City will buy house trailer threatened by mudslide

As damages caused by recent heavy rains have become more evident, the Whitesburg City Council has been forced to buy an existing house trailer for just under $20,000 in order to keep it from being pushed down a hill and onto the city’s walking trail. The trailer is currently in danger of being pushed off the hill by a slide […]

Judge refuses to cut bond for ex-teacher

A judge denied a request to reduce the bond of a former teacher accused of sexual offenses with a 14-year-old student after a prosecution witness read text messages the teacher wrote to the girl in open court. Charles Evans Hall Jr., of Jackhorn, will remain in the Letcher County Jail, where he has been incarcerated for nearly four months, in […]

Man charged with 258 indictments in less than 1 year

A former Neon man has racked up his 258th indictment in less than one year in Letcher Circuit Court. In its latest round of indictments, the Letcher Grand Jury names Joseph Kyle McLemore, 35, who currently lives in Morehead, in 129 true bills, each charging him with bail jumping and being a persistent felony offender in the second-degree. The new […]

Roads to be fixed, fiscal court is told

Several of Letcher County’s major roads are scheduled for resurfacing sometime this year, a Kentucky Department of Transportation official told the Letcher County Fiscal Court this week. At the fiscal court’s March meeting Monday night, the DOT’s Ken Mullins said US 119 and KY 805 are near the top of the list of roads to get new paving. Mullins said […]

Weather is teaser of spring

Hello and happy spring everyone! At the present time it doesn’t feel very much like spring in this part of the Ohio Valley area. One day it is beautiful and is a teaser of spring, the next day we are back in winter. Oh well it can’t stay cold forever, or can it? The beautiful daffodils were just beginning to […]

Two enter military service

Cadet Molly Collins has signed a three-year contract into the Army for a job as a 92R, Rigger. She will depart for basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., on July 8, then report to Airborne School at Fort Benning, Ga. Upon completing Airborne School she will attend Rigger School at Fort Lee, Va. Cadet Caleb Thomas has signed a four-year […]

Services today for Glenda Kelly

Glenda Jean Miles Kelly, 64, of Cowan, died March 17 at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. She was the daughter of Harold Glenn Miles of Cowan and the late Dorothy Jean Fields Miles. Surviving in addition to her father are a son, Chris Miles of East Bernstadt, and two brothers, Gary Neil Miles of Georgetown and Paul David Miles of Cowan. […]

Stephen Polly succumbs at 50

Stephen Dwayne Polly, 50, of Bulan, died March 14 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born in Whitesburg, he was a son of Geneviee Fitzpatrick of Mayking. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, James Henry and Ritter Elizabeth Polly; two aunts, Eva Joy Adams and Glenna Mae Hicks; and two uncles, Roy Dean Polly and Carlos Gene Polly. Surviving […]

Services set for Vivian Griffith

Funeral services for Vivian Griffith, 86, of Cornettsville, will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 21, at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Lusk Cemetery at Cornettsville. Visitation will begin at 12 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home. She died March 15 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard. Mrs. Griffith was a […]

Fruits weren’t available until June

The Letcher County Senior Citizens have been busier than a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs. In February they took a trip to Frankfort for Senior Awareness Day, touring the capital and sitting in on the meeting with AARP. They also listened to some of Kentucky’s legislators discussing the needs of the seniors in Kentucky. There was […]