Families and Friends

Litter keeping tourists away from county


I wish someone could do something about all the garbage that is thrown out of vehicles as people are traveling the roads, and the garbage that is taken to back roads and strip job sites and dumped out. This, in my opinion, is one of the reasons this part of Kentucky isn’t succeeding as much as it could as a […]

Music every Friday at Hemphill


Halloween Safe Night was held on Halloween Night, as well as Friday, Nov. 1. We did not have the turnout we have always had. We think the change in date caused that. We are taking Thanksgiving special orders. The schoolhouse rolls are the bomb. Call (606) 671-7023 We will be open Thanksgiving morning till noon. There is a rumor that […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

1987 Student wins fourth for WHS in feature article competition A student from the Black Kat Staff entered the journalism/ feature article competition. It consisted of writing a feature article over Letcher County. Next, she must write an article over a topic of her own choice. This student is Becky Baker. She placed fourth out of the Regions 13, 14, […]

Jenkins High School seniors to visit Orlando for class trip

Seniors at Jenkins High School will stay at the House of Mouse in Orlando on their senior trip, visit Universal Studios, and take a day trip to the beach. At the October meeting of the Jenkins Independent Schools Board of Education, Senior Sponsor Brian Bentley told the board travel plans are set and that the trip is already funded. He […]

Highlights of Fleming-Neon H.S.

1968 Hall of Fame Mr. Ralph Adams was chosen by his fellow classmates as Sophomore Boy. Ralph is the sixteen-yearold son of Mr. and Mrs. Junior Adams of Neon. He enjoys playing football and listening to rock & roll music. He dislikes a policeman who make you nervous while you’re taking a driver’s test. Ralph played on our Pirate football […]

Our trip to Ohio took hours longer than it usually does


Hello everyone – I hope all get adjusted to the time change this week. It’s not as bad since I’m not working — retirement does have benefits. The weather bothers me more than the time change. It’s warm in the sun and cool in the shade, and I do like warm weather. We went to Ohio on Thursday and came […]

Pool tournament on Fridays

America Legion of Neon Post #104 will host a pool tournament at 7:30 p.m. every Friday night. The entry fee is $5. The tourney is “winner take all.” Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call 606-855-4814. You are unauthorized to view this page.

Thanksgiving lost between Halloween and Christmas

Southern Ohio

Hello everyone! Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? It seems that Thanksgiving always gets lost between Halloween and Christmas. When I was in the mountains last month I stopped at Save-A-Lot on the bypass at Hazard. The Christmas display was beautiful, just a little too early. There’s something funny that happened that I have meant to share. As I […]


— Natasha Morris, Whitesburg Campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, (SKCTC) has been named its Student of the Month for October. Medical Assisting student Morris plans to graduate this December. She says, “I have chosen Southeast because it is a part of my community. The convenient location allows me to care for my family while pursuing a degree […]

Beekeepers to meet Nov. 12

The Letcher County Beekeepers meeting will be held at 6 p.m., Nov. 12 . The meeting will take place at the Letcher County Extension Office. You are unauthorized to view this page.

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