Railroads now open to more than coal here

For the first time in decades, railways through Letcher County are carrying more than just coal gondolas. And that may be another tool for economic development in the county. Since at least the 1970s, locomotives running through Letcher County have pulled nothing other than coal or work trains. However, CSX Inc. has changed to a “new schedule railroading system,” meaning […]


Man held in shooting is indicted

A Letcher Grand Jury has indicted a McRoberts man accused of shooting a man at Jeremiah in January. Eddie Dewayne Collins, 42, of Joes Branch at McRoberts is accused in the January 30 wounding of Denver Gibson on Black Bottom at Jeremiah. The shooting occurred about 5:30 p.m. outside the home of Shiloh Cody Adams. According to police, Adams was […]

Jury: Man threatens good Samaritan

A good Samaritan who reported a car accident got a threat instead of a thank you, and the driver of the car got arrested and indicted by a Letcher Grand Jury this week. According to Kentucky State Police, a call was received at 7:39 p.m. on February 10 from Oleana Younts about a car collision on KY 7 North. While […]

Redbuds were worth drive to the mountains

Hello everyone! Once again I will say we are having spring and winter at the same time so it seems. I am really surprised the daffodils are as beautiful as they are. The tulips are outstanding also. I have one lone, red tulip that has survived for about 36 years and just a sparse few daffodils. I am still reliving […]

Belt Test

Community calendar

April 28 – Right Fork Ramblers will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The show will take place from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 2 to 11 years old. . May 21 — The Sergent Grade School reunion will be held at the VFW Post at Pine Mountain Junction. Coffee […]

Anna Mary Caudill dies at 84

Anna Mary Caudill, 84, died April 15. Born in Ulvah, she was a daughter of the late Curtis and Sarah Logan Caudill and the widow of Lowell Thomas Caudill. She was the mother of the late Jerry David Caudill and was also preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Larry Caudill, Gary Caudill, Michael Caudill, Geneva Caudill and Maxie Osman. […]

Sergent-Taylor reunion planned

The Sergent-Taylor reunion will take place from 12 to 3 p.m., May 26, at the Colson Volunteer Fire Department, 9106 Highway 7 North, Whitesburg Kentucky 41858. The time has come once again for the Sergent-Taylor families to come together and celebrate a family tradition that was created years ago. We need to keep our family history alive and this is […]

Ride for Autism

The Seventh Sons motorcycle club will hold its annual Ride for Autism on Saturday, April 28. Sign-ups will take place at 11 a.m. at Riverside Park in Whitesburg. Kickstands go up at 1 p.m. A 50/50 raffle, t-shirts, snacks and refreshments will be available.

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