January 27, 2016 RSS feed / Families & Friends

Sunrise Ridge to play at Hemphill

Check out our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event at: www.facebook.com/pages/Hemphill Community-Center.  More...

President Nixon’s visit to China

In February 1972, President Nixon decided to take a trip to China. More...

Yoga classes set at Rec. Ctr.

Confluence yoga classes will be held from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Letcher County Recreation Center in Whitesburg. A combination of Kunalini/Flow yoga will be taught.  The classes will cost $10, or $35 for a four-class card. More...

Apply now for college scholarships

Letcher County resi- dents can now apply for the 2016-2017 Kentucky Coal County College Completion Scholarship. The scholarship helps residents of the state’s coalproducing counties complete a bachelor’s degree. More...

State of Mind to play at Legion

State of Mind band will play at American Legion Post #152 of Whitesburg from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Jan. 30. Attendees must be 21 years old or older. For more information, call 606- 633-2834   More...

Shooting match

A shooting match will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 31, at American Legion Post #152 at Pine Mountain Junction. Whatever you bring, you shoot. For more information, call 634-1459 or 633-2834.   More...

Five file to run for coroner here

Five people have filed papers to run for the office of Letcher County coroner.  Republican candidates are Elijah Davis of Jenkins, Scott Helle of Whitesburg, and Roy Everett “Big E” Duncan of McRoberts.  Present Coroner Perry Fo More...

January gardens always look better

The gardens I have started in January for well over the last 50 years have always been my very favorites.  Points East   More...

Amber Richardson joins Rotary Club

Amber Richardson, director of physical therapy at Appalachian Regional Hospital in Whitesburg was formally inducted as a member of the Whitesburg Rotary Club on Jan. 5. More...

Learn to write grant proposals

The Center for Rural Development will hold a class for beginner grant proposal writers. More...

I was a very busy boy

When my unit returned from overseas, my Western Air Force, with my boss Major General Russell Waldron in command, took over command from Strategic Air Command (SAG) of Travis Air Force Base, Calif., on July 1, 1958. More...

Sycamore Hollow to play at Norton

Sycamore Hollow will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, Jan. 30. 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.   More...

Sorority welcomes 2016

Kentucky Laureate RHO Sorority met Jan. 7 at the lovely home of Norma Collins. More...

Eastern Star hosts Mardi Gras party

Hester Chapter #54 Order of the Eastern Star will present Mardi Gras, Masks, Murder! at 6 p.m., Saturday, February 6, at the Mountain Shrine Club in Whitesburg. The cost is $20. More...

Bevin calls for cuts in first budget proposal

Matt Bevin’s first budget won’t take effect until July 1, but Kentucky’s new Republican governor is not waiting to slash government spending.  More...

Major mine expansions in West test moratorium on public land coal sales

BILLINGS, Mont.   An Obama administration move to overhaul coal sales from public lands will be put to its first test this week as companies seek to advance two major mining projects in the Western U.S.  More...

Hens were source of meat, eggs

Hello again!  How is everything in your little corner of the world? Grab a beverage as it sure is wintertime around here.  It seems the mountains I love so dearly are covered with a beautiful snow. More...

Kids want school to reopen

Greetings from Bardstown. Winter has definitely arrived. More...