Lady Cougar basketball camp set



The sixth annual Letcher Central Lady Cougar Basketball Camp of Champions will be held at the LCCHS gymnasium June 6-9. The camp will begin Monday at 8:30 a.m. and players can register that morning in the lobby of the gym. Camp will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day and lunch will be provided. The cost of the […]

Photo exhibit planned May 21



On Saturday, May 21, photos by participants in the “Beyond the Camera: An Introduction to Photoshop Elements” workshop will be on display at Hindman Settlement School. The exhibit, “Hindman: A Visual Diary,” will be at the Kentucky School of Craft’s gallery beginning at 7:30 p.m. and will feature the work of a dozen photographers. The event is free and open […]

Soapy substance flows, fish die



The Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) is working to indentify the source from which a soap-like substance entered a branch of Elkhorn Creek in Jenkins last week. “There was no evidence of where it entered the stream,” said Allison Fleck, DOW spokesperson. “There was a substance that caused a lot of bubbling.” Foamy bubbles light gray in color covered the […]

Coal prices going up



CHARLESTON, W.Va. The market for metallurgical coal used to make steel may not be as big as the market for coal used in power plants, but it’s where the money is going. Interest in metallurgical, or met, coal, which has seen significant price increases in recent months, was the driving force behind three large mergers in the American coal industry […]

School chief praises rescue effort



BARDWELL, Ky. The Carlisle County school superintendent is praising what he calls the “heroic” efforts of teachers, staff and others to evacuate a school bus filled with children that swerved off a western Kentucky highway and rolled over several times, killing a 6-year-old boy and injuring several others. Superintendent Keith Shoulders said Tuesday that the rescuers helped pull the children […]

Strawberry hater reforms



I had email from a relative last week who was reminiscing about her favorite memory of my mom. It had to do with picking strawberries when she visited our place at a very young age. Points East I have many, many amazing good memories of my mother, but let me say, for the record, that not a single one of […]

Grimes, Johnson win primaries



LOUISVILLE Secretary of State Elaine Walker, appointed as Kentucky’s chief elections offi cer in January, was denied a full term when Alison Lundergan Grimes won the Democratic nomination for the job Tuesday. In the Republican race, Bill Johnson narrowly defeated Hilda Legg. Grimes, a Lexington lawyer and the daughter of former state Democratic Party Chairman Jerry Lundergan, capitalized on her […]

Coal miner Scott Howard told not to return to work, names firm in 5th action



Letcher County coal miner and safety advocate Charles Scott Howard has filed another safety discrimination complaint against Cumberland River Coal Company with the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) — his fifth such action in four years. Howard alleges in his latest complaint that Cumberland River Coal, a subsidiary of St. Louis-based Arch Coal Inc., discharged him Monday just […]

‘In God We Trust’ plate surpasses 50,000 sales



Sales of Kentucky’s “In God We Trust” license plate has surpassed the 50,000 mark. Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock says more than 50,000 of the standardissue plates have been sold since it was introduced in January. That was about 15 percent of new standardissue plates, with sales of the other standard-issue plate at more than 275,000 through May 13. (AP)

Letcher gets new fire truck




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