Construction plans for Letcher schools hold $27 million tag

Public comments on proposal sought

A public hearing is scheduled for this week to discuss a list of more than $27 million worth of renovation and construction projects for school facilities in the Letcher County Public School District. Terry Sturgill, district director of special projects, said the board may choose projects at any time and doesn’t have to follow the alphabetical order in which the […]

DAR to host workshop

The Daughters of the American Revolution, Pine Mountain Chapter will host a membership workshop on June 10. The workshop will be held on lower floor of the Harry M. Caudill Library. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., class will begin at 9:30. There is a registration fee of $15, which will cover coffee, all material for the workshop, and lunch. […]

Services held for Luther Profitt

Funeral services for Luther ‘L.J.’ Profitt, 63, of Isom, were held yesterday (Tuesday) at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in Bill Gibson Cemetery at Rockhouse. He died May 28 at Letcher Manor Nursing Home in Whitesburg. He was a son of Lula Sergent Profitt of Whitesburg, and the late Millard Junior Profitt. Surviving in addition to his mother […]

Tyme to play

East KY Tyme, a country/ bluegrass band, will play Friday, June 3, at Hemphill Community Center from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase. Everyone is invited to attend. The group will also perform Saturday, June 4, at 6 p.m. at the ‘Festival By the Creek’ at Campbell’s Branch Community Center at Linefork. For more information, call […]


Kirby Caudill dies at 43

Kirby Caudill, 43, died May 27 at his home at Woodrock. He was the son of Fred and Louise Jent Caudill of Carcassonne. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Madge Adams Caudill; a son, Dakota Blair of Woodrock; two daughters, Rachel Caudill and fiancé Caleb Frazier, Whitesburg, and Holly Roark and husband Cody, Linefork; a sister, Patricia […]

Demaree Caudill, 76, succumbs

Demaree Caudill, 76, died May 29 at his home at Hallie. He was a son of the late Marion and Clercy Griffie Caudill. Surviving are his wife, Mae Whitaker Caudill; two sons, Anthony Wayne Caudill and wife Kim of Hallie, and Billy James Caudill and wife Christie of Hazard; two daughters, Betty Von Caudill of Hallie, and Karen Wooton and […]

Moments in Time

• On June 15, 1215, King John puts his royal seal on the Magna Carta, or “Great Charter,” a peace treaty between John and his barons, guaranteeing that the king would respect feudal rights and privileges, uphold the freedom of the church and maintain the nation’s laws. Four original copies of the Magna Carta of 1215 exist today. • On […]

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