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Meth charges are dominating work by grand jury here

10 of 17 new indictments returned here include crimes related to drug

The Letcher County Grand Jury has named 17 people in indictments including a man and woman charged in connection with the sexual abuse of a victim under 12 years old. Robert D. Hall, 28, of 11500 Regina Belcher Highway, Elkhorn City, is charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a girl less than 12 years old. Ashley Church Hall, 30, of […]

Beshear loses here, but wins state

Unofficial election returns showed Rocky Adkins winning Letcher County but losing to Andy Beshear statewide in the Democratic Primary for Governor. Adam Edelen was a distant third with 77 percent of the statewide vote counted. Gov. Matt Bevin took a shellacking here, but was comfortably ahead of challenger Robert Goforth statewide in the Republican primary. Bevin has been pilloried by […]

It’s Beshear vs. Bevin in fall



LOUISVILLE Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin cleared his first hurdle toward a second term but had to fend off a strong primary challenge Tuesday, setting up a long anticipated showdown with his arch-nemesis — Democrat Andy Beshear — that will settle the feud they’ve fought in courtrooms over education and pension policies. While Bevin claimed the nomination in GOP-leaning Kentucky, […]

Cameron among other winners



LOUISVILLE Daniel Cameron, a political newcomer and former aide to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, has won the Republican primary for Kentucky attorney general. Cameron defeated state Sen. Wil Schroder, a former prosecutor from northern Kentucky. Cameron has served as McConnell’s lawyer and assisted in the confirmation of several conservative judges, including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. Before law school, […]

Man, 21, is accused of giving meth to kids


Arraignment set for early yesterday for a man accused of sending methamphetamines to Letcher Middle School was delayed because of the volume of cases on the docket, and will likely be held today. Five students were involved in using the methamphetamines and one was sent to the hospital by ambulance on May 14, Superintendent Denise Yonts said. All were students […]

Whitesburg OK’s water rate hike of $7.90


Whitesburg water customers will soon see a rate hike. A rate increase of $7.90 per month for Whitesburg approved in April will go into effect when it receives a final approval by the city attorney. Whitesburg Mayor James Wiley Craft made the announcement at the May meeting of the Whitesburg City Council. The rate increase will pay for new Mueller […]

American Legion’s May 26 schedule

Memorial Day observances will be held Sunday, May 26, by members of the Whitesburg American Legion Post 152 at 38 cemeteries in Letcher County. The schedule is: 7:45 a.m. Edd Sexton Cemetery at Sandlick 7:55 Tobe Richardson Cemetery at Sandlick 8: 05 Hoover Collins Cemetery at Little Colley 8: 15 Letcher Collins Cemetery at Little Colley 8:35 Collins and Maggard […]

Memorial Day services planned

The Letcher County Veterans Memorial Museum will hold Memorial Day services at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 24. All are welcome to attend and pay their respects. For more information, call Darrell Holbrook, 634-4326, or Buddy Grubb, 832-6226.


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