Families and Friends

Bird netting saves berries, but can confuse neighbors



One late afternoon last week, while Loretta was attending a road trip Little League baseball game, a couple of neighborhood women were walking their dogs as they passed by our house on Charlie Brown Road. Ten years ago I would have known their names, their dogs’ names, their kids’ names and where those kids caught the school bus. Now I’m […]

Goin’ fishin’

Eli Hatton, 9, and Trigg Whisenant, 7, carried their fishing poles and other gear through the Upper Bottom section of Whitesburg Monday while on their way to fish in the Nor th Fork of the Kentucky River. They are the sons of Jamie and Julie Hatton and Will and Katrina Whisenant, all of Whitesburg. ( Photo by Sally Oakes) You […]

The little dirty boy


My mother always told me that it is no disgrace to get dirty, but it is a disgrace to stay dirty. I believe God covered the earth with threefourths water and one-fourth land in order that we stay clean. So for the most part there is enough water for everyone to clean anything they wish. At times we do things […]

Alabama residents visit Hemphill Comm. 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. The Black Belt Citizens of Union Town, Ala., were a great addition to the local/ regional folks we had visit us on Friday night. There was a presentation and a showing of a film […]

Poker run planned

The Seventh Sons Motorcycle Club and Whitesburg Bike Nite will hold a motorcycle poker run on Saturday, June 22. Sign-up will be at 11 a.m. at Whitesburg Elementary School. The cost is $10 donation per poker hand, with prizes of $50 for the best hand and $25 for the worst hand. A free meal will be provided at the clubhouse […]

Reunions • Reunions

The Whitesburg High School Class of 1964 will hold its 55th class reunion July 19 and 20 at the Shriners Building in Whitesburg. If you have not received a letter about the event, contact Mahala Reynolds Frazier at 606-633-5650. . The Frazier-Combs reunion will be held Saturday, June 22, at 11 a.m. at Little Colley Church. Those attending should bring […]

Black Lung Association to meet

The Southeast Kentucky Chapter of the National Black Lung Association will meet on Tuesday, June 25, at 2 p.m. at the Letcher County Health Department, 115 East Main Street, 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 […]

Girl Scouts contribute to community

Letcher Elementary Girl Scout Troop #5168 recently collected donations for the Senior Citizens Pantry. June 1 at Isom IGA the troop, along with the help of the community, was able to collect nearly 1,000 items to donate to the Senior Pantry. The troop members have been together for about three years. In that time they have been able to contribute […]

Ball, dance camps set at LCCHS

Camps offered at Letcher County Central High School this summer are: June 12, 5 to 8 p.m.; June 13 and 14, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., girls’ basketball camp $50 includes camp t-shirt, basketball, instruction, breakfast and lunch (morning sessions only) and awards. June 17-19, 9 a.m. to noon – football camp, free to 3rd-8th graders, full contact camp pads […]

Senior citizens visit rainy flea market



Well, I didn’t think I was going to get to write an article for this week. Saturday morning about 3:15 a.m., I could tell I was in the beginning stages of another episode of pancreatitis. I was spending the night with Mom and so I had to call my husband to come get me and take me to the WARH […]


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