Lobby for Letcher, other counties spends thousands on trips, booze and food



LEXINGTON A central Kentucky judge-executive whose Kentucky Association of Counties credit card tallied hundreds of dollars worth of charges to strip clubs and the “Campus Cuties” escort service is facing additional scrutiny. Spencer County Judge-Executive David Jenkins’ expenses during his one-year reign as the association’s president in 2008 has also prompted the state auditor’s office to consider whether it will […]

Livin’ large



A look at some of the expenses paid for by the Kentucky Association of Counties: — $31,700 2008 trip to Washington D.C. — $1,750, dinner for 14 at Truluck’s Seafood, Steak and Crab House, in Naples, Fla. — $2,075, dinner for 14 at Ristorante Ciao, in Naples, Fla. — $7,237, November 2008 dinner at Sal’s Chophouse in Lexington. — $7,083, […]

Jail inmates charged with assault after fight



Two Letcher County Jail inmates, including one accused of robbing an Isom bank in January, got in a fight last week and were both charged with fourth-degree assault. Dustin A. Adams, 25, of 2956 Highway 7 South, Jeremiah, and Timothy Jent, 36, of 80 Little Colley Road, Isom, were found fighting in a jail cell on June 23 by Deputy […]

Former Letcher man held



A former Letcher County man was arrested recently after a federal criminal complaint that charged him with possessing child pornography, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Eric Dwayne Westerfield, 38, of Georgetown, admitted that he used the file sharing program LimeWire to download images of child pornography, the news release […]

Bear population at 163,000 in East



HARLAN, Ky. Bobby Koger was deer hunting on a Kentucky hillside when a black bear gave him the fright of his life. A 300-pound (136-kilogram) animal, apparently unhappy that an intruder was on his turf, came charging and didn’t stop until Koger raised his .50 caliber muzzleloading rifle and fired from point-blank range. A hunting companion who witnessed the attack […]

Cheer camp set for July 9



The Letcher Middle School cheerleaders will host a cheer camp for elementary students from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, July 11, at the school. The cost is $40 and will include lunch, a snack, shirt, and shorts. Applications are available at Whitaker Bank and Community Trust Bank at the Isom branches and main branches in Whitesburg. The deadline is […]

Named to Dean’s List



Five Letcher County students, Jeremy Thomas, Tawny Dzierzek, Denise Emerson, Brittany Dixon, and Brittany Terry, have been named to the Dean’s List at Bluegrass Community and Technical College for the spring semester. The students earned semester grade point averages of 3.5 or better.

Tea party set



Tea Party II will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, July 3, at Jenkins City Park. The event will include music and kids’ activities, and the keynote speaker will be Don Pinson with KentuckyFamily.org. For more information, visit www.jenkins.reteaparty.com.

Tickets available



A revival of the outdoor drama “The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come” can be seen at the Little Shepherd Amphitheatre in Jenkins. Show dates are July 4, 11, 18, 25; and August 1, 15, 22, 29. The last show for the year will be Sept. 5. The drama is based on the John Fox Jr. novel about the Civil War […]

Jenkins High School scholarship recipients



Jenkins High School students graduating this year who received scholarships include: • Lauren Nicole Revis — academic and volleyball scholarships to Pikeville College, WYMT Mountain Scholarship, The Chandarana Renal Failure Scholarship, Lions Club Scholarship, and scholarship to University of the Cumberlands.. • Noble J. Johnson — performance scholarship to Southeast Community Bluegrass College, Beta Sigma Phi Scholarship, and Viola Philips […]


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