Large grant to help MCHC build needed housing

Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation will use a $1.5 million grant to convert the old Whitesburg High School English Building to efficiency apartments for men recovering from drug addiction. Men who have completed initial rehab will stay in the transitional apartments for up to a year while they learn new skills and prepare for life without drugs. ‚ÄúDuring their stay of […]

24 new COVID-19 cases reported here this week

The number of cases of COVID-19 in Letcher County was down significantly this week, but health officials cautioned residents not to become complacent. Numbers are rising statewide and nationwide, and experts say the worst in yet to come. The total number of cases in Letcher County now stands at 279, up from 255 one week ago. That represents a slowdown […]

Woman in attempted muder case seeks erasement of conviction

A woman convicted in connection with the 2004 attempted murder of an Ermine woman is asking the Letcher Circuit Court to expunge her record. Kyla Arlene Bellis, now known as Kylynn Bellis, pleaded guilty in December 2006 to criminal facilitation to attempted murder, criminal facilitation to first-degree robbery, and criminal facilitation to first-degree burglary. In 2004, she was the girlfriend […]

Whitesburg to have traditional trick-or-treating after latest plan

The City of Whitesburg has changed its plans for Halloween after voting for a plan last week. The city will have traditional trick-or-treat on Saturday night, October 31, and will have no Safe Night. Trick-or-treaters should wear cloth face masks and stay at least six feet apart. Homes that wish to participate should leave a porch light on, and trick-or-treaters […]

Agency to provide mental health and drug abuse help at jail with $900,000 grant

Mountain Comprehensive Care Centers Inc. will use a $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to provide substance abuse and mental health counseling and therapy in the Letcher County Jail. The multi-year grant comes through the Bureau of Justice Assistance, and will allow the mental health agency to work with about 30 inmates during the first year, and more […]

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