May 23, 2012 RSS feed / News

All Letcher students will eat breakfast free

All students in the Letcher County Public School System will eat breakfast and lunch free this coming school year.  “If we can break even, we can’t afford not to do this for our families,” Letcher Schools Supt. More...

Aaron Tippin to play here

Country music performer Aaron Tippin will headline the Letcher County Mountain Heritage Festival in September.  Tippin, 53, will perform in Whitesburg on Saturday, Sept. 29.  More...

Golf tourney set for June 9

The annual Lillian Faye Simpson Southeast Scholarship Golf Classic, an event that generates funds for scholarships for students wishing to attend Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College, will be held Saturday, June 9, at the Sleepy Hollo More...

Speech team competes at state

The Letcher County Central High School speech team has been participating in regional and state competitions for three years. More...

To perform

Will Caudill & Route 7 will perform from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Saturday, May 26, at the Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1½ mile west of Norton. More...

Watts now heads Letcher water board

The Board of Directors of the Letcher County Water and Sewer District voted unanimously at its May meeting to elect serving member Bernard Watts as board chair to replace former chairman Phillip “Pee Wee” Back. More...

Thornton man gets 50 years in murder case

A Thornton man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for murdering an elderly Neon man.  More...

Free fishing on June 2-3

Kentucky’s Free Fishing Weekend, which began more than 30 years ago, offers youngsters and families an opportunity to try fishing at no cost on June 2-3. All anglers, both youngsters and adults, may fish without a license those two days. More...

Pancake breakfast planned for June 9

The Marlins T-Ball team will hold a pancake breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, at Whitesburg Wendy’s. The meal will include pancakes, sausage and a drink.  More...

City pool will open

The Whitesburg Municipal Swimming Pool will open Memorial Day weekend.  Opening day will begin at 11 a.m. and last until 6 p.m. More...

Bluegrass event planned

The fourth annual Bluegrass By the Creek will be held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 2, on the grounds of Campbell’s Branch Community Center on the banks of Linefork Creek in Hallie. More...

Dedication is planned

A project completed recently by students, faculty and staff involved with the Appalachian Program at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will be dedicated at noon, Thursday, May 24, outside the East Kentucky Social Club at Lynch.  More...

Charity ride set

Whitesburg Bike Nite will host a Shriner’s Charity Ride on Saturday, June 9. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. More...

Baby fair planned June 14

The Letcher County Extension Office is hosting a baby fair from noon until 3 p.m. on June 14. The event is for expectant parents and parents and caregivers of children up to and including two years of age.  More...

Police to step up belt enforcement

Motorists who refuse to wear their seat belts — beware. More...

Hatton touts new website for child support services

The Kentucky Child Support Enforcement Program (CSE) has launched a new customer service website to better assist the families it serves.  More...

Coal mine jobs up in W.Va.

State figures show that coal mining employment in West Virginia is at its highest level since the 1990s.  More...

Summer Scrubs Camp June 5-8

Southeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center is accepting Summer Scrubs Camp applications for the Letcher County area for students in the eight grade who have a 3.0 or higher grade point average and are interested in a career in healthcare. More...