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Taxes are going up in Neon


The Fleming-Neon City Council unanimously approved the second reading of an ordinance to raise property and personal taxes for city residents at a special called meeting Tuesday. The council voted to set a tax rate of $.35 per $100 on real property and on personal and tangible property. This is a $.10 per $100 increase. The council had discussed a […]

Sheriff ’s office warns of Social Security scam

The Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office is warning residents not to give out personal information over the telephone after a rash of scam calls in the county this week. Social Security scams are nothing new, but at least 10 residents called the sheriff’s department on Monday complaining about the same scam attempted by different callers, Sheriff Mickey Stines said. The […]

Owners say shopping center’s closing is ‘beyond our control’


At least five businesses will either close or find new locations as a result of the closure of a shopping center at Isom. Robert and Celeste Pugh announced on their Facebook page August 6 that they are closing the shopping center “due to circumstances beyond our control.” There are at least two businesses in the shopping center that do not […]

Two state workers here allegedly used computers to steal Medicaid benefits

Arraignment was scheduled this week for two employees of the state public assistance office in Whitesburg accused of illegally receiving Medicaid benefits. The two were named in two indictments each by the Letcher Grand Jury. Melissa Franklin, 51, of 580 Ky. Hwy. 803, Millstone, is charged in one indictment with making false statements to receive benefits of $3,296.75 from the […]

Main Street will be closed on Saturday for car show

The “Rob Run 2019 Cruise In/Car Show” will be held in Whitesburg on Saturday from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. The city will close Main Street from the Kentucky Mist Distillery to the Letcher County Courthouse for the event. City officials have been told to expect as many as 500 cars to participate. Among those attending will be the East […]


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