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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

State facing tough challenges



FRANKFORT As Gov.-elect Steve Beshear prepares to take office next week, it is becoming increasingly clear that the two-year budget he will present at the end of January and the General Assembly will enact by mid-April faces a serious set of challenges. In recent weeks we have learned that several state agencies have to have more money just to get […]

Edwards could ‘cripple’ hopes of Hillary, Obama



NASHUA, N.H. In the back of a crowded room at Daniel Webster College here, Joe Trippi, John Edwards’ campaign manager, watches closely as his candidate delivers a series of passionately populist orations, summed up by his declaration that “the few are controlling this democracy for the many.” Next to Trippi, his colleague Glen Pearcy tends a camera recording every word […]


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