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December 14 — The Whitesburg Lions Club will hold its second annual Christmas silent auction during the Christmas Parade in downtown Whitesburg inside Doghead Dough Pizza in the former Dawahare’s building. The auction will start at 4 p.m. and end at or around 7 p.m. The items to be auctioned off are from local businesses and local vendors. December 18 […]

Kittens used to vandalize automobile at Neon home

A local minister and barber is looking for answers after someone abandon two kittens inside of his new vehicle. Brent Vance, the pastor of the Pentecostal Church of Jesus in Neon, and owner of Brent’s Barbershop in Whitesburg, said as-yet unidentified persons abandoned two cats inside of his 2017 Buick Enclave outside of his residence sometime on the evening of […]


Shucky beans is now on the menu for Christmas dinner

Merry Christmas everyone! With a small dusting of snow in the Ohio Valley area, it sort of looked a little like Christmas, at least for a little while. Then it disappeared. There were a few posts of snow in the mountains, oh how beautiful they looked. Beautiful to look at, dangerous to be out driving in especially when it isn’t […]

Christmas is coming soon

We were hoping Brandon Robinson had missed his weather forecast for snow this weekend. Then, as we were getting ready for church Sunday morning, I looked out the window and saw those huge snowflakes starting to fall. I’m glad it didn’t stick to the roads any more than what it did, though. Other places in the county evidently had more […]

Keeping Christmas in our hearts

Go to our Facebook pages for announcements and pictures posted after each event, at www.facebook.com/ pages/ Hemphill- Community-Center, https:// www.facebook.com/Hemphillblacksheep. Whew! We have been busy, busy at the center and the bakery. Friday Nite Pickin’ (our weekly music event) was really great, as always. Will Caudill and RT 7 was the featured band and they performed very well. The breakfast […]

Whitesburg Christmas Parade planned for Friday, December 14

A Christmas Parade will begin at 6 p.m., December 14, in downtown Whitesburg. Activities following the parade include pictures with Santa at the Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library; a bonfire with free cookies and hot chocolate at Veterans Museum Village; free horse-drawn wagon rides on Main Street; free hotdogs; a live Nativity scene with a camel, alpaca, and donkey; and […]

Pancakes with Santa and Mrs. Claus Sat.

Letcher County Tourism will host Pancakes in Pajamas with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, December 15, at Pine Mountain Grill in Whitesburg. For $15, kids can have an unlimited breakfast buffet featuring a build-your-own pancake bar, Santa’s little helpers craft station and a picture with Mr. and Mrs. Claus by Letcher County photographer Tonya Creech […]

Recliner makes for a good story

Last Monday evening as I was beginning to get my column together, I started feeling a pancreatitis attack coming on. Needless to say I didn’t have an entry last week and that’s why there are a lot of pictures in the column this week. Thanks so much to the nurses and staff at Whitesburg hospital once again, especially my ER […]

Give newly elected officials a chance

Hello, everyone! It is beginning to look and feel like Christmas in this part of the Ohio Valley. We had snow for a couple of days, but it barely covered the ground and disappeared. But it has really been very cold. I can’t seem to get warm no matter how many layers of clothes I put on. Here I am […]

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