Contest open to Letcher County residents



Judge’s ruling has no effect on local election deadlines

Four candidates seeking two offices here

A Franklin Circuit Judge’s decision Tuesday to delay the filing deadline for state legislative offices has no effect on local elections, but may eventually play a role in determining whether Letcher County will be divided into three legislative district as a new law dictates. Judge Phillip Shepherd’s ruling extends the deadline for legislative hopefuls until Feb. 7, but did not […]

Graduates announced



Two students from Letcher County were graduated from the University of the Cumberlands in January. Aimee Jones of Whitesburg received a master of arts in education degree in school guidance counselor. Malissa Young of Neon received a master of arts in education degree in early elementary education P5. The school is located in Williamsburg.

Teens to meet



There will be a Letcher County Junior Teen Council meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 2 at the Letcher County Extension Office. All youth in grades 6, 7 and 8 are welcome to come and attend and be a part of this group. For more information, contact Jason Brashear, Letcher County agent for 4-H and youth development, at 606- 633-2362.

Lilacs are budding in Ohio



Hello again everyone! It is another rainy day in the Ohio Valley area, but why should I complain when it could be snow? Would you believe that I have a lilac bush next to my house that is starting to bud? Wait a minute, it is about three months too early or more for this to be happening. My brother […]

Three receive scholarships



Paige Lewis, Joshua S. Proffi tt and Cassity June Riffe are the winners of the spring 2012 semester Roy R. Crawford Memorial College Scholarships given by Elkhorn-Hazard Coal Land, LLC. Lewis, the daughter of Robert and Patricia Lewis of Whitesburg, was graduated from Letcher County Central High School in 2008, eighth in her class with a 3.79 grade point average. […]

Lady Cougars cling to Top 25 rating



The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars offset last week’s loss on the road at fourth ranked Perry County Central with a convincing win over visiting Leslie County last Friday night. In this week’s Dave Cantrall’s Lexington Herald-Leader basketball poll, LCCHS dropped two spots in the top 25 poll — from 23rd to 25th. The Lady Cougars, now 18-4, host Cordia […]

Vols no match for Cats



LEXINGTON Kentucky freshman Anthony Davis understands his teammates rely on his defensive prowess. “My teammates always tell me, ‘I’m going to hold them down, then you just come over and block their shots.’ They really depend on me to block shots or at least alter shots,” he said. It’s certainly not the only thing they count on him for. Davis […]

Boys end streak



The Letcher County Central Cougars snapped out of their four-game losing streak against stellar competition with three straight victories last week to raise their record to 13-9. Three of the nine losses have been to out-of-state competition and five losses have been to teams ranked either first or second in their respective regions or in the Dave Cantrell top 25 […]

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