May 11, 2016 RSS feed / News

Police still trying to find out who killed and ‘skinned’ dog

Police still do not know what killed a pet dog whose body was found in a Jeremiah neighborhood, apparently “skinned” of all its hair.  “I can’t believe someone would do that,” Letcher County Sheriff Danny Webb said More...

AP Fact Check: Can Trump save coal?

Donald Trump says he would bring back lost coal-mining jobs, and he is positioning for the November election in big coal states by portraying Hillary Clinton as a job killer. More...

Sen. Sanders’s plan would raise debt by $18 trillion

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Now is the time to start planning for retirement

Retirement may be the farthest thing from your mind when you’re still in school, but now is the time to start thinking about it. More...

Pike Co. is among latest to join needle exchange

The southeastern Kentucky counties of Pike and Knox have joined Harrison County as the latest three counties in Kentucky to approve a needle-exchange program, bringing the total number of counties to 14, and several more — including Letcher Cou More...

Polls open here at 6 a.m. next Tuesday; 28 are on the ballot

The race for Letcher County coroner has been the most highly contested in the May Primary Election to be held here next Tuesday (May 17).  Two Democrats and three Republicans filed to run for coroner after Marty Baker resigned from office last S More...

Fracking hits milestone as natural gas use rises

More natural gas in the U.S. is coming from wells that have been hydraulically fractured than ever before, and fracking’s share of the country’s gas supply is continuing to rise, according to new data from the U.S. More...

National Black Lung Association to meet

The National Black Lung Association will meet at 2 p.m., May 17, at the Letcher County Extension Office, 478 Extension Drive, Whitesburg. More...

Purple paint contest

The Letcher County Relay for Life Committee is organizing a “Paint Your World Purple” contest. Businesses and residences are invited to participate. Judging will be held May 14. More...