Hemphill Senior Citizens Center schedule for July


July 4: Closed in celebration of Independence Day. Weekly: Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. we will be doing exercises to help combat arthritis. Weekly: Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. we will be playing Bingo. All seniors in the Hemphill and Boone Fork area are encouraged to come to the Hemphill Center as the Boone Fork Center is now closed. The Hemphill Center […]

Tennis classic set July 11-13

The Whitesburg Tennis Classic will take place July 11 to 13 at the Whitesburg City Courts. The entry deadline is 6 p.m., Monday, July 7. Play will begin at 5 p.m., Friday, July 11. Scheduled are men’s A, B, C singles and doubles; women’s A, B, C single and doubles; men’s and women’s over 40, 50, 60 and over singles […]

Keselowski thinking ‘title’

Brad Keselowski will have to fine-tune his victory celebrations after a shattered champagne bottle left him with a bloodied and bandaged right hand. The upside is he might get more chances to polish his post-race revelry as he pursues his second Sprint Cup Series championship in three years. Already locked into the Chase with a Las Vegas victory and a […]

Bears bring excitement to Eolia


Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach. “But I will sing of your power; Yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning; For you have been my defense and refuge in the day of trouble.” Psalm 59:16 For the most part not a lot happens in the sleepy little valley of Eolia, but every year […]

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Rites held for Pearline Neace

Pearline Neace, 74, of Ice, died June 23, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center. She was a daughter of the late Clarence and Sara Caudill Ison, the widow of Louzie Neace, and a sister of the late Tony Ison. Surviving are two daughters, Lesa Neace of Ice and Marsha Neace of Pippa Passes. Funeral services were held June 25, at […]

After the draft

Tears shed over NBA draft saga of Russ Smith is a nonsensical waste of water. Long term and big picture, only one stumbling block kept the Louisville graduate and All-American from getting the best of it. Not being an NBA first round pick (guaranteed salary), then being selected 47th and traded was the worst thing to happen. If he had […]

Main Street to be blocked

The City of Whitesburg and the Kentucky Department of Highways have issued a permit and approval letter to the Whitesburg Bike Nite Committee to block downtown Main Street off for motorcycle parking only from 5 to 10 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month for Bike Nite. Vehicle parking is available through the city area including the back parking […]

Militarization of our police is continuing

Let’s check our weaponry: 93,000 machine guns — check! — 533 planes and helicopters — check! 180,000 magazine cartridges — check! 44,000 night-vision goggles — check! 432 mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles — check! OK, let’s roll! Only, this is not the U.S. military getting ready to head into battle in a foreign land. It’s our local police departments patrolling our cities, […]

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of Amos in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Exodus 16, what wilderness did the Israelites come unto between Elim and Sinai? Nod, Lot, Dan, Sin 3. In a letter to Christians at Corinth, what did Paul say was the greatest? Faith, Love, Charity, Tithes ANSWERS: 1) Old; 2) Sin; 3) Charity