Families and Friends

Fall is coming to Ohio Valley

Hello everyone! Once again grab a beverage and let’s take a break and chat for a few minutes. As I look across the hayfield as so often I do as I write my column, you can tell fall is on its way as the grass isn’t growing quite as fast plus there is a chill in the air when I […]

Rotarians participate in Back-to-School Bash

Jenkins School District held its annual Back-to- School Bash at the Jenkins City Park on August 8. Approximately 200 children attended. In addition to receiving free backpacks filled with school supplies, they also enjoyed free hot dogs, chips, drinks, snow cones, magic show, and Mitch Whitaker and his falcon. Rotarians Eileen Sanders and Sherry Wright registered children for Dolly Parton’s […]

Dreaming of winter foods

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/ pages/ Hemphill- Community-Center, www.facebook.com/Hemphillblacksheep. Check out our two new websites: www.hemphillcenter.org and www.blacksheepbrickoven.org. This past week was a sort of sleepy week as business was slow once all the school shopping was done. As always, during slow times, we tried out new recipes and dreamed of […]

Drama on Saturdays

The Little Shepherd Outdoor Drama runs Saturday nights on Amphitheatre Road in Jenkins. Tickets and concessions are sold on site, and group rates are available. Gates open at 7 p.m. and showtime is 8 p.m. For more information, call 606-832-1453 or email: littleshepherd@windstream.net. You are unauthorized to view this page.


The students of Larry Adams Martial Arts demonstrated discipline and excellence as they completed their belt rank advancement tests. Pictured are (top photo) Larah Stanley, Jon Franklin Bishop, Sebastian Bartley, Sarah Justice, McKenzie Prater, Trent Hite, Trevor Hite, Charlie Boggs, October Bartley, Gavin Webb, Blaine Melton, Greyson Casebolt, Izzy Joseph, Gavin Rose, Haylee Hopkins, Jeff Brock, Eden Feltner, Tayleigh Yates, […]

Brushy Fork to hold Leadership Summit

The Brushy Fork Leadership Summit will be held Sept. 18 to 20 to bring together community and nonprofit leaders to build skills and make connections to support their work. The event will take place on the Berea College campus. Workshop tracks include: Leadership for Community Reconciliation: Participants will explore how to approach challenges in communication and action in communities by […]

A place to play, get in shape, set to open in Jenkins

SmileFaith, a non-profit that provides dental care and other services in Jenkins, will have a grand opening of its recreation center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The center (above) is located between the Jenkins Public Library and the old Beth-Elkhorn Shops on KY 805, and includes a basketball court, weight machines, an arcade, a coffee shop, and a […]

Siblings win award at Glow on the Pond fundraiser

Levi Little enjoys a float as his sister, Maggie Little, paddles across Fishpond Lake last Saturday during the fourth annual Glow on the Pond event. The kids were the winners for the best decorated boat for their Pocahontas and John Smith-themed kayak. Dozens of people lined the banks at the lake’s dam to watch the parade of kayaks decorated with […]

Looking for work

Letcher County sponsored a job fair with area businesses at the Letcher County Recreation Center on Monday. The job fair, which was open to anyone, was aimed at miners idled when Blackjewel Holdings closed its coal mines July 1 and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The miners still haven’t been paid for their last month of work. (Photo by […]

School column stirred interest

The most commonly queried e-mail I have dealt with over the last week has had to ask how many students attended Blair Branch Grade School, my elementary alma mater, during the 1950s and early 60s. “On Old Blair Branch. On Old Blair Branch. Grand old school of favor. We are loyal sons and daughters, gaily we go right on, marching […]

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