January 15, 2014 RSS feed / News

Play your cards right

As students become more responsible for paying their own bills, they need to be aware of the types of cards available, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).  More...

The Purple and Gold

After the band paraded through town, the Juniorettes, ages ranging from 6 to 9, performed a precision routine which was very good. Leaders of this group are Joyce Peace, Linda Davis, and Linda Kay Bentley. More...

Fiscal court OK’s meet dates

After some debate on a motion that ended in a split vote, the Letcher County Fiscal Court voted to approve moving the date and time for both the January and February meetings to accommodate national holidays. More...

Whitesburg will have two police officers on duty now at all times

The City of Whitesburg will see an increase in police activity soon.  More...

Jenkins losing former mayor

The City of Jenkins will lose one of its longtime city leaders when former Mayor and educator Charles Dixon moves to Winchester. At the January meeting of the Jenkins City Council, Mayor G.C. More...

Fugitive who left in ARH truck gives up

A Pike County fugitive who walked out of the Whitesburg hospital on Christmas Eve and left in a hospital pickup truck turned herself in to authorities last week.  More...

Insect pests are subject of talks

Dr. Mike Potter and Dr. Lee Townsend from the University of Kentucky Department of Entomology, will speak on insect pests from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., January 24, at the Letcher County Extension Office. More...

Cooler weather returning

AccuWeather reports that another arctic blast is on the way, including a glancing blow from the polar vortex.  “We will likely see a piece of the polar vortex break off and set up just north of the Great Lakes spanning Jan. More...

Overdose deaths are down some in Letcher County

Even though the number of drug overdose deaths in Letcher County has decreased over the last two years, Letcher County Sheriff Danny Webb says prescription drug abuse remains widespread.  More...

Food stamp cuts hitting Kentucky county hard

Rosanna Troyer is coping with the drop in her monthly federal food assistance from $367 to $303 by cutting back on meat purchases and buying more canned goods and macaroni and cheese.  More...