Families and Friends

Calihan family suffers loss of son


Hello everyone! I hope everyone is doing alright during this long stretch of hot weather we are having. Yes, I am loving it as I’ve made no secret I don’t like cold weather. If I could get by without it, I wouldn’t have air conditioning. I have window air and it is set on 74, plus I keep an electric […]

Tyrees plan family reunion

The Tyree family reunion will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., October 12, at the Mount Carmel United Methodist Church at the corner of 177 and 183 in Clyde, Ohio. Those attending should bring a hot dish and a cold dish, musical instruments, children’s games, photos, memorabilia and an item for a silent auction. Drinks, paper plates and […]

Water quality forum planned October 14

A community forum on water quality will take place at the Belinda Mason Center auditorium on the first floor at Southeast Community & Technical College, Whitesburg Campus at 6 p.m. on October 14. The forum will be held by Headwaters, Inc, a grassroots community organization, in partnership with the Kentucky Division of Water and the University of Kentucky For two […]

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Primitive Baptist Association meets in Blackwater, Virginia


Hello everyone. I hope October is off to a good start for you. The cooler weather has made it better for everyone. I believe people are happier with cooler weather and sunshine. The 167th meeting of the Eastern District of the Primitive Baptist Association was held over the weekend. This year’s association was held in Blackwater, Va. Members from Little […]

Mountain Heritage contest winners

Apparel-Basic Sewing — Daisy Jackson Art- 3 Dimensional- Carving — Merrill Holbrook 1st place, Merrill Holbrook 2nd place, Bill Helton 3rd place Art- 3 Dimensional- Sculpture — Craig Killen 1st place, Bill Helton 2nd place, Bill Helton 3rd place Art-Natural – Wood — David Hill 1st place, Casey Jackson 2nd place, Merrill Holbrook 3rd place Art, Natural – Other — […]

Halloween Safe Night on Oct. 31


The monthly electric bill arrived and with much joy we report that the amount due is $105 and some change. That is our least amount owed in history. Needless to say we are thrilled. We know, however, things are about to change. Winter is quickly bearing down on us. We are optimistic. Thanks to all who support us and help […]

Wise County plans Fall Fling

The 41st annual Wise County, Va., Fall Fling will be held Saturday and Sunday, October 12 and 13. “Welcome Home” is the theme for the festival. Competitions taking place during the Fling include an essay contest, the Miss Wise Fall Fling Beauty, an art contest, a digital photography contest, and a business decorating contest, a ghost walk, a pet contest […]

Marshel Tacket gave the wonderful gift of sight


Other than the rec center, I think Letcher County did something the month of September that, in my opinion, will have a lasting impact on our citizens. They dedicated a wall in the Letcher County Courthouse for a Hero Wall. This wall will be celebrating organ donors and recipients in Letcher County. Pictures were unveiled in the courthouse featuring pictures […]

How to use a meat thermometer



No one wants their dining guests or family to get sick from food they have prepared, but many people run the risk each day by not using a meat thermometer to check their food for proper doneness, relying on the color of the meat or the appearance of clear juices instead. Meat that has not reached the proper cooking temperature […]


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