Mother left baby in car to buy phone, police say

A 24-year-old mother was arrested Monday after she left her two-month-old baby inside a car while she bought a cellular phone. Kentucky State Police say Nancy Castle of Jackhorn left the baby in a car parked at the Whitesburg Plaza Shopping Center at Ermine while she went inside the Appalachian Wireless store to buy a phone at 12:52 p.m. on […]

House clears way for school bus ads

School buses in Letcher County and elsewhere in the state could become rolling posterboards for advertisers under legislation passed by the Kentucky House on Tuesday. The measure would give school districts the option of selling advertising space on the exterior sides of school buses. Money generated from the ads would stay in the district, and the local school board would […]

7 on UK Dean’s List

LEXINGTON A record number of students, including seven from Letcher County, were named to the University of Kentucky Dean’s List for the fall 2010 semester. A total of 5,030 students were recognized for their outstanding academic performance. This is the first time UK’s Dean’s List has topped 5,000. To make a Dean’s List in one of the UK colleges, a […]

Mining demonstrators end sit-in at governor’s office

FRANKFORT A group of demonstrators ended a sit-in at Gov. Steve Beshear’s Capitol office on Monday after camping there over the weekend in protest of his support for mountaintop mining in Kentucky. More than a dozen members of the environmental group Kentucky Rising began the sit-in on Feb. 11 and left at midday Monday to join about 1,000 others in […]

Man, 33, found dead near creek at Sergent after missing 10 days

A Sergent man who had been missing for 10 days was found dead Saturday. Christopher Ray Tolliver, 33, of Sergent, was found lying near the edge of a creek at Sergent on Feb. 12. Letcher County Coroner Marty Baker said Tolliver’s hands and head were on the edge of the embankment and the rest of his body was in about […]

Water advisory lifted after four days

State officials on Tuesday afternoon lifted a water advisory issued four days ago to about 1,425 water customers in Letcher County. The consumer advisory was issued by the Kentucky Department of Water (DOW) on Feb. 12 after diesel fuel was detected in the North Fork of the Kentucky River. Allison Fleck, communications director with DOW, said the leak occurred at […]

Friends remain young in memory

By OMA HATTON Hello everyone, hope all is going well for all of you. All our snow is about gone and the weather is getting better. That’s good news. I heard from my friend Ada King in Miamisburg, Ohio. I’m glad you are out of the hospital and feeling better. Thank you so much for the pictures. I can remember […]

State offers student aid programs

Kentucky students who attend a college or technical school in state may qualify for financial aid programs administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). Kentucky’s need-based programs include the College Access Program (CAP) Grant and Kentucky Tuition Grant (KTG). CAP grants may be used at all of Kentucky’s public and private colleges. KTG awards may be used at […]


— George Carlos Boggs, son of the late Bob and Ida Boggs of Kingscreek, and Sandra Breeding Boggs, daughter of the late Frank and Liza Breeding of Sandlick, are the grandparents of Mason Klay Boggs, who was born Feb. 7. He is the first child of Michael Carlos and Kristy Smith Boggs of Brown County, Ind.