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‘Working budget’ has small raise for teachers, workers



A “working budget” approved this week by the Letcher County Board of Education includes a proposed one-percent wage increase for all certified and classified employees. The proposed one-percent wage hike, which is estimated to cost $180,000, would have to be approved by the board at a later meeting. Letcher County school employees haven’t had a raise in five years. The […]

QVC spree results in indictment



A shopping spree through television’s QVC has resulted in a felony indictment being returned against a Letcher County woman accused of obtaining and using a fraudulent credit card to rack up her purchases. In a three-count indictment handed up last week to Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright, the Letcher County Grand Jury charges that Cynthia Grace Riddell, 57, of Millstone, […]

Sheriff expects more arrests in stolen grave plaques case



Letcher County Sheriff Danny Webb is expected to appear before the Letcher County Grand Jury later this week to present evidence he has gathered while investigating the theft of bronze grave markers from cemeteries in the Isom and Jeremiah areas. Webb’s appearance before the grand jury comes about two weeks after a 30-year-old Isom man, Harley Jack Slone, surrendered to […]

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Mountain Heritage Festival brings out crowd

Whitesburg

Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well. I hope lots of you misplaced people will be coming to our 30th Mountain Heritage. It sounds like a lot of good things are planned. It always brings a large crowd and we are glad to see them. I read where Tommy Fields will be having a birthday on Sept. 26. I […]

Seniors enjoy potlucks

Ovenfork

Hello everyone, it’s been awhile since we have written from the Ovenfork Center. I hope everyone is doing okay. Well, two potlucks have passed, but we would like to thank a few people for the things that they donated. A big thanks goes out to Pine Mountain Grill for its 30 gift cards and Subway for its four gift cards […]

Dixon Memorial Church holds memorial

Jeremiah

Oooh — cold mornings lately. Makes you want to sleep late. We broke down and turned the heat on Sunday night. The Dixon Memorial Church held its memorial for deceased members last Sunday with a fair crowd in attendance. Most of those names read off were from right in the Jeremiah community, and remembered by many of us. Sorry about […]

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