May 19, 2010 RSS feed / News

Fiscal court saves juvenile drug program

The Letcher County Fiscal Court has agreed to fund at least temporarily a “drug court” program for juveniles that is being discontinued by the state.   More...

EPA plan to revoke permit is debated

CHARLESTON, W.Va.   A largely pro-coal industry crowd urged the Environmental Protection Agency to ease restrictions on surface mining Tuesday.   More...

5 inmates released

Five inmates from Letcher County were released recently from the custody of the Kentucky Department of Corrections.   More...

Soccer camp set

The Cougar Soccer Camp for boys and girls ages 4-14 will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., June 7 to 11, at the Gose Chandler Soccer Field. The cost is $65, with a $5 discount for siblings. More...

Blood drive set

A blood drive will take place from noon to 7 p.m., May 27, in the Bloodmobile at Whitesburg Plaza. The drive is sponsored by the Kentucky Blood Center and Whitesburg Walmart. More...

Burdine church to have revival

A revival will be held May 26-28 at the Burdine Church of God of Prophecy. It will begin at 7 p.m. each night.   Speakers are Raymond Hammons, Keith Creek and Danny Hurst. On Sunday, May 30, Donald Harding will speak at 6 p.m. More...

PEE-WEE BASKETBALL

PEE-WEE BASKETBALL — The Cowan Lady Bulldogs have finished the season of pee-wee basketball. The team consisted of around 30 girls who played on Thursday evenings and Saturday morning. More...

Meeting planned

The City of Whitesburg will hold a special called meeting of the Whitesburg City Council Wednesday, May 19. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. More...

BEST IN SHOW

  Oreo, Mini Rex buck rabbit owned by Kelly Adams of the Letcher County 4-H Livestock Club, was named best in show in the Smoky Mountains Breeders Rabbit Show held May 8 in Tennessee. More...

Deadline nears for sewer service

Haymond residents will have until May 28 to sign up for sewer service under the new Haymond Sewer Project at no cost. After May 28, when the construction phase of the project is complete, the tap fee will be at least $3,000. More...

ABUSE PREVENTION

Letcher County Judge/Executive signed an Abuse Prevent Proclamation for Elder Abuse Awareness Month on May 11. All members and staff of the county’s senior citizens centers wore silver ribbons in memory of seniors who have suffered abuse. More...

Seniors vie for Chamber Scholarship

The Letcher County Chamber of Commerce has once again off ered its Work Ethic Scholarship for seniors at Jenkins Independent and Letcher County Central High Schools. More...

Bark in the Park

The Appalachian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will host Bark in the Park in the Pikeville City Park on Saturday, May 22. The event will include a blessing of the animals and a pet show. Registration will be held from 11 a.m. More...

Kindergarten registration set

Jenkins Elementary Schools, McRoberts and Burdine campuses, will hold kindergarten registration for the 2010-2011 school year on June 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. The child must be five years old by October 1 to register.   More...

Male black bears are out of the den and roaming

Black bears recently emerged from their dens in southeastern Kentucky and are now on the prowl for food. Landowners in bear country can take some simple precautions to prevent problems with these animals.   More...

Summer science programs for kids

The Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky offers summer science programs in June and July for children ages 5-15. All programs begin at 10 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. each day. The off erings for June include:   More...

Big political jolts: Paul wins in Ky., Specter loses

WASHINGTON   Party-switching Sen. More...

ATV ride planned at Gordon May 22

The Gordon Fire Department will host an ATV ride Saturday, May 22, at 10 a.m. Registration at the fire department will begin at 9 a.m. The cost is $10 for the driver, $5 for an extra rider, and a limit of two people per ATV.   More...

Clarification

A report appearing in last week’s Mountain Eagle concerning the filming in Letcher County of a “pilot” for an Animal Planet reality show may have left the impression that children of Verlin Short of Mayking were filmed holding an More...

ATV ride planned

The fourth annual ATV Charity Ride hosted by the Letcher County Mountain Crawlers will be held Sunday, May 23, at Redfox Park. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the ride at 10 a.m. Those age 16 and under must wear a helmet. More...

LCCHS parent election is set

The election of parent members of the Letcher County Central High School Site Based Decision- Making Council will be held Tuesday, June 1, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the school office. More...

Free hunter class set for June 3-4-5

A free hunter education course will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. June 3 and 4 and at 9 a.m. June 5 at the Letcher County Extension Office. Upon completion, the class is valid in any state where certification is required. More...

Summer program planned

Letcher County Public Schools will provide tuition free summer school for Letcher County high school students who have a failing grade in English, social studies, science, and mathematics.   More...

ATV ride set

The Gordon Fire Department will host an ATV ride Saturday, May 22, at 10 a.m. Registration at the fire department will begin at 9 a.m. The cost is $10 for the driver, $5 for an extra rider, and a limit of two people per ATV.   More...

Is your horse missing?

The Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department has found another horse in Low Gap near Isom on May 14 and is looking for the owner. More...

SPELLING BEE

The Burdine Campus of Jenkins Independent School held a spelling bee March 25. More...

AARP to meet at Blackey May 20

The Letcher County AARP Chapter will meet on Thursday, May 20, at 6 p.m. at the Blackey Senior Citizens Center. Those attending should bring a covered dish for a potluck, cans of food for the Food Pantry, and items for the spring auction. More...

Items needed for yard sale

The Letcher County Extension Office is taking donations of clothing, household goods, tools, etc., for the annual Letcher County 4-H Yard-Sale. More...

Black lung questions answered

Respiratory Clinics of Eastern Kentucky, a subsidiary of Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation, will be at the Harry M. Caudill Library in Whitesburg on Wednesday, May 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

WINNER

  Tracy Waddell was the winner of the Mother’s Day basket given away by Community Trust Bank. The drawing was held May 7 with all proceeds benefiting Relay for Life. More...

Open house set

An open house at the Appalachian Early Childhood Development Center will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m., May 20. There will be guest speakers at 5 p.m., and refreshments and music will be provided. For more information, call 633-5123. More...