October 21, 2009 RSS feed / News

WMMT-FM hires general manager

WMMT-FM 88.7, the listener supported community radio station that is part of Appalshop, has hired Marcie Crim as its new general manager. More...

Replica of sub used in Civil War at Leatherwood

A replica of the first submarine used in combat in the United States will be available for public viewing near Letcher County. More...

Coal Week

Peabody expects coal business to improve as recession eases

ST. LOUIS Peabody Energy Corp. said Tuesday its profits plunged 71 percent with both Europe and the U.S. using much less coal-fired power in the recession. More...

Report: Mined lands developed little

HAZARD, Ky. Development was planned for just a fraction of the roughly halfmillion acres of land covered by surface-mining permits in Kentucky during the last decade, according to state data. More...

Rotarians sponsor pancake breakfast

The Whitesburg Rotary Club will sponsor a pancake breakfast, Friday, Nov. 6, from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church (behind the Courthouse) in Whitesburg. More...

Stain glass class to be offered

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will offer a beginning stain glass workshop at the Whitesburg campus on six Mondays, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and Dec. 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. More...

Superintendent stresses Bus Safety Week

This week is National Bus Safety Week, according to Superintendent Deborah Watts of the Jenkins Independent School District. Jenkins Independent transports approximately 600 students to and from school each day. More...

New formula puts 1 of every 6 in U.S. living in poverty

WASHINGTON The level of poverty in America is even worse than first believed. More...

Water & sewer board delivers partial apology

The Board of Directors of the Letcher County Water and Sewer District has declined to take disciplinary action against Water Superintendent Tim Reed concerning an incident that included allegations of Reed removing records from his personnel file a More...

Multicultural issues to be explored

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will offer a workshop entitled Multicultural Issues at the Cumberland campus on Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

HCTC to offer mining class

Hazard Community and Technical College will offer a 24- hour surface initial mining class beginning Monday, Nov. 9. Classes will be held Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 6 to 10 p.m. for two weeks at the technical campus. More...

HCTC to hold career fair

Hazard Community and Technical College will host a career fair on Thursday, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the First Federal Center in Hazard. More...

Protesters arrested in W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. A handful of environmental activists were arrested Monday outside the offices of West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, following an afternoon-long sit-in to protest plans by Massey Energy Co. to blast on Coal River Mountain. More...

EPA planning to veto first strip-mine permit

CHARLESTON, W.Va. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it will use its authority for the first time to revoke a previously issued permit for a West Virginia surface mine. More...

Surgical tech conference set

Hazard Community and Technical College will hold a pre-admission conference for its surgical technology program Friday, Oct. 23, at 11 a.m. in the Bailey Stumbo Building, Room 218. More...

Learn to tack lap quilt

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will offer a workshop, Tacking a Lap Quilt, at the Whitesburg campus on three Tuesdays, Nov. 3, 10 and 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Volunteers to pick up trash

PRIDE volunteers will pick up trash along the roads during the month of October. For more information, the PRIDE office at 888-577-4339 or visit www.kypride.org. More...

State wants troopers

FRANKFORT The Kentucky State Police will be testing for trooper applicants next week at the Department of Criminal Justice training center at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. Applicants must be 21, U.S. More...

Fight rages on between White House, Fox News

NEW YORK President Barack Obama's communications director says it was Fox News Channel, not the White House, that picked a fight. More...

Auto show set

The Student Government Association of Hazard Community and Technical College will hold an automotive show on Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Technical Campus. The show will feature trucks, classics, street rods, and motorcycles. More...