County to spend $109,950 on new skateboard park

Skateboard enthusiasts in Letcher County will soon have a new place to practice their sport. Letcher County Fiscal Court this week awarded a $109,950 contract to American Ramp Company to build a “Pro Series” skateboard park that includes half-pipes, rails, and other skateboard challenges. The new park, to be known as the Letcher County Skateboard Park, will be located near […]

Country star Sheppard will headline event at city park

Country music star T.G. Sheppard will be in Whitesburg later this month to headline a concert being sponsored by an organization from Jenkins. The Jenkins Festival Committee Inc. announced this week that Coca- Cola has agreed to sponsor Sheppard live in a free concert on Saturday, August 18 at 9:30 p.m. at River Park in Whitesburg. The park, commonly referred […]


Board OK’s $1 million field

The Letcher County Board of Education has approved a plan to spend $1 million on the construction of a baseball field, concession stand and two dugouts at Letcher County Central High School. Darrell Douglas, landscape architect with Sherman-Carter-Barnhart Architects of Lexington, told the board at its July meeting that the construction plans include a storage area and a restroom facility […]


RECAPS – 7/30 – 8/3 ONE LIFE TO LIVE – Shaun finds Vincent adrift in his own world on the roof of the Palace and tells Layla it looks as if Vincent might need someone to talk to. When she gets there, he admits he wish he had let Tate die when he had the chance. Layla assures him that […]


ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A turn in a relationship upsets the amorous Arian, who is puzzled by Cupid’s romantic antics. Be patient and considerate. The confusion will soon sort itself out. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) It’s a good time for travel-loving Taureans to take off for fun-filled jaunts to new places. And don’t be surprised if […]


• Those who have the time to study such things claim that the most difficult small object to flush down a toilet is a ping-pong ball. • Here are some facts that might be interesting to inveterate lottery players: A professor of statistics at California State University has determined that you’re three times more likely to be killed by a […]


Inmate able to escape during trip to hospital

A Letcher County Jail prisoner escaped custody last week during a trip to the Whitesburg hospital. Jeremy Franks, 27, of Cumberland, was able to escape after being taken to the hospital for treatment of what Franks said was severe pain in his side and back. Jailer Don McCall said that during the trip to the hospital on July 25, Franks […]

Airport fares at Cincinnati highest in U.S.

CINCINNATI At $500-plus per round trip, recent average airfares at the Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport were the highest in the nation among the top 100 airports, according to the latest government statistics. While the average domestic airfare in the first three months of 2007 was $380 – down 0.6 percent from the same quarter in 2006 – the average […]

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