Students attend HOSA Conference

Five students from the Pineville Campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College recently attended the HOSA International Leadership Conference in Dallas. Amy Hickman and Glen Mason competed in the Public Health Education category. Ashley Ament, Justin Hensley and Rachel Carmical placed fourth in the Public Service Announcement category. With more than 200,000 members, HOSA is an international student organization […]

Trivia test


1. LITERATURE: Whatare the four houses at Hogwarts School of Witchcraftand Wizardry?2. GEOGRAPHY: Whichof the six states in Australiais the largest in land area?3. CHEMISTRY: Whatis the first element on theperiodic table?4. TELEVISION: Whichlong-running TV show features a business called DuffBrewery?5. HISTORY: When didthe Space Age begin?6. CURRENCY: Whoselikeness appears on the $2bill in the United States?Answers1. Gryffindor, Ravenclaw,Hufflepuff and […]

Shape note singers rattled the roof


Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/ pages/Hemphill-Community Center. Greetings all! The shape note singing was particularly awesome on Sunday with dinner on the ground. We hosted day two of the Double All Day Singing that took place in Letcher County on Aug. 11 and 12. The Saturday singing was at Calvary College […]

Unusual vegetables at Farmers Market



It surely was good to see Rose Collier and her family made it back safe and sound from their Myrtle Beach trip. She said they had a really good time but they got caught in the rain more than once as they were trying to find some seashells. The Letcher County Senior Citizens sure missed her while she was gone. […]

Community calendar

August 18 — The Elkhorn Shrine Club will hold a four-wheeler poker run August 18, rain or shine, at Fishpond Lake. Sign-up will begin at 11 a.m. and the ride at noon. The cost is $10 per poker hand, and prizes are $100 for best hand and $50 for second best hand. Hotdogs, chips and soft drinks will be available […]

17th annual Charlie Company reunion


I just returned from my 17th annual Charlie Company reunion in St. Louis, Mo. Every year what’s left of us gather for good food and good times. These are the Vietnam veterans who served with Americal, 19th Brigade, Charlie Company. The group constantly searches for men who served with that company from 1966 to 1971, its time in Vietnam. There […]

Strange But True


• It was British Prime Minister Winston Churchill who made the following sage observation: “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” • There are lots of sports fans out there, and a lot of sports to enjoy: football, basketball, soccer, baseball, hockey … olive oil wrestling? OK, maybe there […]

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: AUGUST 13 – AUGUST 17 GENERAL HOSPITAL — Griffin was reluctant. Scott apologized. Jason had a theory. Elizabeth was horrified. Josslyn was annoyed. Kiki was on edge. Alexis stated the facts. Franco apologized. Elizabeth understood. Valentin was shocked. Sonny got an unexpected visit. Alexis was cautious. Sam was asked to do a favor. Griffin was stunned. Franco was furious. […]

Nows Heres a Tip

• If you often wake up in the morning with a neckache, try a new pillow. You can get them with cooling gel inserts, or ones designed especially for side sleepers or in ergonomic shapes. There must be one that will help you wake up refreshed. • “I save the Tyvek envelopes from Federal Express and other mailings to make […]

Bevin remarks draw response from Beshear


FRANKFORT Facing a groundswell of opposition from public workers for his proposed pension changes, Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin compared them to drowning victims on Tuesday in that “you just need to knock them out and drag them to shore.” Bevin’s comments came during a live interview with Brian Thomas on WKRC in Cincinnati. He said the state must make […]


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