Whitesburg KY

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. For the third month in a row, residents of Turkey Creek appeared before fiscal court to complain about what they say is a broken promise by county officials to fix their road.

. A pie and box supper will be held at Hemphill Elementary School to benefi t the eighth grade.

Wednesday, April 26, 1995 Forty-four persons have applied to become superintendent of Letcher County schools. Dr. Kendrick Scott, a consultant conducting a national search for superintendent candidates on behalf of the Letcher County Board of Education, calls the group “a pretty wide representation.”

. Describing how to find dry land fish (morel mushrooms) growing wild in the woods, Archie Ray Fields of Cowan, says, “(You’ve got to) cast out a line with your eyesight.”

. Lois Baker of Whitesburg, is a Kentucky delegate to the White House Conference on Aging.

. ”While You Were Sleeping” and “Major Payne” are playing at Whitesburg 1 & 2.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005 Court testimony revealed that the gun Kathy Walters-Williams used to murder 19-year-old Forrester Caudill in November 2003 is the same gun used in the shooting death of Hugh O’Connor, an award-winning Canadian film producer in September 1967. Both shootings occurred at property at Jeremiah which once belonged to the late Hobert Ison, who in March 1969 pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in O’Conner’s death.

. Gov. Ernie Fletcher announced an additional $500,000 funding commitment to extend the paved surface along the Little Shepherd Trail at the US 119 ribbon cutting ceremony at Pine Mountain.

. A rare late-April snowstorm left Letcher County blanketed with a thin coat of snow. The storm dumped up to a foot of snow in other parts of Appalachia, but weather across the region returned to normal the next day.

. A spring cleanup will take place at Fishpond Lake on April 30.

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