August 20, 2014 RSS feed / News

Latest threat to coal: Colombian imports

Coal imports to the U.S. are rising sharply even as coalmines close throughout Central Appalachia.  A big reason: price. More...

New bakery went through 1,000 cupcakes on the day it opened

Cousins Becky Pigman and Kendra McIntosh were surprised to sell 1,000 gourmet cupcakes in five hours Monday during the grand opening of their bakery on Main Street in Whitesburg.  More...

All are OK after wreck, Supt. says

Letcher County Public Schools Superintendent Tony Sergent said none of the seven students aboard a school bus were injured last week when a pickup truck rearended the bus.  The school bus was stopped on Highway 931 at a railroad crossing at Camp More...

Students gain from School Bucks Progam

As students across the tri-state area of Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee head back to school, Food City is gearing up for the kick-off of its 2014-2015 School Bucks Program.  More...

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The Letcher County Parks and Recreation Committee met at Fishpond Lake on August 11 at the site of the newly constructed recreational vehicle park to discuss rules and regulations for the RV park. More...

Diabetes workshop planned

The Letcher County Extension Service will offer a monthly diabetic workshop. The August workshop will take place at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, August 20, at the extension office, which is located off Stone Ave. and the Whitesburg By-pass. More...

Half marathon to be held on Pine Mountain Aug. 23

A half marathon will be held on Pine Mountain Saturday morning.  “Master of the Mountain — Run to Kingdom Come”, sponsored by the Pine Mountain Trail Conference, begins at 8 a.m. on Aug. 23 near Whitesburg at the U.S. More...

WYMT is launching a second channel

WYMT-TV in Hazard has launched a second television channel to be known as WYMT.2.  The station will be carried by the two main cable companies covering Letcher County — Intermountain and TVS Cable — and will feature programming provi More...

Former Jenkins man writes book on MSHA

Former Beth-Elkhorn Corporation official and Mine Safety and Health Administration director David A. More...

Mine rule survives

New federal rules that labor officials say could save lives at dangerous mining sites have survived a court challenge from mining industry groups.  The 6th U.S. More...

Village Post Office now open at Deane

The Grand Opening of the Deane Village Post Office was held August 14 at the Deane Mini Mart, located directly across the street from the Deane Post Office. More...

Ride for autism awareness

Whitesburg Bike Nite will hold a ride to benefit autism awareness on August 23. Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. at West Whitesburg Elementary School. The ride will start at noon and will last about 3½ hours. More...

Drive sober or get pulled over crackdown planned

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Students do summer work for KYTC

Seven college students spent their summer working at Highway District 12 as part of their Kentucky Transportation Cabinet ( KYTC) scholarship rewards, two engineering technology students and five who are pursing civil engineering degrees.  More...

Letcher Co. Police Beat

Monday, August 11  • At 10:47 a.m., a residential alarm sounds at 270 Vermillion Avenue, Whitesburg. The Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department notifi es Whitesburg City Police.  More...

Partnership formed

The University of Kentucky’s Center of Excellence in Rural Health (UK CERH) has joined University Center of the Mountains (UCM) to brings two new bachelor’s degrees, a new master’s degree and a new doctorate degree to the list of pr More...