Historic coal firm selling its holdings

Built Fleming, Haymond and Hemphill

Rhino Resource Partners LP, a Lexington-based coal firm with operations in the Deane area of Letcher County, has announced the acquisition of Elk Horn Coal Company for approximately $120 million in cash with no assumption of debt. Elk Horn, which has a long history in Letcher County, is a coal leasing company with approximately 156,000 acres of mineral owned in […]

Pool owners to blame, Neon says

Fleming-Neon residents who have been tapping into fire hydrants to fill their swimming pools are responsible for “dingy water” which has ruined clothing and threatens to damage appliances, said Water Department Superintendent Carlos Phillips. Phillips told the Fleming-Neon City Council at its June meeting that whether the fire hydrant taps are done legally or otherwise, they damage the system by […]

Garbage rates will go up in Whitesburg

Sanitation fees in the City of Whitesburg will go up $1.00 per month to address rising fuel costs and increases in landfill fees. The Whitesburg City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve an ordinance (No. 2011- 3) which raises garbage rates for residential customers from $8.75 to $9.75 per month. Senior citizens with proof of age and being head […]

Whitesburg woman in critical condition after wreck at Kona

A Whitesburg woman remains in critical condition at a Tennessee hospital after suffering injuries in a two-vehicle collision at Kona on Sunday night. Kentucky State Police Trooper Loren Holliday said a preliminary investigation indicates that Nicholas Smith, 20, of Whitesburg was traveling toward Jenkins in a Ford Ranger pickup truck around 8 p.m. on June 12 when he crossed the […]

Husband, wife charged with making meth inside their home at Cromona

A husband and wife from Cromona are being held in the Letcher County Jail without bond after being arrested for making methamphetamine. Larry W. Bentley Jr., 33, and Devin Bentley, 32, both of 3999 Highway 805, were each charged last week with manufacturing methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a meth precursor and drug paraphernalia. While conducting “a knock and talk” at […]

Jenkins school board members ahead of the curve with its use of high technology at meetings

Members of the Jenkins Independent Board of Education may be the first in Kentucky to use tablet computers to access “board packets” at school board meetings. Brad Hughes, spokesperson with the Kentucky School Boards Association, said even though about a third of school boards have gone to paperless packets in the last four years, Jenkins is the first district he […]

Local band has ‘gotten better since last time’

It has been almost a year since the Letcher County folk rock band Wayne Graham has performed at Summit City. Last August when they played in Whitesburg two men from Hazard had recently joined the band and were still getting acquainted with the other three members — two Letcher County brothers and a friend. The five men will take the […]

Keeping in touch with old Marlowe friends

Hello everyone. I hope you are all doing well and keeping cool. I was so pleased to hear from my friend, Ada Miller King. I kept thinking about calling her, but you know how that goes — getting busy and forgetting. She has had two heart attacks, but is coming along just fine. I’m glad of that. Dorothy Tackett called. […]

Hope Campbell marks 80th birthday

I want to wish my husband Lee Roy a happy anniversary. June 9 marked our 27th year. Happy birthday to Craig Frazier of Raytown, Missouri, formally of Knott County, on June 8. He and his family, Natasha and son Jake, were in California the week of his birthday. He is the son of Ann Frazier of Knott County. My dad […]

Tyme to play

Country-bluegrass band East KY Tyme will perform Friday (June 17) 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 18) from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Mountain Melody Bluegrass Festival at Beckham Combs School at Vest. For more information, […]

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