February 28, 2018 RSS feed / Families & Friends

Brick oven now being built

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/ pages/Hemphill-Community Center.  Black Sheep Bakery and good drug free (chemical preservative free) bread is coming.  More...

Deer population may be increasing

By JEANETTE TACKET YONTS With DOROTHY PENNINGTON TACKET   Mom and I sure are liking the warmer days we have had. I even had her out walking around in the yard a little bit one day last week.  More...

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Letcher County Central High School JROTC Cadet Madison Adams received second place out of 158 cadets in the Knock-out Competition at the University of Kentucky Drill Competition. More...

Books about birds distributed

The Mountain Shrine Club has bought children’s books based on raptors at the Letcher County Wildlife Center to be placed in the elementary school libraries. More...

Lyndon Johnson remembered me

The first time I saw Vice President Johnson was in 1960 at Arlington National Cemetery when I escorted the body of the first Air Force master sergeant who had been killed in Vietnam for his funeral. More...

Key to preventing colon cancer may be in your gut

March is colorectal cancer awareness month. It’s a good time for us raise awareness about the thirdmost common cancer in the United States and talk about possible ways to prevent it. More...

Booths available

The Mountain Heritage Festival will auction off five food booths on March 17 at 10 a.m. at the Whitesburg City Recycle Center at 1477 S State HWY 931 in Whitesburg. Booths will be open for inspection at 9:30 a.m. More...

Community calendar

March 3 — A benefit singing and supper will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Carcassonne Community Center at Carcassonne. Admission to the singing is free; a chicken and dumpling or ham dinner will be served for $6 per person. More...

Follow these tips to do better on the ACT

Juniors in Kentucky public high schools will take the ACT on March 20. These tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) may help students do better on the test.  • Read, read, read. More...

Christopher Cook dies in Florida

A memorial service for Christopher Cook will be held at 1 p.m., March 2, at Lighthouse Church.  A son of Josephine Evelyne Spangler and the late Ray Cook, he died February 22 in Florida at the age of 58.  Surviving in addition to his mother More...

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February 24, the Letcher County Central High School JROTC Drill Team competed at the University of Kentucky Drill Competition. Twelve schools compete against them. More...

Floodwaters endangering people and their property all around southern Ohio

Grab your favorite beverage, and let’s take a little while to chat. First off, I hope everyone is warm, safe and dry with all the flooding.  Last week I worried about all the people in eastern Kentucky and everywhere. More...

Scholarships offered

The Rotary Club of Whitesburg is accepting applications through Friday, March 30, for a $1000 scholarship and two $500 scholarships available to college-bound high school seniors and current college students who reside in Letcher County and are worki More...

Mold, mildew in your home

Mold and mildew are two fungi that may appear from time to time in your home. They can trigger allergic reactions or asthmatic complications for certain people, so prompt removal is critical to protect your family’s health.  More...

Bible trivia

By WILSON CASEY   More...