July 11, 2018 RSS feed / News

Firm says it will reopen mine here

A mining company owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and with a long history of unpaid taxes and unpaid employees says it will hire 150 people to work at previously closed mines in Letcher and Pike counties.  More...

Trump proposal for climate, coal moving forward The Associated Press

The Trump administration is advancing a proposal that would replace President Barack Obama’s principal attempt to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions with a new rule expected to go easier on the ailing coal industry. More...

Mayor hopes for big turnout at show

Mayor James Wiley Craft is asking that as many people as possible attend this week’s free concert in downtown Whitesburg to help the city show its appreciation to the Levitt Foundation.  More...

2009 tree planting project is a success

Ten years ago, the stripmined top of Jent Mountain near Carcassonne was a mostly barren plateau, covered in little more than lespedeza grasses.  The area had been mined years earlier, and except for a few stunted black locusts and autumn olives, More...

Kentucky once had its own cave rescue story heard around the world

The entrapment and rescue of 12 teenage Thai soccer players and their coach in a cave may seem like a novel or a suspense movie to much of the world, but to those familiar with Kentucky history, it is chillingly familiar. More...

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of Ishmael in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. From 2 Samuel 11, who received a letter from David telling to put Uriah into battle? Gideon, Ahab, Isaac, Joab  3. More...

County’s road aid fund of $1.18 million OK’d by fiscal court

Effective this month, Letcher County has just over $1 million to repair county roads and try to fix the worst of the road damage, although many of the worst potholes in Letcher County are on state highways.  The cold winters and use of salt on h More...

Jenkins council votes to remove Dunham sign that caused controversy

The Jenkins City Council voted unanimously at its July meeting this week to remove a stop sign on Straight Row, which is the main street in Dunham.  More...