County officials want to pass law on bathroom use

The Letcher County Fiscal Court is getting involved in the national debate over whether transgender citizens should be allowed to use bathroom facilities that match their gender identities. The fiscal court — the county’s legislative body — voted this week to direct Letcher County Attorney Jamie Hatton to determine whether it can formally declare that Letcher County’s government will not […]

Shoplifting incident turns physical at Mayking

City workers in Neon won’t get pay raises

City workers in the Fleming-Neon will not receive raises in the coming year. At a special called meeting on Monday evening, the Fleming-Neon City Council conducted the first reading of the city’s budget for Fiscal Year 2016-2017, and heard the first reading of the Fleming-Neon Water Department’s budget for the coming fiscal year as well. Mayor Susie Polis read both […]

Hatton, Justice win here

Campbell, Helle to vie for coroner

Letcher County Democrat Angie Hatton and Pike County Republican Frank D. Justice II will vie for the office of state representative in the 94th District in the November General Election. According to unofficial results in the Pike County precincts and all Letcher County precincts, Hatton, of Whitesburg, took a total of 3,096 votes, compared to Pikeville pharmacist Joel Thornbury’s 1,958 […]

Letcher Manor hosts cookout for residents

Hello again. As I write this I am sitting at the patio table, enjoying the sunshine. It almost scared me this morning when I saw it, I’m so used to the gloomy, rainy mornings. Seriously, it is beautiful and makes the flowers and bushes just pop at you. Can there be any place on Earth as pretty as our own […]

My childhood friend

After reading all the classified reports coming in from the Pentagon that the base at Sampson, N.Y. would close, I knew I had to get out of that place before the rush. With the location and the weather, the Pentagon was unhappy it opened the base in December, 1950, to train airmen for the Korean War. I asked for and […]

Artisan Center recommended for grants

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced The Appalachian Artisan Center (AAC) in Hindman as one of the recommended organizations for an award of $50,000 through the NEA’s Our Town Program to establish blacksmithing as an anchor to the emerging creative economy in eastern Kentucky. The Our Town grant program supports creative place making projects that help […]

Summer school begins May 31

Letcher County Public Schools will provide a tuition-free summer school for Letcher County high school students. Students may be able to take up to two classes in order to make up credits or meet graduation requirements. Classes will be held at Letcher County Central High School beginning May 31. Classes end June 22. Classes will begin promptly at 8 a.m. […]

Church to offer taco salad dinner

The Pentecostal Church of Jesus in Thornton will hold a taco salad dinner on Friday, May 20. Delivery is available and the cost is $6 for taco salad and a beverage. For more information, call or text (606) 821-9632.

WHS classmates to meet May 27

The 1973 Whitesburg High School classmates will meet for dinner at 6:30, May 27, at Pine Mountain Grill. For more information, call Michael Combs at 633-8725.

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