Superstorm Sandy left 3,396 customers here with no power

Schools remained closed Wednesday and trick-or-treating was rescheduled until Friday as Letcher County coped with an unusual October snowstorm caused by Hurricane Sandy. “This is unusual this early,” said Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward. “It’s a heavy, wet snow. Trees still had a lot of leaves and it has made it worse where snow is hanging to leaves and making […]

Dunham park will get restroom

People using the county park at Dunham will no longer have to take their children home to use the bathroom or ask residents of nearby homes to use theirs as the Letcher Fiscal Court on Tuesday accepted Blair Construction’s bid of $19,440 to build restrooms for the park. Other bidders were Breeding’s Plumbing and Electric of Isom with a bid […]

Romney clear favorite here as vote day nears

While Democrats outnumber Republicans in Letcher County, 11,921 to 3,751, Republican challengers Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are expected to easily get the majority of votes here when county residents go to the polls next Tuesday to cast their ballots in the race for the Offi ces President and Vice President of the United State. In 2008, when President Barack […]

Benefit to help Santa’s Train

A gospel singing to benefi t Santa’s Truck Train will be held at 2 p.m. November 3 at the Cowan Community Center. There is no charge for admission, but donations are welcome. Concessions will be sold. Performers include The Boggs Family, The Hamptons, Walking Miracle, Eli Smith, The Blessed Friends, Tim and Judy Amburgey, Margaret and Kenny Combs, Willie Perry […]

Sisters gather for lunch together


Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well. We are expecting a big weather change this week. Maybe some snow. Hopefully not, but let’s try to be getting ready. I enjoyed seeing my cousin William ‘Bill’ Adkins, a son of Imogene Adkins and the late Ray Adkins. He sure looked good. I hadn’t seen him in a long time. He […]


Baptism planned Nov. 4

A baptism will be held at 1:30 p.m., Nov. 4, at Buck Creek Reunion Bottom. A service will follow at 2 p.m. at the Charlie Logan Friendship Church. There will be dinner on the ground at 4 p.m., and those attending should bring a covered dish. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Buel Craft at 633-5426.

Caudills have Indiana visitors


Trevor and Christal (Hall) Formsby and children Loran, Ava, Conner, Jack, Clive, Nat and Henry of Columbus, Ind., visited Ramona and Bob Caudill. Christal is a daughter of Ramona’s sister, Charity (Sturgill) Hall. There will be a moving sale on Monday, Nov. 5, starting at 10 a.m. at the home of Elizabeth Fairchild at Lynx Road on Little Cowan. Happy […]

Rites held for Ruth Stewart

Funeral services for Ruth Ellen Stewart, 77, of Jenkins, were held October 29 at Carty Funeral Home in Jenkins. Burial was October 30 in Potter Cemetery. She died October 27 at Pikeville Medical Center. Born in Jenkins, she was a daughter of the late Oaker and Martha Mullins Vanhoose and the widow of Kernie Stewart. She was the mother of […]

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