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New this week: Godzilla vs Kong, ‘Concrete Cowboy’ & Mahalia


Here’s a collection curated byffe Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Two of cinema’s most famous giants are headed for an old-fashioned big budget clash in “Godzilla vs. Kong,” available on HBO Max for 31 days starting Friday. The sequel to “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” and “Kong: […]

Stolen road sign is found

It may be a sign of the times, or a sign of the high price of electricity that police arrested a Cowan man over the weekend for stealing a solar electronic highway message board. Letcher County Sheriff Mickey Stines said he got a message from someone on Monday morning telling him he had seen someone towing one of the flashing, […]

Eolia, Partridge area faces power bill hikes

Cumberland Valley Rural Electric Cooperative, which supplies electrical service to the Cumberland River area, has asked the Kentucky Public Service Commission for an increase of a little less than 4 percent in its utility rates. The largest increase – 3.96 percent – is in lighting. A 400 watt mercury vapor “night light” would cost $13.81 per month under the new […]

State budget shorts teachers, students, and our state police



The Bible tells us that “where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Those words, found in the book of Matthew, are important to keep in mind as we compare the one-year state government budget Governor Beshear proposed in January with the one the General Assembly sent to him on Monday of last week. Governor Beshear took a […]

Rotary Club scholarship available

The Rotary Club of Whitesburg is accepting applications for a Rotary scholarship through Friday, April 30. The scholarship in the amount of $500 is available to a college bound high school senior or current college student who resides in Letcher County and is working on his/her first degree. More than one scholarship may be awarded. The winner(s) will be notified […]

New this week: ‘Tina,’ ‘Runaway Bunny’ and ‘City on a Hill’

New this Week: ‘Tina,’ ‘Runaway Bunny’ & ‘City on a Hill’ Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Most of last week’s Oscar nominees are already streaming or available on-demand. Florian Zeller’s “The Father,” though, is among the most recent arrivals; it becomes […]

Apply now for Head Start

LKLP Head Start, a free federal preschool, is now taking applications for the 2021-22 Head Start school year. Parents of children 3 or 4 years old should contact Jenny Halcomb or Christy Smith at 606-435-7996, 606- 216-4727, or 606- 216-4648 to complete an application for the upcoming year. There is no cost to parents for children to participate in Head […]

Wreck at Defeated Creek leads in drug charges against 2 men

One man was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance and another was charged with possession after the car they had been in wrecked on Defeated Creek of Linefork. According to the citations, Deputy Sheriff James Norris and District 4 Constable Terry Perkins were patrolling on Linefork when a driver flagged Norris down and told him a car was wrecked […]

Two plead guilty

Two Letcher County women have entered guilty pleas in Letcher Circuit Court. Melinda Jewel Henson, 43, of 100 A.O.K. Drive, Jenkins, pleaded guilty to the charges in two indictments. In the first indictment she was charged with first-degree criminal possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine, two grams or more), first-degree criminal possession of controlled substance (opiate), third-degree possession of controlled substance […]

These 37 businesses awarded relief funds

The Letcher County Fiscal Court awarded federal COVID-19 grant money to 37 small county businesses. The grants were approved at the court meeting last week.They are intended to assist businesses that suffered economic impact as a result of the coronavirus. The businesses award grants are: Annie’s Frugal Finery LLC, Streetside Grill & Bar, Route 7 Fitness, Bubba’s Drive In, Heritage […]


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