April 26, 2017 RSS feed / Families & Friends

Snow couldn’t hide Easter eggs

Today is Easter, April 16. More...

Conference to be held

The East Kentucky Leadership Conference will be held April 27 and 28 at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. The theme is Transitioning Eastern Kentucky: Economy, Workforce, Demographics. More...

JBS performance planned

“Where the Lilies Bloom” by Bill and Vera Cleaver will be performed at noon and 7 p.m., April 27, and 7 p.m., April 28, in the Campbell Arts Center at June Buchanan School. More...

Strange but True

• It was beloved poet William Wordsworth, best know for helping to launch the Romantic age in English literature, who made the following sage observation: “The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless, unremembered a More...

ONE YEAR OLD

— Levi Little celebrated his first birthday on April 14 with a Mickey Mouse party. He is the son of Beth and Phillip Little of Cowan. More...

Community calendar

April 27 — Letcher Manor Nursing and Rehab will host an educational session providing information about genetic and familiar risk for Alzheimer’s disease. The event will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. More...

Mother’s Day flowers, plant sale is planned

Several things are happening in May in and around the Blackey area. On Saturday, May 13, at the Blackey Community Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Brad Colly will be having a Mother’s Day flowers, vegetables, fruit and plant sale.  More...

Beekeeping, cooking to be taught at Hemphill Community Center

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/ pages/Hemphill-Community Center.  More...

WWES students win at 4-H contest

Sixteen fifth grade students from West Whitesburg Elementary School participated in 4-H Speech and Demonstrations April 18 at Robinson Center in Jackson.  More...

Kentucky residents have chance to win an iPad in KHEAA drawing

Kentucky residents have another chance to win a new iPad from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) in a sweepstakes being held through Facebook in May. The contest runs from 12 a.m. on May 1 through 12 a.m. on June 1.  More...

30-year reunion planned

All members of the 1987 graduating class of Whitesburg High School are invited to the class’s 30-year reunion. It will be held on June 24 at the Whitesburg Shriners building. Meet and greet will begin at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. More...

Weather pleasant for sunrise services

By DELANA BANKS   Hope everyone’s spring is going well and that this past weekend’s heavy rains didn’t do any damage.  The warm Easter Sunday was pleasant for all attending outdoor sunrise services. More...

Stars appear despite all the rain

By ROSE BALLARD   Hello again everyone!  To steal a line from Larry Sparks’s song 1949, I wonder if it’s raining in the mountains? More...

AVOIDING SCAMS

— Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear presented a fraud prevention program on April 13 at the Letcher County Extension Office. More...

UK FAN

— Duaine “Doddleburg” Franklin, of Craft’s Colly, met her favorite University of Kentucky basketball player, Derek Willis, in Hazard. More...

My top-secret job

Twenty-three of my 27 years in the military, I was a printing supervisor with a top-secret clearance.  It all started when the FBI came to Burdine and Jenkins in 1948 to talk to the people who knew me — my teachers, police department, stor More...