Center to install solar panels

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/ pages/Hemphill-Community Center, www.facebook.com/Hemphillblacksheep. Check out our two brand new websites: www.hemphillcenter.org and www.blacksheepbrickoven.org. The Digging Up Roots Ancestry Forum began meeting on Thursday, March 21 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.. Although there was a UK game that evening it was a great success. Participants are invited […]

Mold prevention

Few things are as concerning as finding or smelling mold in your residence. For some people, mold can trigger an allergic reaction and lead to respiratory problems, especially for those with compromised immune systems. For you to have a healthiest home possible, it’s important for you to prevent mold and promptly control it if it appears Molds are living organisms […]

Services held today for Richard ‘Bub’ Mullins

Funeral services for Richard Andrew “ Bub” Mullins, 23, will be held at 2 p.m. today, March 27, at Faith Community Church in Whitesburg. Burial will follow in the Haven of Rest Cemetery at Mayking. The son of Dawn and Richard Mullins of Mayking, he died March 24 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was preceded in death by an […]

Lost glasses make senior moment

Hello everyone. I hope everyone has had a good first week of spring. It’s good seeing the trees budding out and the spring flowers blooming. I ‘officially’ had my first senior moment and I still don’t know why it happened. We were in Ohio and getting ready to leave the hotel when it happened. I was rushing around and suddenly […]

Rites held for Alice Bainter

Funeral services for Alice Newman Bainter, 73, were held March 26 at Millstone Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in the Potter Cemetery at Kona. A daughter of the late Edison and Broza Neice Perry, she was born at McRoberts. She died March 22 at Millstone. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Tommy Newman II, and two daughters, Tina […]

Fishing tourney set for April 13

The Carcassonne Community Center will host a bass fishing tournament at Carr Creek Lake on Saturday, April 13, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration begins at 5:30 a.m. near the Carr Creek Marina. There will be a seventy percent payout (50-15-5). For more information, contact Jackie Logan at 606-634-5149.


Lawmakers want due respect given to Appalachian dialect

NASHVILLE, Tenn. It’s pronounced “appuh latch-uh,” not “app-uhlay sha.” Lawmakers give the pronunciation lesson in a resolution calling for an official state manual called the Tennessee Blue Book to discuss how people in Appalachia talk. A Senate panel advanced the proposal this week. The push by Republican Sen. Steve Southerland of Morristown, Tenn., says Appalachian people are often misrepresented and […]

Jenkins Kiwanis Club receives Distinguished Club Award

The Kiwanis Club of Jenkins recently had a surprise visit from Kiwanis Lieutenant Governor Donna Ratliff of Kentucky-Tennessee District, Divisions 8. In presenting the Distinguished Club award Ms. Ratliff stated that she had had the honor of presenting this award only three times in her ten years as Lt. Governor. The period encompassed the 2017-2018 fiscal years. The certificate reads, […]

Services are held for Ottielenna Baldwin

Ottielenna Tolliver Baldwin, beloved wife of the late James Marvin Baldwin for 56 years, died peacefully at the age of 81, March 23, surrounded by her loving family. Born July 6, 1937 in Jenkins, she was a daughter of the late Johnnie Dishman Tolliver and Lavada Belle Caudill. She was a sister of Henrietta T. Milich (husband James deceased), Frankfort; […]

Tax surprise? Check your withholding

Those who have filed their taxes early may have gotten a surprise this year. Business Insider reports that the average refund issued in Kentucky in 2018 was $2,648 and early Internal Revenue Service data indicates that nationwide refunds may be down in 2019. This is the first tax season since federal tax law changes went into effect, which may mean […]