April 11, 2012 RSS feed / News

Flood cleanup continues in several communities

While all roads closed by flooding last week are now open, there is still “a lot of work to do” before things get back to normal in the communities of Little Colley, Camp Branch, Colson, Sandlick and Smoot Creek, Letcher County Judge/Exec More...

State lawmakers touting severance tax allocations for Letcher Co. ‘projects’

More than $8 million in coal severance tax funds will be returned to Letcher County under the state budget plan approved recently.  More...

SKCTC to offer two-year funeral service program

Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College will soon begin accepting students into its funeral service program. The two- year program, which will begin in August, will lead to an associate in applied science degree. More...

Bluegrass show set for April 12

WMMT will present Bluegrass Express Live with NewFound Road and The Kelley Nelson Band.  The show will take place Thursday, April 12, at the Appalshop Theater on Madison Street in Whitesburg. Doors open at 6 p.m. More...

Absentee voting by machine will begin here May 1

The absentee voting machine will be open in the Letcher County Clerk’s Office during regular business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8:30 a.m. More...

Assistant program planned

A preadmission conference for entry into the medical assistant program at the Whitesburg campus of Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 24, at 5 p.m. in room 130 of the Belinda Mason Building. More...

Thieves stealing metal roofs

Just when I thought I had seen or heard of every type of thief imaginable, a new one surfaces.  More...

Jehovah’s Witnesses to meet

Approximately 1,600 Jehovah’s Witnesses from the tri-state area of east Tennessee, southeast Kentucky and southwest Virginia will attend an annual Special Assembly Day on Sunday, April 15. More...

New water projects dominate Whitesburg council meeting

Water improvement projects dominated the April meeting of the Whitesburg City Council as a bid was awarded for construction of the city’s new raw water intake and the council voted to enter into an agreement to enlarge lines in the Upper Bottom More...

Cornetts win environmental award

The Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission, which annually honors Kentucky individuals and organizations for outstanding environmental stewardship, will this year present a Lifetime Achievement Award to Dean and Nina Cornett of Blackey.  More...

Copper thieves hit AT&T again

Thieves are continuing to steal telephone lines in Letcher County for the copper they contain.   AT&T said about 500 feet of cable was cut down and stolen April 5 at a location along Highway 15.   More...

Tyme to play

East KY Tyme will perform from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1½ mile west of Norton. More...

Help offered for veterans

A veterans benefits field representative will be at the Letcher County Courthouse in Whitesburg on Tuesday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to assist veterans and their dependents in filing for federal and state veterans benefits. More...

Knott County voters say no to liquor sales

Knott County voters on Tuesday turned back efforts to allow alcohol sales there by package and by the drink.  Nearly 4,000 people voted in the local option election, with 2,379 voting to remain “dry” and 1,590 voting to allow alcohol More...

Burdine registration set

Burdine Elementary School will hold pre-k/ kindergarten registration for the 2012-2013 school year on Thursday, April 19, from 9 a.m. More...

Council election planned

Nominations for parent members of the Letcher County Central High School Council must be given to Michelle Craft, school secretary, in the school office no later than 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17. Nomination forms are available at the school. More...