Cruiser crammed with food



Kentucky State Police Det. Clayton Stamper (left) and Lt. Claude Little delivered nonperishable food items to the Letcher County Food Pantry on Dec. 9. As part of the “Cram the Cruiser” event, KSP collected 660 pounds of food for the food pantry. Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation collected a large quantity of the donated items. Letcher Elementary School also donated 725 […]

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Letcher school board to act on school recommendations



The Letcher County Board of Education is expected to make a decision next week on the question of whether the board should change the structure of its elementary and middle schools to help cut operating costs. At its November meeting, the board was presented with a packet of questions, concerns and minutes of meetings held so far from the seven […]

Virginia bank robber may be in Letcher Co.



Police say a man who robbed a Virginia bank at gunpoint could be in hiding in Letcher County. Wise County Sheriff R.D. Oakes said Ronald David Green, 47, of C&C Trailer Park in Wise, Va., entered New People’s Bank in Norton, Va., at 5:55 p.m. on Dec. 9 wearing a blue surgical mask, sunglasses, a hooded sweatshirt and dark clothing. […]

Jenkins miner, 49, was father, sports fan



Funeral services were held Saturday for a Jenkins man killed in a surface mining accident in Virginia. Services for Richard Neal “Rick” Yonts II, 49, were held Dec. 10 at Polly and Craft Funeral Home in Jenkins. Burial followed in the Baker cemetery at Payne Gap. According to Virginia Department of Mine, Minerals and Energy spokesman Mike Abbott, Yonts was […]

Two still sought after robbery



Police are looking for two men who stole cash and cigarettes from an Isom gas station while armed with handguns Sunday night. Kentucky State Police say two men dressed in green camouflage clothing entered the Isom Double Kwik on Highway 15 at 10:31 p.m. and demanded cash and cigarettes from store employees. Both men were armed with handguns. One of […]

Letcher board OK’s controversial school changes



The Letcher County Board of Education has voted to close Beckham Bates Elementary School at Colson, to turn Martha Jane Potter Elementary School at Kona into a kindergarten through Grade 5 facility only, and to change Fleming-Neon Elementary School into a middle school for students in grades 6 through 8. The changes were approved Monday night at the board’s December […]

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