Students make quilt for Letcher soldier in Iraq



A soldier from Letcher County who is stationed in Iraq will receive a holiday surprise in the mail from a class at Whitesburg Middle School. The AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) class turned brightly-colored drawings and encouraging words into a block quilt that will soon be mailed to Michael Andrew Adams in Baghdad. The 23-year-old soldier from Fleming is expecting […]

Work underway on bridge replacement at Millstone



Work has been underway since November 1 on the new Millstone-Democrat Bridge (PFC Billie McFall Bridge) on KY 113. With a sufficiency rating of 15.8 out of 100, the bridge is a high priority for Highway District 12’s bridge maintenance program. Construction crews first started erecting an at-grade temporary bridge so that traffic flow would not be adversely affected once […]

Band to perform



White Thunder is performing Fridays and Saturdays at American Legion Post 152 on Highway 119. The band features Gale Herald, Tony Shortt, Gary Slone and Larry Hall. For more information, call 633-5212.

Breakfast with Santa



Santa Claus will be at the McRoberts Community Center from 9 a.m. to noon, Dec. 8. Breakfast will be served and treat bags provided for children up to the age of 12. Sponsored by the Committee for a Better McRoberts. For more information, call 832-4789, 832-4888, or 832-4539.

Adams named coordinator of Clean Streams program



A joint program of the federal Office of Surface Mining and Americorps/VISTA designed to help create jobs through improved water quality has a new staff member in Letcher County. Sam Adams is the new Clean Streams coordinator for the Head of Three Rivers Project. He replaces Evan Smith, who has completed his VISTA service. The project’s aim is to identify […]

Jenkins gets audit



The Jenkins Independent Schools Board of Education received its 2007 audit from accountant Dennis Wayne Fleming at its November meeting, and learned that except for a few minor matters, the audit is in good order. Fleming reported no problems except for several credit card receipts for expense reimbursements which had been misfiled and several sick days were incorrectly charged. The […]

Channell sings with choir



Lauren Channell of Jenkins will perform with the Eastern Kentucky University’s vocal ensemble at the University’s annual Madrigal Feastes December 7-8. The Feaste, which recreates 16th century English madrigal dinners, is now in its 37th year at EKU. Guests enjoy a sevencourse meal, during which the 25 members of the University Singers entertain with light Christmas selections. Following the meal, […]

Retired Teachers will meet Dec. 7



There will be a meeting of the Letcher County Retired Teachers on Friday, December 7, at the Parkway Restaurant. The meeting will begin at noon.

Jenkins losing $18,000 per month because of leaks



The Jenkins City Council learned that city water lines are leaking money as well as treated water in its December meeting. Tim Blanton of Kentucky Rural Water told the council the city is losing approximately $18,000 a month in revenue because of water leaks in a system with water lines dating back to 1908. Blanton said when new lines were […]

Thieves ruin decorations intended for Neon park



The City of Fleming-Neon will not be able to put out its Christmas display in the city park this year because thieves and vandals broke into the Hazen Building where the displays were stored and stole all those with electric wiring and vandalized others. City officials said they believe the motive was to obtain copper. Last year the city had […]


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