Third ‘chop shop’ arrest made

Police have arrested a third suspect in connection with a “chop shop” found operating last week in Jackhorn. Police said Roger Tolliver, 59, of 9779 Highway 7 North, Deane, was arrested March 14 after stolen trucks and other items were found on his property. Tolliver was charged with traffi cking in stolen vehicles or vehicle parts and receiving stolen property […]

PSC sets hearing here on Ky. Power rate hike request

Kentucky Power Company customers will have a chance to tell the state Public Service Commission (PSC) what they think about a proposed rate hike during a public meeting in Whitesburg early next month. The meeting, which will include an hour-long information session by PSC representatives, is set for 12:30 p.m. on April 5 at the Letcher County Central High School […]

Cable thefts continue

Thieves are continuing to steal telephone lines in Letcher and Knott Counties for the copper they contain. AT&T spokesperson said 400 feet of cable containing an estimated 622 pounds of copper was cut down and stolen March 19 on Highway 15, about 15 miles from Whitesburg. Cathy Lewandowski, senior public relations manager of AT&T Strategic Communications, said fiber cable was […]

Hospital boss takes issue with criticism, vote by magistrates to deny coal tax use

Ripples from actions taken at last month’s meeting of the Letcher County Fiscal Court ran through the court’s March meeting and led to apologies and a heated exchange between a hospital executive and an elected county official. Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital Administrator Dena Sparkman attended Monday night’s meeting to address comments made by District Five Magistrate Wayne Fleming when he […]

‘Friends of Coal’ plates popular here, elsewhere

Letcher County motorists have been doing their part to make the “Friends of Coal” license plates the most popular specialty plate in Kentucky except for collegiate plates honoring the state’s universities. The state has issued 50,000 of the “Friends Of Coal” plates in the past two and a half years. Of that number, 877 were sold to vehicle owners in […]

Hatton brothers attend Bristol races


Hello everyone. Hope everything is going well for all of you. I really enjoyed having my son Astor and his wife Rosemary in for a visit. All four of my sons, Rob, Astor, Billy and Larry, are in Bristol for the races. They are staying at Larry’s camper. My grandson, Chris Hatton, is also with them. They look forward to […]


Linda Lucas home from vacation


Linda Lucas recently returned from a monthlong vacation in Tennessee, North Carolina and Florida. Linda’s granddaughter, McKenzie Callahan, a Davies County, N.C. cheerleader, competed in the National Cheerleading Competition at the ESPN Sports Center in Orlando, Fla. Also there were squads from eastern Kentucky. North Laurel Junior High won first place in its division. Madison Reed is a member of […]


Sexton reunion

A reunion of the family of Bennie Sexton, Julia Gibson Sexton, and Becky Taylor Sexton will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 16, at Thornton Park. Those attending should bring a covered dish or drinks. For more information, call Helen Craft at 633-4446 or Kathy Baker at 855-4844.

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