2016-03-16

Kentuckians have right to know who gives to lawmakers



We’re pleased that discussions have been initiated during this legislative session on the role of political action committees (PACs). As a side note, we’re glad the discussion was initiated by one of Franklin County’s representatives, James Kay (D-Versailles). A PAC is a type of organization that pools campaign contributions from members and donates those funds to campaign for or against […]

Auditions set for March 19



Auditions for “The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come” outdoor drama will be held March 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Little Shepherd Drama Office on Amphitheatre Road in Jenkins. For more information, call (606) 832-1453, (606) 832-2945 or (606) 637-1003.

Need donations



Donations are being accepted for this year’s 4-H Camp for Letcher County youth. This year’s scholarships will also extend to the 4-H Teen Conference program. The goal this year is to raise $5,000, and all and any support is welcome. To mail donations, send them to the Letcher County Extension Office at P.O. Box 784, Whitesburg, KY 41858. For more […]

Overnight stays set



Spring overnights will be held from 6 p.m., Friday, to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 1-2, at Camp Nathanael for students in grades 9-12, and March 18-19 for students in grades 6-8. The participants will stay in cabins and meals will be included. The cost is $10. To register, call Mr. Moushon at 633-2411.

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Shooting match



A shooting match will be held at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, March 19, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 20, at American Legion Post #152 at Pine Mountain Junction. Whatever you bring, you shoot. For more information, call 634-1459 or 633-2834.

To perform



Appalachian Strings will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, March 19. The show will take place from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 2 to 11 years old.

Honor roll students named



Martha Jane Potter Middle School students named to the honor roll for the fourth six weeks of school are: Fifth grade All A honor roll: Cooper Bailey, Kadence Branham, Halle Kincer, Mackenzie Nantz, Kristian Potter, Karla Ramirez, Emily Richardson, Clay Richardson, Max Roark, Christian Rose, Bryson Taylor and Paige Vanover. Fifth grade A/B honor roll: Destiny Akers, Isaiah Baker, Jae-Leigh […]

Moderate left or radical right?



Obama Derangement Syndrome is striking Republicans once again. To avoid having to answer for the rise of Donald Trump, they want to hold the man in the White House responsible for the emergence of a demagogic showman who has been the loudest voice challenging the legal right of the winner of two elections to be there. Obama picked his words […]

Bible trivia



1. Is the book of Gethsemane in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. What’s the only book of the Bible (KJV) that mentions Christ’s tomb being sealed? Matthew, Mark, Luke, John 3. From Matthew 28, who rolled away the stone from the mouth of Jesus’ tomb? Simon, An angel, Villagers, Disciples 4. When Mary Magdalene and “the other […]