Families and Friends

Annual Race Against Hunger at Food City

Since 1992, Food City — in partnership with its customers — has conducted its annual Race Against Hunger campaign to raise funds for local non-profit hunger relief organizations. Through November 28, $1, $3, and $5 scanable cards will be available at each Food City checkout. Customers wishing to make a donation simply select the desired dollar amount and it is […]

Cincinnati center hosts Appalachian event

Southern Ohio

Hello everyone! Fall has officially arrived in the small area of the Ohio Valley where I live. There have been a few patches of God’s coloring book showing through. It has only lasted a few days then the heavy rains came. I am sure most of the beauty will be gone. Well, we are getting the much-needed rain that everyone […]

Doing chores to earn a dime


I guess everyone has heard by now about my uncle, Charles Noble, passing away. He was my Mom’s sister, Pearl Elizabeth Pennington Noble’s husband. Both Charles and Auntie Pearl were members at The Wellness Center on Railroad Street in Whitesburg before it closed. They then joined the rec center and were there almost every day. Auntie Pearl started having circulation […]

Hemphill Center has new business hours


Halloween Safe Night will be held on Halloween Night as always. Neighbors and community partners/ businesses/agencies are invited to be with us. Venders should be there by 4 to 5 p.m. Candidates, elected officials, and businesses are encouraged to come treat our little ones. Parents/ guardians should bring the children from 5 to 8 p.m. The event will be held […]

Square dance planned

The final Carcassonne square dance of 2019 will be on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m., presented by Windy Hills Coffee. Music will be by Sunrise Ridge and the caller will be Will Bowling. Admission: $5 Adults, $3 Students 6-18, under 6 years old free with paying adult. A traditional soup-bean dinner, souvenirs, and friendly company will be […]

Dinners for veterans

Blair Branch Church at Jeremiah will sponsor the third annual dinner for veterans at 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, at the church. All veterans and their families are welcome. There will be no charge for the dinner. For more information, call Bob Banks at 633-4453. You are unauthorized to view this page.

Letcher board addresses test scores

Nine schools in the Letcher County Public School District scored above the state average in at least one category of state accountability scores, with four scoring above the state average in all categories. Three scored as Four-Star Schools in the new accountability system, and some missed that ranking by one or two points. One received less than three stars. Statewide, […]

My third Pearl Harbor reunion

My retired commander from Hickam Field, Hawaii in 1954 called and asked me to go with him to the reunion at Pearl Harbor. I did not know he lived nearby in Sacramento, California. The Air Force, Army, Marines and Navy were putting together some old timers to leave Travis Air Force Base, California, on one of our old transport planes […]

Highlights of F.N.H.S.

1957-58 Basketball already?

On Oct. 15, Coach Chaney called a meeting of the boys interested in going out for basketball. As usual a large number of boys met. Coach Chaney told the boys a little of what he expects them to do. He stated that they will have to use their own equipment until football is over and basketball season is well advanced. […]

October did good job with fall


Hello everyone – October has had beautiful weather. The trees have given us a tapestry of bright colors this year. October did a good job with fall and I hope November is as good as October. Sometimes it is hard to write this column as things happen in life and young people lose their lives. I never feel like I […]

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