October 15, 2014 RSS feed / News

Play to be based on Letcher stories

Cowan Community Action Group Inc. has obtained a grant to create a play based on original stories shared by Letcher County residents.  More...

Machine open for voters who can’t make poll

Absentee voting machine are open in the Letcher County Clerk’s Office during regular business hours until 4 p.m., November 3.  Voters who may apply in person to use the voting machine early are:  • Member of the Armed Forces, the More...

Why drop in oil prices can hurt economy

If you’re a driver, a shipper or an airline, low oil prices sure feel nice. But there are downsides to the recent plunge in oil prices — for the oil industry and for the economy.  More...

Meet the Lady Cavs and have a hot dog and drink Oct. 23

Area residents are invited to a “Meet the Lady Cavs” event in the Jenkins High School Gymnasium on Thursday, October 23 at 6 p.m. Admission is $5. More...

Tips to help students transferring colleges

Many college students end up transferring from one school to another. Some students plan it that way, going to a two-year school to complete their basics, then finishing up at a fouryear school. More...

Pre-admissions conference set

An Allied Health combined pre-admissions session for those wishing to enroll in programs offered by Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College and Hazard Community and Technical College will be held Thursday, Oct. 30, at 5 p. m. More...

Jury: 20 are deadbeat moms, dads

The Letcher Grand Jury has indicted 20 people for flagrant non-support of their minor children.  Those indicted are:  • Michael Wayne Sexton, 42, of 34 Shiloh Drive, Blackey, and 84 Justice Lane, Pikeville. More...

Candidates meet in debate

Coal, jobs, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act were the major subjects of this week’s debate between Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes.  More...

Luggage helps kids

Don Pratt, of Lexington, recently delivered several pieces of gentlyused luggage to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services office in Whitesburg. More...

Virginia woman is rescued from Black Mountain

A Virginia woman is home and safe after an all night rescue effort earlier this week.  More...

Market hurt by energy stocks

A slump in energy stocks stymied a rebound in U.S. indexes Tuesday as the price of oil plunged the most in two years.  The decline in oil prices followed forecasts for weaker global demand this year and next, a sign of slowing economic growth. More...

To honor Vietnam veterans

The Pine Mountain Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will honor Vietnam veterans in November. More...

Retired teachers honored

October 19-25 has been proclaimed Kentucky Retired Teachers Appreciation Week.  “Retired teachers continue to serve their communities for many years as volunteers, tutors, substitute teachers, guides and student mentors, along with many ot More...

Letcher to join in CDC grant targeting obesity

It was recently announced that the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment will be involved with programs related to a grant funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Letcher County. More...

Bus stolen from Jenkins recovered in McRoberts

Police say they expect to make an arrest soon after stolen school bus belonging to Jenkins Independent School District was found Sunday night in McRoberts.  The Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department recovered the bus and returned it to the More...

Appalachian, Welsh coal areas compared

The challenges facing Appalachian coal mining communities in light of the industry’s ongoing struggles aren’t unique.  Thirty years ago, coal miners across the proverbial pond in Wales found themselves mired in a fight that would eve More...

Tree of Hope to help children in need

A program created to provide clothes and toys to children in need at Christmastime is under new ownership.  Ashley Elkins, of Whitesburg, and Keanna Webb, of Jenkins, took over Letcher County Tree of Hope, Inc. on Aug. More...