March 30, 2016 RSS feed / News

Jenkins board hopes to have superintendent hired at least by July 1

The search for a new superintendent for the Jenkins School System is now underway.  More...

Despite its woes, coal will survive, firm says

ST. LOUIS   The coal industry is struggling, but a spokesman for St. Louis-based Peabody Energy says neither coal nor the company is going away.  More...

New Jersey native leads coal’s fight against EPA

CHARLESTON, W.Va.   Patrick Morrisey, the West Virginia attorney general taking on President Obama’s clean power plan, is no stranger to the hot seat: He parlayed a love of tennis as a young adult into becoming a line judge at the U.S. More...

Center plans open house

Cowan Community Center will have an open house from 2 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6. More...

Extension Homemakers sponsor scholarship

The members of Letcher County Extension Homemaker Clubs will sponsor a $250 college scholarship to help a local student continue his or her education for the coming fall semester.  The following are guidelines for the scholarship:  • T More...

U.S. attorney declines to join lawsuit

Contents of a federal “whistleblower” lawsuit naming Whitesburg-based Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation as a defendant were ordered unsealed recently after a federal prosecutor officially declined to intervene in the case.  More...

Father of 5 dies in mine mishap

Funeral services were held this week for a Linefork father of five who was killed in an underground mining accident in Harlan County.  Services for Mark Wayne Frazier, 48, were held at Linefork Tuesday, four days after Frazier was killed while p More...

Craft co-op plans grand reopening

Pine Mountain-Letcher County Craft Co-op will celebrate its 23nd anniversary this month with a grand reopening on Saturday, April 16. The co-op is located at 331 Highway 119 N., near Pine Mountain Junction.  More...

Board to meet

The Kentucky River District Board of Health will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 6. The meeting will take place at Ponderosa in Hazard.   More...

TB again cause for alarm

NEW YORK   For the first time in more than two decades, the rate of newly diagnosed tuberculosis cases is not dropping, U.S. More...