State warns of water shortage as drought expected to keep its grip another three months A ban on outdoor burning remains in effect in Letcher County after four wildfires burned more than 200 acres during the past week. Meanwhile, officials with the National Weather Service say the current drought conditions are expected to continue for at least three more months. […]
More than 20 Letcher County residents who are working to beat their addiction to narcotics are also working to make sure some of the county’s less fortunate children will have a merry Christmas. The 23 men and women who are participating in the Letcher County Drug Court are seeking donations of new and used clothes and toys to give as […]
Children in Letcher County will be permitted to go “trick-or-treating” for three hours next Wednesday. Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward announced this week that trick-or-treating will begin at 5 p.m. on Halloween night (Wednesday, October 31) and end at 8 p.m.
The Letcher County Fiscal Court has received a check for $630,000 to help pay for the construction of eight miles of water lines and meters at Craft’s Colly near Ermine. The water lines will be maintained and operated by the Letcher County Water and Sewer District, which initiated the Craft’s Colly project in 2003. The grant was presented to the […]
A diverse group of 21 choral students from Letcher County Central High School are ready to take what they’ve learned inside a classroom out on the road. On Saturday, the LCCHS Choral Ensemble will be one of four groups performing in Somerset at the “Choral Music from the Mountains” program hosted by The Center for Rural Development. Nine members of […]
Too often in Kentucky, families have built homes on their “ideal” locations, or builders have invested in large commercial developments, only to find later that they had not understood the limitations of the soils and geology of the construction sites. That can lead to damages, expensive repairs or even abandoning a building. A new map for Letcher County from the […]
Leaves have changed, often past their peak color, when the warm, hazy southern air blankets the region, sometimes lasting for as much as a week. Indian summer has arrived. But just what is Indian summer, and where did the name come from? Blackberry winter which usually occurs in mid spring, and Indian summer usually in mid fall, are weather phenomena […]
Donald Harding will be the guest speaker at the Camp Branch Pentecostal Church at 7 p.m., Nov. 1. Buddy Sexton is pastor of the church. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information or a ride to the church, call 633-4731.
If there was only one season and if I had my choice, I’d choose autumn. Typically from the middle of September through early November, each day presents a new array of dazzling fall foliage colors in our mountains. From our quaint little hollows and towns built in snug, narrow, valleys to the lofty mountains reaching more than 4,000-feet elevation on […]