August 15, 2012 RSS feed / Features

Whitesburg works on new alcohol laws

Package liquor sales and the sale of beer in grocery stores will become law in Whitesburg soon after the second reading of a new ordinance is conducted at a special meeting to be held next Tuesday (August 21).  More...

Brain gain

Percentage of college grads has risen in Letcher County, from 3.2 percent up to 11.7

Letcher County has experienced a brain gain in the last 40 years, joining the rest of the country in what has been a massive increase in the number of adults who have earned college degrees.  In 1970, 3.1 percent of those over 25 years of age ha More...

Romney, Obama campaigns fight over who supports coal the most

Campaigning literally on top of a coal mine with dozens of soot-covered miners behind him, Mitt Romney pledged energy independence after eight years of a Romney presidency.  More...