Couple doesn’t want cemetery relocated over 22 miles away

A Letcher County couple is calling on the county’s governing body to help them stop the proposed move of a cemetery at Carcassonne to Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine, more than 22 miles away. Michael Caudill, who appeared with his wife Marcia at Monday night’s meeting of the Letcher Fiscal Court, said he learned of a proposal to relocate the […]

Thieves targeting power lines

Copper thieves are now cutting power lines in Letcher County and police and power company officials say it creates a life-threatening danger. Letcher County Sheriff Danny Webb said thieves have been stealing neutral conductor and ground wires in Little Cowan, Thornton and other areas in the county. “By doing so it creates a risk for people who walk near the […]

Police confiscate $13,000 in drug raid at Kona home

Police have confiscated more than $13,000 in cash and 475 pills from a Kona residence. “When we made entry into the residence, a drug deal was actually in progress,” Letcher County Sheriff ’s Lt. Brian Damron said of the January 18 raid. Bobby Briggs, 37, of 166 Bill Lewis Hollow, ran into a bathroom on the back side of the […]

‘A victory for all of us’

Representing Kentucky, the Letcher County Central High School Marching Band and the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Cadets marched down Pennsylvania Avenue in the 57th Presidential Inauguration Parade on Monday evening. President Barack Obama, who stood in a reviewing stand in front of the White House, smiled and clapped as the LCCHS Marching Band and JROTC Honor Guard marched […]

Doyle Day celebrates birthday


Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. I hope none of you have the flu. They say it’s real bad this year, and the schools have been closed in some places. I try to stay in as much as I can. I called Doyle Day to wish him a happy birthday. I enjoyed talking to him. He and his […]

Pageant applicants sought

The annual Miss Southeast Pageant will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Edsel Godbey Appalachian Center on the Cumberland campus of Southeast Kentucky Community andTechnical College. Applications are now being accepted for contestants, and the winner, who will represent SKCTC at the Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival in May, will receive a $1,000 one-semester scholarship to […]

Scholarship being offered

A scholarship will be available again this year from the Amburgey Family Association. Students seeking information about the scholarship application must contact as soon as possible Margery Lammers, 720 6th Street, Booneville, Mo 65233 at 660-882-2496 or email at mjlammers@sbcglobal.net. Applicants must show lineage to Amburgey family and applications must be completed and postmarked no later than May 1. Send […]

Who’s behind ‘Fix the Debt’?

Look out, the “fixers” are coming. Top corporate chieftains and Wall Street gamblers want to tell Washington how to fix our national debt, so they’ve created a front group called “Fix the Debt” to push their agenda. Unfortunately, they’re using “fix” in the same way your veterinarian uses it — their core demand is for Washington to spay Social Security, […]

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