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Brothers arrested after stolen ATV, motorcycle recovered

By samadamsreports@gmail.com | May 29, 2020

Police from four agencies arrested two men and two juveniles this morning (Friday) after Jenkins man recognized his stolen side-by-side ATV sitting in a yard on Pert Creek.
Both of the adults arrested lived nearby, and had outstanding warrants related to fleeing from police. One was also charged with receiving stolen property.
Letcher County Sheriff Mickey Stines said the vehicle was stolen from Jenkins last week. On Friday, the owner drove up Pert Creek after hearing his side-by-side could be there, and recognized …

Coronavirus cases expected to rise with testing

By samadamsreports@gmail.com | May 14, 2020

A 51-year-old woman from Letcher County has tested positive for Covid-19. She is the fourth person in the county to test positive for the viral disease, but Kentucky River District Health Director Scott Lockard said he does not expect that she will be the last. “We’re fully expecting to get more cases as Mountain Comp ramps up their testing,” Lockard […]

Third Covid-19 case has recovered, officials say

By samadamsreports@gmail.com | May 06, 2020

The woman who tested positive is now considered to be recovered because of the amount of time that passed from the time the test was performed until the results were returned.

Woman is “probable” third Covid-19 patient in Letcher County

By samadamsreports@gmail.com | May 01, 2020

The Kentucky River District Health Department is reporting a third “probable” case of Covid-19 in Letcher County. The department says a 51-year-old female tested positive for the virus in an IgM Antibody test, but has not had an RNA test to confirm the results. The IgM test is a blood test that looks for antibodies produced by the body to […]

Cornettsville Post Office customers might have been exposed to virus

By samadamsreports@gmail.com | May 01, 2020

Health officials say anyone who visited the Cornettsville Post Office between April 8 and April 24 might have been exposed to Covid-19. The Kentucky River District Health Department today announced the 16th case of Covid-19 in Perry County was a 55-year-old woman employed at the post office. Epidemiologists are tracing contacts of the woman now to determine who might have […]

Second Covid patient self-isolating at home

By samadamsreports@gmail.com | April 27, 2020

The second person to test positive for Covid-19 in Letcher County is a 57-year-old man who is self-isolating at home. District health Director Scott Lockard said the epidemiologist who interviewed the man said he is doing “very well” at home, and is not a known contact of any of the other positive cases in the district. The person was tested […]

Health Department awaits info on second Letcher Countian to test positive for virus

By samadamsreports@gmail.com | April 26, 2020

A second Letcher Countian has tested positive for Covid-19, but apparently does not yet know.

Doctors, clinics begin slow process of reopening

By samadamsreports@gmail.com | April 24, 2020

Letcher Countians can begin making appointments for some face-to-face doctor’s visits and elective procedures after Gov. Andy Beshear signed an order releasing some Covid-19 restrictions beginning Monday. Appalachian Regional Healthcare’s Whitesburg Hospital is still working on its plan. Mountain Comprehensive Health is still working on whether and how to open its dental clinic because of the nature of dental treatment. […]

Free COVID-19 drive-through testing at Pikeville April 21, 22 and 23

By samadamsreports@gmail.com | April 20, 2020

The state of Kentucky has partnered with Kroger to offer drive-through testing for COVID-19 at locations around the state, including Pikeville. The testing is free, but an appointment must be made to take advantage of it. Anyone who is interested should visit the state’s web site www.kycovid19.ky.gov and click on the “Learn More” link under the heading “Drive-thru Testing” near […]

Health department asks that customers of store monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms

By samadamsreports@gmail.com | April 16, 2020

The Kentucky River District Health Department is asking anyone who went to the Hazard Walmart between March 15 and April 9 to monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19.