New county law addresses litter, other nuisances

When the Letcher Fiscal Court tried to pass a “nuisance ordinance” in 2004, the measure was defeated after a small group of residents spoke loudly against it. Those who objected so vocally nearly four years ago were nowhere to be found last week when a revised nuisance ordinance became the county’s newest law. The unanimous approval of the second and […]

Child safety seats to be checked here

Certified child passenger safety technicians from the Kentucky Child Passenger Safety Team will be in two locations in Letcher County next week to check child safety seats for proper installation and recalls and to answer questions. There is no charge. The technicians will be at Letcher First and Rescue at Jeremiah from 3 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 8, and […]

Now here’s a tip

• “I really abhor bar soap, but my husband prefers it. After cleaning the soap dish, I smear it with petroleum jelly. I do the underside too. There’s a little lip that will keep the soap from sliding off, but the petroleum jelly keeps the inevitable sludge from sticking to the soap dish, making my cleaning routine much easier!” – […]

Nature hike planned

The Cumberland Mountain Arts and Crafts Council (CMACC) in Jenkins is scheduling the third annual Redbud Nature Hike April 12 to Scuttle Hole Gap on Pine Mountain. The hike is open to the public and there is no charge. Richard Brown of Whitesburg will be the guide. The Scuttle Hope Gap area has historical significance. The low gap was traveled […]

Pine Mt. Settlement School will host wildflower weekend

Pine Mountain Settlement School in Harlan County will host its annual wildflower weekend April 18-20. Activities include hikes to view wildflowers, bird watches, and slide presentations. The weekend begins with dinner on Friday evening and continues through lunch on Sunday. For more information, call (606) 558-3571 or visit pinemountainsettlementschool.com.


Country music superstar Loretta Lynn, the ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ from Van Lear, near Paintsville, sang to an appreciative audience at the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville on Saturday night. The concert was also a homecoming for up-and-coming stars Halfway to Hazard, a duo comprised of mountain natives David Tolliver and Chad Warrix. See related story inside this section on […]

Conference set

Hazard Community and Technical College will hold a pre-admission conference for the practical nursing program which begins next January at the Letcher County Area Technology Center in Whitesburg. The conference will be held at 3:15 p.m., April 19, in Room 1 of the Letcher County Area Technology Center. For more information, call Brenda Smith or Andrea Johnson at 633- 5053, […]

Perry Central edges Jenkins, 2-1

The Jenkins Cavaliers looked to be no match for an undefeated Perry Central team that had outscored its opponents 56-6 in three games played before Monday. Perry Central scored in the first inning to take the early onerun lead, but could not muster the offense it used in blowing out its earlier opponents. The visiting Cavaliers tied the game in […]

Scholarship offered

A scholarship is available from the Amburgey Family Association. Students seeking information about the scholarship application should contact Margery P. Lammers, 7230 6th St., Booneville, MO 65233, (660) 882-2496, e-mail mjlammers@undata.com. Applicants must show relationship to the Amburgey family, and applications must be completed and postmarked no later than May 1. A self-addressed, stamped envelope should be included with the […]

Treats for doing right in Jenkins

Do what’s right and you might get a free ice cream. Jenkins Police Department will soon begin handing out coupons for various “prizes” in the Jenkins community to drivers who are obeying the law. Police will mainly reward drivers for wearing seatbelts and for having children properly restrained in carseats and boosters. Drivers could also be rewarded for coming to […]