Power company reduces rate hike request

Kentucky Power Company announced Tuesday it is lowering its proposed increase by about two percent for residential customers and about one percent for businesses. Kentucky Power filed an application with the Kentucky Public Service Commission on June 28 to increase residential power rates by 16.8 percent and business rates by eight to 15 percent. News of the company’s proposal was […]


Letcher mines employ only 28, state report says

Coal jobs continued to fall in Letcher County in the second quarter of 2017, as only 28 men and women held mining-related jobs here June 30, state government statistics show. The 28 jobs still filled in the underground, surface, preparation plant, and office portions of the industry represent a 49.1 percent reduction from the 55 who held mine industry here […]

Health board approves needle exchange

The Letcher County Board of Health has approved a needle exchange program in an attempt to curb the spread of hepatitis C and HIV. Under state law, the local health department has to approve the program before it can be started. Supporters must now seek approval from the Letcher Fiscal Court. Letcher County United for Substance Abuse Prevention, a nonprofit […]

Enjoy nice weather while it’s here

Hello everyone and hope you are all doing well and enjoying the nice weather before it gets cold. Time seems to be changing so fast, and the winter seems to last a long time, or is it just me? I was so pleased to get a call from Tommie Hogg the other day. We had a lot to talk about […]

Calihans mark 70th anniversary

Hello everyone! How’s everything in your little corner of the world? I wish I could say things are great in mine, and then once again I take a look and find there are those far worse than me. Friday, I had an angiogram that I postponed for three weeks because of the circumstance of my children’s dad. I didn’t need […]

Services held for Roy J. Ables

Funeral services for Roy J. Ables, 80, were held August 7 in Whitesburg. Burial was in Laurel Fork Cemetery at Payne Gap. Born in Kona to the late Roy and Elizabeth Ables, he died August 3 at Brookhaven Nursing Home in Brookville, Oh. Mr. Ables was the widower of Betty J. Ables, and was later married to Virginia Day Ables […]

Rites planned for Abbie Allen

Abbie Jean Cornett Allen, 92, died August 6 in Florence, Ala. Formerly of Whitesburg and Dry Fork, she was a daughter of the late Linville and Belle Roark Cornett. She was the widow of Ben Allen, the mother of the late Gregory McCreight, Bennie Allen, and Jimmy McCreight, and a grandmother of the late Ross Allen Mrs. Allen was a […]

Card of Thanks

We would like to thank Whitesburg ARH, Dr. Van Breeding, Dr. Mahmood Alam and each nurse who took care of our mother. Also thank you to Letcher Manor for making our mother feel at home. To each nurse aid who helped take care of her, thank you. A special thanks to Darlene Webb and Betty Wright. We would like to […]

Helen Holbrook dies at 81

Funeral services for Helen Holbrook, 81, of Ermine, were held August 6 in Whitesburg. Burial was in the Holbrook Cemetery at Lebanon. Born in Millstone to the late Jasper and Frona Neace Mullins, she died August 3 at Pikeville Medical Center. Mrs. Holbrook was the mother of the late Alvin Holbrook, Herman Godfrey and Ricky Holbrook. She was a loving […]

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