County schools will begin enforcement of boundary policy

Decision on whether to separate middle, elementary schools expected on Dec. 19

The Letcher County Board of Education voted this week to start enforcing district boundaries when determining where students may attend school. By a vote of 4-1, the board on Monday night approved a recommendation by Supt. Anna Craft to require schools to begin enforcing attendance boundary lines already on the books, but to permit students already enrolled in schools outside […]

Top mining official fired

By ROGER ALFORD The Associated Press FRANKFORT One of Kentucky’s top mining regulators was fired Tuesday, three weeks after Gov. Steve Beshear won re-election to a second term in a race in which coal was a central issue. Natural Resources Commissioner Carl Campbell was informed of his termination in a brief letter that said the action was being taken “without […]

Technology welcome

Fifth graders Hannah Sexton and Jayden Carrier (in photo at right) researched information about Laura Ingalls Wilder on their iPod touch devices during class Nov. 29 at West Whitesburg Elementary School. Tuesday was Bring Your Own Technology Day in the Letcher County Public School District. Teachers were encouraged to plan lessons incorporating technology. “They’ve all been excited,” said fifth grade […]

Jenkins parade is set for Dec. 3

The Jenkins Christmas Parade will begin at 6 p.m. on Dec. 3. Line-up will be in front of the old school on Main Street at 5:30 p.m. Santa will be at the firehouse at 7 p.m. to visit with children. Pizza and other treats will be served. For additional information, call Joann Baldwin at 832-4835. The event is sponsored by […]


The Jenkins Independent Board of Education hosted members and coaches of the Jenkins Middle School girls’ basketball team Monday night. Head coach Ester Tucker introduced the team, which won the Letcher County championship recently, and assistant coach Kyla Stambaugh to the board. Team members who attended the meeting were (not in order) Taylor Johnson, Makayla Seals, Alyssa Hibbits, Mackenzie Gibson, […]

Family gathers for Thanksgiving

Hello everyone. I hope all had a good Thanksgiving. I know we did. It was the first time my brother, sister and I had celebrated Thanksgiving together since Mom and Dad died in 1992. We really enjoyed it. No fussing or anything, though at first I thought it would be spoiled. My brother-in-law had a flat tire on Wednesday night […]

Dorothy York succumbs at 88

Dorothy Banks York, 88, died November 24 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born in Letcher County to the late Bill and Cindy Caudill Banks, she was the widow of George York. She was a member of the Mayking Baptist Church, and enjoyed spending time with family and attending church. She was the mother of the late Terry Lynn York, and […]

Time sure does fly

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. It’s turned cold again after all the pretty days, but at least it’s not snowing. We still have a lot of sick folks. I hope they will get better soon. I appreciate all the cards and calls I got for my birthday. Bobbie Adams of Isom has the same birthday as mine. […]

Services held for Michael Predmore

Michael Allen Cody Predmore, 19, died November 13 at his home at Whitesburg. He was born in Hazard to Charles Anthony Predmore of Vicco and Jill Stomp. Surviving in addition to his parents are two sisters, Brittany Predmore of Sulthur, La., and Ashley Throckmorton, Vicco; two brothers, Charles Jr. Predmore and Bobby Predmore, both of Sulthur, La.; and an aunt, […]


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