Families and Friends

Students receive books from Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Whitesburg started the Imagination Library Program in January 2012 to make books available to every child in Letcher County from birth to five years of age to help prepare them for kindergarten and later in life. Rotarians Margaret Hammonds and Barbara Ison recently visited Deborah Hall’s kindergarten class at Arlie Boggs Elementary to share the story, […]

Meet your favorite characters at breakfast Saturday

A character breakfast featuring appearances by Spider-Man, Batman, Black Panther, Supergirl, Cinderella, Belle, Ariel, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Elsa, Cookie Monster, Doc McStubbins and Lambie will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 20. Those attending are invited to wear their favorite costumes. The pancake and sausage breakfast will take place at the Letcher County Extension Office […]

Wennings mark 41st anniversary

Cowan Area

Hello everyone, I hope you have had a wonderful week. The weather has been great. It was so nice having the yard mowed for the first time of the season. There was definitely the smell of wild onions in the air after the mowing. We didn’t have much of a backyard in Wyoming, so we didn’t need a lawnmower. Our […]

Redbuds, dogwood trees draw visitors

Southern Ohio

Happy Easter everyone! How beautiful the last few days have been, and then Old Man Winter decides he has to be smart and play a trick on us. Oh well as I’ve said before, it can snow in April. After some debating and a lot of enticing pictures of the redbud trees that were in bloom in the mountains I […]

Facebook pictures feature Laney Webb



What wonderful pictures were posted on Facebook this past week and weekend of Letcher County’s little leukemia fighting Laney Webb. I thought I wouldn’t be able to look at her pictures since she started chemo, but the pictures that are being posted just make you want to shout praises to God for answered prayers. My husband went to school with […]

And where were those ’taters stored? Inside the ’tater hole



Before I get to the subject of ’taters that many readers seem to have on their minds, I need to correct a glaring error, caused by Mr. Parkinson’s memory lapse, in last week’s paper. Well over a dozen of you want to know what happened to our diabetes “Tour De Cure” fundraising campaign when it came to making your donations […]

Easter Bunny visits Hemphill



Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/pages/HemphillCommunity-Centerwww.facebook.com/Hemphillblacksheep. Check out our two brand new websites: www.hemphillcenter.org, and www.blacksheepbrickoven.org. We had a great turnout for Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. It is a community event we offer in the spring where the folks of our community look forward to interacting with neighbors. Kids […]

PVA Ricky Rose speaks to Rotary

Property Valuation Administrator Ricky Rose addressed the Rotary Club of Whitesburg during a recent meeting held at Pine Mountain Grill in Whitesburg. Rose took office in January with the responsibility of appraising and assessing at the fair market value all property that is in Letcher County. His responsibilities extend to tracking ownership changes, maintaining maps, updating property descriptions, and handling […]

Senior tourney to be held



For some reason I’m having a really hard time getting the column going this week. My heart is just breaking for our people and all the problems they or their family members are having with drug or alcohol addictions. It just seems every day there is news of someone close to home that has passed away from something drug related. […]

Sergent, Taylor reunion

The annual Sergent-Taylor Reunion will be held Saturday, May 25, from noon until 3 p.m., at the Colson Volunteer Fire Department, 9106 Highway 7 North. Tim and Becky Sanders and Marcia Sanders Hall, children of the late Ethel Sergent Sanders, urge the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of Samuel Calvin Sergent and Polly Ann Taylor Sergent (Papaw and Mamaw) to keep […]


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