‘Burnout’ a mistake, Jenkins mayor says

To many who attended the first of six scheduled “Jenkins Cruise In and Burnouts” events, the smoke sent rising from a stationary police cruiser’s spinning tires represented the highlight of the Saturday night show. To others, including at least one member of the Jenkins City Council, the burnout represented a misuse of city property. At issue is a widely shared […]

3 of 5 board members vote to abolish 3 staff positions

The Letcher County Board of Education abolished the position of assistant superintendent and two other jobs at a special meeting Tuesday night. In the absence of Superintendent Anna Craft and board members Dr. Sam Quillen Jr. and Will Smith, Board Chairman Robert Kiser and members Mendy Boggs and Terry Cornett also abolished the positions of elementary/middle school athletic director and […]

31 have applied for job of Letcher schools chief

A Letcher County Board of Education member says he wants to interview all superintendent applicants who reside in Letcher County. “I think it is a courtesy thing for our local people to get an interview,” said Will Smith, a board member. Thirty-one persons have applied for the superintendent position, but Mike Oder, superintendent search consultant with the Kentucky School Boards […]

LCC archery team continues rapid rise

In its third year of existence, the Letcher County Central High School archery team is ready to compete this week on the national level. “It has been their willingness and desire to win,” said Mike Sexton, LCCHS archery coach. “That is why these kids are where they are. They probably don’t get the recognition that they should.” Thirty- eight LCCHS […]

Hunters here take 202 turkeys

Wild turkey hunters in Letcher County killed 202 birds during the spring hunting season that ended May 5. According to “ Telecheck” tracking system statistics made available by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, all wild turkeys harvested in Letcher County were male. Of those, 186 had beards indicating they were adult birds, while 16 were classified as […]

Thieves hit low mark, steal $5,000 from Little League

The Letcher Little League is offering a $300 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever stole baseball equipment and food from an Isom field last week. Catching equipment, balls, bats, gloves, equipment bags and helmets were taken from a field house located off Red Bud Lane on May 1, said Crystal Caudill, vice president of the […]

2 of 5 accused of stealing from mine are out on bond

Authorities believe five persons arrested on Cumberland River Coal Company property early May 2 were returning to the scene of a crime they committed less than a week before. The five — including a 49-year-old mother and her 31-year-old son and a 56-year-old man released from prison just recently — were caught at Cumberland River’s Trace Fork mine at Frank’s […]

Senior citizens prom coming up


Senior citizens prom is just in a couple weeks. All seniors are encouraged to get their prom dresses and finery ready. Try and get a date, but if you don’t have a feller or gal come anyway. Fun times are ahead at the Hemphill Community Center. Be sure and come out on Friday nights and support the different bands that […]

Motorcycle being offered

A Harley XL 1200 C motorcycle will be given away at 6 p.m., July 6, at Wildcat Harley Davidson Dealership in London. Donations are $10 a ticket or six for $50. All proceeds will benefit Hope for Veterans. Participants do not have to be present at the drawing to win. Tickets are available from Winston Meade or Patty Wood at […]

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