February 22, 2012 RSS feed / News

Letcher officials say no to UPike plan

The Letcher County Fiscal Court has voted unanimously to ask the Kentucky House of Representatives not to approve a bill that would allow use of coal severance tax funds to pay for the now-private University of Pikeville to become a four-year state-s More...

Carcassonne area residents demand better water

Carcassonne area residents attended two public meetings in less than a week to voice complaints about their lack of access to treated water.  The residents addressed the Board of Directors of the Letcher County Water and Sewer District last Thur More...

Whitesburg council told of settlement

The Whitesburg City Council learned this week that the city has settled a lawsuit filed by Donald Niece of Thornton over property on Kansas Avenue on Tunnel Hill.  More...

Delizioso

Chef Mary Ann Esposito, host of the PBS television show “Ciao Italia,” knows all about the joys and benefits of cooking with olive oil. Olive oil is 100 percent natural, contains no cholesterol, trans fats, sodium or sugar. More...

Fiscal court alters coal tax list

The Letcher Fiscal Court voted this week to remove a $ 100,000 allotment to Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital and a $300,000 allotment to the Letcher County Recreation Center from a “coal severance tax priority list” that will be p More...

Man charged with making methamphetamine at home

Police say a 29-year-old Whitesburg man was arrested after he was caught making methamphetamine at his home.  Geoffrey R. Rife, of 26 Rose Road, who is a McDonald’s employee, was arrested Feb. More...

Downsizing makes container gardening easier

Container gardening is growing smaller.  Suppliers are downsizing this season with easier-to-use trough planters, raised beds, pots or bags. It’s an effective way to produce edibles or blooms in tight spaces.  More...

Seniors exchange Valentine’s gifts

Hello from Kingscreek Center.  We want to wish all of you a belated happy Valentine’s Day. Our center went to Las Penas for a party on Valentine’s Day.  More...