January 19, 2011 RSS feed / News

Rates up for Eolia-Partridge area

The Kentucky Public Service Commission says it has given its approval to a utility company rate increase that will hike the bills of residents of the Cumberland River area of Letcher County by an average of $4.95 per month.  More...

Dr. King ‘did a beautiful job’

Jenkins Mayor G.C. Kincer remembers sitting near the front of a movie theater in Jenkins in the late 1950s while his friends who were black had to sit in the back. More...

Jenkins to pain clinics: Keep out of our town

The Jenkins City Council has a message for pain clinics: Stay out of our town.  More...

Jenkins City Hall relocating to old Beth-Elk annex

The City of Jenkins will soon have a new City Hall to go along with new city officials and a new mayor.  The council voted at its January meeting on Monday to buy a building on Main Street as the new site for city offices. More...

AARP to meet

The Letcher County AARP Chapter will meet on Thursday, Jan. 20, at 6 p.m. at the Blackey Senior Citizens Center, weather permitting. Those attending should bring a covered dish. New officers will be installed for the upcoming year. More...

Man admits stealing camera from Whitesburg Walmart

A Floyd County man has pleaded guilty to charges resulting from the theft of a video camera at the Whitesburg Walmart.  Letcher Commonwealth’s Attorney Edison G. More...

Man, 22, pleads guilty to assault, abducting woman

A 22-year-old Letcher County man may serve as much as five years in prison after pleading guilty to kidnapping and assaulting the mother of his child.  More...

Jenkins police charge 4 with making meth

Three men and a woman charged with manufacturing methamphetamine in Jenkins last week are scheduled to appear in Letcher District Court tomorrow (Thursday) for a preliminary hearing.  More...

Dangers of radon gas exposure

Letcher County Health Department is working with the U.S. More...

Donate blood, win SEC tickets

The third annual Big Blue Slam — the basketball-season blood battle between University of Kentucky and University of Florida fans will be held Jan. 24-28.  More...