November 29, 2017 RSS feed / Families & Friends

Let seed catalogs cure winter blahs

I recall the days when seed catalogs came in the mail nearly every postal day during the month of February. More...

Internet brings cushaw recipes

Hello everyone, how was your Thanksgiving? I hope everyone had a good meal with all your favorite food. More...

Old Tyme Christmas on Route 7

On Saturday, December 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven stores located along Letcher County’s Route 7, also known as Antique Alley, will kick off the holiday season with an Old Tyme Christmas celebration.  More...

Christmas program to be held at Frog Pond

Christmas on the Hill at the Old Indian Bottom Church building at the Frog Pond in Blackey will take place Friday, December 15. There will be a potluck dinner at 6 p.m., and entertainment with Ron Short and Friends at 7 p.m.  More...

Benefit set at Campbellā€™s Branch

A benefit will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Campbell’s Branch Community Center at Linefork from 6 to 10 p.m. There will be a hot dog dinner with nachos and cheese and baked goods and lots of good stuff for sale. More...

Facebook plan to find suicidal users too late to save local woman

Less than a day after the Internet site Techcrunch.com reported that Facebook will begin using artificial intelligence to detect suicidal users, a Letcher County woman shot herself in the head during a live-stream video on the social media platform.& More...

Food City to fight pet hunger

The Food City Pet Club is gearing up for its annual Pet Hunger Drive. This year’s drive will take place through January 2 throughout the supermarket chain.  More...

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of Ruth in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. In 2 Kings 13, what prophet ordered a king to shoot arrows out of a window? Paul, Job, Elisha, David  3. More...

He deserves our thanks for his effort on mountain

The new overlooks on Pine Mountain are terrific. It’s a good time to recognize the time, effort, and expense Jim Webb has spent over many years to provide picnic tables and clean areas for sightseers to enjoy.  A tip of the hat to him. More...

Hemphill Center to go carolling

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

Old-time Thanksgiving dinners were different

Oh how I love our family and the precious, special times we can get together with our Mommy. Mom had all five of us kids in six and a half years. So, you talk about close we were. More...

Concert planned in Pound, Va.

Pro-Art Association will present the Symphony of the Mountains’ “Traditions” concert, on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center of J.W. More...

Community calendar

December 1 — The Fleming-Neon Christmas Parade will be held on Friday, December 1.  .   More...

More candidates file to run for local offices

More candidates have filed to run for office in county elections next year, and a handful more have picked up papers to run.  More...

Bentley graduates from basic training at Ft. Sill

PV2 Samuel R. Bentley graduated U.S. Army basic training on August at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.  More...

Graduation Day for Johnny Cash

The Pentagon found out early that basic training at Sampson Air Base in New York would not go well in the wintertime. More...