County officials urge citizens to flood PSC with power bill calls

Fiscal court calls on legislators to take action on rate increases

Letcher County officials are seeking legislative action to curb electric company rate increases which have sent monthly power bills skyrocketing to the point they have more than doubled for many homeowners here . e Letcher Fiscal Court voted Th at its January meeting Monday night to send a letter to 94th District State Rep. Leslie Combs, 92nd District Rep. John […]

Political Cartoon

Coming events

LETCHER COUNTYROCK, POP, BLUESRAP, CHRISTIANCHRIS JANSON; Sat., Jan. 22 inWhitesburg at Summit City (214Main St.). 633-2715.DAMON JOHNSON ( guitarist for Alice Cooper and BrotherCane); Sat., Jan. 29 in Whitesburgat Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715.GREG ERWIN; Sat., Feb. 5 inWhitesburg at Summit City (214Main St.). 633-2715.MIC HARRISON AND THEHIGH SCORE; Sat., Feb. 12 inWhitesburg at Summit City (214Main St.). 633-2715.KINDER; […]

Broken frame halted quilting

Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center. “Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” 1 Corinthians 13:12 The snow has caused business at ECCO’s thrift store to slow down considerably, […]

Funeral is held for Maerine Short

Maerine Short, 84, died January 13 at her home in Whitesburg. A daughter of the late Joel and Nora Trent Spencer, she was born in Letcher County. She was preceded in death by siblings Marie, Lucille, Edna and Creed, and was a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Letcher Short ; a son, Ronald L. […]

Rates up for Eolia-Partridge area

The Kentucky Public Service Commission says it has given its approval to a utility company rate increase that will hike the bills of residents of the Cumberland River area of Letcher County by an average of $4.95 per month. Homeowners in the Eolia Partridge area are served by the Cumberland Valley Electric, one of 16 electric distribution cooperatives that own […]

Ohio got pretty good dose of snow

Howdy friends and neighbors, I hope all are well and keeping warm. It is a cold one here and yes, we’ve got a pretty good dose of snow. It seems I remember saying something about how fortunate we were not getting a lot of snow. Well, it seems Mother Nature decided we were being treated unfairly so she sent some […]

Chris Janson here Saturday

December Birthdays

Services are set for Ernest Lowe

Funeral services for Ernest ‘Rawhide’ Lowe, 73, of Colson, will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Lighthouse Church. Burial will be in Green Acre Cemetery at Ermine. A son of the late Monroe and Annie Hall Lowe, he died January 16 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He preceded in death by a great-grandson, Seth; four brothers, George […]