Three drug suspects out of jail on bond, two others still held

Three of five Letcher County residents charged last week with trafficking in narcotics have been released on bond. The two other suspects, former Letcher County Magistrate Homer Rose Jr. and his brother Richard Wayne Rose, were ordered to remain in custody this week while a U.S. magistrate judge takes their request for bond “under advisement.” All five defendants pleaded not […]


Alexis Mullins, 7, Hannah Stidham, 2, and Kendra Combs, 8, laughed as they made their way down an inflatable slide at the City of Whitesburg’s Labor Day Celebration held at River Park on Monday. Alexis and Hannah are the daughters of Tabitha Logan of Whitesburg. Kendra is the daughter of Kenny Combs and Ida Halcomb of Whitesburg.

Free health clinic needs volunteers

Volunteers of all talents are needed to help provide free healthcare to thousands of people at a two-day clinic in Jenkins. "We can’t do this without the volunteers," said Stan Brock, founder of Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps (RAM). "It’s the lifeblood of the organization." The RAM event scheduled for Sept. 26 and 27 at Jenkins High School will be […]

Man attacks EMT’s

today (Wednesday) for a Millstone man who allegedly tried to hurt three emergency medical technicians at an Ermine gas station last week. The EMTs responded to a call after Eddie D. Craft, 41, was reportedly having a seizure at the Ermine Double Kwik. Letcher County Sheriff ‘s Deputy Michael Burton said the EMTs said upon their arrival Craft acted strange […]




Gridiron Guide for your Grill

Tips for a touchdown tailgate on your home turf

  This season, don’t penalize your taste buds by placing that routine, game-day pizza order when you can score rave reviews from family and friends by firing up the grill for a backyard tail – gate party with all the sights, sounds and smells of the stadium. Football analyst Mike Golic and champion pitmaster Chris Lilly both believe that game-day […]

Quilt squares covering barns, businesses here

At least 25 large quilt squares will soon be painted and displayed on sides of businesses and barns throughout Letcher County. “They are springing up all over the county,” said Ann Bradley, of the Letcher County Extension Office. Sharman Chapman-Crane, facilitator of The Heritage Quilt Project, mailed letters in March to 60 organizations and individuals asking if they would participate […]

Obama school speech watched by nearly all here

Most students in the Letcher County school system watched Tuesday as President Barack Obama delivered a speech urging them to study hard and stay in school. Letcher County Schools Supt. Anna Craft said Obama’s speech to students was shown in several classrooms across the district on Tuesday with no problems. “It was an historic event in that a president desired […]

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