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The closeness of brothers


I’ve always felt that brothers or sisters share a special connection that goes deeper than parental relationships. Why is that so? There is less authority of one family member over the other. Secrets are shared and punishment is rare; they are more or less in the same boat. When a woman loses her sister or a man loses his brother, […]

Christmas bazaar set for Nov. 23

Members of the Isom Presbyterian Church will hold a Christmas bazaar from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 23, at the church. Handmade crafts, baked goods, homemade candy, barbecue plates, jams, jellies, and other items will be for sale.

Judge: County sanitation dept. now in black


After years of running in the red, the Letcher County Sanitation Department is showing a positive balance on its books. Letcher County Judge/ Executive Terry Adams made the announcement just before County Treasurer Doris Jean Frazier delivered the Treasurer’s Report at the November meeting of the Letcher County Fiscal Court. Judge Adams said the sanitation department is currently $26,774 in […]

Court OK’s $324,000 lease for troubled fire dept.

The Letcher County Fiscal Court took the second and final step in securing a loan to stabilize the Letcher Fire Department at a special meeting called last Wednesday. The court voted unanimously to approve a lease to finance a project. The lease, for $324,000, will be administered through the Kentucky Association of Counties, a non-governmental agency that represents counties in […]

W’burg to tax bed and breakfasts

Rooms to let will go up $1.50 cents for a $100 room, if a new tax on lodging is passed at the next meeting of the Whitesburg City Council. At the council’s November meeting, Mayor James Wiley Craft proposed to add a one and a half percent tax to receipts from bed and breakfasts in the Whitesburg city limits. Craft’s […]

Black Lung Association to meet

The Southeast Kentucky Chapter of the National Black Lung Association will meet at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 26, at the Letcher County Health Department, 115 East Main Street, Whitesburg. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend. Respiratory Clinics of Eastern Kentucky staff and local attorneys with experience assisting with federal black lung claims […]


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