August 19, 2009 RSS feed / News

Worker OK after roof collapse

A construction worker removing debris from the old A&P building in Whitesburg was injured after a section of roof collapsed on him Tuesday afternoon. More...

DONATION

Art supplies were donated to the Burdine Campus of Jenkins Independent School by East Clemson Baptist Church of Clemson, S.C. The group was in the area working with Bessie McPeeks of God's Love from a Diaper Bag. More...

Conviction upheld in beating of hitchhiker

The Kentucky Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of James Lee Fields, a 40-year-old Letcher County man who was found guilty in beating a hitchhiker on November 16, 2003. More...

Jenkins police have suspects in robbery case

Police are looking for a man and woman who allegedly assaulted and threatened to kill a Jenkins man after he would not give up his pills used to treat narcotics addiction. More...

White House mulls reforestation proposal

FRANKFORT The Obama Administration is mulling a proposal for a jobs program that would plant trees on Appalachian mountaintops scalped by mining companies searching for coal, an official said. More...

AARP to meet

The Letcher County AARP Chapter will meet on Thursday, Aug. 20, at 6 p.m. at the Blackey Senior Citizens Center. Those attending should bring a covered dish and canned goods for the Letcher County Food Pantry. More...

TOP SALESMAN

Whitesburg resident Randy Brown has been recognized by the Kentucky Lottery Corporation for top sales in fiscal year 2009. He sold 110 percent of his quota for the lottery. Brown also was the top lottery salesman in 2007. More...

Scholarship

The members of Letcher County Extension Homemaker Clubs are sponsoring a $250 college scholarship to help a local student continue his or her education for the coming fall semester. More...

Chamber spotlights Wiley's Last Resort

The Letcher County Chamber of Commerce regularly recognizes various businesses and organizations that are part of the Chamber's efforts. More...

JBS accepting ads for sports program

The June Buchanan Sports Program is now accepting advertisements. The cost of a full page ad is $100, three-quarters page $85, one-half page $60, onefourth page $40, one-eighth page $20, and one-sixteenth page $10. More...

LPN program offered

Hazard Community and Technical College will offer a licensed practical nursing program in Hazard beginning in January. Classes for the three-semester program will be held at the Technical Campus. The deadline to apply is Oct. 1. More...

Open house, meetings set

Letcher County Central High School will host an open house for all parents and students from 5:30 to 7 p.m., August 31. The school will also hold a series of parent meetings to focus on academic programs, school requirements, and upcoming events. More...

Students honored

Thirteen students from Letcher County received Dean's Awards at Eastern Kentucky University for the spring semester. Dean's Awards are give to EKU students who are named to the Dean's List for three semesters. More...

Cut cost of going to college

One of the biggest college expenses is tuition. You can save on tuition at many colleges by taking more classes each semester. More...

Appalachian Wireless announces new service to the Partridge area

Appalachian Wireless is providing a new service in Letcher County. The wireless company recently began transmitting CDMA signal to the Partridge area. More...

KACo spent millions in legal fees after firings

FRANKFORT A string of employee terminations by the Kentucky Association of Counties has cost the agency millions of dollars, according to a published report. More...

Poker run planned for Sept. 13

The Thunder in the Valley Poker Run is set for Sunday, Sept. 13. Registration will start at 10:30 a.m. at Logan Motorcycle Sales in Lo- gan W.Va. This cost is $10 per rider or $15 for rider and passenger. The rain date is Sept. 20. More...

Help offered to veterans

A field representative of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs will be at the Letcher County Courthouse in Whitesburg from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. More...

Jenkins Homecoming Festival Days

The Jenkins Public Library and the David A. Zegeer Coal and Railroad Museum will sponsor art and photography exhibits during Jenkins Homecoming Festival Days August 27- 29. The displays are for exhibit only and will not be judged. More...

Larry Everidge appointed to Whitesburg City Council

Larry Everidge was sworn in as the newest member of the Whitesburg City Council at its August 11 meeting. He takes the seat formerly held by Perry Fowler, who resigned. More...

Gospel singing

A gospel singing will be held at 6 p.m., August 22, at the Campbell's Branch/ Linefork Community Center. Among groups scheduled to sing is 4 By Grace. Some seating is available, but those attending should bring lawn chairs. More...

Water service being offered

Residents of Cane and McPeeks Branch can sign up for water service from the City of Jenkins at the Jenkins City Hall for $140 this month. There will be an additional fee of $200 after August. For more information, call 832-2635 from 9 a.m. More...