Families and Friends

In Appreciation

In appreciation to all who were there for us in the loss of our wife, mother, and nan, Jean A. Blair. May God bless them all (P-nut) Benson Blair, Debbie Fugate, and Terry Dixon and grandkids. “Yesterday we all gathered once more ‘over on the mountain’ to lay my Aunt Jean to rest. While it was a dreary day, I […]

Memories of big snows on Big Branch

Hello everyone! Where did November go? It doesn’t seem possible that Thanksgiving has come and gone. Now Christmas will be here in the blink of an eye. As I began to prepare for Thanksgiving dinner, memories of bygone years began to fill my heart. It seems that I have thought about my children’s dad since he has passed away more […]

Christmas on the Hill

Christmas on the Hill at the Old Indian Bottom Church building at the Frog Pond at Blackey will be held Friday, December 14 at 6:30 p.m. We will have a potluck finger food, or whatever you choose to bring to eat and to share. Bring your drinks too, please. This makes the 25th year we have had the Christmas program […]

Community calendar

November 30 — The First Baptist Church of Greeneville Children’s Choir will sing at the Smile- Faith Comm. Center, 9599 Hwy. 805, Jenkins, (the yellow building next to Jenkins Library) at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will follow. The event is contingent upon the weather. For more information, call (606) 821- 7883. December 1 — The Letcher Elementary School Christmas Bazaar […]

Season’s last square dance at Carcassonne

Hello everyone! Welcome to winter. Is it cold enough? Oh how I am longing for those hot summer days. Seriously I am just thankful that we haven’t had worse weather so far. As some of you know, once again my feet took over my thinking as I’ve seriously lost my cotton-picking mind. Wednesday morning I finally had an endoscope at […]


— Bryce Anthony Powers turned 14 years old on Nov. 9. His sisters, Sage Elizabeth Powers (left) and Adriana Grace Powers (right) celebrated their 10th birthday on Nov. 5. They are the children of David and Summer Powers, and the grandchildren of David and Betsy Addington, and Duford and Linda Powers.

Add Black Sheep goodness to your Thanksgiving dinner

Go to our Facebook pages for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/pages/Hemphill Community-Center www.facebook.com/Hemphillblacksheep. Your Thanksgiving dinner could use some Black Sheep goodness! We are now taking orders for Sharon’s School House Rolls and Black Sheep Sourdough Rolls as well as all our other bread products. They will be ready for pick up Wednesday, Nov. 21, evening and […]


Nov. 12, Letcher County Central High School had its annual Veterans Day ceremony. The JROTC performed the POW/MIA ceremony to honor veterans in attendance and those that were not present. JROTC members said, “It was our honor to provide this ceremony to the public.” (Photos and article by Damaris Sexton)


— The Fleming-Neon Middle School Color Guard performed at the Veterans Day ceremony. The sixth-grade students who performed the Color Guard have been practicing with the Letcher County Central High School JROTC. They will also be competing in the Letcher County Color Guard and Drill meet Dec. 1 at LCCHS.

F-N council will be short two members at start of year

The Fleming-Neon City Council will face the task of appointing two new council members at the first meeting following the new year. At the council’s November meeting, Mayor Susie Polis said that because only four of the current council members were on the ballot, with Tom Haynes and Brett Holland declining to seek re-election, the council will go into the […]

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