April 20, 2016 RSS feed / News

Gas to surpass coal for power

This year is expected to be the first in U.S. history that more electricity will be generated from natural gas than coal, a new analysis has found.  More...

13 are eligible for parole talks

Thirteen inmates sentenced in Letcher Circuit Court will soon be eligible for parole hearings, according to the Kentucky Parole Board.  The following four inmates serving sentences on Class D felonies in the Letcher County Jail have been added t More...

Letcher County nears ‘Work Ready’ status

Letcher County has been deemed a Kentucky Work Ready Community in Progress by the Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board.  More...

Clinton and Trump win overwhelmingly

NEW YORK   Front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton swept to resounding victories in Tuesday’s New York primary, with Trump bouncing back convincingly from a difficult stretch in his Republican campaign and Clinton pushing tantalizin More...

Making smiles happen

Take good care of your teeth and you’ll have them for the rest of your life.  That’s the advice Dr. More...

Cadets compete in Louisville

The Letcher County Central High School JROTC participated in the All Army National Championships April 7-9 in Louisville.  The cadets competed against 70 schools from all over the United States. More...

GOP Kentucky governor says he’ll investigate Steve Beshear

FRANKFORT  Kentucky’s Republican governor said this week he is hiring a private law firm to help investigate his Democratic predecessor for what he said were potentially illegal procurement practices.  More...

Ward: County to get little in coal tax

Letcher County and other coal mining counties in Kentucky are not likely to see much revenue from mineral severance taxes in the coming fiscal year.  More...

Jenkins wants ‘Lake Walk’ funds

The Jenkins City Council voted unanimously this week to authorize a resolution to allow the city to apply for a grant from the Land and Water Conservation Fund that will allow the city to begin its long awaited Lake Walk Project.  More...

A uniform that I’d never seen before

My first couple of days in the military, I was at the base exchange (BX).  I saw some ladies in a uniform that was unknown to me. I wanted to ask them what country they were from, but I was too shy in those days. More...