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Senior citizens to have a busy week

Whitesburg

There’s so much that is going on this coming week with the Letcher County Senior Citizens. The trip to the flea market that was scheduled for last Wednesday had to be cancelled because our director, Debbie Baker, came down with a case of the shingles first and then after that she came down with a really bad cold. So, she […]

Making retirement funds last

After years of hard work, dedication and saving, you have finally made it! Retirement is now in sight. As you prepare to retire, you need to remember basic financial principles to make your retirement funds last as long as possible. New retirees may be tempted to go on exotic vacations or spoil their children and grandchildren with purchases, but lavish […]

Mayfest was lots of fun



Hello everyone! Are you enjoying the beautiful weather? Well, don’t get too used to it as a cold spell is heading our way and you may get it also. Somehow Memorial Day has slipped upon me. How many remember when Memorial Day was called Decoration Day? That is what I still call it most of the time. I would like […]

Bear is seen on Little Cowan



Hello everyone. I hope the heat hasn’t been too hard on you. We went to Pikeville on Saturday and the thermometer on the car dashboard said it was “93” degrees. That is hot!! We did sit out on Sunday afternoon under the trees with a nice shade and breeze. One day can make a difference. Our tomatoes are doing great […]

Wright reunion

The Alexander Wright family reunion will be held on Saturday, June 1, beginning at 12 p.m. at Fishpond Lake at the main shelter. Those attending should bring a covered dish. Plan to come and spend the day reminiscing with family and friends.

Cane Branch Hollow, where I grew up


Cane Branch Hollow, where I lived for a long time, has been named after me. I want to come back soon and see this honor given me after the war. I have many friends in Jenkins. Once, when we had peace in this world, I was home on leave. My kids wanted me to take them to the last house […]

Teach for America group visits Hemphill Center



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. Last week Friday Nite Supper Club turned into a great gathering of folks from all over the nation. We were so happy for our visitors and excited to try to make their first […]

Black Lung Association to meet Tues.

The Southeast Kentucky Chapter of the National Black Lung Association will meet at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, at the Letcher County Health Department in Whitesburg. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend. Respiratory Clinics of Eastern Kentucky staff and local attorneys with experience assisting with federal black lung claims will be present […]


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