County water board surrenders pipeline project to Jenkins

Gambling that it will eventually be given back more than 400 muchneeded customers it will be giving up at least temporarily, the financially troubled Letcher County Water and Sewer District has voted to let the City of Jenkins to take over a project to build water lines to serve residents of Payne Gap, Kona, and U.S. Highway 119. The decision […]


Chris Ingram, 11, Dawson Hall, 12, Michael Sexton, 13, Zach Sexton, 14, and Chase Cates, 13, talked while waiting for the Mountain Heritage Festival Skateboard Competition to begin at the Letcher County Skate Park in West Whitesburg on Sept. 19. More photos inside. (Photo by Sally Barto)

RAM guidelines are listed

care are encouraged to arrive as early as possible to ensure they receive services at a two-day clinic in Jenkins. Those wishing to be seen by medical professionals at the Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps (RAM) expedition set for Sept. 26 and 27 at Jenkins High School are required to be issued a number before the process begins. “Where it […]

Indictments name 13

Thirteen people are named in 18 new indictments returned by the Letcher County Grand Jury, including a man accused of burglary, kidnapping, assault, and wanton endangerment. Nathan Blake Bentley, 21, of 3056 Hwy. 7 South, Jeremiah, is charged with entering or remaining in the home of Angel Bentley on April 25 with the intent to commit a crime. He is […]

Five charged in check scam

Five people have been charged in connection with the theft of $3,051 from a checking account at Community Trust Bank. Norma Kaye Quillen, 45, of Neon, is named in 15 separate indictments Quillen is accused of possession of a forged instrument and theft in six indictments, theft in one indictment, and with complicity to possession of a forged instrument and […]

Halfway to Hazard’s Tolliver is no stranger here

More than 20 years after winning a Mountain Heritage Festival talent contest, David Tolliver is more than happy to come back to Letcher County this week as part of the festival’s main attraction for 2009. Tolliver, a native of Knott County, is one-half of the countryrock duo Halfway to Hazard, which has top billing at this year’s festival. Tolliver won […]

Mountain Heritage photo contest winners

Listed are the winners of the Mountain Heritage Photo Contest. The photos will be on display at the Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library in Whitesburg through Sept. 26. Portraits: 1st place, Daisy Jackson; 2nd place, Caroline Stines; 3rd place, Anetta Adams. Scenic: 1st place, Mitch Caudill; 2nd place, Mitch Caudill; 3rd place, Abbie Wynn. Vacation: 1st place, Deanna Whitaker; 2nd […]

Silent auction set

A silent auction will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today (Wednesday) and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in the parking area next to Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. No bids will be taken after 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Day of Remembrance marked

Sept. 25 is National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney Ray Lawson will host a gathering for families and friends of murder victims at 12 p.m. on Sept. 25 at the Crime Victims Monument on the lawn in front of the old circuit courthouse at 215 West Main Street in Lexington. The National Day of Remembrance for […]

Clothing giveaway

A clothing giveaway will take place Friday, Oct. 2, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Whitesburg. Everyone is welcome. The sale is sponsored by the Letcher County Family Resource Centers and Migrant Eduation. For more information, call 633-3146 or 633-7546.

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