August 26, 2009 RSS feed / News

Barter Theatre to stage 'Forever Plaid'

Barter Theatre will stage two touring performances in September, at Ben Hur, Va., and Pound, Va., of the musical "Forever Plaid". More...

Whitesburg receives $171,480 loan for water treatment plant project

The Capital Projects and Bond Oversight Interim Joint Committee has approved a low-interest loan for $171,480 for improvements to the Whitesburg Water Treatment Plant, according to Senator Johnny Ray Turner, D-Drift. More...

School board has more money than it thought

The Letcher County Board of Education learned at its meeting Monday night that the school district ended the 2008-2009 school year with more money left over than anticipated. More...

New trial delayed for accused foster child killer

The retrial of a Letcher County man accused of murdering his foster child has been continued until January because two members of the jury panel are witnesses in the case. More...

Special election goes to Grayson Democrat

FRANKFORT A Grayson lawyer who had strong backing from the state Democratic Party was elected Tuesday to a vacant seat in the state Senate. More...

Cash giveaway

The Jenkins Homecoming Days Festival will give away $500 in cash prizes on Thursday, August 27. Drawings will be held each hour beginning at 5 p.m. Anyone can register for the drawings. More...

Calipari to sign book at Pikeville

University of Kentucky men's basketball coach John Calipari will sign copies of his book, "Bounce Back", from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sept. 3, at the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville. Books will be available for purchase at $26. More...

Nurse aide class to begin Sept. 1

The Letcher County Area Technology Center is taking applications for a 75-hour nurse aide training class which will begin Sept. 1. The class will meet each Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Blood drive set for August 28

A blood drive will be held from noon to 7 p.m., Aug. 28, on the Kentucky Blood Center Bloodmobile at Whitesburg Plaza. The drive is sponsored by the Central Kentucky Blood Center and Whitesburg Wal-Mart. More...

PRIDE awards $11,930 for education in county

Three Letcher County schools have been awarded a total of $11,930 in PRIDE Environmental Education Grants. Martha Jane Potter Elementary School plans to build an outdoor classroom with its $4,000 grant. More...

Lovely steps down

LEXINGTON The head of the Kentucky League of Cities said Tuesday she plans to resign effective Jan. 1 following a series of newspaper articles that raised questions about the organization's spending. More...

Retiree wins huge jackpot

COLUMBIA, S.C. A retired South Carolina state employee who spent two bucks on the lottery was all smiles Tuesday as he claimed a $260 million Powerball jackpot. More...

Fleming to be grand marshal

Fifth District Magistrate Wayne Fleming will be the grand marshal of the Jenkins Homecoming Days Festival Parade, which will take place August 29 in Jenkins. Fleming, 63, has made Jenkins his home since he was nine years old. More...

Poker Run set

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 Logan W.Va. This cost is $10 per rider or $15 for rider and passenger. The rain date is Sept. 20. More...

Bike, car, truck show set Aug. 29

A motorcycle, car and truck show will be held from 1 to 5 p.m., August 29, in the mini-park across from Jenkins High School. The entry fee is $15. More...