding season since they lost UK?bound quarterback Phil Greer and halfback Robert Collins, plus other players from the previous season such as Kenny Blair, Haskew Hayes and Jimmy Elswick.
Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come Web Page and Play information.
Here is an interesting link to Kentucky's Eastern and Western Coal Fields
with Picturs and descriptions.
Go to "Expansion" Video
Early Construction of Rail and Shops
Oak looking from behind GM House towards Goodwater
Miners waiting to go to work
Jenkins looking down from the top of Wheaton Hollow near Raven Rock
Coal Siding below Jenkins towards Camden
Main Street Jenkins 1920
Company Store and Warehouse on left
Recreation Building and Drug Store on Right
Mine 207 Fire Fighting Equipment
Miners going to work 1937 Pic #1
Miners going to work 1937 Pic #2
Jenkins Coal 1915
No. 108 Mudtown 1918
Jenkins Prep Plant
May Day 1932
Jenkins Baseball Field
Jenkins Schools approximately 1913-14
View of Sharon Heights Hospital from the city park. 1913-1914
Jenkins Dairy--Later the Golf Course
Play left side 2 up 1 back and then the right side 3 up to back for 9 holes.
Sometimes became dodge ball with golf balls.
Later a cut was made which let you play starting on the left hollow and
come out on the right hollow
Wide shot of Jenkins taken from Raven Rock
Jenkins/Pound Tunnel 1947-1949 Jenkins/Pound Tunnel 08/12/12
Old Jenkins Jail
Bad John Wright
General Managers House
Visitors at General Managers House
Kindergarten Class in Burdine
McRoberts looking at the "Green". Company Store on right.
McRoberts Store and Gas Station
Drug Store Building around 1914
Gas Station in Jenkins
"C.V.Snapp" Home Lakeside around 1914
Mr. Snapp was an educator in Van Lear, KY around 1920 before coming to Jenkins. Did you know that he served in the Spanish-American War from June 20, 1898 to August 23, 1899,
House beside "C.V Snapp" Home That Was Demolished in 2009. C.V .Snapp Home Still Stands.
Most Dangerous Profession--Miners Should be Honored and Respected
• Heather Fleming (Mullins) (1995) 10/23
• Goebel Craft (1966) 10/24
• Chuck Johnson (1971) 10/24
• Woody Preston (1965) 10/24
• Leslie Bentley (1994) 10/25
• Jerry Hall (1986) 10/26
• Robbie Taylor (1994) 10/26
• Ellen Smallwood (Brown) (2003) 10/27
• Billie Wright (Davis) (1961) 10/28
• Jodi Miller (Christopher) (1989) 10/29
• Anita Wright (Woods) (1960) 10/29
• Rabon Banks (1986) 10/30
• Andrew Jamison DeSimone (1987) 10/30
• Cindy Fleming (1986) 10/30
• Nellie Gibson (Anderson) (1971) 10/30
• Elizabeth Calhoun (1983) 10/31
• David Hardin (1984) 10/31
• William Osley (1971) 10/31
• Renee Tackett (Gill) 10/31
• Brenda Banks (Hall) (1967) 11/1
• Mike Fleming (1998) 11/1
• George Elkins (1961) 11/2
• Wayne Fleming (Jr. ) (1985) 11/2
• Charlotte Banks (1983) 11/3