Students, teachers won’t have to leave school for health care

Children who attend schools in the Letcher County Public School System will soon have the opportunity to receive medical care while at school. The Letcher County Board of Education and Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation have entered into an agreement that will allow local health care providers to treat students, faculty and staff in school facilities. “We’re taking our medical clinic […]

Board sells old school to LKLP

The recently-closed Beckham Bates Elementary School at Colson has been sold to the Leslie-Knott- Letcher-Perry Community Action Agency (LKLP) for $35,000. “That will leave that building open for community use,” Letcher Schools Supt. Anna Craft said earlier this week at the July meeting of the Letcher County Board of Education. Craft said the Head Start program will be kept open […]

Jury is to report soon in Drad Fleming case

The Letcher County Grand Jury is expected to meet Thursday to report the results of its investigation into the Dradrick “Drad” Fleming homicide case. Charges against the two suspects accused of murdering Fleming — Fleming’s wife, Stephanie Yvonn Jones Fleming, and her lover, James Ray Maggard — were referred to the grand jury after a preliminary hearing before Letcher District […]

Jenkins project has been 8 years in the making

The City of Jenkins held a groundbreaking ceremony for the third phase of a waterline replacement project in the city. Mayor G.C. Kincer told onlookers that replacing the antiquated water lines, many of which are as old as the city which will celebrate its 100th anniversary this year, has taken teamwork. Kincer praised 94th District State Representative Leslie Combs, who […]

Rebecca Lynn Howard to headline Riverside Days

On Saturday, Aug. 18, Coca-Cola and the City of Whitesburg will present two-time Grammy award winner Rebecca Lynn Howard in a free concert at 9:30 p.m. at Riverside Days. Howard, a native of Salyersville, has had success as a musician, songwriter, and producer. She first hit the number one position on the adult contemporary charts in 2002 with “Simple Things”, […]

Rites held for Mrs. Craft, 90

London Craft, 90, of Jenkins, died July 22 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born at Shelby Gap, she was a member of the Burdine Freewill Baptist Church. She was a daughter of the late Elbert and Callie Bryant and the widow John L. Craft. She was also preceded in death by several sisters and brothers. Survivors include three daughters, Peggy […]

Heavy rain has caused flooding in Florida


Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well. We’ve sure been getting a lot of rain. For awhile we weren’t getting any. Some places still need rain. I talked to my son Rob in Owensboro, and he said the farmers need rain badly. It was good hearing from my friend Anna Watkins in Florida. She said they had been having […]

Morgans mark 31st anniversary


Better late then never: happy anniversary to my inlaws, Randy and Mary Ann Morgan of Isom. It was their 31st anniversary on July 4. Happy birthday to Ethan Kisor of Elk Creek, it was on July 9. Good news from Freda Combs of Carcassonne: Virgil recently was able to go out and sit on his porch and enjoy the weather. […]

Katydids have been chirping at night

Last week’s terrible rainstorm really took its toll in the Redfox area of Knott County and also in Doty Creek at Jeremiah. Culverts washed out, roadways covered over and even some homes had water in them. But thankfully no one was injured badly from the washouts. I’ve noticed katydids have been chirping at night for the last couple of weeks […]

Michael Hampton dies at 57

Michael Alan Hampton, 57, of Whitesburg, died July 20 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. A son of the late James and Aileen Bentley Hampton, he was born in Toledo, Ohio. He was a brother of the late Jimmy Hampton. Surviving are his wife, Martha Ann ‘ Blondie’ Keel Hampton; two sons, Mickey Alan Hampton and Mitchell Andrew Hampton, both of […]

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