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MCHC, state police collect food in annual ‘Cram the Cruiser’ drive

More than a ton of food was collected during this year’s annual Cram The Cruiser food drive, sponsored by Kentucky State Police Post 13. Trooper Jody Sims said this year’s drive resulted in the collection of approximately 2,500 pounds of donated food, which was donated to the Letcher County Food Pantry in Whitesburg (pictured above). Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation is […]

Senior citizens celebrate Christmas


Merry Christmas everyone. We celebrated Christmas Friday at Letcher County Senior Citizens. Lots of seniors are leaving this weekend to be with their children and there are others that have children coming to visit them. Either way, I hope everyone has family with them this Christmas. Especially if they are grieving the loss of a loved one. I found this […]

Staff sergeant firebug

During the Viet Nam War, one of my older staff sergeants asked for a threeday pass to go home to San Diego, Calif., and I gave him the pass. When he got home he walked inside his apartment and found his wife with a Navy man. I was later told he went a little nuts, then came back to base. […]

Reflections on the highlights of 2018


Go to our Facebook pages for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/pages/Hemphill Community-Center, www.facebook.com/Hemphillblacksheep. 2018 is very old and dying. The ancients called the Winter Solstice (on or about Dec. 21) the birth of the sun. That day is the day of the long night. Once past the days will steadily lengthen until Summer Solstice (the longest day). […]

Ohio Valley frost looks like snow

Southern Ohio

Merry Christmas everyone! As I look out my window there’s such a frost in this portion of the Ohio Valley area it looks like snow. It is beautiful, and I must say I hate the thought of leaving my warm house to start my car, as I have to sit in it to let the windows defrost. This make doesn’t […]

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