Rites held for John Shepherd

John Henry Shepherd, 76, of Neon, died March 28 at Baptist Health Lexington Hospital in Lexington. A son of the late Robert “Bob” and Ollie Adams Shepherd, he was a brother of the late Albert Shepherd, Jackie Shepherd, Dock Shepherd, Otes Shepherd, Dorothy Sidney Shepherd Cline, and Baby Girl Shepherd Mr. Shepherd was a member of the Leatherwood Fire Department […]

Johnny Calihan to turn 90

Johnny Bruce Calihan born May 15, 1927 in Roxana, to Lloyd and Nora Calihan. He served in World War II as a Navy Seabee. After the war he married Anna Ison, also from Roxana, in 1947. They will be celebrating 70 years of marriage. They have five children, Carol Calihan Dieckman of New Richmond, Oh., Gary Calihan of Bright Ind., […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

1982 Summer was ‘great’ The Black Kat Staff asked several students how they spent their summer. Some of the results are as follows: Mike Mullins, a freshman, stayed at the house most of the time. Went fishing a couple of times, worked a little while, and went hunting. Ronnie Adams, a senior, spent his summer at the Tennessee lakes and […]

Enjoying my puppy ‘Susie’

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. This is “April Fools Day” and I’m not fooling, I’m a very serious person. I try to be, but I’m sure you can tell I’m not. I’m just me. Elzie Ray Hatton made me an album of my news from 2010 to 2014 and I’ve been looking through it and so much […]

Wright is top agent again

Mark Wright, agency manager for Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance in Letcher County, has been named 2015 Agency Manager of the Year for District Five. This is the sixth time Wright has received the honor. The award was presented during the company’s 62nd annual sales conference, held in Louisville on March 21. The District Five Agency Manager of the Year award […]

Did tire place forget to replace hubcaps, or were they left off on purpose?

Dear Car Talk: I went to a big-box store to replace my tires. They removed my hubcaps and placed them in my back seat. I did not notice until I was home. I am going back to have them added to my new wheels. Is there a reason why they would not put my hubcaps back on? Thank you. — […]


RECAPS APRIL 3 – 7 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — As Eric was sharing photos of his trip, Rick relented how he misjudged the true character of Quinn and is content knowing that his father is happy. Quinn confessed to Ridge her great fear of Eric finding out about their affair and Katie using the information to her own […]

JROTC joins community service

Letcher County Central JROTC Raider Team took a break from practice and participated in a community service project March 30. They helped paint and do some other work at the Summit Community Children’s Church Building. It was a great experience to give back to our community and help any way we can. The cadets who participated are Emily Collier, Molly […]

Salome’s Stars

Your 7-day horoscope for week of April 10 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Avoid having someone else take credit for the project you started by finishing it yourself. Then it will be you lovely Lambs who will be wearing those welldeserved laurels. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The facts about a new opportunity are still emerging. Wait until […]

Appalachian Roots Project to begin in May

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.Facebook.com/ pages/Hemphill-Community Center. We are very pleased to announce that we will be receiving $10,000 to implement a program beginning in May of this year called The Back to our Appalachian Roots Project. It will be our objective to restore confidence to the local people that their […]