Schools won’t close for spring vacation



The Letcher County Board of Education voted to have school during the week originally designated for spring break to help make up some days missed because of snow and ice. The board approved Monday night to revise the 2010–2011 school calendar to include April 4–8 as instructional days. “This will be five days we can teach before testing,” said Anna […]

Family annouces birth of son in Indiana Jan. 7



Chris and Mary Murray of Madison, Indiana announce the birth of their son, Zackary Wayne Murray, at King’s Daughter Hospital in Madison on January 7. Zackary weighed six pounds, six ounces and was 20 inches long at birth. His maternal grandparents are Timothy and Anne Gibson of Madison. Maternal great-grandparents are Clifford and Doris Gibson of Hanover, Indiana, formerly of […]

Judge orders changes



Letcher District Judge Kevin R. Mullins signed a general order on January 21 requiring the Letcher District Court Clerk’s Office to move a defendant’s court date to the next calendar month if the defendant pays his or her minimum payment for ordered restitutions, court costs or fines each month. If a defendant does not pay the minimum payment due each […]

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Court split on rec center plan



In a split vote, the Letcher County Fiscal Court passed the second reading of a resolution which approves a lease financing the county’s new recreation center, which is currently under construction in Whitesburg. The vote came during a special called meeting held January 21, with Judge/Executive Jim Ward, Third District Magistrate Codell Gibson, and First District Magistrate Bobby Howard voting […]

Grand jury orders man freed from drug charges



A Letcher County grand jury has declined to indict a Sandlick man who was charged in November with trafficking in cocaine. The grand jury ordered January 20 that the charges against Buddy Sexton, 73, of 103 Memory Lane, be dismissed, adding that the “individual is discharged.” Sexton, the president of the Sandlick Volunteer Fire Department, was arrested at in early […]

Landlord must pay water bill if tenant leaves owing county



Letcher County landlords whose properties get their water from the Letcher County Water and Sewer District will have to make arrangements in the future to make certain their renters don’t skip out without paying their water bills. The Board of Directors of the Water and Sewer Distinct voted unanimously to approve a resolution calling for joint liability for water bills. […]

Indictments charge 3 with committing felony crimes here



Three persons are named in the most recent felony indictments returned by the Letcher County Grand Jury. Those indicted are: • Denny Riddle — receiving stolen property, failure to maintain liability insurance, no/expired registration plates, no/expired registration, improper registration, and failure to transfer registration. Riddle, 45, of Slemp, is charged with possessing a Ford pickup truck on Sept. 17, 2009, […]

Man charged with giving drugs to girl while being watched by policeman



A Millstone man remains in jail after a police officer says he saw him give a pill to a juvenile last week. Assistant Whitesburg Police Chief Tyrone Fields said he saw Richard H. Adams Jr., 24, of 98 Canary Drive, Millstone, take a small pill from his pocket and place it into the hand of a 17-yearold female at 5:30 […]

Alleged motel robber faces additonal counts



A man who was arrested last week on charges of robbing a Whitesburg motel at knifepoint now faces an additional charge of assaulting an inmate in the Letcher County Jail. Mark Joseph Morton, 25, of 95 Bicycle Lane, Whitesburg, was arrested Jan. 12 and charged with first-degree robbery, theft by unlawful taking and intimidating a participant in the legal process […]


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