Billions for clean coal



WASHINGTON The head of the Department of Energy says he will provide $2.4 billion from the U.S. economic recovery package to speed up development of technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and factories that burn coal. Steven Chu told a meeting of the National Coal Council on May 15 that it is essential that ways are found […]

Day gets education award



Allison Day received the Education Department’s Special Education Award during the 50th annual Honors Day Convocation at University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg. The daughter of Paula and David Day of Cowan, Day is a senior education major with a minor in Spanish who will earn dual certification in elementary education and P-12 special education. She will graduate magna cum […]

Bourbon tax numbers down



FRANKFORT Kentucky bourbon producers unveiled a new marketing plan this month to tout what they consider a growing tourist attraction to the Bluegrass State — the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. The plan — aimed eventually at boosting attention to Kentucky distilleries akin to California vineyards — came complete with a new logo, brochure and a passport that could lead to a […]

Leos to organize club at LCCHS



A Leo Club, sponsored by the local Lions Club, may be coming to Letcher County Central High School. The Leo Club would meet at the school with the permission of school authorities. Members would be between the ages of 12 and 18. Applications for Leo club members are available at LCCHS and local elementary schools or from Wesley Doughman, 606-634-4671. […]

C.A.T.S. AWARDS



Burdine Elementary School recently honored students who scored proficient or distinguished on last year’s C.A.T.S. assessment. Pictured are (left to right) Baylee Rose, who scored distinguished in all test areas; Jenkins Schools Superintendent Debbie Watts, and Burdine Principal Dianne Baker. Not pictured is Jody Hayes, who also scored distinguished in all test areas.

SCHOOL VISITORS



The children of Mountain Montessori Preschool have baby ducklings on their playground. The Montessori staff says, “It has been a wonderful learning experience for the children to be able to watch, and nurture the mother duck.” The teachers took the opportunity to teach about the life cycle of the duck and spring babies. The children fed the mother duck bread […]

Group to meet



Pawz and Clawz Humane Society will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 21, at Dairy Queen to discuss fund-raising for a spay and neuter clinic in August. Those wanting to volunteer to help with the clinic should attend the meeting. For more information, call Dana at 633-3337.

Memorial Day service planned



The McRoberts Memorial Day service will be held Monday, May 25, at the McRoberts War Monument on Band Mill Road. The Pound Chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will have a presentation of the colors. Recognition of the new names added to the monument, and a dedication and renaming of Band Mill Road to Veterans Boulevard will be part […]

Poker run planned for Sunday, June 7



The fourth annual Steve “Duco” Ratz Memorial Ride will be held Sunday, June 7. Registration for the poker run will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Logan Motorcycle Sales in Logan, W.Va., and riders will leave at 1 p.m. The cost is $10 per rider or $15 for rider and passenger. Proceeds will benefit the Chief Cornstalk District-Buckskin Council of the […]

CLEAN-UP



The Bottomfork Clean-Up Coalition recently held its fifth clean-up of Bottomfork and Crafts Branch since its formation in the spring of 2007. Garbage gathered during the clean-up is pictured below. The “Welcome to Bottomfork” sign (above) was purchased with funds from the Litter Abatement Program and contributions from Bottomfork residents. The sign was mounted by volunteers. Coalition officials said, “Many […]


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