Families and Friends

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 […]

Jenkins HS top students named

Honor roll students at Jenkins Middle High School for the first nine weeks of school are: Sixth grade — 4.0 grade point average: Ethan Bailey, Kindlee Breeding, Madison Church, Laken Graham and Sara Jones. 3.0–3.9 GPA: Journey Baker, Bryson Bentley, Chloe Branham, Nickalus Breeding, Donovan Brown, Ethan Carty, Riley Caudill, Hannah Damron, Kylee Fouts, Maddox Hafemeister, Nathaniel Johnson, Abigail Kelly, […]

Letcher County Food Pantry is now open later

Beginning November 8, the Letcher County Food Pantry will stay open later on Thursdays so people who work can get their boxes. The new hours on Thursdays will be noon to 6 p.m. The food pantry is closed for the holidays on November 22 and 23 and December 26. For more information, call 633-5881.

How do we stop senseless shootings?

Go to our Facebook pages for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/ pages/Hemphill-Community Center or www.facebook.com/Hemphillblacksheep. My heart is heavy as I contemplate the atrocities in the news. A shooting in Florida and then another shooting in Pennsylvania. My heart is broken for those families facing these tragic loses. I read one lady was in her 90s. She […]

Hurricane brings back memories

This hurricane on our East Coast brought back memories of my 27 years of Air Force service. Flying over the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, I saw a lot of things that were hard to tell what they were. In 1948 when flying with my Air Sea Rescue team over the Pacific Ocean, if the weather was bad we were called […]

Why D.C. stories are rarely filmed in D.C.

WASHINGTON It’s a hobby among District of Columbia locals: Picking apart glaring geographic and architectural inaccuracies in movies and television shows set in Washington. One of the most famous is the 1987 film “No Way Out,” where Kevin Costner escapes pursuers by taking a subway from Georgetown. No subway station has ever existed in the tony neighborhood. The opening credits […]

Violence prompts churches to weigh security concerns against welcoming all folks

LOUISVILLE Before he was accused of shooting and killing two black people in a Kentucky grocery store last week, Gregory Bush knocked on the door of a predominantly African-American church. It was 2:44 on a sunny Wednesday afternoon, a day when many churches have midweek services. About 70 people had been inside First Baptist Church Jeffersontown for a Bible study, […]


Youth hunters post very good results

Many deer hunters rejoiced this past weekend over a break in a weather pattern that had been alternating between stifling heat and soaking rains. A cool down coincided with the two-day gun season for youth deer hunters. It also excited archery and crossbow hunters getting into the woods, blinds and tree stands. “It wasn’t really fit to do much but […]

October watermelon just didn’t feel right

During the first week of October, after several friends and neighbors had taken what they wanted from our little pumpkin patch on the far side of the garden, my brother, Andy, was checking to see if there were any left worth saving and tossing the rest outside our growing space to keep unwanted “ volunteers” from sprouting come tilling time […]

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