April 12, 2017 RSS feed / Families & Friends

Children just don’t play outside anymore

Oh, I woke up the morning of April 9 to a beautiful, sunny day. So bright and so peaceful out with no cars passing and no children playing. More...

Beekeeping is subject of workshop

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

Community calendar

April 12, 14, 19 — Tryouts for the Letcher Central High School cheerleading squad will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the old Vocational School Building. Tryouts will also be held at 2 p.m. on April 23. More...

Great-grandson preached first sermon

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and keeping warm.  We are having a cold spell. I don’t know which one of our little winters. Is it redbud or dogwood?  More...

State police honor local dispatchers this week

Dispatchers at Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard are being recognized this week along with more than 200,000 of their fellow communicators nationwide during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.  More...

Volunteers hope turnout strong for prison hearing

The Federal Bureau of Prisons will hold a public meeting here today (Wednesday) to take comments on a new environmental impact statement for the proposed federal prison at Roxana.  The meeting is scheduled for 5:30-8:30 p.m. More...

Everyone’s list should include visit to Country Hall of Fame

By IKE ADAMS   If you are over 60 and have been a lifelong fan of country music, you need to put a visit to The Kentucky Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on your bucket list.  Points East   More...

Sad letter I received

This is the second letter I’ve received over the years from someone who wrote me about growing up on a farm.  This lady, who now lives in Letcher County, grew up on a small farm in Dickenson County, Virginia. More...

ALL IN A DAY’S WORK

— Carrie Hall, of Whitesburg, a nurse midwife and family nurse practitioner at Mountain Comprehensive Health Care, was having her hair done when she had to rush to Whitesburg Appalachian Region More...

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of Daniel in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. What book’s first verse is, “The elder unto the well-beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.”? Ephesians, 3 John, Titus, 2 Peter  3. More...

Dancing, music highlight Kentucky visit

Happy Easter, everyone! More...

Spring beauties

The edible fiddlehead fern (below), star chickweed (top right), and rue anemone (bottom right) are just three of many wildflowers native to Letcher County woodlands that are in bloom right now. More...

Tickets available for Tyler Childers show

Because of high ticket demand, a concert featuring rising country star Tyler Childers of Paintsville has been moved from Summit City in Whitesburg to the newly-remodeled Appalshop Theater. More...

W’burg pool opens May 13; city police to get new cruiser

The Whitesburg Municipal Swimming Pool will be ready to open May 13 with a party held at the pool that day to celebrate, Mayor James W. Craft told the Whitesburg City Council at its April meeting.  More...

AUTISM AWARENESS

— Left to right, Taylor Baker, Delaney Pennell and Kylie Williams, all fourth graders at West Whitesburg Elementary School, were winners in the Autism Awareness Advocates t-shirt design contest More...

Now here’s a tip

By JoAnn Derson   • “Safety-pin fitted sheets and mattress pads together on the edges when washing and drying. It keeps other items from balling up inside.” — M.W. in Iowa  More...