Service set for man killed in fire

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday for a 58-yearold Letcher County man who died in an apartment fire near Jenkins last week. Autopsy results list smoke inhalation and thermal injuries as the causes of death for Dennis Wayne Profitt, who died in the fire early October 4 at the Mountain Breeze apartment complex at Ben’s […]

Your tax bill will be arriving soon

Letcher County residents should start to receive their county tax bills sometime next week. The Letcher County Fiscal Court held a special meeting on Tuesday to complete the acceptance process of tax rates by special taxing districts to allow for bills to go out as soon as possible. Letcher County Sheriff ’s Deputy LaShawna Frazier told the court that sheriff […]

Board defends delay

Responding to criticism from the Letcher Fiscal Court, members of the Letcher County Board of Education say they set the latest yearly tax rates as quickly as they could while still following state law. “This was the earliest date that we could get this information together,” Board Member Sam Quillen Jr., a Neon dentist, said during a public hearing on […]

Police Beat: A look at law-enforcement activity

This is the second installment of “Police Beat,” a summary of calls for service to local law-enforcement agencies that are deemed to be public record under Kentucky state law. We continue with information provided by the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office and will include information from other agencies later. Tuesday, Oct. 2 • At 1:53 a.m., a sheriff ’s deputy […]

Komos Ison celebrates 87th birthday


Hello everyone. Hope everything is going well for all of you. There have been too many funerals this week for good friends. We need to keep their families in prayer. Nannie Frazier didn’t have any family left except her sister-in-law, Lucinda Roberts. I was glad to see her two sons, Richard and Gerald Roberts. I’ve known them all their lives. […]



Bike Nite is set for Oct. 13

Registration for Whitesburg Bike Nite will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Pine Mountain Grill on Saturday, Oct. 13. The ride will start at 12:30 p.m. Riders will stop at the top of Pound Mountain to line up for the United for Coal Across Pike County Rally beginning at 1:30 p.m. The ride will return to Main Street in downtown Whitesburg […]

Hunters class

A free hunter education course will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m., Oct. 15 and Oct. 16 from 5 p.m. to completion, Oct. 18, at the Letcher County Extension Office. The class is valid in any state where certification is required. For more information, call Will Connelly at 633-5012 or 335-9437, or e-mail

Rites held for Blanche Hatton

Funeral services for Blanche Hatton, 85, of Whitesburg were held October 6 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in Obie Fields Cemetery at Cowan. She died October 4 at Letcher Manor Nursing Home. A daughter of the late Charlie B. and Bertha Hall Fields and the widow of Loag Hatton, she was a sister of the late Jerry Fields, Lemuel […]

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