Schools close again Covid cases rise


The Letcher County Public Schools will return to all virtual classes on Tuesday after the county slipped back into the critical range for Covid-19 cases. The county went back into the red on Saturday with an incident rate of 25.2 per 100,000. Superintendent Denise Yonts said if the rate increased again on Monday, she would make a decision on closing […]

Letcher County back in virus red zone


According to the state of Kentucky’s Covid-19 informational web site, Letcher County is back in the red zone with 400 cases of the virus and an incident rate of 25.2. The map posed today still shows the county with lower rates than others in the region, but the highest in the past two weeks.

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