February 15, 2017 RSS feed / Families & Friends

Will it frost in May?

Hello again from the flatlands! We are having a streak of crazy weather. In the teens with two inches of snow one day, the next day in the 50s. Oh well, spring can’t be too far away.  More...

Rotary Club learns about Sapling Center

Angie Bush, Director of Transitional Aged Youth with Kentucky River Community Care, recently shared information with Whitesburg Rotary Club members on The Sapling Center that opened at 60 Jenkins Road in Whitesburg on Nov. 3.  More...

Emergency preparedness is topic at Rotary Club

Jessica Johnson, B.S.N., R. N., Director of the Emergency Department at Whitesburg Hospital, shared with Rotary Club members some of the steps they could take to prepare for a disaster and/or an emergency event in Letcher County.  More...

Please stop trashing our county

There’s something terribly wrong with these images. It isn’t just the presence of litter, but that trashing our county has become widespread and commonplace. More...

Death doesn’t have to be cause of fear

Since he watched his mother drop dead, Richard Bridgman’s fear of death has left him emotionally paralyzed.  It was right around Thanksgiving — nearly 45 years ago — and Bridgman was sleeping overnight on his mom’s living More...

Community calendar

February 18 — Appalachian Strings will perform from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. Admission price is $5 for adults (12 years and over) and $1 for children 2 through 11 years. For information, call (276) 679-3541. More...

Cross Country Bluegrass to play at Hemphill

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

Drink up for good health

Most of us hear early on that we should drink water for good health, but some of us may not know why it is so important.  More than two-thirds of our bodies is made of water. More...

Give blood February 23

A blood drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m., February 23, at the Kentucky Blood Center Bloodmobile in the Whitesburg Walmart parking lot. Donors will receive a short-sleeve gray T-shirt. More...

Fiscal court met Monday

The Letcher County Fiscal Court held a special called meeting Monday to address three important pieces of business. The meeting was brief, lasting around 10 minutes, but the agenda items have the potential for long lasting effects.  More...

A new queen is crowned in Jenkins

Jenkins Principal Thomas Pinion crowns Haley Mullins as the new basketball Homecoming Queen Saturday evening. Mullins was escorted by Hunter Adams, left. (Photo by Chris Anderson) More...