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Ex-deputy sues new sheriff, who denies all claims

A former Letcher County Deputy Sheriff has filed suit in U.S. District Court against Sheriff Mickey Stines, claiming he retaliated against her for campaigning against him in the election. Stines denies all the allegations. Alisha Congleton, who served as a deputy for four years, was a sergeant for Sheriff Danny Webb when she and the rest of the deputies were […]

Feds file gun, drug charges

Federal agents have arrested a Letcher County man and accused him of selling drugs and guns from his home at Millstone. Charles “Bud” Perry Jr., 56, of Millstone, is being held without bond in the Pike County Detention Center on charges of being a convicted felon in possession of firearms and distribution of a mixture or substance containing cocaine and […]

Son doesn’t want mom paroled here

A Mayking man is pleading with officials to keep his mother, who was convicted of murdering her husband here 28 years ago, out of Letcher County when she is released from state prison, probably next week. Bennett Kincer, 57, of Pine Creek, is now six years older than his mother, Rebecca Jane Kincer, was when she murdered her husband, Vernal […]

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 […]

Man ‘fights’ way into movies

Charles Henry Hicks got into a fight in 2017. A movie fight, that is. Now the Bottom Fork native is seeing the results on the big screen, and is waiting for a second movie in which he was a stunt man and extra to be released. “Donnybrook,” a feature film about an ex-Marine (Jamie Bell) who trains for an illegal […]

Road repairs from rain damages may cost over $5 million

Heavy rains have caused upwards of $5 million in damage to state and county roads in Letcher County — damage that could take as much as a year to repair. Federal Emergency Management Agency personnel were in Letcher County this week assessing damage with county and state officials. So far, the state Department of Transportation has identified $3,063,100 in estimated […]

F-N is going in the hole on garbage pickup; fee increase expected soon

Sanitation fees will probably be raised in Fleming-Neon within the next month, although exactly who will be paying higher costs is uncertain. At the March meeting of the Fleming-Neon City Council, Mayor Susie Polis told the council that the Sanitation Department is losing money and the city cannot afford to allow it to run in the red any longer. Sanitation […]

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